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Peninsula Pulse May 28-June 4, 2021

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  • Obituary: Cheryl Cizek

    November 17, 1948~May 10, 2021 On May 10, 2021, Cheryl Cizek died at home with her family by her side.  Cheryl was born in Oak Park, IL on November 17, 1948, the first of four children born to Glen and Muriel Seegers.  Cheryl graduated in 1966 from Glenbard East High School in Lombard, IL.  After […]

  • VIDEO: Warm Weather, Live Music Kicks Off the Summer

    Memorial Day Weekend kicked off with Live Music throughout the county. Sneezy launched a summer of music at the Garage Bar at Husby’s. Warm weather brought crowds out to enjoy the sun and suds. Runners gathered in Jacksonport for the Lake-to-Lake run, the first in-person run in over a year. Over 60 artists gathered at […]

  • Honoring Veterans on Memorial Day

    A feeling of patriotic dedication was clear at the Sister Bay Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday morning. For an astonishing 75th consecutive year, Dale Sequist played taps, honoring veterans in Door County and across the country for their service.  There was a sense of community as audience members joined in the Pledge of Allegiance led […]

  • Professional Theaters Take the Final Steps to Welcome Back Live Audiences

    The Hurdles Left to Overcome Theaters across the country have been hopeful that in-person performances can resume this summer after a year of virtual events and social-media engagements. For Actors’ Equity Association theaters in Door County, plans for the 2021 season depend on several factors, one of the most important being approval by the association. […]

  • ‘Baby Bumbu’ is Hoffer Award Finalist

    Baby Bumbu, written by John Koski and illustrated by Ben Toyne – both Door County residents – has been selected as an Eric Hoffer Book Award finalist in the middle reader (pre-teen) category. Fewer than 10% of books nominated in the annual competition – one of the largest international book awards for small, academic and […]

  • ‘The Gift Of Green Time’ Encourages Families To Explore

    This month, author Beverly Gillen is releasing The Gift of Green Time: 50 Ways for Families to Disconnect (and Reconnect) Outdoors – Door County. She’s a parent educator, college instructor and founder of Partners in Parenting Consulting, and she’s passionate about helping families discover the magic of nature and the benefits of spending time together […]

  • Get Your Story Started During Write On Workshop

    Do you have trouble coming up with ideas for stories? Or maybe you have plenty of ideas but don’t know where or how to start.  During Write On, Door County’s Get Your Story Started! in-person, interactive writing workshop May 29, 10-11:30 am, authors Valerie Biel and Angie Stanton will talk about where to find ideas, […]

  • Library’s Summer Reading Challenge Starts June 1

    Every summer, the Door County Library hosts a summer reading program to encourage children and teens to read for enjoyment and to help prevent “summer slide.”  This year’s program, themed Tails and Tales, will be virtual, but it will still include reading challenges and activities for kids, teens and adults. Each age group will have […]

  • Exploring the Library: Library Reading and Entertainment Apps

    by Laura Kayacan, Adult Services Librarian Now more than ever, people are turning to online resources to serve their information and entertainment needs. The library provides plenty of online material through apps that are available on a computer, cellphone, iPad or other tablet. One of the largest online collections of e-books, audiobooks, magazines and videos […]

  • A Steward of Truth: A Q&A with 2021 Hal Prize nonfiction judge Faith Adiele

    Faith Adiele turns truth into art – her truth, her stories. She tells of growing up American with Nordic and Nigerian heritage, traveling to Thailand and becoming its first Black Buddhist nun, dealing with a diagnosis of fibroids while pursuing her graduate degree in Iowa, and trekking across the mountains of Lesotho in South Africa […]

  • Andrews’ Sculpture Represents Emergence

    When COVID-19 shut down everything last year, Sister Bay artist Courtney Andrews did some brainstorming and turned his sadness into positive creativity. He constructed his sculpture, “Emergence,” from 99% repurposed materials. It represents coming out of the pandemic.

  • Sibilsky’s Mustang Sculpture on Display in New York

    “Cayuse, Wild Mustang of the West” – a sculpture by Algoma artist Bren Sibilsky – will appear in the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club’s 124th annual Open Juried Exhibition, held at the Salmagundi Club in New York through June 4. All participants are eligible to receive more than $10,000 in prizes. Sibilsky is a full-time […]

  • Cappaert Contemporary Gallery Welcomes New Artist

    Cappaert Contemporary Gallery welcomes ceramic artist Helen Hierta for the 2021 season. Personal meditations on the flow of energy inspire Hierta’s glazed, fired ceramic meditation totems, which in turn encourage viewers to find tonal harmony within themselves. Each handmade piece is hollowed like a bead, then threaded onto an iron spine. Hierta’s pieces pair well […]

  • Sievers School Of Fiber Arts Begins 43rd Year of Classes

    Sievers School of Fiber Arts marks its 43rd year of teaching classes in weaving, knitting, quilting, basketry, surface design, beadwork, paper arts, dyeing, wearables, woodcarving and more starting June 2. The school welcomes all levels of adult students to spend uninterrupted time learning from knowledgeable, encouraging instructors in a tranquil setting. More than 40 classes […]

  • See New Wearable and Textile Art at Bazyli

    Bazyli Studio Wearable and Textile Art is now open for the 2021 season. Home to resident artists Peter Ciesla and Skye, the gallery showcases Ciesla’s one-of-a-kind, plant-dyed clothing; the couple’s collaborative jewelry line; and wearable art and distinctive accessories created by regional and national artists.  This beautiful gallery in a private, garden setting (bazylistudio.com or […]

  • Degenhardt Gallery Supports Feed And Clothe My People

    During June, Patty Degenhardt of Degenhardt Gallery will donate 50% of her painting and ceramic sales to Feed and Clothe My People in Sturgeon Bay. The studio (pattydegenhardt.com or 920.868.5039) at 3791 Gibraltar Road in Fish Creek is open Friday, Saturday and Monday, 10 am – 4 pm; and Sunday, 12-4 pm.

  • Woodwalk Gallery Extends ‘Beautiful Possibilities’ Exhibit

    The first show of Woodwalk Gallery’s season, Beautiful Possibilities, is an extension of the juried online show it held during March and April. An opening reception will take place May 30, 3-5:30 pm, with demonstrations by artists Bonnie Dhein and Patt Huss until 4:30 pm. Enjoy refreshments, treats and the music of George Sawyn. “I […]

  • Edgewood Orchard Galleries Present Ekholm, ‘Flight’ Exhibits

    Edgewood Orchard Galleries is hosting its first opening reception since 2019 on May 29, 4-7 pm. The free reception will include artist introductions and featured painter Judi Ekholm discussing her current body of work.  Ekholm’s new show is a mix of traditional paintings and outdoor murals that focus on water, the sky and her trademark […]

  • Interfibers Artist Explores New Styles for 2021 Season

    The pandemic-driven isolation provided Wendy Carpenter of Interfibers Studio Gallery with the chance to scale down and explore new art directions. For the gallery’s 40th season, her focus will be on shadow-box paper collage, tapestry work and her contemporary, handwoven fiber wall art, which captures the emotion and power of nature by abstracting the natural […]

  • Hardy Gallery Presents 59th Annual Juried Exhibit

    The Hardy Gallery will present its 59th annual Juried Exhibit May 29 – July 11, featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, ceramics, mixed media and more. It’s a not-to-be-missed exhibit each season. This year’s judge, Barry Roal Carlsen, will jury the submissions in person June 11 to determine Best in Show (the Francis Hardy Legacy Award, […]

  • Fine Lines Designs’ ‘Exhibit I’ Opens May 28

    Fine Line Designs will open its first exhibit of the season May 28 and host an opening reception with the Exhibit I featured artists May 29, 4-7 pm. It will be on display through July 5. Longtime Fine Line Designs fiber artist Martha Fieber is continuing her “landscape in thread” journey, putting a twist on […]

  • Luke Collins Photography Gallery And Studio Debuts In Baileys Harbor

    Door County native Luke Collins is opening Luke Collins Photography in Baileys Harbor this weekend. It features an array of vivid prints showcasing Door County’s beauty – the tugboats of Sturgeon Bay, the winding road to Northport and everything in between – as well as images highlighting his travels throughout the U.S. and Europe.  “This […]

  • Kress Pavilion Art Show Shares Artists’ Exploration of the Unknown

    The Between the Cracks exhibition at the Kress Pavilion in Egg Harbor grew out of two workshops conducted via Zoom during which the participants discussed the feelings that were holding them back, such as guilt about procrastination. They were then asked to “create from the in-between spaces of life, where everything familiar disappears and one […]

  • DCHS Featured Pet: Cuddles

    Meet Cuddles (wihumane.org/adopt/animal?id=47700662), a four-year-old cat who’s available for adoption at the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) Door County Campus.  Shy at first, he is 13 pounds of love and affection once he feels comfortable. Because of his timid nature, Cuddles would be most successful in a home with kids who are five and older.  Like […]

  • EHF Nominates Helen Hoeppner Sohns and Warren Davis as Changemakers

    The Wisconsin Historical Society (WHS) has accepted the Ephraim Historical Foundation’s (EHF) nomination of Helen Hoeppner Sohns and Warren Davis as Changemakers: one of three nomination categories in WHS’s 175 Campaign (wisconsinhistory.org/175#changemakers). To celebrate its 175th year of collecting and sharing history, WHS will post inspiring, true stories of influential people throughout the year. Sohns, an […]

  • DCEDC Seeks Nominations for Annual Awards

    The Door County Economic Development Corporation’s (DCEDC) board of directors is seeking nominations for new, annual awards that salute and celebrate individuals and businesses that have made significant economic impacts through business development, innovative operation, adaptability, passion, ingenuity, civic engagement and community involvement. The new honors are the Light Keeper Award for the women- and/or […]

  • Southern Door School Sponsors Charity Softball Game

    In lieu of a prom this year, the Southern Door County School District sponsored a charity softball game – the senior prom court (whose prom was canceled last year) versus the junior prom court – with all proceeds going to a local food pantry. The students brought high levels of excitement, talent and fun, and the community […]

  • Hatala Continues Online Discussions about End of Life

    Life doula Marggie Hatala is continuing her online, first-Wednesday discussions about life’s final chapter June 2, 10-11 am. This meeting will begin with a short presentation about advance directives, and an open discussion will follow. Join adult children, aging parents, those facing terminal disease and many others to share concerns, get questions answered and feel […]

  • YMCA Now Offering 24/7 Access to Facilities

    The Door County YMCA will begin offering its members 24/7 access to both the Sturgeon Bay and Northern Door Program Center facilities beginning June 1. A 24/7 access fob is available through May 31 for $15 (it costs $25 after that), which allows members to work out after normal facility hours to better fit their schedule. […]

  • PBS Hosts 46th Annual Auction to Support Programming

    PBS Wisconsin is holding its 46th annual auction to support its programming, educational resources and engagement activities. Bid on more than 1,000 items – provided by 300-plus generous donors and valued at more than $170,000 – at pbswisconsin.org/auction, May 28 – June 6. Items available for bids include artwork, travel experiences, instruments, sports and recreation experiences, home goods, […]

  • VIDEO: Sailing Door County

    The combination of wind and water around the shores of Door County allow for fantastic sailing conditions. The interaction of bluffs and bays make for an exciting adventure. Anchor at a sandy bay, sail over Death’s Door to Washington and Rock Island or cruise the canal. You haven’t seen all of Door County until you’ve […]

  • Server of the Week: Rachel Sayer

    Rachel Sayer @ Grasse’s Grill, 10663 N. Bay Shore Dr., Sister Bay It’s been a joke among Rachel’s friends That she’s the only one never to be Server of the Week. It looks like it’s time for the joking to end, ’Cause Rachel’s service is the absolute peak! When she’s not working hard, she’s hunting […]

  • Kick Up Your Cookout: These secret ingredients will impress during your first cookout with friends

    Sometime during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend, with the weather as nice as it’s been, I know you’re going to be eager to fire up the grill for the first cookout of the season. And if you’re like me, it will be the first cookout you’ve had with friends or extended family members in more […]

  • Norton, Zukauskaite Share Volleyball Player of the Year Honor

    The Packerland All-Conference Volleyball Team was well represented by local players.  Southern Door senior Nicole Norton and Gibraltar senior Agne Zukauskaite shared Player of the Year honors and were unanimous first-team honorees. Sturgeon Bay’s Lauren Alger and Carley Wodack; Sevastopol’s Rebekah Andreae, Bailey Rikkola and Madilyn Volkmann; Southern Door’s Anna Olson; and Algoma’s Hanna Wiese […]

  • Ace Hardware Heads to Egg Harbor Road

    The hardware store that has anchored the corner of 3rd Avenue and Egg Harbor Road in downtown Sturgeon Bay since the 1930s will soon come to an end. Amy (Austad) LaBott, a third-generation owner of Door County Ace Hardware, will build a new, larger building on two lots she’s in the process of purchasing from […]

  • Coordinated Community Response: Why Children Remain Silent about Sexual Abuse

    by DANIELA SANTIAGOVictim Advocate, Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin Most adults believe they would know if a child were being victimized, but the truth is, they won’t always know unless a child tells someone about the abuse. There are several reasons why children avoid disclosing abuse and ways to help them feel more comfortable about […]

  • A Peek Inside the Dörr Hotel

    Principal owner Chris Schmeltz cut the ribbon on the 47-unit Dörr Hotel Thursday, officially opening the doors to the first new large-scale hotel built in Door County in almost 20 years. The hotel is the first four-story structure built in Sister Bay and is expected to generate $68,000 in annual property tax revenues, according to […]

  • Hike This: The Whitefish Creek Spur Trail

    One of my favorite parts of hiking in Whitefish Dunes is how the trails connect throughout the park. Last week I featured the Red Pine Trail, which is a relatively short loop that’s accessible from the first parking lot off Clark Lake Road.  The Red Pine Trail links up with the Yellow Trail – a more […]

  • Wild Ones: For Pollinators, Another Issue Has Come to Light

    As more gardeners and landscapers become aware of the importance of pollinators – the beneficial insects that literally keep our planet green – yet another cause of their decline has come to light. Many of the complex threats to pollinators are obvious, but I was surprised to learn that artificial light at night could affect […]

  • A Dark Night, a Lost Son of Sister Bay

    An airman remembers Curtis Mickelson On March 26, 1951, Charlie Wright was in the ready room at the Naval Air Station off Cape Henry in Norfolk, Virginia, waiting to be sent out to relieve a team of two aircraft flown by friends who had been on patrol for almost three hours.  All three men were […]

  • Door County’s Memorials to Veterans

    by Betsy Iversen Although the Memorial Day weekend signifies the unofficial beginning of summer, it is the most solemn of holidays because of what it represents. More than 1.3 million military personnel have sacrificed their lives in the line of duty in American wars.  Permanent war and veterans’ memorials are visible reminders of the sacrifices […]

  • Ellison Bluff Park Closing June 1-4 for Paving

    Ellison Bluff County Park will close at dusk on Monday evening on May 31 for paving operations. Roadbed grading and compacting will commence on Tuesday with paving to follow on Wednesday and  Thursday. The Park is anticipated to re-open around 8 am on Friday, June 4. These dates and times are subject to change due […]

  • The Unassuming Man: Remembering Bill Guenzel

    Ralph Murre was at dinner with an author-in-residence at Write On, Door County several years ago when the author mentioned how beautiful the property was.  “What a swell and helpful fellow that gardener and lawn-mowing guy is,” the author told him.  Murre asked what this gardener looked like. Was he a lean, older man, probably […]

  • WILD THINGS: Free Fishing Weekend a Great Time to Hook New Anglers

    In spring, a young man’s thoughts often turn to his first love. For many of us baby boomers, that love was fishing. A broken heart? Who wouldn’t have one after the line breaks while fighting an unseen monster? Back then, I didn’t need the latest study to tell me that relaxing outdoors and being close […]

  • New Proposal for Quarry Property

    A preliminary conceptual plan for a subdivision of 43 lots on the quarry property near George Pinney County Park meets county standards and does not require a public hearing. The Margaret Dreutzer Trust filed the plan May 6. Because the proposal is a land division, it does not require a public hearing. This land division […]

  • Fine Art Fair Moves to Sturgeon Bay’s Martin Park

    Prepare to revel in the original work of 62 artists this Memorial Day weekend during Sturgeon Bay’s 23rd annual Fine Art Fair in its new location in Martin Park. Destination Sturgeon Bay will host artists from across the Midwest. The organization made the decision to move the event in 2019, said Carly Sarkis, Destination Sturgeon […]

  • DNR Shifts from Demolition to Repair of Potawatomi Tower

    When the Wisconsin Assembly and Senate gaveled in and out without any action on Gov. Tony Evers’ special session Tuesday, the $5 million question for those who support the historical repair of the Potawatomi State Park observation tower was whether the tower had become another political chip in the partisan world of Wisconsin politics. Rep. […]

  • Door County Connect Launches Free Wednesday Transportation Service

    Door County Connect (formerly called ADRC Bus/Van Service) launched its Connector Link service earlier this month. It’s a deviated fixed-route service that will operate in the City of Sturgeon Bay every Wednesday at no cost to riders.  “Our goal is to meet the needs of our riders and local businesses by providing additional services that […]

  • State Covid Cases Drop to Lowest Levels in a Year

    Cases of COVID-19 have continued to drop in Door County, with the seven-day average dropping below one case early this week.  Vaccination progress has continued as well, with 66.45% of those older than 12 now vaccinated, according to Door County Medical Center.  The Wisconsin seven-day average dropped to 324 cases on May 23, nearly the […]

  • Garden Kaleidoscope Installed at Michigan and 4th

    Where Michigan Street and 4th Avenue meet in Sturgeon Bay, there’s a confluence of business and art, living plants and steel, in the form of a garden kaleidoscope. The steel, powder-coated framework supports a bowl of plants that serves as the object chamber for the kaleidoscope. It works by spinning the bowl to change what […]

  • Housing for Sexually Violent Offenders Moves Forward

    On May 25, the Door County Board of Supervisors authorized the purchase and construction phase to proceed with modular housing at the Door County Justice Center for sexually violent offenders who have served time and been approved for supervised release back into their communities. The site at 1201 S. Duluth Ave. has been engineered to […]

  • County Supervisors Support Knowles-Nelson Reauthorization

    The Door County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a resolution that “strongly supports” reauthorizing the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program for another decade.  The support comes as the Wisconsin Legislature is considering the 2021-23 state budget. Gov. Tony Evers has included a 10-year reauthorization of the program in his executive budget, funded at $70 million annually and […]

  • The Return of Live Music

    Live music is officially back for the summer, and recent updates to the CDC guidelines will help us move even closer to a pre-pandemic concert experience – with the caveat that “things may have changed by the time you read this.” With some venues shifting to outdoor performances and others reducing capacities to safer levels, […]

  • Outdoor Brewery Plans in Sister Bay Approved

    The Sister Bay Plan Commission tackled a mix of new and old business Tuesday, May 25. Outdoor Brewery Plans in Sister Bay Approved  The plan commission approved a request from Jason and Sarah White to convert a former auto-body shop at 2450 S. Bay Shore Dr. into an outdoor brewery called Peach Barn Farmhouse & […]

  • WILD THINGS: Spring Weather Is a Tease, Taste of Summer Eludes

    Air and water temperatures continue to fluctuate widely on the Kewaunee/Door peninsula – something that those of us who’ve seen this spring show before are very familiar with.  A 20- to 30-degree swing in temperatures from one day to the next – or even within the same day, depending on the wind direction and proximity to […]

  • Bits & Bites: BBQ at DCBC Eats, A New (Shiny) Moon and more

    BBQ at DCBC Eats DCBC Eats – Door County Brewing Co.’s new casual-food venture, which is attached to its outdoor beer garden in Baileys Harbor – is now open. The former Bearded Heart building was used as a guest house during the winter, but now it’s a spot for serving casual food all summer long. Think […]

  • Memorial Day Ceremonies Set for May 30 and 31

    Door County will host many ceremonies to honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country while serving in the armed forces. “Memorial Day ceremonies have been a long-standing tradition in Door County, and it’s wonderful that it’s been handed down through the generations,” said Beth Wartella, a Navy veteran and Door County’s veterans […]

  • Runners Tighten Their Laces for In-Person Races

    The year of virtual races is finally coming to an end. Runners will get to step to the starting line in person for the first time in Door County this Saturday at the Jacksonport Lake-to-Lake 10K and two-mile run/walk. The event marks the first in-person road race in the county since COVID-19 caused a yearlong […]

  • Christening Day Arrives for New Lighthouse Tower

    Following maritime custom, a selected volunteer announced the christening of the new Door County Maritime Museum (DCMM) Jim Kress Maritime Lighthouse Tower by smashing a bottle of champagne against the wall where the tower’s first stone was laid. The May 22 christening event drew a large crowd to the parking lot at the base of […]

  • Resurfaced Meadow Trail Will Aid Crossroads Trail Run

    Meadow Trail at Crossroads at Big Creek – its oldest and most-used hiking trail – has been resurfaced thanks to generous support from Cellcom Green Gifts, the United Way Foundation, the Raibrook Foundation, Zion United Methodist Church and the Friends of Crossroads.  The trail was created and surfaced more than 20 years ago, and now it’s […]

  • Plant Sale Returns to Settlement Shops May 29

    The Settlement Shops’ plant sale will return in a colorful way May 29, 9:30 am – 1:30 pm, with hanging floral baskets, herb pots, tomato plants, veggie plants and lots of annuals and perennials, all ready for your yard and garden. Local vendors Pat’s Patch and Sully’s Produce will have early vegetables on hand, such as […]

  • Tour Horseshoe Bay Farms May 29

    Horseshoe Bay Farms (horseshoebayfarms.org) will host a tour of its grounds May 29, 1 pm. During the one-hour tour, a guide will share the property, select historical barns, the nonprofit’s rich history and its vision for the future. The tour is free for ages 12 and younger, $7 for ages 13 and older, and limited […]

  • Obituary: Clifford Frederick Teich

    February 15, 1929 ~ May 23, 2021 Clifford Frederick Teich, formerly of the Town of Egg Harbor, died early Sunday morning, May 23, 2021 at Algoma Long Term Care. He was born February 15, 1929 in Sturgeon Bay, the son of John O. Teich, Jr. and Minnie A. (Meyer) Teich. Cliff was baptized at St. […]

  • Obituary: Patricia Mae (Haskell) Swagel

    March 12, 1931 ~ May 20, 2021 Patricia Mae Swagel, 90, of Sturgeon Bay, died on Thursday evening, May 20, 2021 at Sturgeon Bay Health Services. She was born March 12, 1931 in the Town of Nasewaupee, daughter of the late Ralph Noble and Rose Alice (Gerondale) Haskell. Pat attended St. Joseph Catholic grade school […]

  • Small Business Grants Available

    Applications for up to $420 million in new Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic are open through 4:30 pm. Monday, June 7, Governor Tony Evers announced today. The Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants program is a collaboration between the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the […]

  • Second Administrator Resigns From Gibraltar School

    Another administrator has resigned from the Gibraltar School District at a time when the district is analyzing employee turnover and the professional climate for school staff. Tim Mulrain, district Director of Learning, submitted his resignation notice. One month earlier, Secondary Principal Gereon Methner accepted a position in another district effective July 1. Mulrain’s duties included […]

  • Obituary: Lorraine E. Bremer

    December 13, 1926 ~ May 19, 2021 Lorraine E. Bremer, 94, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully on May 19, 2021.  She was born in Chicago on Dec. 13, 1926 and grew up in Oak Park, IL.  After her marriage to C.A. “Al” Bremer, Lorraine lived in Glenview, IL, Stevens Point, WI, and Sturgeon Bay, WI […]

  • Obituary: Meredy “Kelly” Kusch

    July 5, 1949 ~ May 16, 2021 Meredy “Kelly” Kusch, 71, of Sturgeon Bay and formerly of Delavan, WI, died at her home May 16, 2021.  She was born July 5, 1949 in Tacoma, WA to Carmon and Elaine (Speigel) Kelley. Kelly grew up in the Chicago area where she met and married James Kusch […]

  • Obituary: Nancy Rae Thiele

    January 4, 1946~May 12, 2021 Nancy Rae Thiele, 75, of Washington Island, died on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 to reunite with her beloved line dancing partner, waiting for their next Boot Scootin Boogie in Heaven. Nancy was born January 4, 1946 in Chicago, Illinois, daughter of Violet (McDonald) and James Llewellyn. She grew up on […]