Life Notes


TJ and Shannon LeFevre, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a girl born March 7, 2014, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Ron and Ginger Clark, Sturgeon Bay. Paternal grandparents are Tim and Joan LeFevre, Kewaunee

Cierra Vogel and Jeremiah Kleimola II, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a girl born on March, 6, 2014, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparent is Teresa Vogel, Sturgeon Bay. Paternal grandparents are Milagros Miszewski, Milwaukee, and Jeremiah Kleimola I, Milwaukee.

Casey and Brandon Honold, Jacksonport, are the parents of a girl born on March 3, 2014, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Bill and Sheila Koessl, Gills Rock. Paternal grandparents are Dawn and Mitch Honold, Baileys Harbor.

Sarah Villers and Andrew Kovacs, Algoma, are the parents of a boy born March 2, 2014, at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Dale and Joanie Villers, Algoma, and Cindy McGraw, DePere. Paternal grandparent is the late Mary Ellen Schuster.

Mabel Sullivan


Mabel Sullivan, currently a resident of Golden Living Center (The Dorchester) in Sturgeon Bay, will celebrate her 100th birthday on April 21 with family from Baileys Harbor and Milwaukee, Spokane, Wash., and Sterling, Va., attending. Submitted by Bob Sullivan.


On Monday, March 10, Sturgeon Bay High School held its annual Academic Awards Ceremony. The honors below were awarded at the ceremony, along with O’Shea Schroedl being named salutatorian and Cassandra Renfrew named valedictorian.

Class of 2016 top 10 percent: Cynthia Beckstrom, Hannah Bremer, Marissa Ehlers, Paige Frystak, Samuel Gruber, Tina Guo, Levi Haight, Ruby Malek, Rachel Miller, Matthew Stawicki, Sydney Tlachac and Jessamy Tremper.

Class of 2015 top 10 percent: Timothy Dahl, Allyson Dickson, Sarah Felhofer, Isabeau Hitzman, Emilie Jorns-Frisque, Chelsea Lauder, Brady Lenius, Beth Quakkelaar and Allison Wierer.

Class of 2014 honors graduates: Nathan Wendland, Andrew Spittlemeister, Kelsey Smith, Spojmai Wardak, Caroline Haen, Jasmine Noel, Arica Smith, Caralyn Mickey, Hannah Heldmann, Caroline Miller, David Safranski, Caitlin Reichel and Grant Roberts.

Class of 2014 high honors graduates: Cassandra Renfrew, O’Shea Schroedl, Monica Depies, Sean Sannito, Bailey Zak, Samantha Moeller, Megan Jones, Katrina Boucher, Jenna Forbes, Jaclyn Mosgaller, Marielle Abeyta-DeDecker and Gilliane Davison.

National Business Honor Society inductees: Caroline Miller, Grant Roberts, Joseph Sheehy and Spojmai Wardak. Trey Bumgardner was recognized for membership since 2012-13.

National Honor Society inductees: Marielle Abeyta-DeDecker, Hannah Abrahamson, Jordan Anthony, Hannah Bremer, Robert DeMeuse, Marissa Ehlers, Alec Fischer, Paige Frystak, Tina Guo, Caroline Haen, Levi Haight, Isabeau Hitzman, Amanda LaLuzerne, Caralyn Mickey, Anna Miller, Beth Quakkelaar, Emilie Schartner, Matthew Stawicki, Lindsay Stutting and Matthew VanBramer.


Guillermo Lopez Simental

Nov. 5, 1976 – March 10, 2014

Guillermo Lopez Simental, 37, of Sister Bay died on March 10, 2014, in Sister Bay. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday March 15, 2014, at Stella Maris Parish – Sister Bay at noon. A gathering of remembrance will be held on Sunday, March 16 starting at 3 pm at JJ’s Restaurant in Sister Bay.

Janet Jenkins

March 9, 2014

Janet Jenkins, 84, died in peace in Fairhope, Alabama, on March 9, 2014, with life companion and partner, Carol Lango, at her side. Jan had a remarkable life as a social worker, educator and businesswoman. For 35 years she and her partner operated Newport House Gallery in Ellison Bay. Jan will be long remembered by her friends for her wonderful sense of humor, her love of life, and her service to the community. A celebration of her life will take place in Door County this summer.

Janet Clara Anderson

Nov. 17, 1928 – March 9, 2014

Janet Clara Anderson, 85, of Egg Harbor, died March 9, 2014, in Arizona. A funeral service was planned for Shepherd of the Bay Lutheran Church in Ellison Bay. Huehns Funeral Home of Sturgeon Bay is assisting the Anderson family with arrangements.

Online condolences are offered on Janet’s life tribute page at

Ethel D. Brey

June 8, 1924 – March 7, 2014

Ethel D. Brey, 89, of Sturgeon Bay, died March 7, 2014, at Ministry Door County Medical Center. Service arrangements are pending. Sign online guestbook and offer condolences at

Charles “Chuck” Wickham

June 15, 1940 – March 4, 2014

Charles William Wickham, 73, of Kimberly and formerly of Door County, died on March 4, 2014. Chuck and wife Lynnette raised their family in Door County and then moved to Appleton in 1988. Chuck worked at Valley Packaging until his retirement in 2012. Memorial services were held March 8 at Forbes Funeral Home, Sturgeon Bay.

Mary T. Schwantes

Aug. 10, 1929 – March 3, 2014

Mary T. Schwantes, 84, of Sturgeon Bay, died March 3, 2014, at Pine Crest Village. Memorial services will be 11 am Saturday, March 15, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church with the Rev. Robert Stegmann officiating. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 9:30 am until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Arthritis Foundation. Forbes Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements,