Life Notes


Dale and Melissa Nelson, Ellison Bay, are the parents of a boy who was born April 25, 2014, at Ministry Door County Medical Center. Maternal grandparents are Barb and Steve Grutzmacher, Sister Bay. Paternal grandparents are Joannie Nelson-Thome and JR Thome, Sister Bay.


Kurt Roy Robertson

Sept. 12, 1953 – April 29, 2014

Kurt Roy Robertson, 60, of Brussels, died at home after a brief illness. He was born on Sept. 12, 1953, in Sturgeon Bay.

Kurt was preparing for retirement and was scheduled to graduate from the Green Bay Diocese Pastoral Leadership Program. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at St. Francis and St. Mary Parish in Brussels at 11 am on May 3, 2014. Friends may call at the Forbes Funeral Home, Sturgeon Bay, on Friday from 4 – 7 pm and at the church Saturday from 10 am until time of service. A prayer service is scheduled for 7 pm Friday at the funeral home.

Larry James Kuehn

Oct. 31, 1943 – April 28, 2014

Larry James Kuehn, 70, of Sturgeon Bay, died suddenly on April 28, 2014, at his home after suffering an apparent heart attack. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am, Friday, May 2, 2014, at S.S. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Institute. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 9:30 am until the time of Mass. Online condolences and guestbook signing at

Mary Bell Sharkey

June 28, 1925 – April 26, 2014

Mary Bell Sharkey, 88, Sturgeon Bay, died at Ministry Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility on April 26, 2014. Funeral services were held at St. John Neuman Catholic Church in Spalding, Mich., on April 30, 2014. Burial will be in the Spalding Township Cemetery.

Joseph D. Stitch

July 7, 1953 – April 26, 2014

Joseph “Joe” D. Stich, 57, of Sturgeon Bay, died April 26, 2014, at Ministry-Door County Medical Center ER. Arrangements are pending with Huehns Funeral Home, Sturgeon Bay. Sign online guestbook and offer condolences at

Paul J. Peeters

Nov. 3, 1952 – April 25, 2014

Paul J. Peeters, 61, of Sturgeon Bay, died Friday April 25, 2014, at UW Hospital in Madison after complications following his lung transplant last December and his long battle with IPF. He worked as a state fisheries biologist at various locations before retiring in Sturgeon Bay in 2010. A memorial gathering to celebrate Paul’s life will be held from noon until 3 pm on Saturday, May 17, at Sturgeon Bay Yacht Club. In lieu of flowers, memorials may made in his memory and sent to his wife, Marcia Peeters, 407 N. 12th Ave., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235. Sign online guestbook and offer condolences at

Martha F. Powell

Jan. 22, 1922 – April 22, 2014

Martha F. Powell, 92, of Sturgeon Bay, died April 22, 2014, at Golden Living Center-Dorchester. Martha moved to Sturgeon Bay from Newport News, Va., in 1986 to be closer to her son, Allen, and her grandchildren. She worked at Spurgeon’s and Sheila’s Corner House. Martha was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. At her request, there will be no public service. Interment will be made at Bayside Cemetery. Memorials may be directed in her memory to the Cancer Center, Ministry-Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay.