Life Notes


Jennifer and Jordan Kobilca, Sturgeon Bay, are the parents of a son born May 27 at Ministry Door County Medical Center, Sturgeon Bay. Maternal grandparents are Tom and Marsha Kerley, Sturgeon Bay. Paternal grandparents are Linda and Warren Kobilca, Waterstreet, Mich.


Dorothy Schmiling

March 24, 1918 – June 13, 2014

Dorothy Schmiling, 96, of Sturgeon Bay, died on June 16, 2014, at the Skilled Nursing Facility at Ministry Door County Medical Center. Funeral services will be at 4 pm Friday, June 20, 2014, at Bay View Lutheran Church, with Rev. Timothy Malek officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Algoma. Visitation will be from 2 pm until the time of services at the church on Friday. Online condolences may be offered at Special thanks to the Skilled Nursing Facility for the wonderful care and support.

Janet Wilson

July 16, 1930 – June 13, 2014

Arrangements are pending for a memorial service on Washington Island at a later date. A complete notice will be available in several days at

Bernard “Bernie” John Witczak

March 20, 1933 – June 12, 2014

Bernard “Bernie” John Witczak, 81, of Sturgeon Bay and also of Arizona, died June 12, 2014, at his home in the town of Nasewaupee. A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated June 16 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sturgeon Bay. Inurnment will be at a later date in the columbarium at St. Joseph Cemetery Mausoleum.

Huehns Funeral Home of Sturgeon Bay is caring for the Witczak family. Online condolences and guestbook signing may be offered on Bernie’s tribute page at

George F. LeClair

May 18, 1931 – June 10, 2014

George F. LeClair, 82, of Sturgeon Bay, formerly of Jacksonport, died June 10, 2014, at Golden Living Center/Dorchester, where he had resided the past seven years. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on June 17, 2014, at Stella Maris Parish, Jacksonport site. Memorials may be made in his memory for Amvets Post #51 of Sturgeon Bay. Huehns Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Sign online guestbook, offer condolences and memories at

Allen Robert Kohn

July 31, 1939 – June 10, 2014

Allen Robert Kohn, 74, of Sturgeon Bay, died at his home on June 10, 2014. Al was past president and current secretary of the Peninsula Shrine Club. Al worked in the insurance industry for many years and retired to Door County in 1999. Funeral services were held June 15 at the Forbes Funeral Home, Sturgeon Bay. Memorials may be given to Shriners Hospitals for Children in Allen’s name (c/o Beja Shrine, 1950 Bond St., Green Bay, WI 54303). Online condolences may be offered at

Anne S. Ericson

Jan. 11, 1926 – June 6, 2014

Anne S. Ericson, 88, of Egg Harbor, died Friday, June 6, 2014. She was a member of Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church and the Door County Land Trust. Anne was an avid birdwatcher and enjoyed feeding wildlife. At Anne’s request, there will be no funeral or memorial service. “When I come to the end of the road and the sun has set for me, I want no rites in a gloom-filled room. Why cry for a soul set free?” – Author unknown. Online condolences and guestbook signing may be offered at