Life Notes


Southern Door High School has announced Keegan Kroening as the valedictorian of the Southern Door High School’s 2014 graduating class. He is the son of Perry and Tammy Kroening. Keegan plans to pursue his education in the field of chemical and mechanical engineering at Michigan Tech.

Jacob Englebert has been named the salutatorian of the graduating class of 2014. He is the son of Jerome and Tara Englebert. Jacob is undecided as to what school he will attend, but plans to continue his studies in the pre-medical field.

Southern Door High School’s commencement ceremony will be Sunday, June 1, at 2 pm in the auditorium.

High School Semester 1 Honor Roll

Gr. 12 High Honors

Kelly DeJardin

Jacob Englebert

Brooke Everard

Barbara Haberli

Jacob Karnopp

Keegan Kroening

Demetrius Simonar

Michaela Thiry

Nicollette Ullman

Gr. 12 Honors

Jacob Babler

Anita Benzshawel

Jordan Englebert

Morgan Geary

Jacob Harper

Alyssa Kiefer

Amanda Kinnard

Meggie LuMaye

Sarah Martin

Kaitlyn Miller

Cassandra Moore

Alexis Neuville

Jamie Olsen

Gabrielle Paplham

Angelica Roig

Matti Sperber-Motquin

Nicole Stegmann

Courtney VanHout

Amanda Wery

Hannah Wilz

Gr. 11 High Honors

Raven Brenneke

Lacey Englebert

Rebecca Malcore

Kelsey Pavlik

Rebecca Thiry

Gr. 11 Honors

Ian Carpenter

Shannon Columb

Alyssa Dantoin

Desiree Hanson

Tyler Krueger

Janae Mancheski

Joseph Mohr

Lily Samuels

Haley Sheets

Kelsey Wavrunek

Robyn Zuleger

Gr. 10 High Honors

Elizabeth Buhr

Nathan Coulthurst

Mackenzie Counard

Julia Englebert

Amber Kasten

Sophie Kennedy

Zebedee Kielar

Michaela Kraft

Ginnie Lotz

Kimberly Mencheski

Janel Musil

Morgan VanderMissen

Emily Walker

Gr. 10 Honors

Melissa Benzshawel

Emily Bretl

Alex Claflin

Teaghan Everard

Mitchell Gerend

Rachel Hale

Bailey Hanson

Payton Keddell

Zachary Kiedrowski

Dana Mueller

Samuel Mueller

Samantha Renard

Nicole Zawilinski

Gr. 9 High Honors

Eileen Charles

Austin Claflin

Hailey Geyer

Christopher Harden

Derek Huber

Lydia Kramer

Rachel Malcore

Hanna Mallien

Kayla Marchant

Kristin Rankin

Leeann Vandermause

Gr. 9 Honors

Michael Bertrand

Rachel Coulthurst

William DeGrave

Ashley Delfosse

Abigail Fredrich

Kathleen Guilette

Haley Jonas

Nicholas LeCaptain

Roy Rass

Carina Renard

Rheys Vandertie


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 will be conducted at noon, Saturday, March 8, at Forbes Funeral Home, Sturgeon Bay, with the Rev. Joseph Mitchell officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of services on Saturday.

Dorothy Marie Van Duyse

Dec. 1, 1932 – March 1, 2014

Dorothy Marie Van Duyse, 81, of Green Bay, died March 1, 2014, at Rennes Health and Rehabilitation Center in De Pere. Funeral services were held March 6, 2014, at Huehns Funeral Home, Sturgeon Bay. Burial followed at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.

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Thomas J. Kelly

Sept. 11, 1938 – Feb. 27, 2014

Thomas J Kelly, 75 of Fish Creek, died Thursday, Feb. 27. Thomas and his wife Christine opened a restaurant in Fish Creek in 1976, which they operated for 21 years. Thomas served as clerk for the Town of Gibraltar, as well as a firefighter for the town of Gibraltar. A memorial service is being planned for the spring of 2014 with burial in St. Paul’s Lutheran cemetery. A date for the memorial will be available in the near future.