Obituary: Isla R. Stuth

March 5, 1926 – March 13, 2019 

Isla R. Stuth, 93, of Algoma died at Door County Medical Center. She was born in Algoma to Ernst and Amanda (Gruendemann) Heuer. On August 1, 1946, she married Waldo Stuth in Algoma; he preceded her in death on December 1, 2012.

Isla and her husband farmed and owned an orchard in the town of Sturgeon Bay for many years. She was a longtime member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church and had been active in the Ladies Aid Group. Isla loved gardening — both flowers and vegetables — and was an excellent cook. She was a very humorous person who enjoyed making others laugh.

Isla is survived by six children, Larry (Linda) Stuth, Sturgeon Bay, Karin Overbeck, Sturgeon Bay, Linda (Brian) Berg, Oregon, Susen (Roy) Nelson, Oconto, Kathy (Douglas) Zillmer, Algoma, Sandi (Kevin) Carpenter, Clintonville; 20 grandchildren, Sarah (Dave) Neuville, Peter Stuth, Andy (Keona) Stuth, Sam (Heather) Stuth, Paul (Karisa) Stuth, Dustin (Janeth) Overbeck, Jacob (Diane) Berg, Rebekah (Caleb) Shields, Tina (Jon) Spice, Holly (Jim) Timm, John (Nichole) Serrahn, Ben Serrahn, Dave (Lindsay) Serrahn, Jim Zillmer, Alicia (Scott) Krueger, Julie (Dan) Poe, Ehren (Tracie) Younk, Ryan (Tara) Younk, Mandie (Tony) Runge, and Beth Rivera; 38 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson Jesse Berg; sons-in-law Gary Peterson, Russel Serrahn, Michael Overbeck, and Jim Morrison; two sisters, Arline (Carl) Mattson, Ernida (Evan) Jacobosky; one brother, Eran Heuer; a brother-in-law, Karl (Doris) Stuth; sisters-in-law, Anita (Martin) Stender, Martha (Craig) Bobzien, Lois (Terry) Terhune; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Rev. Rudolph (Thea Kniepkamp) Stuth.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 18, 11 am, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, with Rev. Carl Schroeder officiating. Visitation will be from 10 am until the time of the service at the church on March 18. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in Algoma. 

Special thanks to the staff at Autumn’s Journey Assisted Living, Dr. Binard, and the staff at Door County Medical Center for the wonderful care and support.

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