Obituary: Kellie Sue Thomas

July 21, 1960 ~ July 16, 2022

Kellie Sue Thomas, 61, of Sturgeon Bay, died at home on Saturday, July 16, 2022.

She was born July 21, 1960 in Aurora, IL, the daughter of Bobby Eugene Henson and Alice Ruth (Schierbaum) Henson. Kellie was raised in the Jewish faith. She graduated from West Aurora High School with the class of 1978. Kellie went on to study at Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove, IL from 1981 until 1983.

She worked various jobs throughout her life. Kellie helped in the classroom at a local school, but her primary care was devoted to raising her family at home. She moved to Door County, WI in 1994, and resided in Sturgeon Bay. There, she worked in hospitality at local restaurants and hotels. Many residents knew her. Kellie had just three children, but you would never know that because so many over the years had simply called her “Mom.” She would give anyone a chance. If Kellie could give you something you needed, she would give it to you.

Her appreciation for the open road began a little earlier in life with her earning her driver’s license at the age of 14 (her driver’s license indicated that she was older). Kellie was in a motorcycle magazine at the age of 16 and enjoyed riding her Harley later on in life. Her mode of transportation wasn’t limited to land; she even learned how to fly an airplane while living in Illinois. Kellie also liked gardening.

She will be deeply missed by her children, Frank Thomas, Robert Thomas, and Michelle (Robert) Cormier, all of Sturgeon Bay; grandchildren, Landon Stoneburner, Mariah Thomas, and Hayden, Elijah, Makayla, Colby, and Robert Cormier, Jr.; brother, Ricky (Deya) Henson of Baileys Harbor; and other relatives.

Kellie was preceded in death by parents, Bobby Eugene Henson and Alice Marquardt; and other relatives.

Her life will be honored, privately, by family.

Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC in Sturgeon Bay are assisting the Thomas family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Kellie may be shared with her family through her tribute page at