Obituary: Lois M. DeMeuse

April 16, 1935 – April 12, 2019 

Lois M. DeMeuse, 83, of Sturgeon Bay died at Anna’s Healthcare CBRF in Sturgeon Bay.

She was born in Sturgeon Bay, the daughter of Francis Fredrick Schallie and Mary Alice (Walker) Schallie. Lois graduated from Sevastopol High School. Lois was united in marriage to Robert Nels DeMeuse on May 1, 1954, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay. They were blessed with over 42 years of marriage. Robert preceded her in death on July 6, 1996.

For over 40 years, Lois helped Robert operate the family farm located on County Road EE in the Town of Gibraltar, in addition to caring for her family.

Lois was a former member of St. Mary of the Lake Parish in Baileys Harbor (now Stella Maris Parish-Baileys Harbor site) and served as secretary for the National Farmers Organization (NFO). She enjoyed gardening, crafts and dancing. Lois had an appreciation for genealogy. Above all, Lois loved spending time with her family and friends.

Her love will live on in the hearts of her 11 children, Tracy (Steve) Propsom of Sturgeon Bay, Susan (Wayne) Paul of Sturgeon Bay, Vicki (Kurt) Kluge of Forestville, Kathy (Carlos) Marquez of Fish Creek, Christine Surfus of Sturgeon Bay, Bob (Ann) DeMeuse of Sturgeon Bay, John (Diane) DeMeuse of Maplewood, Bill (Monica) DeMeuse of Omro, David (fiancée Cheryl Heikkila) DeMeuse of Brussels, Richard (Nicole) DeMeuse of Fish Creek, and Rebecca (Matt) Looker of Fremont; 36 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; sister, Arliss (Ken) Kettner of Green Bay; siblings-in-law, Marie Felhofer of Germantown, Ed (Diane) DeMeuse of Sturgeon Bay, Ken Delsart of Green Bay, and Marianne DeMeuse of Texas; other relatives; and friends.

Lois was reunited with her parents; husband; two granddaughters, Angela and Melissa Marquez; siblings-in-law, Mildred DeMeuse, Marion (Paul) Lovering, Joyce Hilsabeck, Elaine (John) Gilson, Rita Delsart, Don DeMeuse; and other relatives.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 am on Tuesday, April 16, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sturgeon Bay, with Fr. Robert Stegmann as the celebrant. She will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery beside her husband, Robert.

Visitation for family and friends will be held at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay on Monday, April 15, 4-7 pm, with a parish wake service to conclude the evening at 7 pm. Visitation will continue at the church on April 16, 9:30-10:45 am.

“Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks to Dr. Richard Hogan and the staffs of Door County Medical Center, St. Vincent Hospital and Anna’s Healthcare CBRF for their wonderful care given to our mother as well as the staff of Unity Hospice for their compassionate care.”

Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos of Lois can be shared through her tribute page at

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