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Lee, Donald B.  
Lee, Donald B. Sturtevant- Donald B. Lee, 90, passed away peacefully in the loving presence of his family on April 29, 2016 at his home. He was born February 5, 1926 to Roland and Ada (nee Johnson) Lee in Racine, Wisconsin. Don was a proud Army Veteran and served 5.5 years in the Army Reserves after his discharge. Don met the love of his life, Carol Rhodes, at a local skating rink and they married on November 4, 1950. During their 65-year marriage, they raised four children and, in addition to many other accomplishments, they remained each other's true loves. Don and Carol owned and operated their own successful dairy farm together. Don gave back to his community by serving on many local boards and committees including: Sylvania Cemetery Board, Yorkville School Board for 12 years, Racine Milk Producers Board, Yorkville United Methodist Church Committee and he served as President of Yorkville/ Mount Pleasant Town Mutual for a time. For recreation, Don enjoyed participating in his Ives Grove Golf League, especially when he got a hole-in-one at the age of 87. Don looked forward every year to his Canadian fishing trip with his sons and grandsons. He also enjoyed playing cards with the same group of friends for 55 years. Donald is survived by his beloved wife, Carol; their four children, Jeffrey (Beverly) Lee, Terry Lee, Dennis (Laura) Lee, and Mark (Ann) Lee; their eight grandchildren, Alison (Mark), Brian, Maureen, Kelly (Tyler Reynolds), Wyatt, Jacob (Haley), Jordan (Angela), and Megan; and Three great-grandchildren, Emilie, Miles, and Sawyer. He is also survived by Carol's brothers, Wendell (Janet) Rhodes and Frank (Diane) Rhodes. Donald was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Mary; his parents, Roland and Ada; and his eleven siblings. Visitation for family and friends will be held at Yorkville United Methodist Church on Thursday, May 5 from 4 pm to 7 pm and Friday, May 6 from 9:30 am-10:30 am. Funeral services officiated by Pastor Sue Leih will begin at 10:30. Burial with full military honors will be at the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove at 12 noon. Memorials in Donald's memory to Yorkville United Methodist Church or Hospice Alliance of Pleasant Prairie. Miller-Reesman, Kasuboski, Haas, and Dahl Funeral Home 620 15th Avenue, Union Grove, WI 262-878-2500 Condolences may be left at www.Miller-Reesman.com .
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Published in Sheboygan Press on May 3, 2016
Leick, Richard A.  
Leick, Richard A. Richard A. Leick, 88, Stratford, loving husband and father, passed away on Monday, April 25, 2016 at Stoney River Assisted Living, Marshfield. The visitation will be held from 2:00 - 6:00 pm on Sunday at Sauter/Rembs Funeral Home in Stratford and from 9:30 am until service time on Monday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Stratford. A parish rosary service will be held on Sunday at 5:30 pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, May 2, 2016 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, with Rev. Sengole Vethamanickam officiating. Burial will take place in St. Joseph's Cemetery, Town of Eau Pleine, Marathon County. Richard was born on November 30, 1927 to Archie and Jenny (Knops) Leick and was a graduate of Stratford High School. He graduated from the Farm Short Course at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He was united in marriage to Margaret A. Sazama on October 17, 1953 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Colby. A third generation farmer, Richard and his family developed a successful farming operation and in 1974, hosted Farm Progress Days with his brother, Kenneth. Richard was a skilled wood craftsman who enjoyed creating many intricate novelties which gave his children numerous hours of enjoyment. The inlaid card tables he crafted were used when hosting card club parties, which he and Margaret participated in for over 60 years. Richard also played the accordion and had a deep appreciation of polka music. He was an avid fisherman and for many years owned a cottage on the Eau Pleine Flowage. Later in life, Richard spent much of his time making rosaries and sent thousands of them to missions around the world. He was a lifelong member of St. Joseph's Parish and a member of Catholic Financial Life where he served as an officer. He is survived by his wife, Margaret and their children, Susan (Stan) Baker of Dedham, MA, Gerald (Michele) Leick of Oostburg, Peter (Ellen) Leick of Stratford, Donald (Terri) Leick of Brooklyn Park, MN, William (Marti) Leick of Chandler, AZ, Brian (Darla) Leick of Stratford, James (Kay) Leick of Stratford, Donna Leick and husband Laurent of Madrid, Spain and Patrick (Dani) Leick of Cottage Grove, MN. He is also survived by 22 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. He is further survived by his sisters and brothers, Dorothy (Louie) Kraus of Wausau, Lucille Leick of Marshfield, Mary Ann Schreiner of Wausau, Kenneth (Mary) Leick of Stratford and Orville (Rosanne) Leick of Wausau. He was predeceased by his parents and a great grandchild. Richard's family would like to thank the staff at Stoney River Assisted Living for the care and concern that they provided. Your interaction with him and the stories you shared with us about him will always be remembered. Memorials may be designated in his name to St. Joseph's Parish. Condolences may be sent online to www.rembsfh.com
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Published in Sheboygan Press on Apr. 30, 2016
Leonhard, Peter T.  
Leonhard, Peter T. Peter T. Leonhard, age 67, of Sheboygan, died Friday morning, April 29, 2016 at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, WI. He was born on December 8, 1948 in Appleton, WI to Arno F. and Jeanette R. (Faust) Leonhard. He attended James Madison Special Education Classes. He was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Parish. Peter is survived by his sister, Darlene Leonhard; three brothers, Alan Leonhard, Gene (Jane) Leonhard all of Sheboygan, and Jeff (Kathy) Leonhard of Sheboygan Falls; one nephew, John (Sherry) Leonhard; two nieces, Anne (Jeremy) Luedtke and Kim Leonhard; three great-nephews; three great-nieces; and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Edward. Funeral services will be held at 12 Noon on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Ballhorn Funeral Chapels. Rev. Dick Fleischman, Senior Priest, will officiate. A time of visitation and support will be held Monday from 10:00 am until the time of service. Entombment will follow at Calvary Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in his name for St. Dominic Catholic Church. Peter will always be remembered for the love he shared with his family and his quiet nature. To sign the guestbook, visit: www.ballhornchapels.com
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Published in Sheboygan Press on Apr. 30, 2016
Leynse, Judith  
Judith "Judi" Gardner Leynse passed away on April 29, 2016 at St. Nicholas Hospital after a brief illness with her loving family by her side. Judi was born on September 27, 1944, daughter of the late Ed and Linda (Borkenhagen) Gardner. She attended St. John's Lutheran Grade School in Plymouth and graduated from Plymouth High School in June of 1962. On September 10, 1966 she married David J Leynse at St. John's Lutheran Church in Plymouth. He preceded her in death on September 5, 2015. Following their marriage, the couple moved to Sheboygan Falls were they resided for the majority of their married life and became members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in 1966 until the present. In addition to raising her children, Trish and Toby, she had numerous jobs but her favorite was the job she held with Sheboygan County Division of Aging for 24 years, retiring in April of 2009. She loved all aspects of her job and enjoyed working and learning from the senior citizens of Sheboygan County. Judi was a campfire leader for her daughter's troop for several years and also taught Sunday school for many years. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the church; a group that she held dear to her heart. She also was a MOW (Meals on Wheels) volunteer, medical driver for the ADRC ( Aging and Disability Resource Center) and volunteered at the Gathering Place which is a daycare for Alzheimer's. She loved being part of this group and always said she received more than she gave. She was an avid Brewer and Packer fan and also enjoyed her ladies card club, knitting, crocheting and getting together with extended family twice yearly for bowling and golf. She treasured her fishing trips to Eagle River and spending time with Captain Ralph and first mate, Delores. Survivors include her children, Trish (Dave) Kuplic of Appleton and their children, Drew and Will; Toby (Donna) Leynse of Florida and her children, Philip and Joseph Freitas. Judi loved her grandchildren deeply and enjoyed spending as much time as possible with them. She always said, "If I knew having grandchildren was so much fun, I would have had them first"! She is also survived by her brother Jim (Judy) Gardner of West Bend, nieces, nephews, cousins and many endearing friends. Judi was preceded in death by her husband, Dave; parents, Linda and Ed Gardner; in-laws, Cornie and Johanna Leynse and her precious granddaughter, Ali Kuplic. A celebration of Judi's life will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 4pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheboygan Falls with Rev Tom Gudmundson officiating. Relatives and friends may greet the family on Friday, May 6, 2016 at the church from 2pm until the time of service at 4pm. A memorial fund is being established for the Gathering Place, Meals on Wheels and the Harbor House of Appleton. The family wishes to extend a heartfelt thank you to Judi's medical team and staff at St. Nicholas Hospital for all of their care and compassion that they gave her. "Please do not mourn my life but celebrate it; my work on earth is done and God now has a different life for me." For additional information and online condolences please visit www.wenigfuneralhome.com
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Published in Sheboygan Press on May 2, 2016
Leynse, Judith  
Leynse, Judith 71, Sheboygan Falls, Apr 29, 2016, Wenig Funeral Home
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Published in Sheboygan Press on Apr. 30, 2016
Lunde, Donald L.  
Lunde, Donald L. Donald Lunde, of Oostburg, passed away after a five year battle with brain cancer in the early morning hours of Saturday, April 30, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his wife, daughters and dogs. He was 60 years old. Don was born in Brookings, SD, son of La Verne Lunde and Tonetta "Toni" Buckland Lunde. Don's family moved to Port Washington in 1968. He attended and graduated from Port Washington High School in 1974. In 1972, Don met the love of his life, Bonnie Blasing at Smith Bros. Restaurant where they both worked. The couple was married on March 1, 1975 at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Port Washington. Don worked as a Tool and Die Maker for Kohler Co. for 37 years, retiring in 2014 due to his illness. He was a proud member of UAW Local 833 in Kohler. Don was also a longtime member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Port Washington and a current member of St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Sheboygan. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, spending time outdoors, playing with his grandchildren and also walking his dogs, Reba, Rex and Baxter. Don is survived by his wife Bonnie of Oostburg and two daughters Erica (Josh) Walhovd of Greenfield and Sara (Andrew) Kagol of New Brighton, MN. He is further survived by his four grandchildren; Ryan, Isaac, Aleece and Nora, his mother Tonetta of Port Washington, three sisters; Vicki (Paul) Czisny, Karla (Tad) Mertens and Tawnya (Paul) Lewis, all of Port Washington, brother-in-law Bob (Barb) Blasing of Port Washington, sister-in-law Pat Uyeda of New Holstein, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. He is preceded in death by his father La Verne. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 5th at 6 PM at the Eernisse Funeral Home, 1600 W. Grand Ave., Port Washington. Pastor Jonathan Breimeier will preside. He will be laid to rest at Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Sheboygan. A time of gathering will be held on Thursday, May 5th at the Funeral Home from 4-6 PM. In lieu of flowers, memorials suggested to the Cancer Care Fund ( www.cancercare.org ). The Eernisse Funeral Home, Port Washington is honored to serve the family. Online condolences may be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com . Don's family wishes to thank the staff and care team of Aurora Health for all of their compassionate care.
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