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Updated: 31 July 2017

Please contact Jim Adams if you can help decorate graves with flags prior to Decoration Day (Memorial Day). The date is usually Wednesday prior to Memorial Day with Thursday being the rain date. We will be decorating graves at Bayside Cemetery and St. Joseph Cemetery in Sturgeon Bay, Door County, Wisconsin.

This site is under construction and more names, dates, service records, etc. will be added. Please contact Jim Adams to submit additional names, photographs, obituaries, stories, etc. or if you find links that do not work. A few of the following are local & are buried elsewhere. A few served in other wars (e.g. Franco-Prussian War).

Alan Amelinckx & Dwight "Andy" Anderson of the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) have been kind enough to send me photos of the graves of Door County veterans who are buried in France. Go to the ABMC Page to see their grave markers and more information on the ABMC.

Celebrating the Red Arrow Division: WI National Guard Begins Campaign to Honor WW1 Veterans. (Peninsula Pulse, 03 Feb 2017) PDF version: WIRedArrowWW1Division.pdf

 Door County's Fallen Heroes from the Peninsula Pulse (21 May 2015)   

Local men & women who served in the Armed Forces during WW2 from Door County.

Door County, Civil War Gold Star List (25 members)

Door County, WW1 Gold Star List (53 service members)

Door County, WW2 Gold Star List (64 service members)

Door County, Korean War Gold Star List  (10 service members)

Door County, Vietnam War Gold Star List (10 service members)

Door County, Operation Iraqi Freedom Gold Star List (2 service members)   

History of Door County, Wisconsin - Wisconsin Genealogy Trails. Source: Hjalmar R. Holand (1917) Chapter XV "A Roll of Honor" (Civil War Soldiers from Door County)

Door County cemeteries list at Peninsula Genealogical Society.

Obituaries in the Door County Advocate.

Door County Cemeteries 

  Bayside Cemetery, Bay Shore Drive, Sturgeon Bay (veterans)

  St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Egg Harbor Road, Sturgeon Bay (veterans)

  Baileys Harbor​ Town Cemetery & St. Mary's (combined list) , Town of Baileys Harbor (veterans)

  Bethany Lutheran/Epraim Evangelical Lutheran (veterans) 

  Blossomberg Cemetery (veterans)

  Brockhausen (Elizabeth) Cemetery, Forestville (veterans)

  Brown Church Cemetery, Forestville (veterans)

  Brussels Town Cemetery (abandoned)

  Clay Banks Town Cemetery, Town of Clay Banks (veterans)

  Egg Harbor Town Cemetery, Town of Egg Harbor (veterans)

  Ellison Bay Town Cemetery, Liberty Grove (veterans)

  Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Brussels/Kolberg (veterans)

  Evergreen Cemetery, Algoma (Door County veterans only)

  Forest Lutheran Cemetery, Carnot (veterans)

  Hainesville Scandinavian Lutheran Cemetery (veterans)

  Hope United Church of Christ Memorial Gardens (veterans)

  Juddville Cemetery​, Juddville (veterans)

  Lakeview Cemetery, Jacksonport (veterans) 

  Little Sister Cemetery, Sister Bay 

  Maplewood Public/Forestville Town Cemetery (veterans)

  Mount Olive Cemetery, Town of Sturgeon Bay (veterans)

  Rowley's Bay Cemetery, ​​Town of Liberty Grove (veterans)

  Salem Lutheran Cemetery. Co. MM Town of Nasewaupee (veterans)

  St. Francis Xavier Catholic Cemetery,  Brussels (veterans)

  St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery, Egg Harbor (veterans)

  St. John's Lutheran Cemetery - Valmy, Town of Sevastopol (veterans)

  St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery - Brussels (veterans) aka Gardner Town Cemetery

  St. Mary's Holy Name of Mary Cemetery, Forestville (veterans)

  St. Mary's Holy Name of Mary (A - K) Forestville (veterans)

  St. Mary's Holy Name of Mary (L - Z) Forestville (veterans)

  St. Mary's Cemetery, Maplewood (veterans)

  St. Michaels Catholic Cemetery, Brussels (veterans)

  St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery, Jacksonport (veterans)

  St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery, Juddville (veterans)

  St. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery, Institute, Town of Sevastopol (Veterans)

  St. Peter's Lutheran Cemetery, Forestville (veterans)

  St. Rosalia's Cemetery, Sister Bay

  Samuelson Cemetery, Sister Bay (veterans

  Samuelson Cemetery, Sturgeon Bay (veterans)

  Schumacher Cemetery, Town of Nasewaupee (veterans)

  Shiloh Moravian Cemetery, Town of Sturgeon Bay (veterans)

  Sister Bay Moravian Cemetery, Town of Liberty Grove (veteran)

  Stevenson Cemetery, Little Sturgeon (veterans)

  Tanum Lutheran Cemetery, Clay Banks (veterans)

  Zion Lutheran Cemetery (veterans) 

  Washington Island Town Cemetery, Town of Washington (veterans)

  American Legion (unmarked)

 PLEASE NOTE:Names are being transferred to the appropriate cemetery. Please be patient while these transfers are being done and return here often for the latest updates.

Unknown burial places (These may be recent deaths and burial location is not known. Please contact Jim Adams if you have information on these veterans.)

Andre, Roland "Gus". 2nd LT B-29 Flight Engineer (1925 - 2015)

Augustson, Donald. U.S. Coast Guard (24 years of service) 1938 - 2016

Austad, Dr. William R., MD. U.S. Army Major. Please contact Jim Adams if you have additional information.

Babler, Edmond J. U.S. Marine Corps, WW2 -Pacific Theater. POW. Buried in Waupun cemetery.

Bay, Denis Edward. Lt. Col. U.S. Air Force

Baker, Arliss Jon. U.S. Army 1957 - 1959

Barta, David Dean. U.S.A.F. 1951-1955. Buried in Holy Rosary Cemetery, Kewaunee, WI.

Berthlein, Carl Frederick. U.S. Army 1954 - 1956 Guided Missile Brigade. 21 Jan 1931 - 18 April 2017.  Please contact Jim Adams with burial information.

Betts, Alan Spalsbury. U.S.C.G. (1943 - 2015)

Bieri, Edward R. PFC US Army Vietnam. 13 Oct 1950 - 05 Sep 1971.

Bobb, John. U.S. Army WW2 European Theater. POW Hope United Church of Christ Memorial Garden.

Boman, Dr. Vernon Russell. U.S. Navy, WW2 & Korea. Please contact Jim Adams with burial information.

Bongle, Domingo "Digger" W. WW2 & AMVETS Post 51 member. 1918 - 2016 Buried in St. Mary's Cemetery, Luxemburg, Kewaunee County, WI.

Borowick, Thomas. U. S. Marine Corps, Vietnam.

Boucher, Roland J. U.S.Navy WWII. 17 Aug 1926 - 15 May 2014. Buried St. Louis Catholic, Dyckesville.

Brann, John N. ​Ensign US Navy. ​​

Burkhardt, David John. U.S. Army, Germany. Please contact Jim Adams with burial information.

Buschmann, William Dale "Bill". 02 April 1950 - 04 Jan 2014.  U.S. Navy, Vietnam.

Bush, Dr. George L. ​MD. US Army Major. Please contact Jim Adams with burial information. 

Carstens, H. Henry. U.S. Navy, WWII Midway Island. 1927 - 2016. Please contact Jim Adams with burial information.

Casteel, Roy Glenn
. 28 April 1940 - 16 Feb 2013. U.S. Marine Corps (22 years with 2 tours in Vietnam)

Champeau, James V. 06 Oct 1928 - 31 Dec 2012. Past Commander of American Legion Billy Wiess Post 127. Place of burial not known

Chapman, Richard R. U.S. Marine Corps, Korean War. Place of burial not known.

Chase, Ralph William. U.S. Army WWII. Place of burial not known.

Chaudoir, Harry J. U.S. Army (1945 - 1947) 78th Infantry Division, Berlin. ​​Burial in St. Hubert's Cemetery, Rosiere, Kewaunee Co. 

Clemens, Billy Roy. U.S. Air Force

Cole, John R. U.S. Air Force, WW2

Coleman, James Q. U.S. Army, Korean War (Purple Heart) 1943-2017. Buried at Arlington National Cemetery

Coppersmith, Ronald Albert. U.S. Army, Vietnam era. Please contact Jim Adams with additional information.

Cordier, Edward 1895 - 1955 (Family stone)

Daanen, Milton "Milty" John. (1931 - 2103) U.S. Coast Guard 1950 - 1953.

Davis, Robert W. (1926 - 2013) WWII, U.S. Army & Merchant Marines.

de Young, Mark W. U.S. Army, Vietnam War. 1946 - 2016.

Domencich, Donald Francis. U.S. Army. 18 Feb 1936 - 27 June 2017. Please contact Jim Adams with burial information.

Donnell, Lawrence "Larry" A. Merchant Marines WWII. & U.S. Army Japan. 1925 - 2016. Please contact Jim Adams with burial information.

Evenson, Roland George. Sgt. U.S. Army WWII European Theatre. 27 June 1921 - 04 Dec 2002.

Fischer, Robert "Bob". U.S. Coast Guard

Flowers, Henry S. U.S. Army Air Corps (German P.O.W.) Buried in Mt. Hebron Cemetery, VA.

Foust, Michael Alan. 22 March 1949 - 11 April 2017. US Army Vietnam War. Please contact Jim Adams with burial information.

Gadient, Richard Joseph. U.S. Navy Pacific Theater, WWII aboard the USS Hickox. 18 Jan 1922 - 13 June 2017. Please contact Jim Adams with burial information.

Gales, Wesley Vincent. U.S. Army

Garske, Clarence Roy. U.S. Army Infantry, WWII Pacific Theatre. 15 Oct 1918 - 18 Nov 2002. 

Gemberling, George Dewey. U.S. Army WWII European Theater.

Goes, Marvin O. U.S. Army, WWII.

Goss, Edward. USMC SSGT Korea

Graef, Robert John. U.S. Marine Corps. 19 July 1925 - 31 March 2016. Burial in Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove, Racine County, WI.

Groves, James H. U.S. Navy WW2 South Pacific. 10 Nov 1924 - 29 March 2016.

Hafemann, Dennis J. ​​U.S. Army 1963 - 1965​

Halverson, Richard Louis. U.S. Army, Korea

Hammel, John Lawrence. U.S. Army, WW2.

Hanson, Allen W. U.S. Navy Please contact Jim Adams with burial information.  

Harris, Paul KJ. (no cemetery)

Henry, Dennis Douglas "Little Man". U.S. Army, Vietnam

Heveran, Glenn "Edward". US Air Force during the Korean War. Please contact Jim Adams with burial information.

Hobson, W. Stan, MD. 1925 - 1995 and Carol (Family stone)

Hoeppner, Theodore W.

Hogan, Raymond F. U.S. Army Korea.  14 April 1933 - 05 June 2015.

Hoiska, John. 1918 - 2013. Tech. Sgt. U.S. Army, Pacific Theater 1941 - 1945.

Horn, Elmer W. U.S. Armed Forces, Korean War. 1928 - 2016

Husby, PFC John T.

Jennerjohn, Donald Gerald. U.S. Army 1953-1955. Please contact Jim Adams with burial information. 

Jess, Robert Alton. U. S. Coast Guard. 01 Jan 1938 - 20 March 2014.

Jilot, Richard J. US Air Force WW2 1942-1945. China, Burma, India Theater. Entombment Allouez Chapel Mausoleum.

Johnson, Corwin Oscar "Cor".​ US Air Force Intelligence Officer. Vietnam 1966 (To be buried in Sister Bay)

Johnson, Donald Sydney. U.S. Army, Japan​ 1945

Johnson, Mont. S. Col. U.S. Army WWII and Korea.

Johnson, William C. Petty Officer, 1st MD, U.S. Navy, Vietnam

Jones, Donald E. U.S. Army, Vietnam 1969 - 1971

Jones, Heidi. U.S. Coast Guard

Juhlin, Erik W. U.S. Coast Guard 1982 - 1990​​

Kaminski, Raymond N. Sergeant, National Guard .

Kaczmarowski, Robert. U.S. Army, Germany Korean War era. 1935 - 2016.

Kittel, Richard Lee. U.S. Army, Vietnam

Kostka, Richard "Dick" John. U.S. Army during Korean Conflict. 

Kozlovsky, Donald Lee. U.S. Army. Burial at Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in King

Krewel, James Lewis, Sr. U.S. Navy. Please contact Jim Adams with burial information.

Krug, David Lee

Leimbach, Gary A. SPC5, U.S. Army, Vietna

LeMere, Joseph "Paul". U.S. Army, Korean War. 1951 - 1953.

Liebe, Leroy. Pease contact Jim Adams with burial information.

Lindal, William "Will". 1991 - 2016. U.S. Marine Corps, Afghanistan.

Lindemeyer, Richard Henry George. USNR Engineering Officer WW2. Atlantic, Mediterranean, Pacific theaters. 13 Nov 1918 - 26 March 2016.

Luke, Vernon Thomas. Machinists Mate 1st Class, USNR , USS Oklahoma, killed 07 Dec 1941 in Pearl Harbor attack. ABMC Memorial.  2 memorials at Honolulu Memorial     USS Oklahoma Memorial  

Lukes, Roy J. U.S. Army, Fort Sill, OK. 1929 - 2016

Madoche, Robert "Happy Bob". 12 May 1954 - 24 May 2017. U.S. Navy USS Ranger. Please contact Jim Adams if you know where he is buried. 

Makuen, Donald R. 26 Sep 1930 - 15 May 2017. Chief Instructor U.S. Army Radio Operators School.
Mallien, John C
. U.S. Marine Corps (19 years). Please contact Jim Adams if you know where John is buried.

Malm, Richard K. U.S. Army WWII. 06 Nov 1926 - 18 April 2017. Please contact Jim Adams if you know where John is buried.

Malvitz, Jackie A. U.S. Army 1956 - 1958 (Nicolet Memorial Gardens/Shrine of the Good Shepard Mausoleum, Green Bay, WI)

Marcussen, Mary Jane (Chase) Paschke. Buried in Central Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in King, WI.

Marlow, Robert H. (Illinois burial)

Marschner, Carl Dean. U.S. Army, 1953-1955

Martin, John "Jack" Francis. He was in service during WWII & Korean Conflict. Please contact Jim Adams if you know where John is buried.

Matzke, Erwin Walter. 11 May 1916 - 18 Jan 2014. 124th Cavalry. Horse Soldier.

McCormick, John Francis. 18 July 1918 - 16 Feb 1943. KIA. WW2. Tablets of the Missing, Cambridge American Cemetery, England.

McCoy, John James "Capt. Jack". (1919 - 2012) Lt. U.S. Navy WW2 (Guadacanal) burial location unknown

McDonald, Leland J. (Burial location unknown) U.S. Army, Korea.

McNeil, Dean Spencer​. 15 June 1923 - 08 April 2017 (Burial location unknown. Please contact Jim Adams with burial information)

McQueen, James R. U.S. Navy (23 years) Sr. Chief Machinist Mate (Arlington National Cemetery)

Meneau, Stephen "Steve" Paul.  U.S. Army, Vietnam.

Meyer, Henry M. Sgt. U.S. Army Military Police, WWII, 1944 - 1946.

Miller, Harvey E. TEC 4, U.S. Army WW2 (Emmanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Brussels)

Miller, Roger Lawrence. Sgt. U.S. Army WW2 32nd Infantry Division, Pacific Theater. Bronze Star. (Shrine of the Good Shepard Mausoleum, Brown County, WI)

Moore, Ted Nelson, Jr. U.S. Army, Vietnam. 1949 - 2016.

Murrock, Robert "Bob" H. U.S. Marine Corps, Korean War. Buried in Pound, WI.

Nelson, David I. U.S. Army Air Force . (1919 - 2015)

Neville, Larry J. U. S. Naval Reserve, Turkey. (Entombment in Shrine of the Good Sheperd Mausoleum)

Nevins, James A. U.S. Air Force. 19 June 1934 - 25 June 2017. Please contact Jim Adams if you know where he is buried.

Oleson, Peter K., Sr. U.S. Army

Penpek, Arthur Gale U.S. Air Force (possibly buried in Egg Harbor cemetery)

Perez, Richard E. PFC, U.S. Army, Vietnam, KIA

Peters, Daniel Harry. 1945 - 2016. U.S. Army (Shrine of the Good Shepard Mausoleum)

Petersen,Caleb "Cal" Raymond. U. S. Army 1953 - 1956.

Peterson, Donald Lee. 24 March 1946 - 30 April 2013. U.S. Army 1965-1967

Peterson, Leonard F. 19 Dec 1918 - 05 Nov 2013. U.S. Navy WWII.

Peterson, Paul Wayne.

Pickett, Lt. John "Ducky" Douglas. U.S. Navy,1947 - 1975. Korea & Vietnam

Powell, Gregg E.  10 Sep 1938 - 12 March 2017 U.S. Air Force. Please contact Jim Adams if you know where he is buried.

Prange, Phillip George. Lt. J-  US Navy. (1934 - 2015)

Rank, Donald Oscar. U.S. Navy 1961 - 1965

Rankin, Wallace "Wally" J. U.S. Army 1945 - 1946

Reda, Sam M. 30 July 1930 - 14 March 2017. National Guard.  (Please contact Jim Adams if you know his place of burial)

Reed, Robert Bernard "Bob". U.S. Navy Inspection Officer.

Resler, Gilbert.

Robillard, Kenneth Justin. U.S. Army Korea, 1953 - 1955 (Burial in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Algoma)

Rushton, Paul Taylor. U.S. Navy, Korea.

Sabin, Allen Frederick. ​US Coast Guard.  (Please contact Jim Adams if you know his place of burial)

Schartner, Leonard J. 

Schley, Ronald R. SSGT, U.S. Air Force, Vietnam

Schuster, Richard R. U.S. Air Force. 23 Aug 1948 - 12 April 2016.

Schuyler, Darwin D. U.S. Army, Japan & Korea. (Place of burial not known)

Selvick, Bernard "Bud". (1925 - 2013) U.S. Army Air Force WW2

Serrahn, Fred Alfred. 1927 - 2017. U.S. Army 1952 - 1954 (Please contact Jim Adams if you know his place of burial)

Smejkal, Roland F. (1927 - 2012) U.S. Army, Germany.

Solway, Herbert E.

Soyring, Clarence Douglas "Sunshine". (1935 - 2015)  U.S. Army Germany Cold War

Spangler, Robert "Bob" Small.

Stapp, Rita Terry. U.S. Navy. 1924 - 2016

Stellwagen, Edward Lawrence07 April 1921 - 19 June 2014. U.S. Army Air Corps, WW2. (Buried in Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, King, Waupaca, WI)

Stenzel, Norman A. 1929 - 2015. U.S. Army Germany 1951 - 1953. 

Stich, Joseph D. "Joe". 07 Ju;y 1956 - 25 April 2014. U.S. Navy.

Stratton, John Frederick. 27 April 1926 - 01 March 2013. U.S. Navy (WI Veterans Cemetery, King, WI)

Stratton, Laura Reeves (Collett) 1924 - 2016 ​Royal Canadian Air Force (1943 - 1944). U.S. Naval Air Station Base. ​ ​(WI Veterans Cemetery, King, WI)

Struck, Dennis J. U.S. Navy Korean War. (Please contact Jim Adams if you know his place of burial)

Sturdevant,Alan G. U.S. Army

Tess, Steven Charles. U.S. Air Force 1966 - 1974

Thorp, James McCloud. U.S. Army WW2. (27 Sep 1927 - 2 Jan 2017)

Trodahl, John N. U.S. Air Force

Vallier, Michael.

Vana, Samuel E. U.S. Coast Guard 1960 - 1964 (Please contact Jim Adams if you know his place of burial)

Wagner, George. Franco-Prussian War

Wagner, Randall W. Corp, U.S. Army, Vietnam, KIA

Walker, Merlin George. U.S. Army Military Police (Korea) (Please contact Jim Adams if you know his place of burial)

Walker, Morris Charles "Charlie". U.S. Air Force (Alaska). (Please contact Jim Adams if you know his place of burial)

Walrabenstein, Arthur W. U.S. Army WWII, South Pacific. Burial in Waukesha County.

Warwick, Mercy. American Legion Auxiliary

Weber, Ronald Lee. U.S. Army Germany. 1944 - 2016.

Wehling, Harry T. 13 Feb 1927 - 13 Jan 2013. Merchant Marines & U.S. Coast Guard, WW2 South Pacific & Alaska. Place of burial not known.  (Please contact Jim Adams if you know his place of burial)

Wickham, Charles "Chuck".  U.S. Army to 1964.

Wiegand, E. Vincent.

Wilber, Len Albert. (Buried in Crandon Lakeside Cemetery)

Wilson, John Fredrick. U.S. Navy WW2. 1927 - 2015.

Withers, David. 19 April 1938 - 05 June 2017. U.S. Army & U.S. Army Reserves. (Please contact Jim Adams if you know his place of burial)

Woelfel, William Donald. U.S. Marine Corps Korean War.  27 Oct 1932 - 16 April 2017. Buried in Racine, WI.

Wolf, Harold "Omaha". U.S. Army Military Police WW2. 1927 - 2015 (Please contact Jim Adams if you know his place of burial)

Wolter, Robert L. U.S. Navy, Philippines. 1945. 1926 - 2016

Yorita, James H. U.S. Army to 1946.

Zahn, Carl.

USCGC Escanaba History. On 13 June 1943, 105 brave Coast Guardsmen perished with the Escanaba including four crewmen from Door County. They were:

* Chief Boatswain Mate George W. Larson. Purple Heart. Monument in Battery Park, New York City

* Radioman 1st Class Leonard Delsart. Purple Heart. Monument in Battery Park, New York City

* Utilitiesman 1st Class Victor J. Londo, Jr.. Purple Heart. Monument in Battery Park, New York City

* Boatswain Mate 2nd Class Clarence Edward Christianson.

"USCGC Ecanaba History" from the Coast Guard City Official Proclamation Ceremony. 10 May 2014. Sturgeon Bay, Door County, WI.(PDF document)

2013 Veterans Day Program at Sevastopol School, Institute, WI (video)

2013 Veteran's Salute Sevastopol Historical Society video (Norm Kiehnau, Carl Scholz, Ray Hogan, Bea Bircher)

2013 Veteran's StoriesSevastopol Historical Society video (Peter Devlin, John Neinas)

2013 Veteran's Stories Sevastopol Historical Society video (Bea Bircher)

2013 Veteran's Stories Sevastopol Historical Society video (Jim Huhta)

2013 Veterans Day Program at Sevastopol School, Institute, WI.  (Door Co. Advocate photos)

2013 Sevastopol Choir sings "American Tears" (video)

2011 Memorial Day Service at City Hall (Sturgeon Bay) Video by Jason Mann

Veteran's Stories -- Vince Sherrick (Sevastopol Historical Society)

2013 Memorial Day Service at City Hall (Sturgeon Bay) Video by Jason Mann

2011 Memorial Day Services at City Hall (Sturgeon Bay) Video by Jason Mann

 "A Salute to Door County Veterans". (11 Nov 2012) Program by the Sevastopol Historical Society. Video by Laddie Chapman. George Bodenner (U.S. Navy, WW2, Korea, Vietnam), Dick Shappell (U.S. Navy, WW2), Jack Hirst (U.S. Air Force, WW2), George Gemberling (U.S. Army, WW2), John Fulkerson (U.S. Army, WW2), Leo Neimeyer (U.S. Army, WW2), Bob Graef (U.S. Marine Corps, WW2). Moderator, Deb Logerquist. Introductions: Holly Kohls. Interviews: Don Rudolph & Linda Wait. (Military records from King Phillip's War (1675-1676) to the Vietnam War) (World War 2 casualties) Click on "Wisconsin" and then "Door County" to get a list of Door County casualties (Army & Air Force)

Merchant Marine website

U.S. Coast Guard (The Coast Guard at War) Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) "Handbook for Researching MIA Cases 1941 - 1960" (PDF)