Peninsula Genealogical Society - Door Co., WI
THEN AND NOW
updated 22 Oct 2010
The PGS is in the process of gathering information for this page. Most have OBITUARIES available for patrons. We are attempting to create lists for Door County and Kewaunee County current and past Funeral Homes/Undertakers. Funeral Homes often have kept the records from their the previous owners' and may have information regarding deceased person's and their families.
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Above: Door Co. Advocate: Sat. 26 Oct 1889 P. 4 - F. X SAILER Sturgeon Bay Furniture Store & Undertaking
CURRENT FUNERAL HOMES FOR DOOR COUNTY (2010)
CASPERSON Funeral Home-Sister Bay (for Northern Door County) The Casperson Funeral Home was established in 1921 in Sister Bay, WI.** (Source: 25 Sep 1958-OBIT-DC Adv) - ** www.caspersonfuneralhome.com
FORBES Funeral Home-Sturgeon Bay-founded as FORBES Funeral home in 1982-History: founded as SLOAN Funeral Service at the beginning of the 20th Century-STONEMAN Funeral Home 1925 to 1970-SOULEK Funeral Home 1970-1981 - www.forbesfuneralhome.com
HUEHNS Funeral Home-Sturgeon Bay - was first founded as HAHN Funeral Home which was established in 1884, and later as DAVIS Mortuary.- www.huehnsfuneralhome.com
PAST FUNERAL HOMES/UNDERTAKERS FOR DOOR COUNTY
BUCHANAN Funeral Home* - 404 N. Court, Sturgeon Bay, WI (now 4th Ave.), "Lady Assistant"*-*Source: 1935-1938 phone books and city directories: Ginny HAEN's research for "History of Undertakers/Funeral Directors in Door County" using phone books and city directories-(2010).
DAVIS Mortuary *-now HUEHNS Funeral Home (2010)
GILLESPIE, Thos.* - "GILLESPIE had a store where the A & P grocery is now located. *Ginny HAEN's research for "History of Undertakers/Funeral Directors in Door County" using phone books and city directories-(2010).
HAHN Funeral Home- (1st Funeral Home in Door County*) - established in 1884-1944***; originally the Francis X. SAILER Undertaking and Furniture business* later became DAVIS Mortuary-now: HUEHNS Funeral Home** (2010); -*Source: *Henry J HAHN OBITUARY-31 Jan 1937; **Source: www.huehnsfuneralhome.com; ***Source: *Ginny HAEN's research for "History of Undertakers/Funeral Directors in Door County" using phone books and city directories-(2010).
MCDONALD's Undertaking Rooms* - *Source: Door Co. Democrat: Sat. 17 Aug 1901, p. 1: OBITUARY for Peter SCHIBLE.
MCKERCHER, Arthur* - 6 N. Cedar St., Sturgeon Bay (now Third Ave.) *Ginny HAEN's research for "History of Undertakers/Funeral Directors in Door County" using phone books and city directories-(2010).
SAILER, Francis X.*-Undertaker & Funeral director in Door Co.-Sturgeon Bay Furniture Store-1868*-1889** - sold casket and furniture business to to Henry J HAHN***- Sources: *Chas. Martin History of Door County-1881; **Door Co. Advocate: 26 Oct 1889.; ***OBIT for Henry J. HAHN-31 Jan 1937.
SLOAN Funeral Service*-established at the beginning of the twentieth century in Sturgeon Bay-became STONEMAN Funeral Home 1925-then SOULEK Funeral Home 1970-1981-now FORBES Funeral Home (2010); *Source: FORBES Funeral Home website: www.forbesfuneralhome.com .
SOULEK Funeral Home-1970-1981*-previously SLOAN Funeral Service and STONEMAN Funeral Home, Sturgeon Bay-now FORBES Funeral Home (2010); *Source: www.forbesfuneralhome.com - history (2010).
STEPHENSON Funeral Home* - 1938** to 1968*, 504 N. Cedar (now Third Ave.), Sturgeon Bay **; *Source: 28 Dec 1954-OBIT-Door Co. Advocate-George BUECHNER-bur. Schumacher Cem.), (*Source: 25 Sep 1958-OBIT-Door Co. Advocate-Mrs. Owen (Stella) HIDDLESON-bur. Town of Sevastopol-Bayside Cem.; *Source: 2 Apr 1968-OBIT-Door Co. Advocate-Mrs. Marie Brown-Bayside Cem.; **Source: 1938 City Directory: Ginny HAEN's research for "History of Undertakers/Funeral Directors in Door County" using phone books and city directories-(2010).
STONEMAN Funeral Home* -1925 to 1970 - 1-3 S. Union (now Maple St.), Sturgeon Bay**-previously SLOAN Funeral Service, Sturgeon Bay (Sawyer)-"Wm. BEHRINGER in charge of undertaking. Lady Attendant"**-(*28 Dec 1954-OBIT-Door Co. Advocate-Oscar STRAHL-bur. Bayside Cem. & Oscar KURTH-bur. Egg Harbor Town Cem.),(*25 Sep 1958-OBIT-DC Adv-Joseph CARMODY-bur. Town of Sevastopol-St. Joseph Cem.); **Ginny HAEN's research for "History of Undertakers/Funeral Directors in Door County" using phone books and city directories-(2010).
CURRENT FUNERAL HOMES FOR KEWAUNEE COUNTY (2010)
SCHINDERLE Funeral Home-Algoma, Kewaunee Co. - www.schinderle.com/
McMAHON Funeral Home-706 Main St., Luxemburg, WI 54217-1131; (920)845-2389 -(2010).
PAST FUNERAL HOMES/UNDERTAKERS FOR KEWAUNEE COUNTY
HAUCKE's Funeral Home*-Algoma, Kewaunee Co.-(1956*)*(Source: Door Co. Advocate-OBIT: Tomas Perry-30 Oct 1956)
CURRENT FUNERAL HOMES FOR BROWN COUNTY (2010)
BLANEY Funeral Home-1521 Shawano Ave., Green Bay (from OBIT from Door Co. Advocate-Sat. 9 Oct 2010), www.blaneyfuneralhome.com : HISTORY: "In 1941, William J. BLANEY established BLANEY Funeral Home. The original funeral home was established at 141 N. Chestnut Street. In 1948, he married Eileen Early and together they made a commitment to area families to serve people with dignity and fairness. Many things have changed since 1941, but our family's commitment to our community has not. For over 60 years, the good people of Green Bay have been placing their confidence in our family. We take that confidence very seriously because we know that trust is something which must be earned."
MALCORE Funeral Homes & Crematory-historic NE Side of Green Bay-Established in 1921 as DUPONT-MALCORE Funeral Home - www.malcorefuneralhome.com.
PFOTENHAUER Funeral Home, East-Town location, 2379 East Mason St., Green Bay, www.PfotenhauerFuneralHome.com (Door Co. Advocate-Wed. 20 Oct 2010-MEYER, Beulah M., OBIT.)
PROKO-WALL Funeral Home-1630 E. Mason, Green Bay WI 54302-family owned and operated since 1969; 1-800-750-4222; www.prokowall.com . (Aug 2010)
Schauer & Schumacher Funeral Home, 432-4841. (Door Co. Advocate-Sat. 16 Oct 2010: MERKATORIS, John R., OBIT)