Lori J. McCabe
On March 26, 2018, a sad Monday eve, Lori Jean McCabe took her leave.
Her last words said were “I love you;” to family, friends, and kitty cats too.
Time on this Earth, was too short to be sure, but the moments had, were used well by her.
Most of her time was spent on love: of books and of family and God up above.
30 plus years Lori taught at Sheboygan Falls; imparting her wisdom and knowledge to all.
She cherished her students, the first and the last; she remembered them fondly, the current and past. Learning in school isn’t all that took place, Lori shared learning in every space.
Her nieces and nephews learned while in cars, in gardens, and kitchens, (and as grown-ups, in bars).
We can’t share it all, so here are a few: chew with lips closed, you weren’t born in a zoo; coffee needs creamer; there’s ne’er too many cats; never use cuss words, just say “rats; pink’s always in fashion; books are the best; I am the teacher, I have the big desk.
Final knowledge she shared was simple and true; do unto others as they’d do unto you.
She is survived by her siblings: Debbie Jones, Tim (Kathy) McCabe, Mike McCabe, Sandi Gottsacker, and Jon (Casey) McCabe; her cherished nieces and nephews: Ashley, Amanda, Brian, Vickie, Kaila, Elyse, Robert, Michael, Emily, Alex, Ben, and Daniel; her two treasured grandnephews: Carter and Jaxon. She is greeted by her parents: Donovan and Alice McCabe; brothers-in-law: Thomas Gottsacker and Steve Jones; maternal uncle: Mike O’Leary; and furry friends: Tracy, Jennie-Any-Dots, McGregor, and O’Leary.
A memorial Mass will take place on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Peter Claver Catholic Church, 1439 S. 12th St., Sheboygan with Rev. Robert J. Lotz officiating. Family and friends may gather at the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan on Tuesday evening from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and at church on Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.
The family makes a final request, to help us all lay dear Lori to rest.
No need to dress fancy, we won’t make a stink, we simply request that you all wear pink.
Her favorite color, to celebrate life, to bring immense joy, instead of great strife.
Remembrances made how ever you want, to honor a sister, a teacher, and aunt.
Online condolences may be expressed at reinboldfh.com.
Mary Alice Hughes
Mary Alice Hughes, 81, passed away March 31, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was born March 25, 1937 in Richland Center, WI, the only child of the late Louis and Laura (Alford) Geisler.
Her family moved to Reedsburg, WI, where she graduated from Webb High School. She married William E. Hughes on February 11, 1956 at First Methodist Church in Reedsburg. Bill and Mary recently celebrated their 62nd anniversary. They later moved to Kenosha, WI and have resided in Sheboygan, WI since 1965.
Mary was a member of St. Luke United Methodist Church for the past 53 years where she served on various committees, taught Sunday School, Bible School, and served as president of United Methodist Women. She was also the piano accompanist for the Children’s Choir for 23 years, as well as playing for countless church programs and services. Mary also used her piano talents by accompanying numerous students for local, district, and state music contests for over 50 years. She was especially proud to accompany her husband, children, and grandchildren in their musical endeavors.
She was a Girl Scout leader for 12 years and spent numerous years as a secretary at the Manitou Girl Scout Service Center until her retirement.
In addition to her husband, Bill, she is survived by her children Melody and Tim Manion, Rondell and Lee Prinsen, Marci Hughes, Robert and Heide Hughes, and Lori and Perry Fritz; grandchildren Sean and Meredith Manion, Matthew and Krystal Prinsen, Megan and Marcus Ninneman, Abigail and Emily Hughes, Allison and Tom Ross and Nathan Fritz (special friend Taylor Perronne); and great-grandchildren Parker and Payton Ninneman and Mason and Grace Prinsen.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 7, 2018, at St. Luke United Methodist Church, 623 Ontario Avenue, Sheboygan. Visitation will take place from 10:00 to 12:00, followed by the service, with Pastor Cindy Thompson officiating. Private interment will be at Greenlawn Cemetery, Chapel of Eternal Light.
Memorials to St. Luke United Methodist Church or the Sheboygan County Cancer Care Fund, 7621 N. Taylor Drive, Sheboygan, WI 53081 are welcome
Mary’s family would like to thank Dr. Mark Bettag, the staff at Matthews Oncology, and HSHS St. Nicholas Hospice for their loving care and support.
Norbert J. Orth
Norbert J Orth, 96 passed away March 28 2018 at Sunny Ridge Nursing Home Sheboygan
Norbert Life in his own words:
I was born a twin on a farm in Cleveland Wisconsin on February 8 1922 to John and Gertrude Orth. My twin brother Gilbert died at the tender age of three days. I enrolled at St Wendel Catholic School and after completing eight years of elementary school I completed four years of high school at Central High in Sheboygan. These were enjoyable days and yet hectic at times, since my younger, brother, Francis and my younger sister Deloris and myself were obliged to help with the morning milking before we left for school in the morning and had to be home immediately after school hours to help with the evening chores.
In high school I enjoyed singing in a cappella choir and took a college preparatory course. My enrollment in college, however, was interrupted by a severe case of mumps and I did not go on to Marquette University as I had planned, but instead stayed at home to help erect a new barn.
A year later, I attended the University of Wisconsin Farm Short Course, and this was perhaps one of the most enjoyable times of my life. Going to college, because it was such a sharp contrast to the life I had left in the country which was one of hard work, no nonsense and self-sacrifice. At the University I took courses in agricultural engineering, dairy husbandry etc… and joined the glee club.
During the war years, I didn’t attend school due to a shortage of labor and I was deferred to help on the farm; however, I attended the short course again in 1947 and 1948. This was undoubtedly a wise decision, because I learned a great deal more about scientific farming. I also enjoyed the social events at the University, belonging to the Saddle and Sirloin Club, 4-H and sang baritone with the University barbershop quartet. The following year after attending the University, the opportunity arose whereby we could purchase two adjoining farms and my brother Francis and I who also attended the University for 2 years formed a partnership. We called our enterprise ORTH FARMS.
I took a flock of voice lessons from Madam Bauer at Lakeland College and did some solo work and directed the St. Wendel Church Choir. The nicest thing that ever happened to me happened in February of 1957 when the Manitowoc Jr., Chamber of Commerce presented me with the outstanding young farmer award for that year. Our farm covered 360 acres, comprising a dairy and certified seed business.
In February of 1960, I enrolled in a Dale Carnegie course in Sheboygan and a dangling shoe hanging off the foot of a little girl threw me of the track! and my bachelor days were over. After a few months of courtship, I married Betty Jane Heller Raatz in the fall of 1960. Our life was a full and busy one. I enjoyed remodeling jobs around the house and my wife and I both sang supporting roles in a music club production of the opera LA TRAVIATA. We enjoyed and belonged to Pine Hills Country Club and I enjoyed immensely singing and gatherings with the barber shoppers.
We were blessed with 3 boys: the oldest being Andrew, Richard and youngest Jamie. Life was full of blessings”
Norbert will be missed dearly by his family and friends. He unconsciously brought love, laughter and happiness with his sophisticated demeanor, his charm, his love of music and sing, and his great dancing ability that awed us all. He will be forever in our hearts.
Norbert is survived by Andrew his son and his girlfriend Maureen of Cleveland and a son Richard in California. Elaine Orth (wife of brother Francis): Amy Perry Orth of Cleveland (Mother to grandchildren) Richard and Somer Orth Sheboygan & Myron Perry Cleveland. 11 Greatgrandchildren: Blake and Kamron Orth; Matthew Jr Orth, Sophia, Amelia and Levi Orth: Kyle, Emily, Iona, Lexie, and Mason Perry: his very dear friend Kathy Lider Sheboygan and her children and many other nieces, nephew’s relatives and friends.
Norbert was preceded in death by his parents: wife Betty Orth; son Jamie Orth; infant brother Gilbert; brother Francis Orth; sister and brother-in-law Deloris and Kermit Lutzenberger, Matthew Bertholf Orth and two nephews.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Norbert at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4th at St. Clement Church (522 New York Ave) Sheboygan Wi 53081, with Fr Matthew Widder Officiating. Burial will follow after a small luncheon at Saint Wendel Catholic Cemetery in the village of Cleveland. Friends may call the church on Wednesday April 4th from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.
The family wishes to thank the nursing staff at Sunny Ridge for the compassion and care given to Norbert during his stay and a special thanks to Marcia Lesjack for her great love and outstanding care given to Norbert before he entered the nursing home.