Carl J. Kiehnau, 97


Carl Jonas Kiehnau, 97, of Sturgeon Bay, formerly of Jacksonport, was called home Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010, at Ministry-Door County Medical Center.

He was born on Feb. 8, 1913, in Milwaukee, the son of the late William and Lydia (nee Treichel) Kiehnau. On April 4, 1942, he married Margaret L. Schwamb in Milwaukee. After their marriage Carl and Margaret moved to Jacksonport where they owned and operated their own dairy farm for many years. Margaret preceded him in death on April 30, 2006. Carl was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport.

He held several town offices including serving as Jacksonport Town Supervisor and Town Treasurer. In 1965 he served as the first president for the National Farmers Organization. Carl enjoyed going to and playing cards at the Door County Senior Center. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Carl is survived by his three children, Beverly (Paul) Ozburn of Egg Harbor, Wayne (Dianne) Kiehnau of Egg Harbor and Lois (Richard) Weiland of Middleton; five grandchildren, Ryan (Amy) Kiehnau of Sturgeon Bay, Derek Ozburn of Egg Harbor, Jennifer (Brian) Wayman of Madison, Brooke (Brian) Houston of Evanston, Ill., and Nathan Weiland of Milwaukee; his three greatgrandchildren, Tyler and Savanna Kiehnau and Timothy Wayman; two brothers, Donald "Butch" (Ruth) Kiehnau of Bella Vista, Ark., and Norman (Sharon) Kiehnau of Sturgeon Bay; three sisters, Olive Braley and Mildred "Joey" Radtke of Sturgeon Bay and Florence "Dickie" Reagles, of Milwaukee; four sisters-in-law, Joyce Hahn of Hartford and Joyce, Doris and Betty Kiehnau all of Sturgeon Bay; brother-in-law, Richard Schilter of Allenton; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; brothers, Harold, Fritz, William, Rueben, Leonard "Mike" and infant brother, Henry; and a sister, Dorothy Perkins.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 31, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport, with the Rev. Peter Lindemann officiating. Burial will be at Zion Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call at Huehns Funeral Home on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m., and on Sunday at the church from noon until the time of services. There will be a devotion service held at Huehns Funeral Home on Saturday evening at 7:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Carl’s memory to Zion Lutheran School, Neighbor to Neighbor, or to the Door County Senior Center.

Sign guest book and offer condolences at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.