Gabower Condolences

Donnel “Don” Gabower, Janesville – passed away on March 24, 2020.  Don was an active WWOA member, attending many annual meetings and chapter activities, who planted thousands of trees around the Janesville area.  He donated land for the Gabower-Reilly Wetlands located west of Beloit which is now managed by the Green-Rock Audubon Society.  Memorials may be made to Rock Prairie Presbyterian Church, 8605 E County Rd A, Janesville, WI 53546.

Griffith Condolences

Jeannine Griffith, Walnut, IL – passed away on May 1, 2021.  Jeannine was a life member of WWOA and attended many Annual Meetings.  Flowers or memorials may be directed to the Red Oak United Methodist Church, 16961 2900 N Ave, Walnut, IL 61376 or Red Oak Cemetery Fund or the Lee County Fair Association, 1196 Franklin Rd, Amboy, IL 61310.

Stevenson Condolences

Lowell “Steve” Stevenson, Richland Center – passed away September 20, 2021.  Steve was a life member of WWOA.  He served as chair of the Bad Axe Chapter for many years, hosted several WWOA chapter field days, and was active on the Government Affairs Committee.  Many WWOA members enjoyed visiting Steve and Carol at their wonderful Town of Stevenson Museum or sawmill through the years.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation in memory of Lowell “Steve” Stevenson to local Richland Center American Legion or Agrace Hospice care located at:

Engelhard Condolences

Robert “Bob” Engelhard PhD, Stevens Point – passed away on September 21, 2021.  He served as WWOA’s executive director from 1991-1995 after his retirement from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point where he was a professor of forestry for 25 years.  His professional achievements included receiving the university-wide excellence in teaching award three times and College of Natural Resources outstanding faculty member award three times.  He was a member of the Governor’s Council on Forestry for six years.  He was named a Fellow in the Society of American Foresters in 1985 and received the 2005 John Macon Award by the Wisconsin Society of American Foresters. In 2009 he was inducted into the Wisconsin Forestry Hall of Fame.

Per the family’s wishes, a public Celebration of Bob’s life will be delayed until large groups of people can safely assemble. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to The Robert J. Engelhard Teaching Assistantship Endowment at UW-Stevens Point.  Those wishing to make a charitable contribution to the fund should make their checks payable to “UWSP Foundation – Engelhard Forestry Assistantship” and mail it to UWSP Foundation, 2100 Main St., Stevens Point, WI 54481; or give on-line at and designate “Other Specific Fund – Engelhard Forestry Assistantship – 3847.”

Livingston Condolences

Nancy Livingston, Hancock – passed away on September 8, 2021.  Nancy was a WWOA life member and her parents were charter members.  She served on the WWOA Board of Directors from 2000-2006.  She was an active WWOA volunteer, attended WWOA Annual Meetings and participant in the Central Sands Chapter.  A Memorial Service is planned for Spring of 2022 at Zion Lutheran Church.  In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in her memory to the WWOA Endowment Fund, PO Box 285, Stevens Point, WI 54481.

Dorff Condolences

Gerald “Jerry” Dorff M.D., Hartland – passed away on September 18, 2020.  He loved being outdoors.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to St. Charles Catholic Church, 313 Circle Dr, Hartland, WI 53029; St. Dominic Parish, 18255 W Capitol Dr, Brookfield, WI 53045; St. Bruno’s Catholic Parish, 226 W Ottawa Ave, Dousman, WI 53118; or Marquette University.

Jordan Condolences

Rachel Jordan, Dodgeville – passed away on July 29, 2021.  She was a very active Life Member and leader in Wisconsin’s forestry community.  Rachel served on the WWOA Board of Directors from 1984 through 1991.  She served as vice president from 1985-87 and then became President in 1987-88.  Rachel also served as WWOA’s executive director for a time.  She and her husband, Don, were named Wisconsin Tree Farmers of the Year (1994) and subsequently were named the 1996 National Tree Farmers of the Year.  In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Family Advocates, 250 N Court St, Platteville, WI 53818.

Doughty Condolences

Daniel “Dan” Doughty, Eau Claire – passed away on June 28, 2021.  He was a charter WWOA member and he enjoyed spending time in his woodlands.  Dan was most noted for his service to our country at home and abroad.  He joined the Air Force Reserve in 1952 and became a fighter pilot.  On April 2, 1966 while on his 170th combat mission he was shot down while over North Vietnam and was taken prisoner.  He would spend the next, nearly 7 years as a POW before being repatriated in February 1973.  For his sacrifices, wounds and valor as a POW, Dan was awarded two Silver Stars, three Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts after his return from Vietnam.


Gerhke Condolences

Michael Gehrke, Winter – passed away on April 16, 2021.  He served on the WWOA Board of Directors from 2000-2006 and served on the executive committee as Secretary from 2003-2005.  Mike also served on the Board of the Northwest Chapter for many years.  He volunteered on many WWOA committees including several Annual Meeting Planning Committees.  Michael believed in giving back and always offered his help.  He loved living in his woods and watching the birds and wildlife, along with his dear wife, Pat.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Northwood’s Humane Society, P.O. Box 82, Hayward, WI 54843.

Krause Condolences

Lawrence G. Krause, Pewaukee – passed away May 28, 2021.  He loved sailing and spending time at his cottage and in the pristine woods surrounding Duck Lake in Langlade County.  The family will host a Celebration of Larry’s life from 4:00 – 7:00 pm on Friday, June 4 at the Pewaukee Yacht Club, N22 W28204 Edgewater Drive, Pewaukee. If desired, memorials appreciated to Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association, PO Box 285, Stevens Point, WI 54481 or  Your Choice to Live, Inc., 440 S Lapham St, Oconomowoc, WI 53066.