Kathleen Shinevar


Former owner of The Health Port, Kathleen M. Shinevar, 75, of the Town of Port Washington died of congestive heart failure at Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice in Sheboygan Falls on Wednesday, May 9.  

Mrs. Shinevar was born in Waukesha on Dec. 4, 1942, to Lawrence and Verna Drydyk Cramer. She grew up in the Town of Sherman and attended St. Mary’s Grade School and Random Lake High School.  

On May 23, 1974, she married Richard Shinevar in Lansing, Mich. The couple moved to Port Washington shortly after, and in 1980 opened The Health Port, a health food and supplement store located in downtown Port.

They later opened Another Thyme, a restaurant and coffee shop in conjunction with the store. It was a forerunner to the locally sourced food-to-table movement that showcased healthy and organic food.

In 2003, the store moved to Belgium but it returned to Port Washington in 2016, a year after Mr. Shinevar died.

Her family said Mrs. Shinevar’s was certified in nutrition and iridology. Her knowledge of food, vitamins and supplements drew many people to her store, and she would constantly read articles and studies to find alternatives to help people.

Faith was very important to Mrs. Shinevar. She was a member of Portview Church in Port Washington and was involved with Mercy Seat Church.

Mrs. Shinevar is survived by her daughter Wendy (Roger) Altendorf of Florence, Ky.; stepchildren Michael (Roberta) and Linda (Tim) O’Brian, all of Michigan; grandson CJ (Sarah) Altendorf; one great-granddaughter; nine step-grandchildren; and 18 step-great-grandchildren.  

She is further survived by her sister Clarice (Brian) Rusch of Adell, sister-in-law Sue Cramer of Random Lake, and brother-in-law Wayne Ustby of Adell.

Mrs. Shinevar was preceded in death by her husband Richard, brother-in-law Noel Cramer, and sister-in-law Mary Lou Ustby.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 31, at Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington with the Rev. Greg Nuernberg officiating.  

Visitation will be at the funeral home Thursday from 3 p.m. until the service.  

Interment will be at the Southern Wisconsin Memorial Veterans Cemetery in Union Grove.




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