Manitowoc County
Lois Kiel
Lois Kiel
January 2016
1010 S. 8th St.
Manitowoc WI 54220
M: 8:30-5; Tu-F: 8:30-4:30
(920) 683-4004
(920) 683-2766

Elections, County Board services, Marriage Licenses, Domestic Partnerships, Dog License Administration, Work Permits, Passports, Courthouse Tours, and Mail Processing.


High School graduate, studied at Lakeshore Technical College, and continuing education

Previous Work Experience:

28 years with Manitowoc County:  Deputy County Clerk – 2002-2015,  Register of Deeds, Comptroller’s office, and District Attorney’s office; 14 years with Manitowoc Crane.  

Other & Personal:

Enjoy spending time with my best friend who happens to be my husband, Al for 48 years, along with our two children and six grandchildren.

County Information:

Carved out of Brown County, Manitowoc County was established in 1836 and is the only county in Wisconsin where cows outnumber people (an uprising is coming soon). A microcosm of the state, Manitowoc County boasts large agriculture and manufacturing sectors. Its cranes, ice machines, wind towers, light pipes, and premier dairy products are found all over the world (all you need to do is look - that's a Manitowoc ice machine more times than not).


Manitowoc County is also home to the first ice cream sundae (while that claim is possibly in dispute by "historians," it's a fact within the Manitowoc County borders).  Other attractions include a state forest and hiking/biking trails along the breathtakingly scenic Lake Michigan shoreline, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum (the WWII submarine USS Cobia is located there), and a car ferry that runs across Lake Michigan to Luddington, Michigan.  The retro (mid-1980's) 90 foot high mural of a Budweiser bottle and cans in downtown Manitowoc is also quite a sight.

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