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Each of our employees is hired based on their integrity, compassion, willingness to serve, competence, and professionalism.  The quality of the individuals on our staff is second to none.  Each of them takes great pride in being a member of the Wenig Funeral Home “Family.”  Daily they exhibit enthusiasm and pride in serving families to the best of their abilities.  Regularly our Funeral Home receives positive feedback in the form of comments and letters, highlighting instances of exemplary service and personal concern.  Their commitment to the community and genuine compassion toward families are but a few of the characteristics that make them outstanding in their field.  The professionalism and personal commitment provide for premier service we have to offer. We are proud to have each one of them on our staff.     

John Wenig, Funeral Director / Owner
Office Phone: 920.467.3431

Growing up on his family dairy farm in Chilton, Wisconsin, John’s values for family, service, and community were instilled in him at a young age. Following the unexpected death of his father while he was in high school, John began to take an interest in lasting impression funeral service can have. After finishing his undergraduate work, he and taught Sales and Marketing at Stevens Point Area High School for five years. In 1982, John and Barbara’s oldest son, Andrew, died of childhood cancer. Following that death, John resigned from teaching and entered mortuary school. While working at two large funeral homes in Milwaukee and Indianapolis, he obtained extensive experience conducting funerals and helping families cope with devastating loss.  In 1991, John, Barb, and their family moved back to Wisconsin to purchase the funeral homes in Sheboygan Falls and Oostburg.

John is active in many local community and statewide organizations. He was elected President by his peers of the International Order of the Golden Rule—an invitation only association for progressive and high standard funeral homes. John and his wife, Barbara, have four children; Kyle (Jayne) Wenig, Angela (Scott) Ring, Evan, and Damon (Johannah) Wenig; and five grandchildren. John and Barb live in Sheboygan Falls and are active members of the First Reformed Church of Oostburg. In his free time, John enjoys traveling with his wife, spending time working in his yard, and collecting political memorabilia. John’s personal experience of the death of his father and son equip him to more fully understand the needs of those who grieve. He wakes up each day with an eagerness to serve the people of Sheboygan County.

Barbara Wenig, Owner / Hairdresser / Funeral Assistant

Barb, in many senses is the “encouragement from behind the scenes” for our firm. She has good insight on how we can better serve our families each day. She takes personal pride in keeping our two funeral homes beautifully decorated with personal and seasonal touches. Barb is responsible for the hairdressing needs of our clients as well as any other cosmetology needs. In addition to helping at the funeral homes, Barb is an Interpreter for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for the Sheboygan Area School District.  She is married to John, and does an amazing job of maintaining their household and family’s needs. Barb is mom to four children, Kyle (Jayne) Wenig, Angela (Scott) Ring, Evan, and Damon Wenig. She loves being "Nana" to her grandchildren, Anderson, Leisel, and and Keaton.  She sings in the choir and is a Pastoral Elder at the First Reformed Church in Oostburg.  In her free time she enjoys flower gardening, reading, biking, exercising, traveling, volunteering and music.

Holly J. Underberg, Funeral Director / Embalmer
Office Phone: 920-467-3431
Fax: 920-467-4531

Holly grew up in Waupaca, WI.  Upon her graduation from high school she attended UW-Green Bay for 2 years.  During that time she was a volunteer at Bellin Hospital and served as an apprentice funeral director for a local funeral home. In 2000 she transferred to MATC in West Allis and attended Mortuary School and was licensed in 2002.  She proudly and compassionately served families in the Cedarburg/Grafton area until the birth of her first daughter in 2005.
Holly is active in the Sheboygan Falls community with her 3 daughters; Mallory, Nora and Sydney.  They are active members of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheboygan Falls where Holly is a part of the Grief Ministry Team. In her free time she enjoys running, participating in 5k runs and obstacle courses and spending time with family and friends.

Jim Beine, Embalmer / Funeral Director

Jim is a valued member of our staff.  His integrity, professionalism, and sincerity are second to none.  Jim puts forth his very best in everything he attempts. Jim entered funeral service in 1994 after owning his own ambulance service in West Bend. Jim is a member of St. John Evangelist Catholic Church, Kohler Kiwanis Club, and lives in Kohler with his wife, Helen, and five children. He does an outstanding job balancing his busy professional life with being a devoted husband and father.

Connie Meier, Office Manager
Office Phone: 920.467.3431

Connie joined our team in May of 2009.  She  brings a wealth of organizational skills and ideas to our office. Connie has a pleasant manner in the way she approaches her work. Connie’s duties are widely varied to include the processing of documents, data entry, printing of memorial materials, accounts payable and cheerfully answering any telephone inquiries. She adds great value to our office operations and is pleasant to work with on a daily basis. Connie has two adult children, a son, Matt; and a daughter, Kristin.

Harley Hilbelink, Facility Maintenance / Funeral Assistant

Harley is a very capable and personable member of our staff.  He is pleasant and has a wide variety of abilities.  He dutifully takes pride in keeping our facilities, vehicles, lawns and flower gardens in pristine condition, all for your pleasure. Harley also assists with the filing of various documents at the court house and other agencies. He sings in the choir and serves as an elder at the First Reformed Church in Oostburg.  He is married to Jeanne and has three grown children, and eight grandchildren. In Harley’s free time he enjoys sports and spending time in his yard tending to his flower gardens and pond.

Dick VanEss, Funeral Assistant

Dick serves our community with a smile and sincerity. Personal service is always forefront in Dick’s attitude. Dick assists on funerals and helps keep our properties and vehicles in pristine condition, all for the benefit of the families we serve. Dick is retired from the Sheboygan Post Office. He has been an active lifelong member of Bethel Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Oostburg. Dick is married to Carol, has three grown children, and enjoys spending time with his ten grandchildren. He enjoys playing golf in his spare time.

Danette Hoftiezer, Funeral Assistant

Danette has a warm and pleasant smile that greets the people that visit the funeral home. She was raised in Cedar Grove and currently lives in Gibbsville. She is a devoted wife to her husband, Todd, and a busy mother of four children; Lindsay, Alyssa, Nicholas, and Jackie. Their family are active members of Gibbsville Reformed Church, where Danette works as a church secretary.  They enjoy spending weekends at their home in Upper Michigan, enjoy outdoor activities, and attending their children's school and church activities. In Danette’s “spare” time she enjoys scrapbooking, shopping, and traveling.

Mike Hagen, Funeral Assistant

Mike extends to each person that he meets warmth and a sincere desire to help them in any way he can. He is compassionate and caring by nature. Mike works full time at the Kohler Co. and helps at the funeral home evenings and weekends. Mike lives in Oostburg with his wife, Karen, and they have three grown children and one grandson.  He is an active member at Blessed Trinity Catholic Parish and enjoys running, biking, and gardening in his free time.

Howie Brusse, Funeral Assistant

Howie brings a great deal of comfort to the families we serve with his warm smile and welcoming manner. Being a lifelong member of the community, Howie is a recognizable and caring friend to many. Howie is a longtime and very active member of First Reformed Church in Oostburg.  He is married to Sue and between the two of them, have seven grown children.  Howie enjoys spending time with his 15 grandchildren.  He is a avid Brewer, Packer, and Badger fan and enjoys gardening.

Edward Waech, Funeral Assistant

Ed joined our staff in the spring of 2012.  He was raised in Cedar Grove and currently lives in Oostburg where he and his wife Kathy raised their son Jordan and daughter Courtney.  Ed works at Sigma-Aldrich as a Quality Assurance Specialist and is a Deacon at First Presbyterian Church in Oostburg.  Ed enjoys golf and trap shooting, and treasures the time spent with family.

Sandy Flipse, Funeral Assistant

We welcomed Sandy to our team in January of 2013.  She grew up in Gibbsville and now lives in Oostburg.  Sandy works as an administrative assistant for Dutchland Plastics and is a member of First Reformed Church.  She enjoys spending time with her friends, jigsaw puzzles, traveling, and attending plays and musical events.  Sandy has a son, Thomas, and a daughter Stephanie.  

Jessica Gabrielse, Funeral Assistant

Jessica joined our staff in 2013.  She lives in Oostburg and attends First Christian Reformed Church in Oostburg.  Jessica is planning on going to MATC in West Allis next year to pursue a career as a funeral director.  She enjoys the outdoors, going up to her family's cabin in northern Wisconsin, and spending time with her family and friends.  

Gary TenHaken, Funeral Assistant

Gary joined our staff in February of 2014.  He is a life long resident of the Oostburg area and an active member of First Presbyterian Church of Oostburg.  Gary is married to Judi and has one son and daughter-in-law, and one granddaughter.  He is retired and enjoys golfing and spending time with family and friends.

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