Funeral service is the Lord’s calling for my life. This isn’t a generational business, but a vocation and a privilege to serve in your most vulnerable moments. We take seriously the responsibility that for your loved one’s funeral, we have only one chance to “get it right.”
At age 7, my father died very suddenly at home of natural causes and my mother (then 39) was left to care for our young family of four children while looking after the small family business and several employees. I remember having a positive funeral experience and felt called to this profession ever since. After graduating mortuary school in Milwaukee my mother reminded me of what I said when leaving the funeral director’s office the day of my Dad’s arrangements: “Someday I’d like to help other little boys when their daddies die like that man helped us.” After serving my internship in Rhinelander, I came to manage the Soulek Funeral Home in Oconto Falls in August, 1979. On January 1, 1985, my wife Kathy and I purchased the business and have made a life-long commitment and conviction to care for all families and help them heal following the death of a loved one.
Now, 40 years later, our commitment and conviction remains as strong as ever to care for families in need as our name implies, funeral SERVICE. We continue to share unique and personalized ideas to the families we serve which comes with so many years of providing premium care and services. Such things as offering private viewings, guiding families with protection of assets during preplanning or settling life insurance claims are just a few of the many things we do as part of our care for families without extra cost to them.