We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.
Steve Kwiatkowski, Funeral Director
Steve was raised in Redgranite and attended Wautoma High School. Even in his younger years, Steve knew he would someday be a funeral director. After graduating from High School, he moved to Milwaukee, attended Mortuary College, and became a licensed funeral director in 1976. Through the years, he has held various management positions within funeral service. This vast experience has taught him that when it comes to providing funeral services, short cuts are never allowed; attention to detail is mandatory and always treat people by the golden rule.
Denise Kwiatkowski, Funeral Director
Denise grew up in Illinois. It was a life long ambition of hers to become a funeral director. This came about by the experiences she had as a young person, when her mother died. When her oldest children were starting their high school education, Denise decided the time had come for her to follow her dream. Denise attended Milwaukee Area Technical College for mortuary school. After serving her apprenticeship at one of the largest funeral homes in the state of Wisconsin, she received her funeral director’s license in July of 2000. Since that time, she has personally served hundreds of families. In 2005, Denise went to school to be a Certified Funeral Celebrant, so she can help families with Eulogies, and performing services. Any family that has personally dealt with Denise can attest to the fact that her passion for helping people, her attention to detail, and her overall concern for the families she serves is unparalleled.
Paul Narveson, Funeral Director
Paul Narveson, Funeral Director
Paul was born and raised in Dodgeville, WI, which is about forty miles west of Madison. His family farmed for many years. After high school, Paul attended the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and received his mortuary science training at Milwaukee Area Technical College, graduating in 1976. He was employed at funeral homes in Dodgeville and Eau Claire before coming to Oshkosh in 1990. In addition to over thirty years experience in funeral service, Paul was very active in the Jaycees for many years, and received the Clint Dunagan Memorial Award for regional directors in 1987. His professional training also includes time served as an EMT with Iowa and Eau Claire counties. His hobbies include fishing, hunting and volunteering at Springbrook Sportsmans Club.. Paul spends most of his time at Seefeld Funeral & Cremation Services, but you will see him helping out in Omro occasionally.
Brian Hesterberg, Funeral Director
Brian Hesterberg, Funeral Director
Brian was raised in Rosendale and graduated from Laconia High School in 1990. Four years later, after graduating from the University of Wisconsin, he did different jobs until finding his way into funeral service, completing his apprenticeship and graduating as funeral service valedictorian from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 2001. Loving the Fox Valley Area, he was privileged to spend 11 years in the Appleton Area as a funeral director. Being that, “It’s all about people,” the move to Oshkosh was an easy decision when he had the opportunity to work with Steve, Denise, Paul, Geoff, Larry and Andy. Having discovered a healthier, active lifestyle, workouts and playing disc golf are among Brian’s favorite activities. Even though Brian spends most of his working day at the Seefeld Funeral Home, he will be helping out in Omro from time to time.
Larry Wunderlin, Administrative Assistant
Larry was born and raised on a farm in Platteville, Wisconsin where he learned the value of cooperation and teamwork along with six siblings. After graduating from high school, he served 3 years in the US Army in various administrative positions in the states and overseas. Larry married his high school sweetheart, Pamela, in 1974 and began a working career with multiple
John Deere dealerships where he served customers as a Service Manager for five years; and in the Sales Department for the next 30 years.
He and his wife relocated to Oshkosh in October 2011 for various reasons; mainly to be closer to their children and grandchildren. Larry joined Seefeld in February 2012 and is extremely happy and feels blessed to be working with a very warm, dedicated, and caring staff. He is currently enrolled part time at Fox Valley Technical College which will further help to prepare him for his
new career as the administrative assistant to the funeral directors and the families they serve.
Mary Hanson, Administrative Assistant
Mary was born, raised and still resides on the family farm outside of Omro. She has two grown sons and a treasured grandson. Mary enjoys quilting, farming and spending time with her animals.
Andy Weninger, Registered Funeral Planner
Andy is a registered funeral agent specializing is preplanned funeral arrangements.
He grew up in Eagle River, WI, graduating from Northland Pines High School in 1982. After graduation he spent 3 ½ years doing volunteer work in Brooklyn, New York. After moving to Ohio and marrying his wife Tonya, they soon moved back to Wisconsin to care for family.
Andy has spent 11 years helping families with preplanning funeral arrangements, having worked with one of the largest funeral homes in Wisconsin for 10 years. He was ranked among the top planners in the United States.
Andy is very pleased to be back working for such great owners and is looking forward to helping countless more families in the Fox Valley region
Michaelene Dowers, Funeral Director
Michaelene Dowers was born and raised near Long Beach, CA. She received her mortuary science degree from Cypress College in California. After completion of her studies, she became licensed in the state of California and met her husband, Jack, who was in the military. After being a funeral director in California, and once they were ready as a family, Michaelene and Jack moved to Wisconsin where she became a Wisconsin licensed funeral director. Holding a dual license has given her the ability to see the different cultures and customs across the country. She is currently in the process of obtaining her Bachelor Degree in Religious Studies from Grand Canyon University and plans to obtain her Masters in Thanatology and Divinity as well. Michaelene is very patriotic; loves to travel with her husband and learn about different areas of the United States; as well as donate her time to veteran related assistance and animal rescues. Michaelene and Jack have a beagle named Sugar Grace. Michaelene has a great attention to detail and looks forward to giving families of Oshkosh the best personalized care they deserve.