We Take a Great Amount of Pride in What We Do
We understand that it takes many hands and hearts to help facilitate a funeral. The death of a member of the community and the ensuing celebration of their life affects others in the community and so we come together, we share our gifts and resources, and we care for each other.
We have been blessed with a wealth of people from the Pulaski area who help us to serve you in the best way possible.
Pam (Marnocha) Janssen
has been a licensed funeral director since 1977 and has served as the firm’s president/owner since 1994. IN addition to 43 years serving the community in that capacity, Pam is an Insight Trained, Certified Funeral Celebrant/LifeTribute Professional. A Certified Life Tribute / Funeral Celebrant is a lay-person, clergy person, or funeral director who has been trained in the specific area of conducting funerals for families who wish to have a personalized and individualized funeral service experience.
Pam currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Pulaski Community Pantry and recently retired after 17 years on the Pastoral Team at her local parish, working as the Adult Faith Formation Coordinator and RCIA Team Leader.
You just might find her with a camera in her hands, trying to capture the magic of the moment.
Say cheese, or smile, or something!
“Everyone is doing the best they can at any given moment”
Levana Gray – Schubert
Levana has been a licensed funeral director since 2009. She is a member and Past President of the Pulaski Lions Club and is currently a member of Lions District 27B2 Sturm Humanitarian Board of Directors.
Levana has family ties to the Antigo and Mercer areas and enjoys spending time with her family in the Northwoods. She recently became a mom and her funeral home work family is tickled pink to welcome baby Leona… perhaps a next generation funeral director!
And, lest he feel left out… Levana is also the proud ‘dog parent’ of Winston, an English Bulldog… who is pretty sure he owns the house!
Rachel has been a licensed funeral director since 2019, and has been working in and around funeral homes since 2011.
Rachel grew up in the South (you might pick up on her accent). She and her husband, Grant, moved to the area in 2018. The couple has six children . As you might imagine, their lives are blessed and their days are filled with love and activity.
We are delighted to have Rachel as part of our work family and look forward to having her talents and her kind heart enhance our service to the families who call us for assistance.
Mike Marnocha – Pam’s Dad
Mike is a second generation owner and funeral director. Now “mostly” retired, he is always willing to come in and give us a hand. The community sees him from time to time as he also drives the funeral coach (hearse) on a part-time basis.
Mike continues to play an occasional Sunday afternoon dance job with old-time bands around the area.He enjoys golfing and spending time with family and friends. Those of you who know Mike know that the grass doesn’t grow under his feet.
Diane (Socha) Peters
A Pulaski native, Diane serves as our Officer Manager. Diane is also our Pre-Need Specialist, assisting Pam and the other directors with your pre-need questions and solutions.
In addition to working in the office, Diane brings 40 years of experience as a musician to the families we serve. That experience includes decades of serving as a church music minister. Diane understands the invaluable part music plays as an integral component of a meaningful funeral service. It is a joy to hear her play the piano, and we are doubly blessed to have her available to accompany both church and family singers and musicians at many of our area funerals.
She and her husband, Ray, enjoy spending time with their family, and especially their three grandchildren.
Pam’s brother, Greg is our Funeral Assistant Leader and ‘go-to guy’ for just about anything
Greg enjoys classic cars… a lot… and is the proud owner of a 1969 Camaro SS, newly repainted to an original orange Camaro look. Pretty sharp, for sure!
Greg also enjoys music from the 60’s and sitting around a campfire with friends. He loves spending time with his daughter, and his granddaughter.
Traci (Johnson) Szymanski
Traci is our Licensed Funeral Apprentice.
Staci has been assisting us at the funeral home for a number of years and recently completed the Wisconsin apprentice course, passed her exam, and was granted an apprentice license.
We think Staci just might have the biggest and friendliest smile in the tri-county area.
Throughout the years, many members of the community have stepped forward to help us serve you. Nathan Ferfecki makes sure our walks and entryways are clear of snow and ice all winter, Todd Schmidt and his crew keep our landscaping up to snuff, Al Christopherson keeps our eaves cleaned of debris and snow/ice, and McKeefry and Sons, Inc. continues to do a great job in keeping the parking lot open for our families and their guests during our long Wisconsin winters. Smurawa’s Country Bakery, Super Ron’s, and our local Cousin’s provide us with sweets and treats for our arrangement conferences and for the family room during visitation hours. We have always used local business people and resources to help us do our work, as we do as much as we can to support our local community.
Our staff is committed to working for and with you, in planning the service you desire to memorialize your loved one. We can help you develop a unique service that is reflective of your needs and wishes, and we encourage you to use your imagination — we are here to serve you. For 87 years, we’ve built our reputation for providing Pulaski’s finest funeral services on our belief that each of our clients is like a member of our own family.