Nancy Piasecki
Nancy PiaseckiPresident
Nancy has been managing the funeral home business office since 1955, when she married Michael Piasecki, Sr. and moved to Kenosha. Her community involvement includes service on the boards of Hospice Alliance Inc., St. Catherine’s Hospital Auxiliary, and St. Catherine’s Hospital. She is a member of the Kenosha County Girl Scout Council and the P.L.A.V. Auxiliary. Nancy has been a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church for over 40 years and is former chair of St. Peter’s Finance Committee. She has four children and six grandchildren and loves to spend time with her family and friends.

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Matt Martin
Matt MartinPartner/ Apprentice Funeral Director
Matt was born and raised in Racine and has resided in southeast Wisconsin since graduation from Lake Superior State University in 1996. He served the citizens of Kenosha as a firefighter/paramedic for 23 years before joining the leadership of Piasecki Funeral Home in 2020. Matt and his daughter Gabby are members of Journey Church and are advocates for the Racine County Opportunity Center and Kenosha Achievement Center. As pipe major of the Kenosha Area Pipes & Drums he has provided countless bagpipe tributes to families in their time of need. Currently a student at Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Matt is honored to continue the legacy of the funeral home and lead the Piasecki team in service to others.

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Laura Ewings
Laura EwingsLicensed Funeral Director
Laura moved to Kenosha County and joined the Piasecki Funeral Home team in April of 2004. She attended UW Parkside and graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 2001. Laura is a proud member of the American Society of Embalmers.

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Rich Jorgensen
Rich JorgensenLicensed Funeral Director
Rich is a lifelong resident of Racine; graduating from Horlick High School. After 30 years in manufacturing Rich began his career in 2011 as an apprentice and completed his schooling in the Funeral Service Program at the Milwaukee Area Technical College in 2012. He and his wife Connie have two children, Trista and Steve and 3 granddaughters. When not working at the funeral home Rich enjoys working in his yard, spending time with friends and family (he’s 1 of 9 siblings), and traveling to see his granddaughters. He is a member of St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church and the Racine Moose Lodge # 437. Rich appreciates that each family has different needs; he readily adjusts to meet those needs and is honored to help families through the entire funeral process.

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Tom Bain
Tom BainLicensed Funeral Director
Tom has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1973. A lifelong resident of Kenosha, he is a graduate of St. Joseph High School and holds a Bachelor of Science in business management from UW Parkside. After a part-time job sparked his interest in funeral service, Tom attended Worsham College of Mortuary Science and graduated salutatorian. After a 30-year career in collection management and cemetery administration, he started working at Piasecki Funeral Home in 2007. Tom and his wife, Nita, are the proud owners of a 1964 AMC Rambler Classic

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Kurt Schaff
Kurt SchaffLicensed Funeral Director
Kurt has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 2017. He has worked in this field for over seven years. Kurt graduated from the Milwaukee Area Technical College Funeral Service Program. He moved to Racine in 2018 and worked independently assisting various funeral homes Kurt became part of the Piasecki team working full-time in January of 2020. He finds great fulfillment in serving others and takes pride in his work with each family.

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Jim Landgraf
Jim LandgrafApprentice Funeral Director
Jim has a compassion for helping others, especially in a time of need. He has been working at Piasecki Funeral Home since 2001 and became an Apprentice in July of 2019. Jim’s been married for almost 30 years and a proud father of 4 sons. He has been a teacher with the Kenosha Unified for over 32 years, currently in the middle school setting. He’s an active member of St. Mary Catholic Church and enjoys golf, travel, refinishing furniture, and surrounding himself with family and friends. Jim recently authored a book, “Pillow Thoughts” which is a journal designed to help parents and their children better communicate with each other.

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Jennifer Milkus
Jennifer MilkusApprentice Funeral Director
Jen joined the Piasecki Funeral Home team as an Apprentice in September 2019. After more than 20 years in various corporate accounting and finance roles, she changed her career path and is currently working towards becoming a funeral director. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with degrees in Accounting and Business Administration, and is currently enrolled in the Funeral Service program at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Jen lives in Kenosha County with her husband Dale and her two fur babies, Lola and Sammy. When not at work or school, she enjoys traveling, camping, and tackling the latest home improvement project.

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Ron Nelson
Ron NelsonLicensed Intermediary/Advanced Planning
A resident of Kenosha County, Ron has served as Piasecki Funeral Home’s director of family services since 2004. In this role, he supports families in pre-planning for the future to reduce the sudden emotional and financial stress of losing a loved one. Ron is also a licensed intermediary and agent for burial trust agreements. He is a member of CrossWay Community Church and is a past president of the Kenosha Rotary Club. Ron and his wife, Beverly, have two married daughters and three beautiful grandchildren.

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Julie Ruhle
Julie RuhleOffice Manager
Julie has more than 30 years’ experience as a licensed property, casualty, life, and health insurance agent. In 2001, she changed her career path and began working at Piasecki-Althaus. Julie loves helping people and is an invaluable resource for families who have questions about life insurance and need help filing claims.

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Patty Santiago
Patty SantiagoAdministrative Assistant
She’s the one you may first talk to when you call or visit us. She brings a wealth of interpersonal and office experience as a manager from her 30-year tenure in pharmacy. In 2019 Patty changed her career path and joined the Piasecki team. She was born and raised in Kenosha, where she earned an Associate degree from Gateway Technical College. She enjoys working in the yard, tending to her flowers, gardening, baking, remolding projects and being creative with crafts. She always finds time to spend with her family and friends.

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Anne Wasilevich
Anne WasilevichMarketing Specialist
Born and raised in Kenosha, Anne currently lives in Kenosha County. She graduated from St. Joseph High School and continued her education at UW Parkside and Gateway Technical College. Anne demonstrates an incredible commitment to her community, church and is a friendly visitor for Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services, Inc. Her compassion and understanding make her an asset to the GriefShare program, which she leads alongside Pastor Charlie Hansen and Roger Rodriguez. Anne is our marketing specialist.

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