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.
Steve is active in the Omro Area Community Center and is an active member of St. Mary’s Parish in Omro.
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.
Denise is an active member of Waukau United Methodist Church.
Steve and Denise married in the summer of 2002 at the funeral home. Together they have 5 children; Michelle, Ann (Jason), Stefanie (Tim), Andrew, Caleb (Allison), and three grandsons, Ryan "Buster", Cole "Skeeter", and Ezekiel "Pooh". Caleb graduated from Omro High School, and now is a graduate from UW Madison, and is continuing on to grad school at Madison. The Kwiatkowskis enjoy the outdoors, especially gardening, camping, fishing and taking walks.
Andy & Dorothy are the parents of Steve. Since Steve and Denise purchased the funeral home, you can find Dorothy helping wherever she is needed. Sometimes she answers phones, helps out on funerals, we can even count on her to dust and vacuum when the need arises.
Andy and Dorothy moved to Redgranite from Milwaukee in 1962. This move came about because of the desire to raise their 5 children someplace other than the city. In 1977, they moved to Wautoma to be closer to their jobs. Andy retired from the Waushara County Sheriff’s Dept. in 1994, and kept active helping out various funeral homes in the area. Dorothy retired from the Union State Bank in Wautoma in 1995. After a short illness, Andy passed away May 13, 2000 and is buried at St. Mark’s Cemetery in Redgranite.
In addition to being a loving mother and grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, Dorothy is active in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wautoma and spends her free time volunteering with the Relay for Life, and McComb-Bruchs Performing Arts Center in Wautoma.
Licensed Funeral Planner/Family Follow-up Specialist
Andy 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 moved back to Wisconsin to care for family.
Andy has spent 11 years helping families with preplanning funeral arrangements, having worked with Steve & Denise at one of the largest funeral homes in Wisconsin for 10 years. When Steve & Denise purchased the Seefeld Funeral Home in Oshkosh, they knew they needed Andy to provide the follow-up care he specializes in.
In his free time, Andy enjoys fishing, golfing and family time.
Gordie is a lifelong resident of Omro. He married Elaine Magnuson from Winneconne in 1949. Together they raised four children, three girls, and one boy.
Gordie has owned and operated Moran TV Sales & Service in Omro since 1953. He is a member of St. Mary’s Parish in Omro, The Omro HistoricalSociety, The SUVCW, (Sons of the Union Veteran’s of the Civil War), The Knights of Columbus of which he is a 4th Degree Honor Guard Member. Through the years, Gordie has been active in city government, serving as Alderman and past Municipal Judge.
Gordie has recently retired from the funeral home. We are glad that he has been with us for the past nine years.
Tom and his wife, Toni, live in Berlin. Tom is retired from the insurance industry. Tom helps out on funerals, by opening doors, greeting guests and hanging coats. He also answers phones at the funeral home and helps out in any way he can.
Bonnie grew up in the Omro area. She was the owner of Bonnie's Cut & Curl in Waukau for several years. Bonnie lives in Redgranite with her husband, Gary. She works part time at Preston Place in Redgranite, but always finds time to come and fix the ladies hair.
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.
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 serving as official taste-tester for his wife's cooking experiments.
Paul spends most of his time at Seefeld Funeral & Cremation Services, but you will see him helping out in Omro occasionally.
Funeral Director Apprentice
Geoff Mongiat is an eager funeral director's apprentice. He takes immense pride in his work and knows that in due time, he will be a successful funeral director. He grew up in Janesville, WI, where he attended Craig High School and graduated in 2003.
Before joining the Seefeld family, Geoff spent eight years in the United States Army with a total of two years overseas between Iraq and Afghanistan. He spent three of those eight years with the elite 1st Ranger Battalion before successfully changing his job to that of a Broadcast Journalist, which sent him to Honduras as the base's disc jockey and narrator.
He is excited for this new chapter in his life, as he will be learning the funeral trade from the most skilled funeral directors in the Fox Valley. He abides by "A man is only as good as his word." The strong character he possesses combined with the pride he takes in his work, will make a lasting, positive impression on you and your family.
Many of you have seen Geoff opening doors at funerals in Oshkosh and Omro.