President, Licensed Funeral Director
Growing up on his family dairy farm in Chilton, Wisconsin, John’s values for family, service, and community were instilled in him at a young age. Following the unexpected death of his father while he was in high school, John began to take an interest in lasting impression funeral service can have. After finishing his undergraduate work, he and taught Sales and Marketing at Stevens Point Area High School for five years. In 1982, John and Barbara’s oldest son, Andrew, died of childhood cancer. Following that death, John resigned from teaching and entered mortuary school. While working at two large funeral homes in Milwaukee and Indianapolis, he obtained extensive experience conducting funerals and helping families cope with devastating loss. In 1991, John, Barb, and their family moved back to Wisconsin to purchase the funeral homes in Sheboygan Falls and Oostburg.
John is active in many local community, statewide and national organizations. He was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the National Funeral Directors Assoc. In 2005 he was elected President by his peers of the International Order of the Golden Rule—an invitation only association for progressive and high standard funeral homes. John serves as vice-chairman of the Board of Directors for the St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan. John and his wife, Barbara, have four adult children; Kyle (Jayne) Wenig, Angela (Scott) Ring, Evan, and Damon (Johannah) Wenig; and six grandchildren. John and Barb live in Sheboygan Falls and are active members of their church in Oostburg. John’s personal experience of the death of his father and son equip him to more fully understand the needs of those who grieve.