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Jeff Schanhofer

Jeff Schanhofer

Jeff Schanhofer, a licensed funeral director, was born and raised in Sparta and graduated from Sparta High School in 1995. He attended Viterbo College and received a B.S. in Biology before attending Worsham Mortuary College in Chicago.

Jeff is married to Amy (Zeman) and lives in Sparta. They have a son, Trygve Robert, and a daughter, Myra Amelia. He enjoys golfing and being with friends and family. He is an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoys trips to Wrigley Field.

Jeff is a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus, Sparta Butterfest, Junior Achievement, Sparta Kiwanis, and the Good Citizen Volunteer Organization.

Jeff Ruediger

Jeff Ruediger

Jeff Ruediger is a Green Bay native. He graduated from Ashwaubenon High School in 1997. Following high school he worked as a Sheetmetal worker for 13 years until being called to Funeral Service. Jeff earned an Associate Degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College. 

Jeff married Nikki (Flock) who was born and raised in Sparta. They moved back to the area recently to be closer to family. They have two wonderful boys, Brooks and Miles. In his free time, Jeff enjoys spending time with his family, hunting, and fishing. He is an avid Packers and Brewers fan.

Jeff and Nikki are members of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.


Sheryl Lakowske

Sheryl Lakowske

 Sheryl Lakowske has worked at the funeral home since 1999 as the office manager.

A Sparta native, she's married to Larry Lakowske and has 2 sons, Mark and Ryan (Becky), and 2 grandsons, Dexton and Zavien.  She enjoys gardening, camping, and crafting.

She is a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ and the Sparta Women's Association.


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