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Michael D. Leikness

Michael D. Leikness

Licensed Funeral Director

Michael has been a licensed funeral director since 1982. He purchased the funeral home from the Ayars family on May 1, 1985. Michael is married to Dr. Mary (Hallman) and they currently reside in Wautoma. They have one daughter, Sarah L. Schmitz.


Ryan J. Reetz

Ryan J. Reetz

Licensed Funeral Director

Ryan has been a licensed funeral director since 1998. He has worked in the Milwaukee Area, Manitowoc, Two Rivers Area, Viroqua Area and now has settled in Wautoma. Ryan has two boys, Kaden and Chase. He served in the U.S. Army from 1989 - 2009 and has since retired from the WI Army National Guard. Ryan served overseas during the Gulf War in 1990 as a medic.


Sarah L. Schmitz

Sarah L. Schmitz

Licensed Funeral Director

Sarah is the daughter of Michael and Dr. Mary Leikness. She has been a licensed funeral director since 2005. She and her husband Rick live in Neenah with their children Madeline and Eliott.



Mark M. Putskey

Mark M. Putskey

Funeral Director Assistant

Mark has served as funeral director assistant since 2000. He is married to Jane (Pfaller) and they have two sons, Nick and Nathan. They currently reside in Wautoma.


Nicole M. Bauknecht

Nicole M. Bauknecht

Licensed Pre-Need Insurance Agent

Nikki has been licensed with Pekin Insurance since 2010. Her job is to help people pre-fund and pre-plan their funerals so that surviving family members are not left with the difficult decisions and stress of wondering what to do after a loved one passes. Nikki was born and raised in Wautoma (Spring Lake). She graduated from Wautoma High School in 1989. She has a son, Colten.


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