Our Staff

Our dedicated and supportive staff are here to guide you through this difficult journey. We take pride in doing our absolute best to ensure your needs are met.

John Krueger - Owner & Licensed Funeral Director
Phone: (715) 453-3808   |   Fax: (715) 453-5085   |   Email: kruegerfamilyfuneral@gmail.com

John graduated from the MATC Funeral Service program in 1977. He and his wife, Kari have 3 daughters. Katie Hirt, a High School teacher in New York City. Katie and her husband John Hirt have 3 children, Harrison, Corrina, and Elise.  Karen Gauerke is daughter number two and is a licensed funeral director at Krueger Family Funeral Home. Karen and her husband, Chad Gauerke have three children as well.  Charlee, Jacee, and Mack. Karolyn is our youngest daughter and is married to Steve Schrammel.  Karolyn is employed at Lincoln Hills/Copper Lake School.  Karolyn and Steve are expecting their first child in January.  John and Kari are members of Grace Lutheran Church, they have been active in various community organizations.  They have been mentors in the Kinship organization. John is currently serving on the Boards of the Tomahawk Chamber of Commerce, Kinship of Tomahawk, and Tomahawk Hatchet Athletic Hall of Fame.

Karen (Krueger) Gauerke - Licensed Funeral Director
Phone: (715) 453-3808   |   Fax: (715) 453-5085   |   Email: kruegerfamilyfuneral@gmail.com

Karen is the middle daughter of John & Kari Krueger. She graduated from Tomahawk High School in 2004. She then attended UW-Stevens Point for 2 years before attending MATC, receiving a degree in Mortuary Science in 2007. Karen did her internship and was later employed full-time with Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home in Milwaukee. Karen, and her husband, Chad, moved back to the Tomahawk area in the fall of 2010. Together, they have three children; Charlee, Jacee & Mack. Charlee & Jacee attend St. Mary's Catholic School in Tomahawk. Chad is the Dean of Students at Lakeland Union High School in Minocqua. Karen is a Licensed Funeral Director at Krueger Family Funeral Home.

Sarah Zuelke - Pre-Planning Specialist
Phone: (715) 453-3808   |   Fax: (715) 453-5085   |   Email: kruegerfamilyfuneral@gmail.com

Krueger Family Funeral Home is proud to announce the addition of a Pre-planning Specialist to their staff. According to Krueger Family owner, John Krueger, "To serve the growing need of families who wish to plan ahead, we have appointed a dedicated Advance Funeral Planning Specialist to our staff. Sarah Zuelke has been helping families in central Wisconsin for the past seven years as a licensed funeral director.  She will work with our families to coordinate all aspects of advance funeral planning, including financial preparation. In our experience, we find that a little preparation will help relieve some of the burden families face during a difficult time. It truly is a gift of love."  To schedule a free consultation with Sarah Zuelke, please call 715-453-3808.