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 as a paraprofessional at Lakeland Union High School.  Karolyn and Steve have a son, Joseph Arthur..  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.

Jamie Allar - Certified Advanced Planning Specialist / Insurance Agent
Phone: 715-571-4160 | E-mail: jamie@epilogueplanning.com

Our mission is to provide the best pre-planning experience possible, with a personal touch.  A growing number of families have found peace of mind in knowing their wishes are prepared before the need arises.  

Since 2007, Jamie has assisted thousands of Wisconsin families by preparing this important final gift for their loved ones.  Families that entrust their advance plans to us can rest assured that attention to every detail is paramount!

Jamie is available to meet with you at our funeral home, or in the comfort of your home. There‚Äôs no cost or obligation.  Please contact us today, at 715-453-3808, to schedule your free consultation.