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You will find that we are one of the most experienced staffs in this area.  We adhere to the highest standard of ethical practices and are committed to ensuring that all of your needs are attended to. The fact that each of us has experienced the death of a close family member gives us the perspective of the grieving families we serve.  Also, our commitment to the community and genuine compassion toward families are but a few of the characteristics that make us outstanding in our field.  We are proud to be of service to the communities we serve.

Jerry Hankes, Funeral Director - Owner
Office Phone: (920) 885-6600

Born and raised in Beaver Dam, Jerry has been with Murray Funeral Home since the days of Jack Murray's ownership and has remained here since.  He has been a licensed funeral director since 1978.  He and his wife Donna have three children, Matthew, Scott and Jesse.

John R. Leiting, Funeral Director - Owner
Office Phone: (920) 885-6600

Born in Kenosha, Wisconsin, John began his career in funeral service in 1983.  He became a licensed funeral director in 1985.  He and his wife Helen moved from Portage to Beaver Dam in 2001.  John is also a certified celebrant.  That is, he has been trained to conduct funeral services that are highly personalized and centered on the life of the person who has died.

John is a sports enthusiast and can be seen out at Old Hickory during the summer months.  He also enjoys hunting during the fall and winter months.  He is an active member of St. Katharine Drexel Parish in Beaver Dam and the St. Katharine Drexel Conference of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Jim Bublitz, Funeral Director-Preneed Specialist
Office Phone: (920) 885-6600

Jim was a Dodge County Sheriff's Deputy for 20 years before becoming a licensed funeral director in 1987.  He has two grown children, Melanie and Megan.

Jim's main focus at the funeral home is helping people pre-plan their funeral.  He is extremely knowledgeable in the laws and procedures involved with prearranging and prefunding  funerals.

Jim is active in Rotary and can be found at local race tracks during the racing season.  He is a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church (WELS) in Juneau.

Trisha Schweiger, Funeral Director
Office Phone: 920-885-6600

Trisha is a 1999 graduate of Beaver Dam High School. She graduated from the Funeral Service Program at Milwaukee Area Technical College in 2006. Trisha, her husband, Willie, and their son, Jackson enjoy having campfires at their home. They are active members of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Reeseville. She enjoys music and plays the piano, and as time allows, she tries to participate in the Beaver Dam Community Band, playing the French Horn.

We feel lucky to have Trisha with us.  She provides a feminine perspective and affords us the opportunity to assist in her professional development.

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