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Merlin Wieting as a childWieting Family Funeral Home has a long history of being family owned and operated. Wieting Funeral Home began in 1953 when Merlin Wieting and Harvey Techman began operating the Techman-Wieting Funeral Home in Hilbert. In 1960 Merlin purchased the Luecker Funeral Home in Brillion, when Fred Luecker retired. In 1972 Wieting Funeral Home became a family corporation when Wayne "Bud" Wieting started working with Merlin, and enrolled in the Mortuary Science Program in Milwaukee. In 1974 Merlin Jr. "Fuzzy" Wieting joined the corporation and entered the Mortuary Science Program in Milwaukee. Upon Bud's graduation in 1975 he began working with his father at the funeral home in Brillion, and doing livery work for the Pfeffer Funeral Home in Chilton, and the Reedsville Co-op Funeral Home in Reedsville. At the close of 1975 Earl "Bud" Pfeffer wanted to retire and the Chilton funeral home became available for purchase.

On January 1, 1976 the Pfeffer Funeral Home became known as Pfeffer-Wieting Funeral Home, and Bud began managing the Chilton location. In 1977 Fuzzy graduated from mortuary school and began working at the funeral homes in Chilton and Brillion. In 1980 Tim Schneider, who was married to Marla Wieting, entered the Mortuary Science Program in Milwaukee, and upon graduation in 1983 became a part of the family corporation. In 1985 The Reedsville Co-op Funeral Home was purchased and all three locations began operating as Wieting Funeral Home Incorporated. In 1989 Tim wanted to branch out on his own, so he sold his share of the business back to Bud and Fuzzy. In 1992 Marla (Wieting) Schneider enrolled in the Mortuary Science Program in Milwaukee, and graduated in 1995. She and her husband Ron Michaelis currently own and operate the Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home in Jefferson, Wisconsin.

In 1995 the corporation known as Wieting Funeral Home Incorporated was restructured into two separate corporations, Wieting Funeral Homes Inc., (Brillion & Reedsville) owned by Fuzzy, and Wieting Funeral Home of Chilton Inc., owned by Bud. This was done to facilitate the ownership of a third generation entering the funeral business. Bud's son, Daniel Wieting, started working at the funeral home in 1995 and in 1999 he entered the Mortuary Science Program in Milwaukee. Upon his graduation in 2001, he became part owner of the Wieting Funeral Home in Chilton.

In November of 2002 the construction of a new funeral home began in Kiel. The construction was completed in October of 2003. It was at this time that Wieting Funeral Home of Chilton became Wieting Family Funeral Home in order to recall our long and storied history as a family of funeral directors.

Bud and Barb's hard work and dedication to the funeral industry served as a model for how a family owned funeral home should be operated. Their expertise and insight was passed on to their son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Jamie Wieting who now operate Wieting Family Funeral Home since 2013 and began a remodeling project at the funeral home in Chilton in 2015.

In 2016, Ameriquip went through a large expansion in their Kiel manufacturing facility.  This expansion included the razing of the location in Kiel, making way for hundreds of new jobs in Kiel.  

The remodeling project of the Chilton location was completed in October of 2016.  The expansion included the addition of an elevator, dining hall, and relaxing lounges for families to utilize.  

We continue to serve our communities with excellence and strive to better ourselves each and every day.
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Nov 23 - 1:06 pm
Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks to all those who came out for our Wobbly Gobble today!



Nov 24 - 1:07 am
Last shout out for our Wobbly Gobble coming up Thanksgiving morning at 7:30 AM. Please spread the word and we will see you there!



Nov 15 - 1:34 pm
Wow! Where does time go? We are about a week away from the Wobbly Gobble, at the funeral home, Thanksgiving morning. Enjoy the pictures from last year. We hope to see your bright smiling faces that morning wobbling with us around Chilton. We wobble away from the funeral home at 7:30 am and return within a half hour to hour, depending on how fast you wobble. Coffee, Tea, and Hot Chocolate to follow.



Nov 2 - 3:43 pm
We are starting something new. We had Grief Support in the past but we are enhancing our services. We are bringing in a grief support specialist, Karen Aspenson, every other Tuesday, starting on November 7. Please pass on this grief support information to whomever you think might benefit. We appreciate you helping us spread the word about a healthy step in the grief journey.



Nov 3 - 11:45 pm
Learning new things at National Funeral Directors Association annual convention! Do you like Dan's loud suit? #nfda2017 #boston.



Oct 24 - 3:22 pm
Looking forward to our next event, Wobbly Gobble. Mark your calendars, we hope to see you all for a fun walk around Chilton on Thanksgiving morning.



Aug 8 - 3:01 pm
Sunday, October 8, 2017, at 1:00 pm, Wieting Family Funeral Home, Chilton, Wisconsin Learn about and enjoy complimentary beer, wine, and cheese as we get the conversation started while celebrating National Family History Month. Every family in attendance will receive a gift to have the Talk of a Lifetime. This is a very informal gathering. Bring family and friends, young and old. You'll be home in time for the 3:15 pm Packer game, or you can choose to join us as we cheer on the Green & Gold. Seating will be limited. For planning purposes, please RSVP by calling (920) 849-4941 Or by email -info@wietingfuneralhome.com "The thing that interests me most about family history is the gap between the things we think we know about our families and the realities." ~ Jeremy Hardy



Aug 3 - 12:29 pm
We have a beer and wine event coming October 8, 2017, 1 PM - 3 PM. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information. "I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen." ~ Ernest Hemingway
Jul 26 - 9:32 am
"The thing that interests me most about family history is the gap between the things we think we know about our families and the realities." ~ Jeremy Hardy We have a beer and wine event coming October 8, 2017. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information.
Jul 18 - 2:40 pm
Consumer Alert: Scammers Targeting Seniors in Wisconsin Recently, there has been insurance fraud specifically targeting seniors in Wisconsin in exchange for personal information. In this fraudulent case, recipients received mail requesting personal information in exchange for the potential to qualify for a life insurance product covering thousands of dollars in funeral expenses free of charge. Fake insurances companies or agents defraud consumers by taking money for premiums on bogus policies with no intention of paying claims. Prevent yourself from being a victim of fraud. The best way to protect yourself from insurance fraud is to research the agent and company you are considering. Confirm the company and agent is licensed to write insurance in Wisconsin. Licensing information about agents and companies can be found at oci.wi.gov or by calling 1-800-236-8517.
Nov 23 - 1:06 pm
Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks to all those who came out for our Wobbly Gobble today!
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