Daniel W. Wieting is a licensed funeral director & embalmer in the state of Wisconsin, and has held a National Funeral Director license since 2001. Daniel married his high school sweetheart Jamie in October of 2003. Both he and his wife are originally Chilton natives and Dan has returned to the area in 2001 after living and working in the Milwaukee/Waukesha, Plymouth, and West Bend areas. Dan is a graduate of Chilton High School and attended the University of Wisconsin Green Bay before graduating in 2001 from Milwaukee Area Technical College with a degree in Mortuary Science. Dan holds membership in the National Funeral Directors Association, the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association where he currently serves as President of the Association, the Fox River Valley Funeral Directors Association, and The International Order of the Golden Rule. Daniel is an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Rantoul. He is also an active member of Optimist International. His hobbies include camping, skiing, brewing beer, and working on cars. Dan is currently involved in the restoration of a 1950 Studebaker Land Cruiser.
Jamie L. Wieting
Jamie L. Wieting is a licensed educator in the State of Wisconsin and manages the day to day operations of Wieting Family Funeral Home. Jamie married Daniel Wieting in October of 2003. She is a graduate of Chilton High School, and the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with a degree in Early Childhood Education. Jamie is currently furthering her education, working toward earning a degree in Mortuary Science. Jamie is an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Rantoul and devotes much of her time to caring for and raising her four children. Her hobbies include camping, skiing, and spending time with her family.
Jonathon J. Kragh is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the State of Wisconsin, and has held a National Funeral Director license since 2016. He is a graduate of Little Wolf High School in Manawa, Wisconsin and attended Lawrence University and the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point before moving to Arizona. There, he attended Mesa Community College and graduated from the Mortuary Science Department as well as earning an Associates of Arts degree. Jonathon married his wife, Ashton, in 2014 before getting started in the funeral industry. He went on to work at funeral homes in Phoenix, Peoria, and Payson, Arizona before joining the Wieting family in Chilton in 2017. Although it was a big change from the large cities and the desert, he and his wife agree that the more personal aspects of this area are better suited for being involved in the community and raising their future family. He is on the Chilton men’s baseball team and helps coach at Players’ Choice Baseball Facility in Appleton. In their free time, Jonathon and Ashton enjoy going to concerts, movies, amusement parks, and cheering for the Green Bay Packers.
Wayne S. "Bud" Wieting
Wayne S. "Bud" Wieting is a licensed funeral director & embalmer in the state of Wisconsin, and holding a national funeral directors license since 1975. Bud has been married to his wife Barbara since 1978, and they have 3 daughters, a son and an AFS daughter from Spain, 4 sons-in-law, a daughter-in-law, 2 grandsons, and 5 granddaughters. He has lived in Chilton since 1976, holding memberships in the National Funeral Directors Association, the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association, the Fox River Valley Funeral Directors Association, the Lakeshore Funeral Directors Association, and The International Order of the Golden Rule, where he is currently serving on the board of directors. Bud and his wife Barb are active members of Peace Evangelical & Reformed Church in Potter, Wisconsin. He served for fourteen years on the church council, and as congregation president for six of those years. He is currently serving on the church's building and grounds committee, the missions committee, the pastor parish committee, and the gospel music festival committee. Bud serves as chairman on the board of directors for The Calumet Medical Center in Chilton, and also on its finance committee. Bud has been active in the local Boy Scout Troop 810 since 1988, serving on the Scout Committee, and in the roles of Cub Scout, Webelos, and Boy Scout leader. Hobbies include, camping, hunting, restoring old cars, fixing cars, and being an amateur arborist. He and his wife have been active in the Chilton business community, starting a used car dealership, an automotive parts & service center, and developing a residential subdivision. Bud is also an active member in the Kiel community where they own a second funeral home, which was built in 2003. He is an active member of the Kiel Kiwanis Club, currently serving as president, and the Kiel Area Association of Commerce, also serving as president. Bud and his family have also developed a 27 acre commercial subdivision in Kiel named Fairlane Park. Bud was also a former member of the Chilton Fire Department, serving as Head Fire Inspector for the Chilton Fire District. He was a member and also served on the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Fire Inspectors Association, and was active in Public Fire Safety Education.
Barbara J. Wieting
Barbara was born in Milwaukee and has been a lifelong resident of Chilton. She is the proud mother of 3 daughters and a son and loves to spend time with each of her children and grandchildren.She is an active member of Peace Evangelical & Reformed Church in Potter, Master Gardener's Association, and serves on the Calumet County Housing Authority. She has been the CFO of Wieting Family Funeral Home for nearly 20 years and makes sure that the day to day operations run smoothly.
Richard "Dick" Riesterer
Richard "Dick" Riesterer has been assisting at Wieting Family Funeral Home since 2007. Prior to that, he spent 40 years in the automobile business, including 38 years in Sales and Sales Management roles at the local GM dealership. During that time, Dick developed many, multi-generational relationships with the fine folks of Calumet and Manitowoc County, which serves him well in his new role with the Wietings. Born and raised in St. Nazianz, Dick graduated from St. Gregory High School, and studied at Sacred Heart Seminary in Oneida. He also spent six years with the U.S. Army Reserve. He is married to the former Mary Ludwig of Chilton, and has lived in Chilton for the past 16 years. Dick has four grown sons, three step-children, and 14 grandchildren. In addition to assisting at Wieting Family Funeral Home, Dick volunteers at a local nursing home and horse farm. He enjoys yard work and attending all of the exciting events his children and grandchildren are involved in.
Alydia, Eliot, Iyla & Oriya Wieting
Children of Daniel & Jamie
Alydia, Eliot, Iyla & Oriya Wieting are the children of Daniel and Jamie Wieting. Alydia, age 12, attends school at Trinity Lutheran School in Rantoul. She enjoys singing, camping, and is a huge Star Wars Fan. Eliot, age 10, keeps everyone on their toes. He really likes camping a lot, rooting on this beloved Milwaukee Brewers and being outside. Iyla, age 8, loves to dress up, princesses, and digging for bugs and worms outside. Oriya, age 6, takes in all of the excitement the other three create, cares for her esteemed Great Dane, Kenzie, and reading books, all the while creating excitement of her own.