Lon & Ellen Swedberg

Lon Swedberg

Lon began his career in funeral service at the age of 8 when he would help his father at their family funeral home in Webster, Wisconsin. After graduating from high school, Lon attended the University of Wisconsin-River Falls for three years and graduated cum laude from the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science in 1969. He has been as licensed funeral director in the Shawano area since 1971. In March of 2004, Lon was awarded the CPC (Certified Preplanning Consultant) Certification. He later received the Paul Harris Award from the Shawano Rotary Club. Lon is active in the communities he serves as a member of Shawano Masonic Lodge, Shawano Shrine Club, BEJA Shrine Temple, Whitetails Unlimited, Ducks Unlimited, the local Muskie Club, Shawano Chamber of Commerce, and Zion Lutheran Church. In his spare time Lon enjoys hunting and fishing.

Ellen Swedberg

Ellen graduated from University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. In 1971, she moved to the Shawano area with her husband Lon where she worked as a nurse until she was needed at the funeral home. Ellen assists with bereavement and educational issues in funeral service. She is active in the community through her memberships in the Friends of Hospice Board, Zion Lutheran Church, and as a co-founder of the ROADS (Reaching Out About Depression and Suicide) Organization. Ellen served on the Consumer Recipient Sub-Committee for 3 years, as part of the National Suicide Prevention Initiative through SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration). Ellen has received her certification in Death and Grief Studies through the Center for Loss & Life Transition in conjunction with Colorado State University. She is a volunteer for the Public Health Department, which offers immunization clinics. Ellen also donates her time and knowledge of health care to community health organizations.

Ginger Swedberg Huntington

Ginger was born and raised in Shawano and is a graduate of Shawano High School. After spending several years in California, she returned to Shawano in 2005. Ginger received her Wisconsin life insurance license in July of 2008 and continued her education by completing the CPC - Certified Preplanning Consultant Program in 2011.  She also has her certification in Death and Grief Studies through the Center for Loss and Life Transitions in conjunction with Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO. Ginger is working at Swedberg Funeral Home as a pre-planning specialist and as a bereavement class facilitator at the Swedberg Family Center, 114 N. Bartlett Street, Shawano, which was opened in the fall of 2009. On September 27, 2008, she married Shane Huntington and became a step-mother to Brooke and Chase. Ginger and Shane excitedly welcomed a baby girl named Nya to their family on June 14, 2010. Since her return from CA in 2005, Ginger has been active with the 501(c)3 organization ROADS (Reaching Out About Depression and Suicide), serving as President, Past-President and Board member. She was recently appointed to the Shawano City County Public Library Board and is a former board member of the Hospital Foundation. She and her daughter, Nya are members of the Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano. In her free time, Ginger enjoys gardening, cooking, baking, crocheting, beading, scrapbooking, reading, traveling, skiing and most of all, spending time with her family.

Todd Swedberg

Todd is a graduate of Shawano High School. He continued his education at UW Milwaukee, graduating with a psychology degree. He graduated with honors from Milwaukee Area Technical College with an associate degree in mortuary science and is now working as a licensed funeral director. Todd is also working toward his certification in Death and Grief Studies through the Center for Loss and Life Transitions in conjunction with Colorado State University in Ft. Collins, CO. Todd married Sarah Meyers on July 7, 2007. Sarah and Todd have 3 children, Grayson, Sailor, and Crew. Todd and his family are members of Peace United Church of Christ in Shawano.

Robert Raasch

Robert joined the staff at Swedberg Funeral Home in February 2013. He is a 1982 graduate from Shawano High School. Bob continued his education at Milwaukee Area Technical College with an associate degree in Mortuary Science and is now working as a licensed funeral director. He received the William F. Krause Leadership in Funeral Service Award. Bob is married, and has two daughters and one granddaughter. He enjoys spending time with his family, and outdoor activities. “As a funeral director I feel my job is to help families through one of the most difficult times in their life. I am committed to making each funeral as personal and meaningful as possible, to give families the service and respect that all people deserve.”

Joseph Corrao

Nicole Steinhoff

Following Nicole's 2001 graduation from Oak Creek High School in Oak Creek, WI, she attended the Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College and graduated with an A.A.S. in criminal Justice. Changing direction a bit, she attended the Milwaukee Area Technical College where she received an A.A.S. in funeral service in 2012, and became a licensed funeral director in 2013. Nicole and her husband, Randy have 3 children, Anthony, Justice and Angelina. Nicole enjoys spending time with her family; especially watching her children playing sports, cooking, repurposing household items, visiting historical places and learning their history.

Carol Darm

Carol has been the administrative assistant and secretary at Swedberg Funeral Home since March of 1997.  She is the friendly voice who is answering the phone.  Carol and her husband Don are members of St. James Lutheran Church.  They spend a lot of their free time at their cottage and with their five grandchildren.

Peter Moesch

Peter is Shawano born and raised. He attended Shawano parochial and public schools. After high school, he attended NWTC and served a plumbing apprenticeship. Peter worked for and owned the family plumbing business for nearly 25 years. In August of 2014, he joined the staff at Swedberg Funeral Homes and is working forward to becoming a licensed funeral director.

Peter is a dedicated family man, married 25 years and has two sons. He is an active member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Shawano, where he has been a Sunday school teacher for 14 years and serves as the Property Committee Chair. Peter has been very active in Boy Scouts. He currently serves as a scoutmaster with Troop 32 and is a 22 year member of the Shawano Masonic Lodge 170.

Peter's hobbies include collecting unique items and old records. He loves big band and swing music, antique jukeboxes and collector cars.

"This area is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. I've had the great fortune to get to know many, many people in Shawano and the surrounding communities. It's my desire to serve people when a familiar face and personality is needed most."

Jessica Madison

Bob Wendt

Bob is a second-generation funeral director who has lived all his life in the Bonduel area.  He grew up in Wendt Funeral Home and assisted his father in both the funeral home and Wendt Gamble Store. He graduated from Bonduel High School in 1957, attended U. W. Stevens Point, graduated from Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science in 1961 and received his Wisconsin Funeral Directors license and National Board certification.  Bob joined his father at Wendt Funeral Home in Bonduel, which he later owned and operated along with his wife, Nancy, before selling the business in 2005 to Lon and Ellen Swedberg.  Bob has been married to Nancy (Theis) for more than 50 years and they have four children.  They still live in the former Wendt Funeral Home in Bonduel.  Bob meets with families for funeral arrangements, visitations and funerals at the Bonduel location.  He is very active in the Bonduel community and is on the Board of Directors for Bonduel State Bank, Navarino Nature Center, Bonduel Community Archives and White Clay Lake Sportsman’s Club.  He serves on the Zoning Board of Appeals for the village of Bonduel and is an active member of Zion United Methodist Church in Bonduel.  Bob enjoys the out-of-doors when he can get away - hunting, hiking, exploring and trout fishing.