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Resources

    Resources to Help You During a Time of Loss

    It is our pleasure to help you before, during, and after experiencing the death of a loved one. Below is a list of agencies and businesses you might need during your time of loss. Please contact us at any time if we can help you find additional resources.

    Benefit Offices and Resource Centers

    Kenosha County Division of Aging & Disability Services
    Formerly Center for Aging & Long Term Care
    8600 Sheridan Rd., Suite 500
    Kenosha, WI
    Tel: 262-605-6646
    Visit their website

    Racine County Human Services Department: Aging & Elderly Services

    1717 Taylor Ave
    Racine, WI 53403
    262-638-6800‎
    Visit their website

    Kenosha Area Family & Aging Services, Inc.

    7730 Sheridan Road
    Kenosha, WI 53143
    262-658-3508
    Visit their website

    Social Security Administration

    5624 6th Ave.
    Kenosha, WI
    Tel: 656-7844
    Toll-free: 800-772-1213
    Visit their website

    Department of Veterans Affairs
    8600 Sheridan Rd. – Ste. 700
    Kenosha, WI
    Tel: 262-605-6690
    Visit their website
    Department of Veterans Affairs, Burials & Memorials

    Kenosha County Register of Deeds
    1010 56th St.
    Kenosha, WI
    Tel: 262-653-2444 (press prompt #2 to order certified copies of a death certificate)
    Visit their website

    Probate Court
    912 56th St.
    Kenosha, WI
    Tel: 262-653-2664
    Visit their website

    Cemeteries

    All Saints Cemetery
    3300 Springbrook Rd.
    Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
    Tel: 262-694-2040

    Green Ridge Cemetery & Crematory
    6604 7th Ave.
    Kenosha, WI 53143-5100
    Tel: 262-652-1631

    St. Casimir Cemetery
    3308 47th Street
    Kenosha, WI 53171
    Tel: 262-657-3442‎

    St. George Cemetery
    2909 Sheridan Rd.
    Kenosha, WI 53140-4021
    Tel: 262-657-3442

    St. James Cemetery
    7002 7th Avenue
    Kenosha, WI 53143
    262-654-3458

    Southern Wisconsin Veterans’ Memorial Cemetery
    21731 Spring St.
    Union Grove, WI 53182
    Tel: 262-878-5660

    Sunset Ridge Memorial Park

    6211 38th St.
    Kenosha, WI 53144
    Tel: 262-654-5336

    Florists

    Aiello Mid-Town Florist
    2108 52nd Street
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Tel: 262-658-3551
    Visit their website

    Flowers by Joseph
    4437 22nd Ave
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Tel: 262-654-0774

    Flowers With Love

    7509 22nd Ave.
    Kenosha, WI 53143
    Tel: 262-657-1118

    Strobbe’s Flower Cart

    2913 Roosevelt Rd.
    Kenosha, WI 53143
    Tel: 262-657-3448
    Visit their website

    A Summer’s Garden Florist
    5617 6th Ave.
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Tel: 262-657-7673
    Visit their website

    Sunnyside Florist of Kenosha
    3021 75th Street
    Kenosha, WI 53142
    Tel: 262-694-6700
    Visit their website

    Lodging

    Best Western – Harborside Inn & Kenosha Conference Center
    5125 6th Avenue
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Tel: 262-658-3281

    Best Western Executive Inn
    7220 122nd Avenue
    Kenosha, WI 53142
    Tel: 262-857-7699

    Country Inn & Suites by Carlson

    7011 122nd Ave.
    Kenosha, WI 53142
    Tel: 262-857-3680

    Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites

    7887 94th Avenue
    Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
    Tel: 262-942-6000

    La Quinta Inn
    7540 118th Avenue
    Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
    Tel: 262-857-7911

    Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Kenosha
    11800 108th Street
    Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
    Tel: 262-857-3377

    Super 8 Motel
    7601 118th Avenue
    Pleasant Prairie, WI 53158
    Tel: 262-857-7963

    Hall Rental

    Jantz’s Club – Pautz’s Catering
    2604 Washington Rd.
    Kenosha, WI 53144
    Tel: 262-657-0856

    The Kemper Center
    6501 3rd Avenue
    Kenosha, WI 53143
    Tel: 262-657-6005

    Circa on Seventh
    4902 7th Avenue
    Kenosha, WI 53144
    Tel: 262-764-0601

    Parkway Chateau
    12304 75th Street
    Kenosha, WI 53144
    Tel: 262-857-2011

    The Swedish-American Club – Alyce’s Catering
    7002 30th Avenue
    Kenosha, WI 53142
    Tel: 262-945-9487
    Email: AlycesCatering@aol.com
    View their funeral luncheon menu

    Unity Lodge
    4320 Washington Rd.
    Kenosha, WI 53144
    Tel: 262-657-5575

    Veterans of Foreign Wars (V.F.W.) – Junker Ball Post 1865
    6618 39th Avenue
    Kenosha, WI 53142
    Tel: 262-652-2751

 

Events

    Grief Share: 2017 – thirteen week sessions

    GriefShare groups meet weekly to help you face the challenges of loss and move toward rebuilding your life. Piasecki-Althaus supports a 13 week program facilitated by Certified Grief Coach, Pastor Charlie Hansen,  Anne Wailevich and Roger Rodriguez

    Dates:
    1. Wednesday, March 8, 2017, and continues through Wednesday, May 31, 2017.

    2. Wednesday, August  2, 2017, and continues through Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

    Where: The Piasecki-Althaus Family Services Center located at 2002 52nd Street in Kenosha.
    Cost: Registration fee of $20.00 includes workbook ($10.00 for those who have the 3.0 workbook).
    For more information: Contact Anne at 262-658-4101 or Email Anne at Piasecki-Althaus.

    Free Event: Special Grief Share – Dealing with the Holidays

    A special one-time program will be held in November 2017. This event will focus on handling the holidays with a loss no matter how long it’s been. Facilitated by certified grief coach Pastor Charlie Hansen.

    Where: The Piasecki-Althaus Family Services Center located at 2002 52nd Street in Kenosha.
    Cost: FREE
    Register: Please register by contacting Anne at 262-658-4101 or Email Anne at Piasecki-Althaus

    Please check back with us on future events

    We have no events scheduled at this time. Please check back with us to stay up to date on our hosted events. Thank you.

Facilities

    Warm, Inviting Spaces for Family and Friends

    fireplaceOur funeral home is at the corner of Washington Road and 39th Avenue in Kenosha. Your family and guests will be greeted by a welcoming fireplace and elegant, timeless décor. We offer a range of amenities to accommodate the needs of your family. All facilities are on one floor and are handicap accessible, including our bathrooms.

    Chapels

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    We offer two spacious chapels for your use. Each has comfortable seating, warm lighting, and modern audio visual equipment. They can be converted into one large chapel to accommodate a larger gathering.

    Family Lounge

    family-roomWe have a cozy family lounge where complimentary tea, coffee, and water are served to family and guests. The lounge has counter space for snack food items, a small refrigerator for non-alcoholic beverages, couches, and tables and chairs to accommodate guests.

    Arrangements

    We have a state-of-the-art preparation facility, two private arrangement rooms, and an extensive resource library. From our selection room, you can choose a casket, register book, acknowledgement cards, urns, and memorial jewelry and keepsakes.

    Family Services Center

    Our family services center at 20th Avenue and 52nd Street serves as a quiet meeting place for support groups, an office for advance planning, and a venue for grief support throughout the year.

Grief Share

Grief Share groups meet weekly to help you face the challenges of loss and move toward rebuilding your life. A 13-week program offered by Piasecki-Althaus began September 3, 2014, and continues through November 26. Facilitated by certified grief coach, Pastor Charlie Hansen and Anne Wasilevich-Tabbert.

Where: The Piasecki-Althaus Family Services Center located at 2002 52nd Street in Kenosha.
Cost: Registration fee of $20.00 includes workbook.
For more information: Contact Anne at 262-658-4101 or Email Anne at Piasecki-Althaus.

About Us

    Lean on the Caring Individuals at Piasecki-Althaus

    fadedRoseCall on us to help your family and guests celebrate your loved one’s legacy. Our experienced, compassionate staff is here to serve you.

    Nancy Piasecki – President

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    Nancy has been managing the funeral home business office since 1955, when she married Michael Piasecki, Sr. and moved to Kenosha. Her community involvement includes service on the boards of Hospice Alliance Inc., St. Catherine’s Hospital Auxiliary, and St. Catherine’s Hospital. She is a member of the Kenosha County Girl Scout Council and the P.L.A.V. Auxiliary. Nancy has been a member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church for over 40 years and is former chair of St. Peter’s Finance Committee. She has four children and six grandchildren and loves to spend time with her family and friends.

    Bill Althaus

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    Bill began working for Piasecki Funeral Home in 1984 and partnered with Nancy Piasecki in 1986 to form Piasecki-Althaus Funeral Home. Service to his hometown of Kenosha includes involvement with St. Catherine’s Hospital Development Council, Knights of Columbus, Polish Legion of American Veterans, Kenosha Library Foundation, St. Joseph High School, and others. As a lifelong member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Bill serves as cantor and is a former catechism instructor. He also enjoys emceeing community events and sharing the gift of his voice.

    Tom Bain

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    Tom has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1973. A lifelong resident of Kenosha, he is a graduate of St. Joseph High School and holds a Bachelor of Science in business management from UW Parkside. After a part-time job sparked his interest in funeral service, Tom attended Worsham College of Mortuary Science and graduated salutatorian. After a 30-year career in collection management and cemetery administration, he started working at Piasecki-Althaus in 2007. Tom and his wife, Nita, are the proud owners of a 1964 AMC Rambler Classic.

    Coriann Martin

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    A Milwaukee native, Cori relocated to Kenosha and began working at Piasecki-Althaus in June of 2001. She graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 1997 and is licensed in both Wisconsin and Illinois.

    Kathleen DeFord

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    Kathleen has been a licensed Funeral Director since 2010. At the age of 11, during the illness and loss of her grandmother, she knew she wanted to help others. She was a 2004 graduate from Indian Trail Academy. She went on to receive her bachelor’s in anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her associate degree in funeral service from Milwaukee Area Technical College. Kathleen served her apprenticeship and became a licensed funeral director while working at Wilson Funeral Home in Racine. She is a member of both the National Funeral Directors Association and Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association. Kathleen currently resides in Kenosha with her husband, Kevin DeFord.

    Julie Ruhle

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    Julie has more than 30 years’ experience as a licensed property, casualty, life, and health insurance agent. In 2001, she changed her career path and began working at Piasecki-Althaus. Julie loves helping people and is an invaluable resource for families who have questions about life insurance and need help filing claims. Julie treasures her role as sole caregiver for her father, who still lives in his Pleasant Prairie home.

    Anne Wasilevich

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    Born and raised in Kenosha, Anne currently lives in Salem. She graduated from St. Joseph High School and continued her education at UW Parkside and Gateway Technical College. Anne demonstrates an incredible commitment to her community through service to the St. Joseph Catholic Academy, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation, the Red Cross, and Make-a-Wish. Her compassion and understanding make her an asset to the GriefShare program, which she co-facilitates with Pastor Charlie Hansen. Anne is our marketing specialist.

    Ron Nelson

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    A 20-year resident of Kenosha County, Ron has served as Piasecki-Althaus’ director of family services since 2004. In this role, he supports families in pre-planning for the future to reduce the sudden emotional and financial stress of losing a loved one. Ron is also a licensed intermediary and agent for burial trust agreements. He attends Immanuel Baptist Church and is president of the Kenosha Rotary Club. Ron and his wife, Beverly, have two married daughters and one beautiful granddaughter.

    Laura Radtke

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    Laura moved to Kenosha County and joined the Piasecki-Althaus team in April of 2004. She attended UW Parkside and graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College in 2001. Laura is a proud member of the American Society of Embalmers.