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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.

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.

Anne Wasilevich

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Born and raised in Kenosha, Anne currently lives in Kenosha County. 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 her church, the St. Joseph Catholic Academy, the Kenosha CYO Band, Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation, the American 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.