Donald Kurki Funeral Director/Owner
Donald "Don" Kurki has been a licensed funeral director for 31 years, having just purchased the business, he looks forward to serving the community and surrounding area with kindness and compassion he feels every family deserves.
Don is married to Barb Kurki and has a son and daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. He is very active in the community and service organizations.
Barb Kurki Co-owner
Don and I have been married for almost 31 years. I have watched Don through those years as he cared for people. He is a very loving and caring man who will take care of you whether it is to listen, talk about ideas, set up preplans, or take care of you and your loved one at the time of need.
Tracy Goeglein Office Manager
Tracy Goeglein was born and raised in Fond du Lac. For the past twelve years she worked in the business office at Faith Lutheran Church and School, where she is a member.
She enjoys watching different sporting events, listening to music, exploring other cities, and spending time with her friends and family. Tracy is married to Jason and they have three children.
Tracy looks forward to working with members of the community and surrounding areas. Her compassion and care for people will make everyone feel welcomed.
Brian Bartelt joined Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel in 2017. He has an outgoing personality and is very active in the community.
Dianne Baumann Grief Support Specialist
Dianne Baumann received her Grief Support Specialist Certificate in November 2014. In addition to providing grief support to those who have lost loved ones at Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory, she is employed as a Prepress Technician/Grief Support Specialist at Ripon Printers. Dianne was a volunteer with Agnesian HealthCare for six years. She spent her time volunteering at the Hospice Home of Hope and the Bereavement Center and Grief Relief.
Dianne received an Associate’s Degree in Secretarial Science-Legal from Western Technical College and took several classes at Marian University. She has had a variety of work experience including: Legal Secretary, Receptionist, and Clerk at a retail store.
Dianne is a person who always attempts to find the positives in life. She has two daughters, two sons-in-law, two granddaughters, two grandsons, and two dogs. Her family is like Noah’s Ark; they all seem to come in pairs. She enjoys “oldies” music, going for walks, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.
Sharon Kollman PrePlanning Consultant
Sharon Kollman grew up on a farm west of Fond du Lac and graduated from Oakfield High School. She worked 30 years as a licensed insurance agent, earning both the AAI and CIC designation.
Sharon currently serves on the Board of the Oakfield Public Library, Kiwanis Club of Fabulous Fond du Lac, and Avoca Cemetery. In the past, she served on the board of Big Brothers/Big Sisters, and was a co-founder and charter member of the Fond du Lac Area Insurance Association. She is a member of St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Oakfield.
Sharon is married to Gene, has one daughter and two grandchildren. She enjoys traveling, sewing, reading, and spending time at the family cottage in Montello.
Ben Koenen Funeral Assistant
Ben Koenen was born and raised in the Fond du Lac area. After high school graduation, Ben served six years in the U.S. Navy.
Ben is married to Jean Nelson. They have two daughters and seven grandchildren.
Ben retired from USF Holland in 2004.
Ben is a member of Holy Family Parish, Knights of Columbus Council #664, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8092.
Christopher Kurki Funeral Assistant
Chris was born in Fond du Lac. He has been employed with J.F. Ahern for the past ten years as a mechanical welder.
Chris enjoys hunting, fishing, and the outdoors.
Chris is married to Laura and they have two sons.
Dave Olson Funeral Assistant
Dave Olson was born and raised in Hibbing, Minnesota, attended college at Michigan Tech in Houghton, Michigan, graduating with a degree in electrical engineering. He worked for IBM for 30 years and then for Mercury Marine's IT Department for 15 years.
Dave has been married to Sharon for 50 years. They have two children, four grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
Dave is a member of Covenant United Methodist Church, Fond du Lac and currently the Chairman of Trustees. He is a member of the Masonic Fraternity, and the Tripoli Shriners in Milwaukee.