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.
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.
Brian Bartelt Funeral Assistant
Brian Bartelt joined Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel in 2017. He has an outgoing personality and is very active in the community.
Bob Johnson Funeral Assistant
Bob joined the Kurki-Mach team in February 2018. Bob grew up in Fond du Lac and is a graduate of St. Mary Springs Academy.
During his spare time you can either find him at the YMCA or if weather permits, out on a golf course.
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.
Karen Kraus Outreach Chaplain
I am pleased to announce I’m serving as Outreach Chaplain at Kurki-Mach Funeral Chapel & Crematory, having known Don and the wonderful services offered.
I have served as Outreach Chaplain at Hospice Home of Hope at Agnesian SSM. My background as a Lay-Chaplain is founded with a B.S. in Adult Education and M.S. from UW-Milwaukee in Administrative Leadership and Supervision in Education, and coursework at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. My faith tradition is ELCA Lutheran.
As a non-denominational outreach chaplain, I serve all faiths and traditions. I have a love for people and a firm belief life has purpose and meaning for everyone. I love to hear whatever people like to tell me.
I am widowed, have two adult children, a son-in-law, and two grandchildren. I design and make art jewelry in my spare time, going to art shows and museums.
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.