We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.
Kurt is a 1975 graduate of Seymour Community High School and a 1979 graduate of the University of Minnesota. He is a licensed Funeral Director and a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Wisconsin Funeral Director's Association (of which he is a past board member), and the Fox Valley Funeral Directors Association.
What do you like MOST about being a Funeral Director? Helping families get through one of the most difficult times in their lives and having them know that I'm there to support them all the way through. My father was a Funeral Director and was dedicated to helping families in any way he could. He was a great role model to me.
What do you like MOST about working in the Seymour community? The people who live here. When I moved back to Seymour my dad gave me some great advice, "take care of the families in your community and they will take care of you". I saw this first hand so many times when I would meet with a family who lost someone tragically and I would let them know how the community would be there to support them during the visitation and funeral. Seymour and the surrounding communities have so many good hearted people living here. I experienced this when my father died and again when our son was in an accident and they supported us in so many ways.
What has been the most rewarding experience in all your years of funeral service? I would have to say there are many but the two most are, the friendships I've made along the way with families I served and second was when my wife and I came back to Seymour we were one of the first funeral homes to have a program to explain death to children. I'm now in my 60's and I have had many adults come up to me and say " I remember when I was a child and you took the time to answer my questions and explain death to me when I had a loss in my family, thank you, it has helped me throughout my life. What a great feeling to know you made a difference in someone's life. Funeral Service isn't just an occupation to me it's my passion.
Joel Walters joined the staff of Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home in January of 2007 relocating here from his hometown of Antigo.
Beginning his funeral service career as a funeral home assistant in 1992, Joel has dedicated his career to serving families in their time of need. He pursued his Bachelor's Degree in Mortuary Science, graduating in 1998 from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities.
His expertise includes furthering his education and experience in the restoration of a decedent's appearance through the use of modern techniques. In June of 2020 he attended the Fountain National Academy in Springfield, MO and trained for over 40 hours with world-renowned post-mortem reconstruction special, Vernie Fountain.
Joel is involved in the community, having received the Melvin Jones Award from his fellow Seymour Lions Club members; the highest honor bestowed on a member of Lions International.
Professionally Joel is also an advocate for the funeral professional and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association, member of and board member of the Fox River Valley Funeral Directors Association, and belongs to the National Funeral Directors Association.
What do you like MOST about being a Funeral Director? Helping families through some of the most difficult experiences in their lives, and making it possible for them to say goodbye to their loved ones.
What do you like MOST about working in the Seymour community? The Seymour/Black Creek/Northern Outagamie County communities are made up of those that support each other and genuinely care about supporting their friends and neighbors.
What has been the most rewarding experience in all your years of funeral service? The most rewarding is when I see family members of those we have served weeks/months/years after a funeral service and the conversations that ensue from their experiences.
Lee Schubert, an Oshkosh native, joined the staff of Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home in August of 2019. He earned his degree in Mortuary Science in 2009 from Milwaukee Area Technical College and has been licensed as a funeral director since October of 2009.
Lee has always demonstrated a passion for volunteer work. He was a camp counselor for burn-injured youth for several years and was a youth mentor with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program in Oshkosh. Lee is proud to be a member of the Seymour Lions Club, and he has been a Lions member in every community where he has worked since 2009.
Professionally he is a member of the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association, Fox River Valley Funeral Directors Association, and National Funeral Directors Association.
What do you like MOST about being a Funeral Director? What I enjoy the most about being a Funeral Director is watching families heal in a healthy manner after a loss occurs. Often times when we meet with families, there are family members who are experiencing some of the weakest moments of their life. During those experiences, I feel as if there is nothing I can possibly say or do which would be of any benefit. However, when I see those families some time later (such as in the grocery store, or somewhere in the community a few months later), I can see how much value they found in our help with honoring their loved one’s life.
What do you like MOST about working in the Seymour community? What I enjoy most about working in the Seymour community is the “small town” atmosphere, where people in the community watch out for each other. Our community is blessed with caring people who are giving of their time and talents to make Seymour a better place in which to live.
What has been the most rewarding experience in all your years of funeral service? The most rewarding experience in my 13 years of funeral service was earning the trust of families when I was newly licensed. I was the youngest Funeral Director in the state of Wisconsin for a short time, having received my license when I was 22. I recall a specific experience where an elderly woman was uncomfortable with me caring for her loved one because “I looked like some high school kid.” I was the only Funeral Director available that weekend, and after an hour into the arrangement conference, that woman said she was impressed by how knowledgable I was at such a young age. When an announcement was made that I was relocating from that community, that woman came to the funeral home in tears and made me promise I will give her my forwarding address so she can send me Christmas cards every year. I always recalled that experience as I moved forward with serving families, especially in my early years of licensure. I never took the trust that families placed in me lightly, and I never will.
Office Manager / Grief Support Specialist
Gina is a Seymour native, she graduated from Seymour High School in 2003. She then went on to complete her Bachelor’s Degree from UW-Stout and Master’s Degree from Concordia University-St. Paul. She also holds her Grief Support Specialist Certification from UW-Madison.
Gina started a non-profit in 2018 called Hope’s House in the Greater Green Bay area that focuses on free grief support for kids ages 4-18 and their families, and is currently the Executive Director. Gina has written and published a grief book called, “It’s Ok Not To Cry” based on her own life story, and the story of others who have gone through a tough death. She currently writes and publishes a free Adult Grief booklet and Reflection Guide each month available at the Funeral Home or an electronic version on the Hope’s House website.
After going through the death of her parents when she was in her 20’s, and numerous other friends and family members she started on a path to helping others find hope in dark times. Gina is our Grief Support Specialist and is available to all the families we serve, to help find the right resources to help you and your family navigate life after the death of a loved one.
Gina loves helping others any way she can. She was awarded the WPS Volunteer of the Year Award in Leadership in 2020 for her work with Hope’s House. She also is a volunteer at Camp HOPE- camp for grieving children in the Stevens Point area. She volunteered the Boy’s and Girls Club- Fox Valley Center for Grieving Children for a number of years, was a Hospice volunteer through Aurora, and a meal prep volunteer at numerous homeless shelters in the area.
“The greatest good is what we do for one another”. -Mother Teresa
June has been involved in the family business for many years. She and her husband, Norman, owned the funeral business until selling the business to Kurt and Debbie in 1991.
She has been a large part of the smooth operations of the funeral home for many years.