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.