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Each of the staff members at Schramka Funeral Homes is committed to providing your family with the finest in personal end-of-life care. In fact, for years, it’s been comforting for area families to know that we are available to help at any time of the day or night.
When a loved one dies, all you need to do is make one phone call. From that moment on, we’ll take on the responsibilities of the physical care of your loved one, and the emotional care of those left behind.
Please take a few minutes to get to know our funeral home staff. We’re sure you’ll find each of us to be all that you would hope for in a trusted funeral professional.
|Paul Schramka, Retired Funeral Director|
When possible, Paul often drops by the funeral home to visit with friends and staff (and tell some jokes).
|Peter J. Schramka, Licensed Funeral Director & Preneed Counselor|
Born in Milwaukee, Peter attended St. Stephen Martyr Grade School and graduated in 1983. After that, he attended Messmer High School for one year and then graduated from Dominican High School in Whitefish Bay in 1987. Peter is a member of the Dominican High School Athletic Hall of Fame for basketball and baseball.
After high school, Peter attended and graduated from Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina in 1992 with a BA in History. There, he was a catcher for the baseball team, and for one year held the NCAA Division 1 career record hit by pitches.
Peter graduated from MATC in Milwaukee with a degree in Mortuary Science in 1995 and has been a funeral director at Schramka Funeral Homes ever since.
He married his wife Amanda in 1993 and has two children, Grace and Caroline.
|John Klein, General Manager|
John grew up in the Milwaukee area before graduating from New Berlin West High School in 1991. He continued his education at UW-Waukesha and UW-Whitewater with emphasis on Psychology before completing his Degree in Mortuary Science from Milwaukee Area Technical College – West Allis in 1999.
He started as a Funeral Director Apprentice with Molthen-Bell and Sons Funeral Home in 1995 and became a Licensed Funeral Director with them in 1999. He continued his career with Molthen-Bell and Sons until 2007 when he took the Location Manager position with the Schramka Funeral Homes in Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls and Thiensville. In 2009 he expanded his group with the Schramka-Borgwardt Funeral Homes in West Allis and Hales Corners and continuing his work with Molthen-Bell and Sons.
He is currently the General Manager of the Molthen-Bell-Schramka-Borgwardt group serving South Milwaukee, Hales Corners, Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls and Thiensville.
John currently lives in West Allis with his wife, Laura Klein who also works with Molthen-Bell and Sons, and their two children, Sammy and Alex. John enjoys fishing, cheering on the Packers and traveling to Eagle River in the summer and Ft. Myers, Florida in the fall with his family.
|Stacy Smith, Licensed Funeral Director |
Stacy Smith started with Schramka Funeral Homes in 2000 as a greeter. She then began her apprenticeship in 2001. Stacy graduated the Mortuary science program from MATC in 2004 as a licensed Funeral Director. She married her husband Paul in 2007. In 2013 they welcomed their son Drew into the world. Stacy has a true passion for assisting families in their time of need.
|Amanda King, Licensed Funeral Director & Preneed Counselor|
Amanda was born and raised in Neenah, WI. She graduated from UW-Parkside with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology in 2013, then went on to earn her degree in Mortuary Science from MATC. She began her apprenticeship with Molthen-Bell Funeral Home in 2014 and became a licensed funeral director with Schramka Funeral Homes in 2016.
Amanda currently resides in Thiensville with her husband, Dennis.
|Shelly Schroeger, Licensed Funeral Director & Preneed Counselor|
Shelly earned her degree in Mortuary Science from MATC in 2000. She began her career as an apprentice funeral director for Schramka Funeral Homes in 1999. Shelly is also licensed by the State of Wisconsin as an Insurance Intermediary.
Shelly and her husband married in 2004 and have one daughter. She and her family currently reside in Menomonee Falls. Shelly proudly serves on the Board of Directors for the Menomonee Falls Lions Club. She also is Past President of that club.
|Tajai Turner, Licensed Funeral Director & Preneed Counselor|
Tajai was born in Chicago, IL but raised in Milwaukee, WI. She graduated from Bay View High School Class of 2008. Tajai obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice and Sociology from the University of Wisconsin Parkside in 2013. She furthered her education by earning a degree in Mortuary Science from Worsham College of Mortuary Science. She served as an Apprentice Funeral Director for Schramka Funeral Home as well as Molthen-Bell and Son Funeral Home. Tajai became a Licensed Funeral Director in 2016 serving families throughout the Milwaukee, South Milwaukee, Hales Corners, Thiensville and Menomonee Falls area. She is also licensed by the State of Wisconsin as an Insurance Intermediary.
Tajai enjoys the freedom of expression through various forms of art such as music, dance and fashion. She is passionate about healthy living whether it be physically, spiritually or mentally.
|Nick Schilling, Licensed Funeral Director |
Nick was born in Milwaukee and grew up in West Allis. He graduated from Nathan Hale High School in 2007 and went on to attend the Funeral Service Program at MATC. He started out as an apprentice in 2009 became a licensed funeral director in 2011. He joined Molthen Bell Funeral Home in fall of 2014.
In his free time, Nick enjoys traveling across the United States, some of his favorite places include Colorado, South Dakota, Washington DC, Tennessee and North Carolina. He also enjoys creating new recipes for his vegan diet, and exploring Milwaukee on the weekends. He currently lives in Oak Creek with his fiancée.
|Sandy Carlson-Kaye, Office Manager|
Sandy joined the Schramka team in 2016. She began her career in the non-profit association industry, specializing in accounting, event planning and customer service. She holds a B.A. in Art History from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Sandy brings a detail-oriented approach to her role and enjoys creative problem solving. She values Schramka’s strong foundations in the local community and is driven by the knowledge that her work helps families in need. Sandy is passionate about the arts and enjoys fashion design and sewing in her spare time. She and her husband make their home in Milwaukee.
|Jessica Trammel, Receptionist & Adminstrative Assistant|
Jessica started her career with Schramka as a part-time administrative assistant in 2017. In 2018, she was promoted to full-time receptionist at the Brookfield location. She has over a decade customer service experience. She graduated in 2015 with an Associates Degree in Business from Bryant & Stratton College, where she was recognized as a Student Ambassador. Jessica is the first person most people speak with when calling Schramka. She loves serving families with compassion and is inspired by the empathy of the entire Schramka team. Jessica and her husband Ivan have been married since 2010 and have three children. They currently live in Milwaukee. Jessica loves spending time with her family and has a passion for cooking.