Staff

Our dedicated staff are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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Kevin Pagenkopf Owner/Licensed Funeral Director

Kevin has been proudly serving families of Oconomowoc and the Lake Country area as a licensed funeral director since 1999 and is the fourth-generation owner at Pagenkopf Funeral Home. In 1913, Kevin’s great-grandfather, Arthur Pagenkopf, not only established Pagenkopf Funeral Home, but he also put into motion what is now a deeply rooted family legacy of providing comfort to those who are mourning, which honorably continues with Kevin. Twenty-five years of experience in funeral care ensures that families who work with Kevin in their time of need receive exceptional service and compassion from a professional who understands how to guide and comfort grieving families. 

 

Kevin is an Oconomowoc native and prominent supporter of the community. He holds the title of Past President and is a board member of the Oconomowoc Chamber of Commerce, as well as holds the title of President of the Oconomowoc Chamber of Commerce Foundation. He is also a board member of Zachariah’s Acres, and a former board member of OPEF (Oconomowoc Public Education Fund), YMCA at Pabst Farms and the Oconomowoc Lacrosse Club.

 

Kevin has been happily married to Cindy for 16 years and resides in Oconomowoc with their son, Mason, and dog, Arthur. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys playing golf with his family and shares a passion for bow-hunting with his son. He also enjoys boating, snowmobiling on local trails, and spending time with family and friends. 

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Cynthia Pagenkopf Owner/Pre-need Specialist

Since 2008, Cindy has been serving alongside her husband, Kevin, providing exceptional support and service to families of Oconomowoc and the Lake Country area. Over the past 12 years, she has overseen the daily operations of Pagenkopf Funeral Home, ensuring that the business runs smoothly and efficiently.  She is also a licensed pre-funding specialist who has extensive knowledge and experience helping families preplan services for their loved ones. She is highly skilled in comforting families while they navigate through difficult topics and decisions, and strives to make sure the families she is serving feel valued and cared for.

 

A native to Oconomowoc, Cindy cares deeply about her community and frequently volunteers her time at many organizations, including Zachariah’s Acres, YMCA at Pabst Farms, the James Fuller Memorial Railroad and ProHealth Care’s Women Connected, to name a few.

 

Cindy and Kevin have been married for 16 years and live in Oconomowoc with their son, Mason, and dog, Arthur. In her spare time, she loves golfing with her family, spending time with friends, boating, sewing and crafting. 

 

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Yvett Werth Collopy Licensed Funeral Director pfhmail@gmail.com

Yvett grew up in Lebanon, WI and attended Luther College, where she attained her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Social Work and Religion. She lived and worked in Madison for 20 years before returning to school to become a Funeral Director. Now a resident of Oconomowoc and a part of the Pagenkopf team, Yvett’s heart is dedicated to serving families in the Lake Country area.

 

Yvett is kind and compassionate with a strong desire to listen and serve our families through their time of need. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Kevin, and son, Cullen. They love to explore state parks, local lakes, ice cream stands and attend Brewers games. Yvett feels blessed to have joined the Pagenkopf family team and Oconomowoc community.

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Kevin Collopy Licensed Funeral Director pfhmail@gmail.com

Kevin J. Collopy graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL in 2000 and has been a licensed funeral director serving families for 20 years. He moved to Wisconsin in 2011 and married his lovely wife, Yvett, in 2012. Two short years later, he and Yvett welcomed their beautiful, smiley baby boy, Cullen.

 

In 2019, Kevin and his family moved from Madison to Oconomowoc, where he now serves families of the Lake Country area in their time of need. In his free time, Kevin enjoys culinary arts and sharing meals with his family. He and his son enjoy fishing, swimming, perusing rummage sales, sledding, and building and knocking down snowmen. Kevin’s greatest joy is being Dad to Cullen.

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Renee Lenhard Licensed Funeral Director pfhmail@gmail.com

Renee was born and raised in Milwaukee, but now resides in Pewaukee with her two spoiled Pomeranians, Pixie and Sebastian. She loves to travel and although she’s been to many European countries, her heart keeps taking her back to London. After the passing of her Beloved Oma and Dad, she realized that helping others through the loss of their loved ones is a passion of hers.

 

Renee graduated in 2019 with High Honors from Milwaukee Area Technical College, earning a degree in Mortuary Science, and is eager to learn and grow in her career as a Licensed Funeral Director. Renee has a kind, gentle spirit and a can-do attitude that makes her a wonderful asset to the Pagenkopf team.

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Sierra Mello-Miles Licensed Funeral Director

Sierra is a native of Alaska who served in the United States Army and in Operation Iraqi Freedom. She completed her Masters of Business Administration in Phoenix before moving to Wisconsin in 2011 and finding her passion in funeral service. Sierra and her husband, Chris, relocated from Madison to Oconomowoc in 2017 and have fallen in love with the community. Sierra and Chris have three children and an English Mastiff named Beef, who keeps them busy. Sierra's hobbies include weight lifting and nutrition.

 

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D. J. Palmiter Licensed PreNeed Specialist djpfhmail@gmail.com

D.J. is a Licensed Pre-funding Specialist who assists with grave markers, headstones and monuments. He and his wife have been members of the Oconomowoc community since 2005 and have two sons, ages 13 and 16. He enjoys boating and snowboarding, and loves spending time with his family and friends. D.J. is honored to help individuals, couples and families preplan their funeral-related needs and wishes.

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Beth Darrow Office Manager pfhofficemail@gmail.com

Beth is the most recent addition to our team, having joined us in June, 2020. She has recently attained her MBA from Colorado Christian University, just 11 years after receiving her bachelors in communication technologies and graphic design. Faith is her foundation, which shines through her life and work, daily.

 

Originally from Benton, WI, Beth has been a Lake Country area resident for the past 11 years. She loves Life and spending her time being a mother to one beautiful, little girl, Natalie. Together, they enjoy arts and crafts, playing their instruments, paddle boarding, roller blading, softball, camping, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Most of all though, she and Natalie love playing, snuggling and telling each other stories.

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Wes Werner Clergy and Funeral Director Assistant

Wes serves Pagenkopf Funeral Home as both a Pastor and a Funeral Director Assistant. He currently lives in Watertown with his wife, Holly, and is a native of the area. Wes previously worked in public relations for nearly 20 years before being called to ministry in 2010.

 

In his free time, Wes enjoys photography, hiking, reading, and, above all, a good cup of coffee.

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JoAnn Barta Funeral Director Assistant

JoAnn joined Pagenkopf Funeral Home in February of 2018 as a Funeral Director Assistant. She is a 1988 graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, OK and a member of Weatherstone Church in New Berlin, serving as a greeter.


She moved to Pewaukee, WI a few years ago to be closer to her son Josh’s family and loves spending time with her three grandchildren. Her son, Jeremy, currently lives in Los Angeles, CA where he is involved in the Improve Theatre. In her spare time, she loves kayaking and exploring Wisconsin.

Kevin Pagenkopf

Owner/Licensed Funeral Director
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Kevin has been proudly serving families of Oconomowoc and the Lake Country area as a licensed funeral director since 1999 and is the fourth-generation owner at Pagenkopf Funeral Home. In 1913, Kevin’s great-grandfather, Arthur Pagenkopf, not only established Pagenkopf Funeral Home, but he also put into motion what is now a deeply rooted family legacy of providing comfort to those who are mourning, which honorably continues with Kevin. Twenty-five years of experience in funeral care ensures that families who work with Kevin in their time of need receive exceptional service and compassion from a professional who understands how to guide and comfort grieving families. 

 

Kevin is an Oconomowoc native and prominent supporter of the community. He holds the title of Past President and is a board member of the Oconomowoc Chamber of Commerce, as well as holds the title of President of the Oconomowoc Chamber of Commerce Foundation. He is also a board member of Zachariah’s Acres, and a former board member of OPEF (Oconomowoc Public Education Fund), YMCA at Pabst Farms and the Oconomowoc Lacrosse Club.

 

Kevin has been happily married to Cindy for 16 years and resides in Oconomowoc with their son, Mason, and dog, Arthur. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys playing golf with his family and shares a passion for bow-hunting with his son. He also enjoys boating, snowmobiling on local trails, and spending time with family and friends. 

Cynthia Pagenkopf

Owner/Pre-need Specialist
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Since 2008, Cindy has been serving alongside her husband, Kevin, providing exceptional support and service to families of Oconomowoc and the Lake Country area. Over the past 12 years, she has overseen the daily operations of Pagenkopf Funeral Home, ensuring that the business runs smoothly and efficiently.  She is also a licensed pre-funding specialist who has extensive knowledge and experience helping families preplan services for their loved ones. She is highly skilled in comforting families while they navigate through difficult topics and decisions, and strives to make sure the families she is serving feel valued and cared for.

 

A native to Oconomowoc, Cindy cares deeply about her community and frequently volunteers her time at many organizations, including Zachariah’s Acres, YMCA at Pabst Farms, the James Fuller Memorial Railroad and ProHealth Care’s Women Connected, to name a few.

 

Cindy and Kevin have been married for 16 years and live in Oconomowoc with their son, Mason, and dog, Arthur. In her spare time, she loves golfing with her family, spending time with friends, boating, sewing and crafting. 

 

Yvett Werth Collopy

Licensed Funeral Director
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Yvett grew up in Lebanon, WI and attended Luther College, where she attained her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Social Work and Religion. She lived and worked in Madison for 20 years before returning to school to become a Funeral Director. Now a resident of Oconomowoc and a part of the Pagenkopf team, Yvett’s heart is dedicated to serving families in the Lake Country area.

 

Yvett is kind and compassionate with a strong desire to listen and serve our families through their time of need. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Kevin, and son, Cullen. They love to explore state parks, local lakes, ice cream stands and attend Brewers games. Yvett feels blessed to have joined the Pagenkopf family team and Oconomowoc community.

Kevin Collopy

Licensed Funeral Director
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Kevin J. Collopy graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL in 2000 and has been a licensed funeral director serving families for 20 years. He moved to Wisconsin in 2011 and married his lovely wife, Yvett, in 2012. Two short years later, he and Yvett welcomed their beautiful, smiley baby boy, Cullen.

 

In 2019, Kevin and his family moved from Madison to Oconomowoc, where he now serves families of the Lake Country area in their time of need. In his free time, Kevin enjoys culinary arts and sharing meals with his family. He and his son enjoy fishing, swimming, perusing rummage sales, sledding, and building and knocking down snowmen. Kevin’s greatest joy is being Dad to Cullen.

Renee Lenhard

Licensed Funeral Director
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Renee was born and raised in Milwaukee, but now resides in Pewaukee with her two spoiled Pomeranians, Pixie and Sebastian. She loves to travel and although she’s been to many European countries, her heart keeps taking her back to London. After the passing of her Beloved Oma and Dad, she realized that helping others through the loss of their loved ones is a passion of hers.

 

Renee graduated in 2019 with High Honors from Milwaukee Area Technical College, earning a degree in Mortuary Science, and is eager to learn and grow in her career as a Licensed Funeral Director. Renee has a kind, gentle spirit and a can-do attitude that makes her a wonderful asset to the Pagenkopf team.

Sierra Mello-Miles

Licensed Funeral Director
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Sierra is a native of Alaska who served in the United States Army and in Operation Iraqi Freedom. She completed her Masters of Business Administration in Phoenix before moving to Wisconsin in 2011 and finding her passion in funeral service. Sierra and her husband, Chris, relocated from Madison to Oconomowoc in 2017 and have fallen in love with the community. Sierra and Chris have three children and an English Mastiff named Beef, who keeps them busy. Sierra's hobbies include weight lifting and nutrition.

 

D. J. Palmiter

Licensed PreNeed Specialist
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D.J. is a Licensed Pre-funding Specialist who assists with grave markers, headstones and monuments. He and his wife have been members of the Oconomowoc community since 2005 and have two sons, ages 13 and 16. He enjoys boating and snowboarding, and loves spending time with his family and friends. D.J. is honored to help individuals, couples and families preplan their funeral-related needs and wishes.

Beth Darrow

Office Manager
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Beth is the most recent addition to our team, having joined us in June, 2020. She has recently attained her MBA from Colorado Christian University, just 11 years after receiving her bachelors in communication technologies and graphic design. Faith is her foundation, which shines through her life and work, daily.

 

Originally from Benton, WI, Beth has been a Lake Country area resident for the past 11 years. She loves Life and spending her time being a mother to one beautiful, little girl, Natalie. Together, they enjoy arts and crafts, playing their instruments, paddle boarding, roller blading, softball, camping, traveling, and spending time with friends and family. Most of all though, she and Natalie love playing, snuggling and telling each other stories.

Wes Werner

Clergy and Funeral Director Assistant
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Wes serves Pagenkopf Funeral Home as both a Pastor and a Funeral Director Assistant. He currently lives in Watertown with his wife, Holly, and is a native of the area. Wes previously worked in public relations for nearly 20 years before being called to ministry in 2010.

 

In his free time, Wes enjoys photography, hiking, reading, and, above all, a good cup of coffee.

JoAnn Barta

Funeral Director Assistant
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JoAnn joined Pagenkopf Funeral Home in February of 2018 as a Funeral Director Assistant. She is a 1988 graduate of Rhema Bible Training Center in Tulsa, OK and a member of Weatherstone Church in New Berlin, serving as a greeter.


She moved to Pewaukee, WI a few years ago to be closer to her son Josh’s family and loves spending time with her three grandchildren. Her son, Jeremy, currently lives in Los Angeles, CA where he is involved in the Improve Theatre. In her spare time, she loves kayaking and exploring Wisconsin.