History & Staff

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.

Our History

Arthur Pagenkopf

Arthur Pagenkopf began the Pagenkopf funeral business in 1913. Arthur and his wife Weida lived in Ashippun, Wisconsin, and held funeral services in their home and local churches.

The Second Generation

Arthur and Weida's son, Erhard Pagenkopf, followed his father's example and became a funeral director himself. Erhard and his wife Angeline eventually purchased the business, allowing Arthur to retire.

The Third Generation

In 1967, when the third generation of the family entered the business, the Pagenkopf Funeral Home was built in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Erhard's son Keith Pagenkopf became a funeral director, along with his brother-in-law Robert Drenk. Keith's wife Ronna and his sister Donna Drenk worked side-by-side with their spouses to help families in times of sadness.

The Fourth Generation

Keith and Ronna's son Kevin Pagenkopf graduated from mortuary school in 1999. As great-grandson of Arthur Pagenkopf, he became the fourth generation of funeral directors at Pagenkopf Funeral Home. Kevin is joined by his wife, Cindy.

Our Valued Staff

Kevin  Pagenkopf

Kevin Pagenkopf, Owner/Licensed Funeral Director

Kevin is fourth generation owner and licensed funeral director and embalmer. He has been licensed since 1999 and in the funeral industry for over 25 years. Kevin took over the family business in the Spring of 2008.

Kevin is an Oconomowoc native and is a member of Crosspoint Community Church. He is the past president of the Oconomowoc Chamber of Commerce, President of the Oconomowoc Chamber Foundation, vice president of the Oconomowoc Lacrosse Club, board of director for the YMCA and Zacheriah's Acres and past board of director for OPEF (Oconomowoc Public Education Fund). Kevin and his wife Cindy are strong supporters of the community.

Cynthia  Pagenkopf

Cynthia Pagenkopf, Owner/Pre-need Specialist

Cindy manages public relations, advertising and pre plannig/pre funding specialist. She is native to Oconomowoc. Cindy is also a member of Crosspoint Community Church. She participates regularly in church and community activities.

Lisa Dolan

Lisa Dolan, Licensed Funeral Director/Pre-Need Consultant

Lisa Dolan, Licensed Funeral Director/Pre-Need Consultant

Lisa is a Milwaukee area native and joined our staff in January 2015. She attended mortuary school at Milwaukee Area Technical College and later became a licensed Pre-Need Specialist. She loves working to bring comfort and direction to the people she meets, especially families in their time of sorrow. Before becoming a funeral director, Lisa was in nursing for eleven years specializing in Alzheimer’s and dementia care. In her free time, she enjoys jewelry making and upcycling crafts. You can contact Lisa directly at [email protected]

Cassandra  Meeks

Cassandra Meeks, Licensed Funeral Director

Cassandra joined our staff as an Apprentice Funeral Director in May of 2017, following her graduation from mortuary school at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois. She earned her Funeral Director and Embalmer License in July 2018. She currently resides in Oconomowoc and is a member of the Oconomowoc Junior Woman’s Club. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, music, video games and computers.

Rev. Allen Behnke

Rev. Allen Behnke, Funeral Director Assistant

Bio coming soon.

Wes Werner

Wes Werner, Clergy and Funeral Director Assistant

Bio coming soon

JoAnn Barta

JoAnn Barta, Funeral Director Assistant