George has literally been raised in the funeral home business. He was born at Theda Clark Hospital in Neenah and his parents and 5 children lived on the second floor of the Kessler Funeral Home. George graduated from Neenah High School before receiving a BBA from St Edwards University in Austin TX. He then graduated from Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science in 1966. Upon his return to Neenah, he became associated with his father and mother and funeral service. George purchased the funeral home and business from his parents in 1972. George served with the Wisconsin Army National Guard from 1966 to 1972. Through the years George has been a member in the following service clubs and organizations: Neenah Menasha Jaycees; Neenah Kiwanis Club; 3rd and 4th degree Knights of Columbus; Neenah Menasha Elks Lodge #676; American Legion, Hawley-Dieckhoff Post #33, Neenah, Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association and National Funeral Directors Association.
Ann has had roots in the Fox Valley area as far back as the 1800's. She earned her B.B.A. at Lakeland College. Being a licensed insurance agent since 1994, she is a Certified Pre- Need Specialist for the funeral home. Ann has been a volunteer at Theda Clark Medical Center since 2001, including serving as president of the Theda Clark Auxiliary in 2005. She is very active with the school system as a volunteer at her grandchildren’s schools. Ann enjoys spending time with her husband, George and all of her family. She enjoys meeting new people and is happy to help whenever she can.
Lead Funeral Director
Amanda is a lifelong resident of Neenah. She graduated from Neenah High School in 2005, and then attended Milwaukee Area Technical College where she graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science and became a Licensed Funeral Director in December of 2008.
She is married to Jonathan Hipp and they have one daughter, Evelyn. In their free time they enjoy spending time with their family, friends, and their black lab, Coal. Her hobbies include reading, fishing, boating, hunting, crocheting, crafting, and being in the great outdoors.
Amanda, Jonathan, and Evelyn are members of St. Margaret Mary Parish, Neenah.
Formerly from Nekoosa, Wisconsin, Stephanie is a graduate of Nekoosa High School. She later attended mortuary school in Milwaukee and served her internship in Waukesha. Stephanie was most recently a member of the Rotary Club of Wisconsin Dells and the Gillett Civic Club in Gillett, Wisconsin. Since moving to the Neenah area, Stephanie has become a member of the Rotary Club of Neenah. Through the service clubs she has gained a sense of community and is honored to be of service to the Neenah area. In her free time she likes to spend time with her family and friends.