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Elliott Grasse

Elliott Grasse

Owner/ Licensed Funeral Director

Elliott is a native of Sturgeon Bay, WI and raised on a dairy farm. He graduated from Sevastopol High School in 2000 and graduated from St. Norbert College with a B.A. in Business Administration in 2005. Previously to funeral service, Elliott was an operations manager for a school bus company. He graduated with honors from Milwaukee Area Technical College with a degree of Associate in Applied Science in Funeral Service in 2015. Elliott oversees the business functions and funeral services of the firm. Elliott and his wife Nina, met and were married in Wausau, where they had resided before moving to Pardeeville. He enjoys gardening, cutting firewood, and together with his wife they enjoy traveling and trips to Door County. He is an active member of the Pardeeville Lions Club and the Rio Community Club. In January 2017, Elliott and Nina welcomed Easton, their first child.


Nina Grasse

Nina Grasse

Owner/ Office Manager

Nina is a native of Pardeeville and raised on a farm. She graduated from Montello High School in 1999 and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.S. in Elementary Education and Master’s of Education. She was an elementary teacher for 12 years. Nina handles all the bookkeeping, printing, and other office duties of the firm. Nina has truly enjoyed being able to own the property her grandparents once had and living where she grew up. She enjoys gardening, sewing, quilting, running, and together with her husband they enjoy traveling and trips to Door County. She is an active member in the Pardeeville Lions Club, the Rio Community Club, and the Dual County Community Band. In January 2017, Nina and Elliott welcomed Easton, their first child.


Sy Miller

Sy Miller

Licensed Funeral Director

Sy has worked in funeral service for 20 years.  He graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College with a degree in Mortuary Science.  Sy serves as a part-time Licensed Funeral Director of the firm. Sy previously was the Register of Deeds in Richland County and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Wisconsin- Platteville.  Sy and his wife Jan reside in Portage.  He is an active member of the Pardeeville Garden Club.


Gale Neef

Gale Neef

Funeral Assistant

Gale is a native of Pardeeville. He proudly served as a coreman in a U.S. Army mash unit. He and his wife Cheryl, along with their four kids, operated a family dairy operation until 1994. He then worked for Columbia County until retiring in 2013. Gale assists with funerals, visitations, and other aspects of the funeral business. He enjoys traveling with his family, gardening, collecting antiques, and serving for many of the local community events found in the Pardeeville area.


Florence Sunde

Serving Assistant



Phyllis Baumgartner

Serving Assistant



Colin Rogers

Funeral Assistant



Micah Neef

Funeral Assistant



Brian Connor

Funeral Assistant



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