Funeral Home has proudly served the funeral needs of Pulaski
since 1933. Raymond and Mary Marnocha worked
hard to establish their funeral home as a valued business in the
Ray and Mary's oldest son, J.
Michael Marnocha, continued
the tradition of caring service through the next generation. Mike
attended St. Norbert College in DePere and graduated from the Wisconsin
Institute of Mortuary Science in Milwaukee. In addition to
his work as a funeral director, Mike enjoyed playing in several
area Bohemian style polka bands, including Pulaski's own Dick Rodgers
Orchestra. He also coached several very competitive Notre
Dame Academy and Pulaski High School girls basketball teams. Mike
and his wife Gretchen retired to Kelly Lake, although Mike can still be found helping Pam and the staff at the funeral home.
Following a number of years of living with cancer, Gretchen died peacefully on Friday, May 18, 2012.
One of the cards our family received after mom died came from two friends. Their personal message:
"We sure loved your mom. She stayed a kid her whole life.
What a way to be!"
Mike was joined by his daughter Pam
(Marnocha) Janssen, the firm’s current president, in May of 1977. Pam became
the third generation to own Marnocha Funeral Home on October
4, 1994. She celebrates 35 years as a licensed funeral service professional
this year. Pam is a Commissioned Minister in the Diocese of Green Bay and serves in the position of Adult Faith Formation Coordinator at Assumption B.V.M. Parish
Pam invites you to check out her blog, in which she reflects on the people and stories from the 'neighborhoods' that make up the Pulaski area, and the impact they have had on her life.
Simply click on: There Goes the Neighborhood
sister Michelle "Mickey" Knaus entered
the family business as the firm’s office manager in 1996. She
fought an extended battle with cancer for five years, and died
peacefully on Saturday, April 8, 2006.
Memories of her smiles
continue to surround us with love.
We strongly believe that it takes many hands and hearts to
help facilitate a funeral. We have been blessed with
a wealth of people from the Pulaski area who help us to serve
you in the best way possible. Lee Schubert serves as a licensed funeral director on staff, along with Pam and her dad, Mike Marnocha. Tyler Wichmann was recently granted his license to practice as a funeral director apprentice. Pam's niece, Susan Knaus, and Pulaski native, Diane (Socha) Peters, serve as our office managers. Diane also assists with Pre-Need Services. Pam's brother, Greg Marnocha, serves as our funeral assistant. Ed Krause assists with our Pre-Need Services. Joanne Gawrylewski is the staff person in charge of housekeeping.
staff is committed to working with you to plan the service
you desire to memorialize your loved one. We can help you
develop a unique service that is reflective of your needs
and wishes, and we encourage you to use your imagination — we
are here to serve you.
We’ve built our reputation for providing Pulaski’s
finest funeral services on our belief that each of our
clients is like a member of our own family. We
are proud to be members of this community.
For more information
about our funeral services, please contact us by
telephone or email. One of our associates would be more
than happy to answer your questions.