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Our Caring Staff

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Back Row: Brock J. Huehns, Erik R. Huehns

Front Row: Amanda McDaniel, Todd W. Huehns


While each generation of our family has striven to offer comfortable and accommodating facilities with modern technologies as well modern and respectful funeral vehicles and transportation, our family and staff's top priority has always been taking care of people - those entrusted to our care, their family and friends, and the communities in which we serve. From the moment we answer the phone, to our respectful response to the place of passing, to the extremely gentle care we take of those entrusted to our care, to our attentive, personal, empathetic, and creative manner with which we care for every family in honoring the life of their loved one, to the presence we seek to have at every service and celebration (ever-present to minimize the efforts and any hesitation by family, clergy, and those in attendance, yet "invisible" in recognition that the service is not about us), we are committed to caring for others as if they were our family. Families as well as staffs of nursing homes, assisted living facilities, our local hospital and clinics, hospice organizations, and churches often acknowledge that our staff is what sets our funeral home apart from others.

Todd W. Huehns

Todd W. Huehns

Funeral Home Owner, Funeral Director & Crematory Operator

Todd William Huehns is the fourth-generation funeral director in the Steffen and Huehns families with over thirty years of experience in serving families. His great-grandfather, William O. Steffen, established Steffen Furniture and Funeral Chapel in Shebogyan in the early 1900s. William's son, Leonard Steffen (the second generation), worked as a funeral director in Sturgeon Bay during WWII while also working in the shipyards. After graduating from Worsham Institute of Mortuary Science in Skokie, IL, (now Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL), Todd worked with his father, Wayne L. Huehns (the third generation), serving families in Sheboygan County from their Huehns Funeral Home locations in Sheboygan Falls and Oostburg. 


Todd began serving the families of Northern and Southern Door County shortly after 1990 when he came to work for Davis Mortuary (now Huehns Funeral Home). Sylvester "Cy" Dernbach, the owner of Davis Mortuary at the time, had purchased the funeral business from Robert "Bob" Davis some years before. Both, Cy and Bob have passed away. 

For Todd and his family, coming to Door County was like coming home in a sense with all of the family his wife, Renee Robillard Huehns, has throughout Southern Door County and Kewaunee County. While living in Sturgeon Bay, Todd has been an active member and supporter of the surrounding Door County communities. He is a member and past president of the Sturgeon Bay Optimist Club and has served as past president of the Sturgeon Bay Breakfast Rotary Club. Todd is currently a member of the Sturgeon Bay Noon Rotary Club. He coached local youth sports for many years  in Sturgeon Bay and Sevastopol areas. Todd attends the Sturgeon Bay Moravian Church. He enjoys reading and learning about  history in general, the history of Door County and has been a member of the Door County Historical Society.  

Aside from spending time with family, Todd enjoys hunting with family and friends, golfing, boating, traveling with his wife, Renee, motorcycling on his Harley, and following his favorite sports teams, but most of all being grandpa to Kinley and William. 

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Renee (Robillard) Huehns

Renee (Robillard) Huehns

Co-Owner & Graphics Manager

Renee was born in Cudahy, WI, the daughter of Kenneth and Darlene (Harmann) Robillard. She grew up in Watertown and graduated from Watertown High School. Renee went on to study at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she met Todd Huehns, her husband-to-be. They were united in marriage on October 18, 1986 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sheboygan Falls (where Todd was from).

They welcomed their first son, Erik, in 1988, and then Brock in 1990. She and Todd lived in Oostburg, WI where Todd and his father, Wayne, had their second funeral home, until 1992. (Their other funeral home was located in Sheboygan Falls.) While living in Sheboygan County, Renee and Todd enjoyed singing together for weekend church services and also for weddings.

In the fall of 1992, she and "the boys" moved to Door County when Todd accepted a position as a funeral director with Davis Mortuary under the ownership of Sylvester "Cy" Dernbach. For Renee, the move to Door County was like coming home in a sense with Renee's (Robillard) relatives initially settling in Gardner in Southern Door County (as they were original from Canada) and moving into Kewaunee where her father, Ken, grew up. Her mother, Darlene, was the daughter of Lawrence and Josephine "Josie" (LeFevre) Harmann, and the only sister of Cliff and Wayne Harmann.

In November of 1992, Renee and Todd, welcomed their third son, Christian. Initially, she took care of the boys at home until they were of school age. Renee then taught Kindercamp at the Door County YMCA in Sturgeon Bay for a couple years. She started helping more around the funeral home as the years went by, and then was full-time when Todd and her purchased Davis Mortuary on January 1, 2001. 

At the funeral home Renee has taken pride in overseeing all of the graphic coordination including, creating memorial folders and prayer cards, register books, and memorial tribute DVDs. She always been someone community members can talk to before, during, and after services. Renee has always been there to help Todd and now her sons, Erik and Brock (who are also funeral directors), with anything and everything that needs to be done. She loves being there to support her friends and neighbors and other community members through a difficult time during the loss of a loved one.

Renee has helped at Vacation Bible School for local churches and has been a member of Business Women and the Red Hat Society (also known as the "Red Hatters") as a Pink Hatter. She and Erik are also members of the Peninsula Belgian American Club, which meets at the old schoolhouse in Namur in Southern Door.

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Erik R. Huehns

Erik R. Huehns

Funeral Director & Crematory Operator

Erik Ryan Huehns grew up in Sturgeon Bay and graduated as co-valedictorian of the Sturgeon Bay High School class of 2006. He then went on to study pre-medical sciences at St. Norbert College in De Pere, before deciding to follow in the footsteps of his father and grandfather and two generations before. Erik graduated from St. Norbert College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics.

He studied funeral service at Milwaukee Area Technical College in West Allis, Wisconsin's only school for funeral service, graduating as valedictorian for the class of 2012. During school, he served as president of Sigma Phi Sigma, the national honorary funeral service fraternity, and earned the Harry B. Goodman Valedictorian Award, the William F. Krause Leadership in Funeral Service Award, and the Legacy Award for being at least a third-generation family member to serve families as a funeral director. Erik became the fifth generation of the Steffen and Huehns families funeral directors when he received his license as a funeral director in January 2013. He became a certified crematory operator through the National Funeral Directors Association in 2018.

In 2012, Erik was united in marriage to Kathryn "Katie" Jean Bobinski, his best friend from college. Katie is an elementary school teacher at Sevastopol Elementary School. At church, has been an active member of the identity committee and the welcoming committee, the church choir (with his wife, Katie), is currently on the educational endowment committee, and serves as lector. He is also an active member of the Forestville-Maplewood Lions Club, where he currently serves on the board of directors, the same Lions club Erik's great-great uncle, Norman LeFevre, was a charter member of. With his (Belgian) family ties to Southern Door and Kewaunee counties, Erik is also a member of the Peninsula Belgian American Club, which meets every month at the old schoolhouse in Namur (in Southern Door County) next to the former St. Mary of the Snows Catholic Church (now the Belgian Heritage Center). Erik has been a former board member and has been active with the Namur Belgian Heritage Foundation. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the United Way in Door County.

In May of 2014, Erik and Katie's son, William Henry, was born, in May of 2016, Erik and Katie welcomed their daughter, Kinley Grace, into the world, and in April of 2019, their daughter, Nora Kathryn, was born. Erik and Katie feel blessed to be home in Door County.

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Brock J. Huehns

Brock J. Huehns

Funeral Director & Crematory Operator

Brock Justin Huehns grew up in Sturgeon Bay and graduated with the Sturgeon Bay High School Class of 2008. He went on to study and earn his bachelors degree in Human Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Brock studied funeral service at Milwaukee Area Technical Area Technical College in West Allis and graduated in May of 2015. He served as President for his class and of their honorary funeral service fraternity, Sigma Phi Sigma. While in the funeral service program at MATC, Brock received the (1st place) Edward Heidenreich Award for his restorative art abilities. 

He began serving his funeral director apprenticeship in Green Bay while completing his undergraduate studies at UWGB and finished his apprenticeship back home in Sturgeon Bay upon his graduation from mortuary school. Brock became the second, fifth-generation funeral director in his family when he received his funeral director license in January of 2017. 

Outside of funeral service, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, hunting, fishing, boating, and camping. Brock has been active with Rotary Youth Interact and helping out with church youth nights over the years. He is a member of the Sturgeon Bay Lions Club.

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Amanda McDaniel

Amanda McDaniel

Funeral Director & Crematory Operator

Amanda McDaniel grew up in Iron Mountain, Michigan, and graduated from Iron Mountain High School in 2013. She then went on to study mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County in Wausau, Wisconsin. While attending, Amanda was a Phi Theta Kappa member and was inducted into Beta Rho Zeta before graduating in May of 2015.

Amanda studied mortuary science at Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, Illinois. While in school, she became a member of Pi Sigma Eta, the National Morticians Fraternity.

Amanda served her funeral director apprenticeship at a funeral home on the east side of Green Bay, and in January of 2017, she earned her funeral director license and went to work for a funeral home on the west side of Green Bay. She joined the Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC staffs in July of 2018. Amanda is also a certified crematory operator through the Cremation Association of North America.

She resides in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin with her loving Frenchie, Winston. In her spare time, Amanda enjoys running, playing tennis, reading, spending time with her family, and enjoying the outdoors. She is an avid Dallas Cowboys and Chicago Cubs fan.

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Jodie (Geisel) Schartner

Jodie (Geisel) Schartner

Office Manager & Funeral Home Support Staff

Jodie (Geisel) Schartner is a daughter of Bernard and Shirley Geisel and a sister of Jamie (Mike) Henschel, Heidi Geisel, Wade Geisel, and Tara (Aaron) LeClair. She grew up on the family homestead in the Town of Sevastopol and graduated from Sevastopol High School and UW-Stevens Point. Jodie married Jesse Schartner, and they have two children - a son, Riley, and a daughter, Emilie.

She joined the Huehns Funeral Home family and staff in April of 2018. Jodie had previously been employed with Baylake Bank (now Nicolet Bank) in Sturgeon Bay. She helps to coordinate all of the administrative efforts at the funeral home and also helps on visitations and services.

Jodie has been a wonderful addition to our staff and a familiar face for our Door County community.

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Lee W. Bley

Lee W. Bley

Accounting & Funeral Home Support Staff

Lee Bley is a lifelong resident of West Jacksonport and a son of the late August and Lydia (Herbst) Bley. He attended grade school in West Jacksonport and graduated from Sevastopol High School. Lee is a lifelong member of Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport. 

Lee worked as a bookkeeper for Bill Boettcher Automotive (and later Jim Olson Motors) in Sturgeon Bay.

Here at the funeral home, Lee helps on visitations and services and also in the office. He has been a wonderful addition to our family/staff.

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Gary A. Scharrig

Gary A. Scharrig

Licensed Agent for Burial Agreements & Funeral Home Support Staff

Gary Scharrig is a resident of Jacksonport and a son of Alvin and Diane (Dietrich) Scharring. He graduated from Sevastopol High School in 1988. Gary has worked at Greenwood Supper Club in Fish Creek. He currently serves as a pastor with Immanuel Lutheran Church in Baileys Harbor and currently manages the Homestead Suites in Fish Creek. He has been a part of our family-helping at the funeral home since around the time when Todd and Renee initially bought the funeral home.

Gary is a licensed agent for burial agreements and is able to help families pre-plan and pre-fund for their funeral services. He also helps on visitations, funerals, in the office, and maintaining the facilities. Those who know Gary, know what a tremendous heart he has. He's always there to help. 

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