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.