Our two funeral homes have been dedicated to serving families in Oshkosh and Omro since the early 1900s. It's our mission to respond with compassion and care to our families' wishes, and to ensure all of their funeral service needs are met. Of course, it's our wish to exceed your expectations, and our long involvement in these two communities may help explain why.
Seefeld Funeral & Cremation Services - Oshkosh
Robert E. Marquardt is arguably the founding father of Seefeld Funeral Home even though the name has changed. Robert was born in 1875 in Pila, Germany (now Poland), the son of Johann and Caroline Beyer Marquardt. The family immigrated to the United States and settled in Oshkosh in June, 1882.
Robert worked as a carpenter as a young man, and by 1919 had establish an undertaking business, known as Marquardt's Funeral Parlor, on Oregon Street, not far from the current location.
During the spring of 1900, he married Martha J. Barfknecht and the couple had two sons: Gilbert, who was born in 1901, and Leonard, who arrived in 1906. During the spring of 1910, Robert made the United States his permanent home, officially becoming a naturalized citizen.
Robert ran the funeral home for many years, until his retirement, and his sons took over the business. Marquardt's Funeral Parlor remained in operation until 1979, when it was sold to Seefeld. Robert died in Oshkosh on April 28, 1946.
The current building, located at 1025 Oregon Street, with its Mediterranean terracotta roof and arched entrances, was built in 1930 and is currently designated as a historic landmark.
Kwiatkowski Funeral Home - Omro
We are a small family-run funeral home serving Omro and the surrounding communities. The funeral home has been in existence since the early 1900’s. In March of 2002, Steve and Denise Kwiatkowski became the new owners, and though they were relatively new to the community, they have been providing quality care to families in their time of need for the past 27 years.
A number of things about Kwiatkowski Funeral Home set us apart from others. We are not a large or fancy funeral home. We do not believe a new funeral home or the size of the staff make a funeral meaningful. We believe they simply add to the cost of the funeral. There are, however, some things that one cannot put a price on. Intangibles like staff sensitivity, compassion, care and respect for the deceased.
Another is the genuine feeling you are being cared for, not only by professionals, but also by friends. The feeling when the funeral service is complete, your relatives or friends ask how everything was, and you respond by saying “I can’t believe all the details they thought of, all the things they took care of for us, and how they made us feel at home.”
We believe these qualities set us apart from others. We want you to feel so taken care of, that if you are not completely satisfied, we will make any adjustment it takes until you are. That's our promise to you.