Marc was licensed in 1970 and worked at Harder Funeral Home in Milwaukee until the opportunity presented itself to purchase the Horn Funeral Home in Port Washington. In 1975 he moved his family to Port and started Horn-Eernisse Funeral Home at the old location on the corner of Milwaukee St. and Grand Ave. He purchased the Jungers Funeral Home in Dacada in 1976. Marc married Evalyn Jean Glick in 1966 and together they had four children: Jennifer (Paul) Thill, Jill Eernisse, Joseph (Kory) Eernisse and Jayne (Derek) Gates. Jeannie lost her battle with cancer in November of 2001. He met Grace Bender La Chey in 2004 and the couple married in August of that year, bringing Grace’s daughter Elizabeth (Jeff) Wick to the family as well. Marc is an Honorary member of the Cedarburg Fire Department and has been active with the Port Washington Fire Department since 1975, holding the position of Fire Chief for 22 years before retiring as Chief in September of 2004. He is active with many community efforts and programs, including the Port Washington Historical Society. He plans on traveling and spending time at the family cabin up north.
Joe Eernisse started working part-time at the funeral home in 1993, while on summer break from college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In 1994, he left UW to attend mortuary school at Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL. Upon graduating in September of 1995, Joe started working with his dad on a full-time basis.
Joe married his wife, Kory, in 1997. They have two children, Olivia and Cael.
He is a Past President of the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association, a past chairman of the WFDA Ethics Committee and also served on the Grafton Public Safety Committee.
Joe is a member of St. John XXIII Parish in Port Washington, the Port Washington-Saukville Rotary Club where he is a past-president and a two time Paul Harris Fellow, and also served as president of Port Youth Hoops Basketball Club for three years.
Joe enjoys racing sailboats, hunting, photography, and playing golf.
Jill Eernisse started working at funeral homes while attending UW-Stevens Point, to decide if she wanted to take on a career in Funeral Service. Her work with funeral homes in the Milwaukee area while attending Milwaukee Area Technical College and finishing her apprenticeship brings a different outlook to this family run business. Licensed in 1997, Jill took on the manager position for the Belgium location in 1998.
Jill is married to Bob Graff; The couple is kept very busy with the activities of their blended family of five children, two cats and a dog. When not at the office, or activities for their kids, Jill enjoys camping & backpacking, canoeing & kayaking and is a voracious reader. She is a longtime member of Grand Ave. United Methodist Church.
Dee was born and raised in West Bend, WI. She received her Mortuary Science Degree in 2014 and joined the staff of Eernisse Funeral Home in 2016. Dee belongs to the Lakeshore District of the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association and is privileged to help families through the process of planning meaningful funeral services.
Eernisse Funeral Homes and Cremation Service is proud to announce the addition of Mike Schramka as an Associate to our staff. Mike is a fourth generation funeral professional and brings over 35 years of experience serving the families of Ozaukee, Waukesha, Washington and Milwaukee counties. He is a member of St. Francis Borgia Parish in Cedarburg, and active in numerous other organizations in the area. Mike is available to assist families in all aspects of planning or preplanning Life Celebrations. Feel free to contact him at 262-376-9600.
If you’ve ever jockeyed for the front seat of a thrill ride or delighted in shoveling snow, Tami Klauck is a kindred spirit. As an advance funeral planner for Eernisse Funeral Homes, Tami meets with families every day to help them prearrange their funerals. A Sheboygan native who loves the outdoors, Tami’s zest for life is apparent no matter where she happens to find herself.
Winston is a four year old Bernedoodle. He is at our Port Washington location Monday through Friday, and is available for visitations by request. He enjoys playing ball outside, taking walks, and really loves greeting visitors! Winston would appreciate it if you would follow him on Instagram! @winstonthecomfortpooch