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Our Staff

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Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Brian Mark

Brian Mark

Owner, Funeral Director

Brian graduated from the Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University with a BS in Marketing & Finance. He has been working in funeral service since 1999, when he graduated with honors from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL. Brian lived in Appleton, WI for eight years, managing a multi-location funeral home. In March of 2008, he acquired the Schoenfeld Funeral Homes in Beloit & Clinton, WI. Brian has a dual-state license that allows him to practice Funeral Directing in both Wisconsin & Illinois. He is a licensed agent for Preneed Funeral and Burial Agreements, allowing him to assist families with all aspects of pre-planning. Brian has dedicated his professional life to the planning and orchestration of meaningful, healing and dignified final tributes.

 

Brian is an active member of the Beloit & Clinton communities. He is committed to local civic and fraternal organizations that promote unity, inclusion and fellowship. He has served on the Beloit Memorial Hospital Foundation Board since 2013. Brian is a member of the Beloit Noon Lions, the Elks Club, the Knights of Columbus, the Moose Lodge #191 and Our Lady of Assumption Parish. He belongs to the Greater Beloit Economic Development Corporation, the Beloit & Clinton Chamber of Commerce, the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. He can be reached directly on his cell phone at 608-751-9000.

 

Brian and his wife, Diane have been married since 2000 and have three children, Avery, Griffin, and Charlotte. Together they enjoy boating, waterskiing, fishing, high school show choir, basketball, and tennis.

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Kathleen E. Anderson

Kathleen E. Anderson

Office Manager

Kathy was born and raised in Beloit, one of nine children.  She is a graduate of Beloit Memorial High School and Blackhawk Technical College.  She has two step-children, David and Linda.  Kathy worked for 23 years and the Beloit Corporation.  She joined Brian Mark Funeral Home in 2006.  She is the office manager and takes care of all the paperwork, billing, and life appreciation printing involved at the funeral homes.  She enjoys reading, creating all of her own greeting cards, painting, watching the Green Bay Packers play and spending time with family and friends.


Michael D. Meier

Michael D. Meier

Licensed Funeral Director since 1972.

Originally from Milwaukee, Mike graduated from Catholic Memorial High School, the University of Wisconsin, and Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago. He was a manager of a large Milwaukee funeral home from 1972 to 1990. He moved to Beloit in 1991 where he served hundreds of area families. In 2003, Mike purchased Strouf Funeral Home in Racine, WI where he successfully operated the firm and served hundreds more families. Mike retired on January 1, 2016, selling Strouf Funeral Home to a trusted funeral director and longtime friend. He returned to Beloit to live full time and continue his career at the Brian Mark Funeral Home as the lead embalmer. Mike has won numerous awards from his peers for his embalming & restorative art skills and continues to teach embalming technique in area continuing education seminars. He is a lay Associate with the Racine Dominican Order, and enjoys restoring and working on his classic muscle cars. Mike is honored to serve area families once again, in their time of need. He can be reached directly on his cell phone at 262-930-0404.


Michael S. Mark

Michael S. Mark

Licensed Funeral Director

Originally from Lake Zurich, IL, Mike graduated from Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology.  He later attended Worsham College of Mortuary Science, graduating with honors. Currently residing in Clinton, WI, he  enjoys fishing, hunting and anything involving the outdoors. Mike was instrumental in establishing and competing in the Beloit Ribfest since its inception in 2009. Over the years, the event raised in excess of $200,000 for local charities. Mike is a great cook who loves to participate in barbeque rib competitions throughout the region. He can be reached directly at 815-558-6453.


Kristin Lake Seaberg

Kristin Lake Seaberg

Advanced Planning Specialist

Kristin has worked in the funeral industry for more than 25 years. She joined Brian Mark Funeral Home in 2019, bringing with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in pre-arranging funerals. Kristin looks forward to getting to know and serve our community while building relationships with the families we serve. She attended Marquette University and graduated from Alverno College with a degree in Art Therapy. Kristin also attended graduate school at UWM Milwaukee for Social Work. She spends the majority of her free time with her family. Kristin and her husband, John, have five kids who keep life interesting. They spend most of the summer on the water and in the winter they enjoy skiing and snowmobiling.  Kristin can be reached directly at 414-334-1794


Luke  Smetters

Luke Smetters

Regional Marketing, Aftercare and Grief Care Director

Luke has worked in the Preneed industry for a number of years and brings his impressive background in customer service, management, marketing and preneed experience to the Brian Mark Preneed team. Luke is an avid Ironman competitor and community volunteer.  He makes his home in Monroe, Wisconsin and serves funeral homes throughout Illinois and Wisconsin, helping them educate their families on the benefits and importance of preplanning.


Hillary Gavan

Hillary Gavan

Funeral Celebrant

Life Celebrant Hillary Gavan offers meaningful life tributes for your loved ones.  Hillary meets with families at a comfortable location of their choosing to learn the memories and fine details that will be woven together to create a moving, interesting and personalized honor. Hillary has a sensitive and versatile approach and welcomes diverse families and unique situations. She is able to serve those who desire a secular tribute, one with unique spiritual aspects or a customized mix.  If desired, she can offer colorful comedy and other creative approaches to best suit a family's personality. Hillary is down-to-earth and eager to listen as a family moves through grief. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Iowa with a minor in International Studies. Hillary has won four first-place awards from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association and one national award from the prestigious Inland Press Association.  She has the Competent Communicator designation from Toastmasters International and is a regular speaker at community events. Hillary can be reached directly at 815-980-3614.


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