History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

We are an independently owned family funeral home and have been since our beginning in 1890. We are currently the 4th family to own the chapels in both locations. The Wadena Chapel was founded in 1890, and the Bertha Chapel in 1911.  We were fortunate to have the opportunity to include the Bielema Funeral Home, it's chapels in Wadena and Verndale, and it's rich history in 2007.

We have a strong commitment to providing the most complete service possible to all the families that we serve. No two individuals are alike, and their funeral/memorial service should reflect that uniqueness.

We Offer:

  • Traditional and Non-traditional funeral services
  • Pre-planning and Pre-funding 
  • Non-local services (working with out-of-state funeral homes)
  • Grief follow up services
  • Service and Memorial videos
  • Information on death and dying
  • Community outreach programs
  • Services for Veterans

You will find us to be quite active in our communities. Members of our staff are involved with the Lions Club, Rotary Club, Chamber of Commerce, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wadena Area Concert Association, Ringnecks Forevermore, Knob Hill Sportsman Club, Elks Lodge, Meals-On-Wheels, The Bertha Community Club, and Knights of Columbus. We are proud sponsors of area Arts organizations as well as hunting and conservation groups.  We strongly support our area Law Enforcement, Fire Departments and Safety organizations.

We are a member of the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association as well as the National Funeral Directors Association, Arrowhead Funeral Directors Association, out-of-state member of the North Dakota Funeral Directors Association, and are proud supporters of the Children's Grief Connection, an organization that works with grieving children and families across the state of Minnesota.

We strive to bring peace and understanding to life’s most difficult transitions. We truly are one family caring for another.

Our Valued Staff

  • Joseph and Meg Schuller

    Joseph and Meg Schuller, Owners

  • Bev Lynk

    Bev Lynk, Family Liaison and Office Manager

  • Ray Hoffman

    Ray Hoffman, Funeral Assistant

  • Larry Pearson

    Larry Pearson, Funeral Assistant

  • Peter VanErp

    Peter VanErp, Funeral Assistant

  • Robert Wallgren

    Robert Wallgren, Funeral Assistant

  • Glen Wood

    Glen Wood, Funeral Assistant

  • Jerry Ward

    Jerry Ward, Funeral Assistant