Our Family

The Staff at Zacherl Funeral Home is dedicated to providing compassionate and affordable services to our client families. We know that at the time of a death, our families experience a variety of emotions as they grieve. It is our hope that the services we provide to our families will start the process of healing and begin the acceptance of a new “normal.”



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Peter A. Zacherl Owner/President/Funeral Director

Peter is the President and 5th Generation Owner of Zacherl Funeral Home. Long before he entered mortuary school at the University of Minnesota, Peter was assisting his father, Louis Zacherl, at the funeral home as a young man. Peter is very proud to carry on the tradition of caring for the Fond du Lac community. He currently serves as the President of the Noon Rotary and is a member of Holy Family Parish. Peter and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Dan and Claire.

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Dawn M. Nelson Funeral Director/Certified Funeral Celebrant

Dawn grew up in Marathon, Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. After a 16-year career in marketing and sales, Dawn, with the support of her family, felt called to go back to school to become a licensed funeral director. She graduated from Des Moines Area Community College in October 2015. Dawn lives with her husband, Ross and her three girls, Hope, Zoe and Jade, in Brownsville.

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Jennifer A. Harvey Apprentice Funeral Director

Jennifer is a native of Fond du Lac and attended Moraine Park Technical College. She worked in the health care field for Fond du Lac County for over nine years before joining Zacherl Funeral Home in 2013. She began her Funeral Director Apprenticeship in the Fall of 2015. Jennifer is a strong advocate of volunteerism in the community and supports several non-profit organizations close to her heart.

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Jerome A. Wagner Funeral Director/Funeral Celebrant

Jerry retired from fulltime funeral service in 2013. He retains his license as a funeral director and remains available as a funeral celebrant and to assist at the funeral home, as needed. As a preneed specialist and a licensed insurance agent, Jerry also helps families in funding any preneed arrangements.

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Daniel P. Zacherl Apprentice Funeral Director

Dan is the son of Peter Zacherl and the sixth generation of the Zacherl Funeral Home. He is currently attending the University of Minnesota for a Bachelor's degree in mortuary science. When Dan is not at school, you will find him at the funeral home assisting with anything that is needed.

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Mitchell P. Penn Funeral Director

Mitch, a resident of Fond du Lac, has completed his Bachelor's Degree at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and received his funeral director license at MATC Mortuary School and a one year apprenticeship. Mitch currently works part-time at the funeral home.

Peter A. Zacherl

Owner/President/Funeral Director
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Peter is the President and 5th Generation Owner of Zacherl Funeral Home. Long before he entered mortuary school at the University of Minnesota, Peter was assisting his father, Louis Zacherl, at the funeral home as a young man. Peter is very proud to carry on the tradition of caring for the Fond du Lac community. He currently serves as the President of the Noon Rotary and is a member of Holy Family Parish. Peter and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Dan and Claire.

Dawn M. Nelson

Funeral Director/Certified Funeral Celebrant
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Dawn grew up in Marathon, Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. After a 16-year career in marketing and sales, Dawn, with the support of her family, felt called to go back to school to become a licensed funeral director. She graduated from Des Moines Area Community College in October 2015. Dawn lives with her husband, Ross and her three girls, Hope, Zoe and Jade, in Brownsville.

Jennifer A. Harvey

Apprentice Funeral Director
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Jennifer is a native of Fond du Lac and attended Moraine Park Technical College. She worked in the health care field for Fond du Lac County for over nine years before joining Zacherl Funeral Home in 2013. She began her Funeral Director Apprenticeship in the Fall of 2015. Jennifer is a strong advocate of volunteerism in the community and supports several non-profit organizations close to her heart.

Jerome A. Wagner

Funeral Director/Funeral Celebrant
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Jerry retired from fulltime funeral service in 2013. He retains his license as a funeral director and remains available as a funeral celebrant and to assist at the funeral home, as needed. As a preneed specialist and a licensed insurance agent, Jerry also helps families in funding any preneed arrangements.

Daniel P. Zacherl

Apprentice Funeral Director
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Dan is the son of Peter Zacherl and the sixth generation of the Zacherl Funeral Home. He is currently attending the University of Minnesota for a Bachelor's degree in mortuary science. When Dan is not at school, you will find him at the funeral home assisting with anything that is needed.

Mitchell P. Penn

Funeral Director
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Mitch, a resident of Fond du Lac, has completed his Bachelor's Degree at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and received his funeral director license at MATC Mortuary School and a one year apprenticeship. Mitch currently works part-time at the funeral home.