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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Jennifer L. Zacherl Owner

Jenny Zacherl is the current owner of Zacherl Funeral Home. After the sudden death of her husband, Pete, Jenny took over ownership of the funeral home.

 

Jenny and Pete met while attending UW-Fond du Lac. They were married 29 years. Together they were blessed with two children, Daniel and Claire. Jenny and Dan, along with the funeral home’s dedicated employees, will continue serving the Fond du Lac community and honoring the Zacherl family tradition of serving your family just as they would their own.

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Peter A. Zacherl IN MEMORIAM

Peter A. Zacherl passed away as the result of an ATV accident on January 21, 2019. Peter was the President and 5th generation owner of Zacherl Funeral Home. At an early age, Pete was helping his father and grandfather with the family business. Peter graduated high school in 1981 at St. Mary’s Springs and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science.

 

Pete’s career as a funeral director was only one facet of the way he gave of himself. He cared about the Fond du Lac community and cared for others within the community in countless ways. In an effort to support his community, Peter served on many Boards of Directors, and was a member of several service and fraternal organizations. He was a past president and member of Noon Rotary, including a recipient of Rotary’s esteemed Paul Harris Fellow Award. Pete would give help and assist wherever it was needed, more often than not, without being asked or expecting anything in return.

 

Peter was a member and strong supporter of the Gratitude Club in Fond du Lac. He had a generous heart full of compassion and believed that everyone deserved love and a second chance.

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Dawn M. Nelson Funeral Director

Dawn grew up in Marathon, Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. After a 16-year career in marketing and sales, Dawn felt called to become a funeral director. She became licensed in October 2015. Dawn is also a licensed life insurance agent to assist families with pre-funding funeral arrangements as well as a certified funeral celebrant and has a passion for helping families create a celebration of life that is personal and unique. Dawn and her husband, Ross have three girls, Hope, Zoe and Jade.

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Jennifer A. Harvey 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 became a Licensed Funeral Director in December 2017. Jennifer is a strong advocate of volunteerism in the community and supports several non-profit organizations close to her heart.

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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 graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor's degree in mortuary science in May 2018. Dan is currently completing his apprenticeship requirements to become a licensed funeral director with the State of Wisconsin. 

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Maurice "Morry" Plummer Funeral Assistant

Morry is a lifelong resident of Fond du Lac and assists at the funeral home with anything that is needed. He is married to Shirley, has three children and three grandchildren. Morry enjoys camping and traveling.

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Harry Schneider Funeral Assistant

Harry is a lifetime resident of Fond du Lac and attended Moraine Park Technical College.  He retired after working in the local Banking industry over 42 years.

 

Harry is deeply committed to his community, serving as Trustee – Treasurer of Holy Family Catholic Community, Kiwanis Club of Fabulous Fond du Lac serving on their Board of Directors and a chairperson of Fundraising activities and member of Knights of Columbus for over 50 years.  Harry also served as Treasurer for the Fond du Lac Area United Way, Inc. for 26 years. 

Jennifer L. Zacherl

Owner
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Jenny Zacherl is the current owner of Zacherl Funeral Home. After the sudden death of her husband, Pete, Jenny took over ownership of the funeral home.

 

Jenny and Pete met while attending UW-Fond du Lac. They were married 29 years. Together they were blessed with two children, Daniel and Claire. Jenny and Dan, along with the funeral home’s dedicated employees, will continue serving the Fond du Lac community and honoring the Zacherl family tradition of serving your family just as they would their own.

Peter A. Zacherl

IN MEMORIAM
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Peter A. Zacherl passed away as the result of an ATV accident on January 21, 2019. Peter was the President and 5th generation owner of Zacherl Funeral Home. At an early age, Pete was helping his father and grandfather with the family business. Peter graduated high school in 1981 at St. Mary’s Springs and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science.

 

Pete’s career as a funeral director was only one facet of the way he gave of himself. He cared about the Fond du Lac community and cared for others within the community in countless ways. In an effort to support his community, Peter served on many Boards of Directors, and was a member of several service and fraternal organizations. He was a past president and member of Noon Rotary, including a recipient of Rotary’s esteemed Paul Harris Fellow Award. Pete would give help and assist wherever it was needed, more often than not, without being asked or expecting anything in return.

 

Peter was a member and strong supporter of the Gratitude Club in Fond du Lac. He had a generous heart full of compassion and believed that everyone deserved love and a second chance.

Dawn M. Nelson

Funeral Director
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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 felt called to become a funeral director. She became licensed in October 2015. Dawn is also a licensed life insurance agent to assist families with pre-funding funeral arrangements as well as a certified funeral celebrant and has a passion for helping families create a celebration of life that is personal and unique. Dawn and her husband, Ross have three girls, Hope, Zoe and Jade.

Jennifer A. Harvey

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 became a Licensed Funeral Director in December 2017. Jennifer is a strong advocate of volunteerism in the community and supports several non-profit organizations close to her heart.

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 graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor's degree in mortuary science in May 2018. Dan is currently completing his apprenticeship requirements to become a licensed funeral director with the State of Wisconsin. 

Maurice "Morry" Plummer

Funeral Assistant
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Morry is a lifelong resident of Fond du Lac and assists at the funeral home with anything that is needed. He is married to Shirley, has three children and three grandchildren. Morry enjoys camping and traveling.

Harry Schneider

Funeral Assistant
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Harry is a lifetime resident of Fond du Lac and attended Moraine Park Technical College.  He retired after working in the local Banking industry over 42 years.

 

Harry is deeply committed to his community, serving as Trustee – Treasurer of Holy Family Catholic Community, Kiwanis Club of Fabulous Fond du Lac serving on their Board of Directors and a chairperson of Fundraising activities and member of Knights of Columbus for over 50 years.  Harry also served as Treasurer for the Fond du Lac Area United Way, Inc. for 26 years.