Who we are
Robert G. Guddie II
On January 1, 2016, Robert becomes the proud owner of Strouf Funeral Home. A licensed funeral director and licensed insurance agent, Robb has been an employee of Strouf’s since July of 2003. Robb is married to wife Linda for 16 years and has a daughter Jenna and a son Jack. They are active members of St. Matthew’s Parish in Oak Creek. Robb is well known to families traditionally served by Strouf Funeral Home as a funeral director and through pre funded funeral insurance contracts.
Shannon Jones is the newest member working as an apprentice for Strouf Funeral Home. He is currently attending MATC for his associates degree in Mortuary Sciences, and will proudly graduate from his program in the spring of 2016. Shannon is an 1999 alumnus of New London High School and currently resides in the great City of Racine.
With his fifteen plus years of customer service Shannon strives for customer satisfaction and stewardship. Shannon is an animal lover and proudly donates his time to multiple animal shelters as well as fostering animals in his home. On his free time he is active with rollerblading and biking, and tries to travel as much as his time lets him.
Shannon is elated to learn from his fellow co-workers and looks forward to assisting the community as part of the Strouf Funeral Home family.
Michael D. Meier
Completing 43 years in funeral service, former owner Michael D. Meier sold Strouf Funeral Home to Robert G. Guddie II on January 1, 2016. Mike will stay on as a part time consultant with the firm, and will be available to families as requested. Because he has made the business a very personal operation over the last number of years, being available will make the transition even more seamless. Mike will continue as a Lay Associate with the Racine Dominican order. The business continues to be family owned and operated under Robb’s professional care.
Tracey grew up in New Berlin, Wisconsin where she graduated from Eisenhower High School in 1995. She then spent several years in Oak Creek before settling in Caledonia in 2006.
Tracey graduated from MATC in 2013 with an associate degree in funeral service. She worked in Milwaukee as an apprentice and licensed funeral director for a total of four years. She has been serving the Racine Community since 2014. Tracey loves spending time with her family. She and her husband David have four children.
They also have three dogs that keep them busy. In her spare time Tracey enjoys a wide range of craft and DIY projects. She even takes her creativity on the road doing many craft fairs throughout the state.
Jennifer Boedecker is a funeral assistant, helping in a variety of ways around the Strouf Funeral home. She does everything from assisting with funerals to helping out with floral arragenments.
Jennifer is a native of Racine, and has been active in the community for 15 years. She is married to Chris and has a daughter Annalysa.
Jennifer assists at visitations and funeral services and is instrumental in arranging funeral floral tributes.
In her free time she enjoys hunting, fishing, horseback riding and all outdoor activities.
Bill Hoffmann is a coach driver and funeral assistant for Strouf Funeral Home.
Bill Hoffmann retired from Waukesha Engine in 2008 after 41 years. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War he is married to wife Carol and has two children and 5 grandchildren.
Carl Shaper is a funeral coach driver and funeral assistant for Strouf Funeral Home.
After retiring in 1988, Carl began driving coach in 2006. He is also a funeral assistant. A veteran of the Korean Conflict, he and his wife Delores have a daughter and two grandchildren.
Sue Pawzun performs the hairdressing and funeral reception catering for Strouf Funeral Home.
Sue is a lifelong resident of Racine. She has been a hairdressser for 35 years and owns and operates Sue’s Salon on Main Street. Sue handles the styling, cut and coloring needs of the deceased entrusted to our care. Sue also will assist families in preparing small catered gatherings following funeral services, in our on site reception facility.
In 1925, Dan Strouf and his family opened the original Strouf Funeral Home. Since that time, the funeral home has changed and grown. Several large additions were made to the original High Street home over the years. This highly identifible building continues to reflect our commitment to the traditions built in the early days of the operation of the funeral home.