Our knowledgeable staff are passionate about providing families guidance and support during the funeral planning process and well after the funeral. Together, we can honor your loved one’s life while beginning your grief journey.

 


 

Every family’s goodbye is different, so at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home and Crematory we’re dedicated to providing you an exceptional level of personalized service to ensure your arrangements will be as unique as your loved one.  From burial to cremation, and life celebrations to permanent memorialization, we have the trusted experience to provide options that truly meet your needs – not suggestions that merely add expense.                                                  

 

 

Regardless of circumstances or budget, we are here to help you with all the things you never thought you’d have to do for your loved one – insurance, social security, banks, veterans’ benefits and more.  That is why you can always expect thoughtful, caring and honest affordable service when you call Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home and Crematory 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. 

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Jim Schneider Licensed Funeral Director/Owner-Retired tradition@hskfhcares.com

James L. Schneider and his wife, Sharon, owned and operated the Hoffmann Schneider Funeral Home since 1985. He has been semi-retired since 2019. A native of Dubuque, Jim had worked at the funeral home, then known as Hoffmann Mortuary, while attending Loras College in Dubuque. He later graduated from the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science. From 1970 to 1985, Jim and Sharon owned and operated the Schneider – Mittnacht Parkside Funeral Home in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. In 2004, Jim and Sharon acquired the second location, Hoffmann Schneider and Kitchen Funeral Home, from the Kitchen family after the death of Dennis Kitchen, the owner and founder of that funeral home. Jim is a member of the Dubuque Rotary Club and the Knights of Columbus. Sharon is a graduate of Marquette University in speech pathology. She is a member of many local social and civic organizations. Jim and Sharon have six children and ten grandchildren that they enjoy spending time with.

 

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Adam Thielen Licensed Funeral Director/Owner adam@hskfhcares.com

Adam is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the states of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin and an Iowa life insurance producer. Adam began his journey in funeral service at the young age of 14 when he started helping out his grandfather at his funeral home. He is a member of Church of the Resurrection, Knights of Columbus Council #15813, 4th Degree Assembly #3556, and the National Funeral Directors Association.  Adam is the father of two daughters, Julia and Claire, and one son, Paul.  He is an avid golfer, a lifelong fan of the 2016 World Champion Chicago Cubs, and enjoys watching movies.  

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Theresa Thielen Licensed Funeral Director/Owner theresa@hskfhcares.com

Theresa is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the state of Iowa and an Iowa life insurance producer. Theresa began her funeral career early when, at the age of 16, she began working at the funeral home owned by the grandfather of her future husband, Adam. Adam and Theresa recently celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary. She is a member of Church of the Resurrection, PEO, Rotary, Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, and the National Funeral Directors Association. Theresa is the proud mother of two daughters, Julia and Claire, and one son, Paul, who all attend Holy Family Schools. 

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Rachel Dinehart Licensed Funeral Director tradition@hskfhcares.com

Rachel is a licensed funeral director in the states of Iowa and Wisconsin and is a licensed mortician in the state of Montana. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service and was selected as the 2013 Mortuary Science and Funeral Service Embalming Colloquium winner. She is currently working towards her Master of Arts degree in English and Creative Writing. She received her designation as a Certified Crematory Operator through the National Funeral Directors Association and is currently pursuing designation as a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner through the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. She and her husband Grant are grateful for the opportunity to make Dubuque their home along with their six children: Zoie, Grant Jr., Della, Edgar, Lilly, and Wrigley.

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Jeremy Pitchforth Advance Funeral Planner preplan@hskfhcares.com

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Dave Crimmins Funeral Assistant

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Deacon Jim Schmidt Funeral Assistant

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George Rieder Funeral Assistant

George was born and raised in Dubuque. He graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 1959. He, and his wife Jeannette, have been married for 51 years, and have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren. George retired from John Deere in 1992, after 33 years of service. In 1998 he joined the staff at Hoffmann-Schneider as a funeral assistant.

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Pat Ready Funeral Assistant

Pat Ready was born in Dubuque. He married Shirley Gavin in Dubuque, where they raised their three children. Pat joined the Hoffmann Schneider Funeral Home in 2004. He retired from John Deere Dubuque Works in 1994. Pat is a member of the Asbury Eagles Club and Resurrection Catholic Church. He was affiliated with Asbury Community Fire Department for 45 years.

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Mike Ready Funeral Assistant

Mike Ready was born in Dubuque, and graduated from Wahlert High School. He married Jane in 1966 in Arkansas. Mike retired from John Deere Dubuque Works. He serves on the Board of Directors for DuTrac Community Credit Union. Mike joined the staff at Hoffmann Schneider in 2006.

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In Memoriam of Gary Anglin Funeral Assistant/Building & Grounds Supervisor

Gary was born and raised in Dubuque. He graduated from Wahlert High school in 1966. He married Debbie in 1971, and they had two adult children. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1968 until 1970 and was employed for 33 years with Sunbeam Bakery. He joined the funeral home in 1995. Gary was very active with the St. Vincent DePaul Society, and served as its president. He was also very involved in St. Columbkille Parish. Gary sadly passed away on April 17, 2020.  His kindness and service to the Dubuque area didn't go unnoticed and has left a giant void in this community.

Jim Schneider

Licensed Funeral Director/Owner-Retired
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James L. Schneider and his wife, Sharon, owned and operated the Hoffmann Schneider Funeral Home since 1985. He has been semi-retired since 2019. A native of Dubuque, Jim had worked at the funeral home, then known as Hoffmann Mortuary, while attending Loras College in Dubuque. He later graduated from the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science. From 1970 to 1985, Jim and Sharon owned and operated the Schneider – Mittnacht Parkside Funeral Home in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. In 2004, Jim and Sharon acquired the second location, Hoffmann Schneider and Kitchen Funeral Home, from the Kitchen family after the death of Dennis Kitchen, the owner and founder of that funeral home. Jim is a member of the Dubuque Rotary Club and the Knights of Columbus. Sharon is a graduate of Marquette University in speech pathology. She is a member of many local social and civic organizations. Jim and Sharon have six children and ten grandchildren that they enjoy spending time with.

 

Adam Thielen

Licensed Funeral Director/Owner
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Adam is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the states of Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin and an Iowa life insurance producer. Adam began his journey in funeral service at the young age of 14 when he started helping out his grandfather at his funeral home. He is a member of Church of the Resurrection, Knights of Columbus Council #15813, 4th Degree Assembly #3556, and the National Funeral Directors Association.  Adam is the father of two daughters, Julia and Claire, and one son, Paul.  He is an avid golfer, a lifelong fan of the 2016 World Champion Chicago Cubs, and enjoys watching movies.  

Theresa Thielen

Licensed Funeral Director/Owner
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Theresa is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the state of Iowa and an Iowa life insurance producer. Theresa began her funeral career early when, at the age of 16, she began working at the funeral home owned by the grandfather of her future husband, Adam. Adam and Theresa recently celebrated their 17th wedding anniversary. She is a member of Church of the Resurrection, PEO, Rotary, Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, and the National Funeral Directors Association. Theresa is the proud mother of two daughters, Julia and Claire, and one son, Paul, who all attend Holy Family Schools. 

Rachel Dinehart

Licensed Funeral Director
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Rachel is a licensed funeral director in the states of Iowa and Wisconsin and is a licensed mortician in the state of Montana. She is a graduate of Southern Illinois University where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service and was selected as the 2013 Mortuary Science and Funeral Service Embalming Colloquium winner. She is currently working towards her Master of Arts degree in English and Creative Writing. She received her designation as a Certified Crematory Operator through the National Funeral Directors Association and is currently pursuing designation as a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner through the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. She and her husband Grant are grateful for the opportunity to make Dubuque their home along with their six children: Zoie, Grant Jr., Della, Edgar, Lilly, and Wrigley.

Jeremy Pitchforth

Advance Funeral Planner
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Dave Crimmins

Funeral Assistant
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Deacon Jim Schmidt

Funeral Assistant
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George Rieder

Funeral Assistant
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George was born and raised in Dubuque. He graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 1959. He, and his wife Jeannette, have been married for 51 years, and have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren. George retired from John Deere in 1992, after 33 years of service. In 1998 he joined the staff at Hoffmann-Schneider as a funeral assistant.

Pat Ready

Funeral Assistant
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Pat Ready was born in Dubuque. He married Shirley Gavin in Dubuque, where they raised their three children. Pat joined the Hoffmann Schneider Funeral Home in 2004. He retired from John Deere Dubuque Works in 1994. Pat is a member of the Asbury Eagles Club and Resurrection Catholic Church. He was affiliated with Asbury Community Fire Department for 45 years.

Mike Ready

Funeral Assistant
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Mike Ready was born in Dubuque, and graduated from Wahlert High School. He married Jane in 1966 in Arkansas. Mike retired from John Deere Dubuque Works. He serves on the Board of Directors for DuTrac Community Credit Union. Mike joined the staff at Hoffmann Schneider in 2006.

In Memoriam of Gary Anglin

Funeral Assistant/Building & Grounds Supervisor
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Gary was born and raised in Dubuque. He graduated from Wahlert High school in 1966. He married Debbie in 1971, and they had two adult children. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War from 1968 until 1970 and was employed for 33 years with Sunbeam Bakery. He joined the funeral home in 1995. Gary was very active with the St. Vincent DePaul Society, and served as its president. He was also very involved in St. Columbkille Parish. Gary sadly passed away on April 17, 2020.  His kindness and service to the Dubuque area didn't go unnoticed and has left a giant void in this community.