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 Cremation Service 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 Cremation Service 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. He serves on the Homesteaders Life Company Advisory Board.  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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Scott A. Glover Managing Funeral Director scott@hskfhcares.com

Scott is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the states of Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Idaho.  He was born and raised in Northwest Iowa where he graduated from Spencer High School.  After graduation, he attended the University of Northern Iowa and then Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL where he obtained his Associates of Mortuary Science degree. Scott served his apprenticeship at Chicago’s largest Jewish funeral home, Chicago Jewish Funerals, under the direction of David I. Jacobson.  He then received the opportunity to work for Eugene Cha and his four funeral homes: Kolbus John V. May Funeral Home, Lawrence Funeral Home, Nelson Funeral Home and The Elms Funeral Home.  Looking to better himself as a funeral director, Scott and his wife, Sami, packed up and moved to Nampa, Idaho to manage a funeral home for Carriage Services, Alsip and Persons Funeral Chapel.  Scott is honored to be able to serve the Dubuque area and to maintain the professional standards of Al Hoffmann, Jim Schneider and Dennis Kitchen established in this community.  When Scott is not serving families, he enjoys being outdoors, golfing, entertaining his three pups, cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes and driving his wife crazy.  

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Samantha Glover Office Manager samantha@hskfhcares.com

Samantha (Sami) is a Jill of all trades.  She currently holds a funeral director and embalmer license in the state of Idaho and working towards her licenses in the states of Iowa and Illinois.  She grew up in Dwight, IL where she graduated from Dwight Township High School.  She attended Joliet Junior College and then transferred to Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL where she obtained her degree in Mortuary Science.  Sami served her apprenticeship at McGuire and Davies Funeral Home in Monmouth, IL. When she and Scott moved to Nampa, ID, she served as the office manager and licensed funeral director and embalmer where she learned how important “attention to detail” is.  Sami is excited to immerse herself into the Dubuque community and being a gentle shoulder to lean on for the families at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home.  Outside of her professional involvement, she enjoys being outdoors, binging Netflix shows and being a dog mom.  Sami and Scott reside in Asbury.

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Adam Kenny Licensed Funeral Director/Pre-need Specialist preplan@hskfhcares.com

Adam is an Iowa licensed funeral director and embalmer and an Iowa life insurance producer.  As an Iowa native, he grew up in the Northwest Iowa town of Emmetsburg.  After graduating from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL, he came back to the great state of Iowa to complete his apprenticeship at Hugeback – Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton and continued on to serve as a licensed funeral director at Champion – Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage.  Since 2015, Adam has worked exclusively as an advanced funeral planner and has developed a passion for helping families pre-plan their services in a no-pressure environment. Being a licensed funeral director, he knows what options are available and carries the knowledge of the process from beginning to end. Adam is married to his beautiful wife, Dani, and they just welcomed their first daughter, Magnolia, in May of 2019.  In addition to his professional involvement, Adam enjoys cheering on the Minnesota Vikings and the Iowa Hawkeyes and is an avid fan of amateur wrestling.  

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Karla Schueller Aftercare Coordinator/Funeral Assistant tradition@hskfhcares.com

Karla Jean Schueller is a life long Dubuque resident. She attended Holy Ghost Grade School, Wahlert High School and graduated from Loras College with a degree in Elementary Education and Physical Education. She worked for the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier for 25 years. Karla joined the staff at Hoffmann Schneider in April of 2009. As a licensed pre-need counselor, she is devoted to helping families make personal decisions that will be carried out later. Karla enjoys working in the garden, playing tennis with friends, and taking walks with her dog, Parker.

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Stanley Comfort Dog

My name is Stanley and I am the comfort dog here at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home.  I am tasked with visiting with families during their hard times.  I especially like comforting children that have a hard time understanding grief.  I love treats and supervising everything that is done around the funeral home.  When I am not assisting in my role as a comfort dog, you can find me napping in my mom's office. 

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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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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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Deacon Jim Schmidt Funeral Assistant

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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. He serves on the Homesteaders Life Company Advisory Board.  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. 

Scott A. Glover

Managing Funeral Director
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Scott is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the states of Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin and Idaho.  He was born and raised in Northwest Iowa where he graduated from Spencer High School.  After graduation, he attended the University of Northern Iowa and then Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL where he obtained his Associates of Mortuary Science degree. Scott served his apprenticeship at Chicago’s largest Jewish funeral home, Chicago Jewish Funerals, under the direction of David I. Jacobson.  He then received the opportunity to work for Eugene Cha and his four funeral homes: Kolbus John V. May Funeral Home, Lawrence Funeral Home, Nelson Funeral Home and The Elms Funeral Home.  Looking to better himself as a funeral director, Scott and his wife, Sami, packed up and moved to Nampa, Idaho to manage a funeral home for Carriage Services, Alsip and Persons Funeral Chapel.  Scott is honored to be able to serve the Dubuque area and to maintain the professional standards of Al Hoffmann, Jim Schneider and Dennis Kitchen established in this community.  When Scott is not serving families, he enjoys being outdoors, golfing, entertaining his three pups, cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes and driving his wife crazy.  

Samantha Glover

Office Manager
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Samantha (Sami) is a Jill of all trades.  She currently holds a funeral director and embalmer license in the state of Idaho and working towards her licenses in the states of Iowa and Illinois.  She grew up in Dwight, IL where she graduated from Dwight Township High School.  She attended Joliet Junior College and then transferred to Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL where she obtained her degree in Mortuary Science.  Sami served her apprenticeship at McGuire and Davies Funeral Home in Monmouth, IL. When she and Scott moved to Nampa, ID, she served as the office manager and licensed funeral director and embalmer where she learned how important “attention to detail” is.  Sami is excited to immerse herself into the Dubuque community and being a gentle shoulder to lean on for the families at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home.  Outside of her professional involvement, she enjoys being outdoors, binging Netflix shows and being a dog mom.  Sami and Scott reside in Asbury.

Adam Kenny

Licensed Funeral Director/Pre-need Specialist
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Adam is an Iowa licensed funeral director and embalmer and an Iowa life insurance producer.  As an Iowa native, he grew up in the Northwest Iowa town of Emmetsburg.  After graduating from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL, he came back to the great state of Iowa to complete his apprenticeship at Hugeback – Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton and continued on to serve as a licensed funeral director at Champion – Bucheit Funeral Home in Osage.  Since 2015, Adam has worked exclusively as an advanced funeral planner and has developed a passion for helping families pre-plan their services in a no-pressure environment. Being a licensed funeral director, he knows what options are available and carries the knowledge of the process from beginning to end. Adam is married to his beautiful wife, Dani, and they just welcomed their first daughter, Magnolia, in May of 2019.  In addition to his professional involvement, Adam enjoys cheering on the Minnesota Vikings and the Iowa Hawkeyes and is an avid fan of amateur wrestling.  

Karla Schueller

Aftercare Coordinator/Funeral Assistant
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Karla Jean Schueller is a life long Dubuque resident. She attended Holy Ghost Grade School, Wahlert High School and graduated from Loras College with a degree in Elementary Education and Physical Education. She worked for the United States Postal Service as a letter carrier for 25 years. Karla joined the staff at Hoffmann Schneider in April of 2009. As a licensed pre-need counselor, she is devoted to helping families make personal decisions that will be carried out later. Karla enjoys working in the garden, playing tennis with friends, and taking walks with her dog, Parker.

Stanley

Comfort Dog
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My name is Stanley and I am the comfort dog here at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home.  I am tasked with visiting with families during their hard times.  I especially like comforting children that have a hard time understanding grief.  I love treats and supervising everything that is done around the funeral home.  When I am not assisting in my role as a comfort dog, you can find me napping in my mom's office. 

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.

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.

Deacon Jim Schmidt

Funeral Assistant
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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.