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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Adam Thielen Licensed Funeral Director 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 #15813, 4th Degree Member, 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 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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Jim Schneider Licensed Funeral Director 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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Logan Lenhart Licensed Funeral Director tradition@hskfhcares.com

Logan Lenhart is an Iowa licensed funeral director and has been when Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen since January of 2019. Logan grew up in the Benton County area of Iowa where he attended Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa then the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He lived in the Maryland/Washington, D.C. area for 13 years before coming back home to Iowa. He is a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Dubuque and is also a member of the Dubuque Music Men Barbershop Chorus. Logan and his wife April have 5-year old twins.

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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 Pre-need Counselor/Funeral Assistant preplan@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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Allyssa Shanahan Funeral Assistant/Mortuary Science Student ally@hskfhcares.com

Allyssa "Ally" Shanahan is a 2018 graduate of Loras College, where she earned her degree in Social Work. Ally currently attends Des Moines Area Community College for Mortuary Science.  Upon her graduation in the Spring of 2020, she will begin her 1 year apprenticeship and fulfill her requirements to be a licensed Iowa Funeral Director.  Ally has a passion for helping families personalize their funerals and see that no detail is missed.  

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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 have two adult children. He served in U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was employed for 33 years with Sunbeam Bakery. He joined the funeral home in 1995. Gary is very active with the St. Vincent DePaul Society, and currently serves as its president. He is also very involved in St. Columbkille Parish.

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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

Adam Thielen

Licensed Funeral Director
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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 #15813, 4th Degree Member, 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
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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. 

Jim Schneider

Licensed Funeral Director
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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.

 

Logan Lenhart

Licensed Funeral Director
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Logan Lenhart is an Iowa licensed funeral director and has been when Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen since January of 2019. Logan grew up in the Benton County area of Iowa where he attended Indian Hills Community College in Ottumwa then the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He lived in the Maryland/Washington, D.C. area for 13 years before coming back home to Iowa. He is a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Dubuque and is also a member of the Dubuque Music Men Barbershop Chorus. Logan and his wife April have 5-year old twins.

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

Pre-need Counselor/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.

Allyssa Shanahan

Funeral Assistant/Mortuary Science Student
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Allyssa "Ally" Shanahan is a 2018 graduate of Loras College, where she earned her degree in Social Work. Ally currently attends Des Moines Area Community College for Mortuary Science.  Upon her graduation in the Spring of 2020, she will begin her 1 year apprenticeship and fulfill her requirements to be a licensed Iowa Funeral Director.  Ally has a passion for helping families personalize their funerals and see that no detail is missed.  

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 have two adult children. He served in U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was employed for 33 years with Sunbeam Bakery. He joined the funeral home in 1995. Gary is very active with the St. Vincent DePaul Society, and currently serves as its president. He is also very involved in St. Columbkille Parish.

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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