We believe that our commitment to families is firmly rooted in our proud history. We invite you to read our story and learn more about the experienced professionals who are here to support and guide you in your time of need.

John Schuette founded the funeral & furniture business in Burlington in 1929. He purchased the Kerkman house on Pine Street converting it to a funeral home. He enlarged and extensively remodeled it twenty years later.

Joined by staff members Marvin Werth in 1940 & Richard Daniels in 1948, the business was incorporated as a partnership in 1954.

In order to better serve the Burlington community a new larger facility was built in 1991. The 9300 square foot facility has extensive parking and is handicapped accessible. It features a large lounge with kitchenette and children's space. A soft and comfortable atmosphere allows families to celebrate a loved one's life.

The Polnasek Funeral Home grew out of the Rohde family enterprises in Union Grove. Charles Rohde founded Rohde Furniture store in 1869, a building which also housed an undertaking business.

Charles Rohde was the first undertaker in the area and four generations of Rohdes were involved: Charles, his son George, grandson Ralph and great-grandson George Rohde. William Polnasek became the owner on June 1 1966, ending 97 years of ownership by the Rohde family. William Polnasek retired in January of 1994 and sold the business to Rich and Doris Daniels.

The Union Grove building was expanded and remodeled in 1995. The facility was doubled in size to 4,000 square feet. Changes included complete handicapped accessibility, a 2,000 square foot viewing room, and a lounge area all designed to provide tranquility and ease for those grieving the loss of a loved one.

In January, 1996, the McCarthy-Koenig Funeral Home in Burlington was purchased and later consolidated into the Schuette-Daniels location in 1997.

In January, 2008, Rich Daniels retired from the funeral homes and furniture store. His son Matthew Daniels now runs all three funeral homes and the furniture store.

In November 2008 an onsite crematory was added to the facility in Burlington. It operates under the company name of Browns Lake Crematory.

Contact us today at our Burlington, WI or Union Grove, WI locations


Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home & Browns Lake Crematory
Phone: (262) 763-3434
625 Browns Lake Drive, Burlington, WI 53105

Polnasek-Daniels Funeral Home
Phone: (262) 878-2011
908 11th Avenue, Union Grove, WI 53182

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