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Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory History

Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory (formerly Jandt Funeral Homes) have been serving the area since 1975. Owner, Dennis H. Jandt (pronounced "Yondt") began his funeral service career when he acquired La Crosse area's oldest funeral 'home,' the Jostad Funeral Home in West Salem which was built in 1960. In 1992, he expanded his business by purchasing the Haugen-Roble Funeral Home in Caledonia, Minnesota. It was at that time, Jeffry B. Fredrickson began his employment for Jandt Funeral Home, Inc. In 1999, Dennis was proud to open a new facility in Bangor, Wisconsin, making it his third location.

Always wanting to expand to La Crosse, Wisconsin, Dennis was fortunate to obtain ownership of the Woodruff Funeral Home on the South side of La Crosse when David Woodruff retired.

In order to successfully serve the communities through our 4 locations, our staff has grown immensely and includes members of different faiths, including Catholic and Lutheran beliefs.

Since the cremation market is increasing, we were proud to open up a new crematory in our La Crosse location in October of 2010. In doing so, we are able to offer low cost cremations to families. Some people believe that funeral homes are more expensive for cremation services; well, not ours.

Our Belief

We strive to offer a personally unique remembrance service with professionalism to all the families we serve. Our staff is committed to helping families experience the most meaningful and memorable tribute for their loved one. Fair and honest pricing is of utmost importance to us in addition to specializing in personalization. Because we are committed to providing the most value for your money, we will meet, if not beat, any price quote brought to us from another funeral home.

Our licensed, professional staff will compassionately assist you to make knowledgeable decisions with all of your funeral and pre-planning needs.

Meet Our Caring Staff Below

Dennis H. Jandt

Owner
Licensed Funeral Director, WI and MN

Dennis is a lifelong resident of La Crosse and a 1966 graduate of Central High School. Shortly after graduating, he joined the U.S. Navy, and served two tours of duty in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War, returning in 1969. Dennis then attended the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse, graduating in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Education. He had a change in career plans which took him to the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science. Upon his graduation in 1974, Dennis returned to the La Crosse area and purchased his first funeral home. Throughout his career, he has grown his business, totaling four funeral homes, a crematory, and employing five full time staff members. In his spare time, Dennis enjoys riding his Harley with his friends and especially looks forward to their annual long distance bike trips. He and his wife, Claire, live in La Crosse and enjoy traveling whenever they can get away. They also like to spend time with friends going out to dinner, attending community theatre, and cheering on the Packers at the home games.

Jeffry B. Fredrickson

Manager
Licensed Funeral Director, WI, MN and IA

Licensed Burial Insurance Agent, WI

Jeff Fredrickson was born and raised in La Crosse and is a 1985 graduate of Logan High School. He then attended the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, where received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mortuary Science. He worked as a funeral director in the Twin Cities area for two years until 1993, when he began his employment with Dennis at the funeral home. Jeff and his wife, Tara, lived in Caledonia, Minn. from 1993 until April of 2003 when they, along with their two sons, Daniel and Dawson, moved to the south side of La Crosse. Jeff is a licensed funeral director in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. He has served as President of the western district of the Wisconsin Funeral Director's Association (WFDA) and on the Board of Directors at the state level for the WFDA. Jeff and Tara are members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in La Crosse and Jeff is a member of the Sons of the American Legion, Roy Vingers Post #52 in La Crosse. He is an avid Green Bay Packer fan and enjoys golfing and boating with friends during the summer, skiing with his family in the winter, and watching his boys in their many sports and school activities.

Michele M. Moore

Licensed Funeral Director, WI, MN and IL

Licensed Burial Insurance Agent, WI

Michele Moore has been employed at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory since July, 1995. She was born and raised in Joliet, Illinois and moved to the La Crosse area after completing her education at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, receiving a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mortuary Science. Michele was initially licensed in Minnesota before increasing her credentials, becoming licensed in Wisconsin and Illinois. In 2006, she was honored by becoming the first female funeral director to hold a position on the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing Funeral Director's Examining Board. In addition to being a funeral director, she also enjoys herself by working as a DJ on occasion. Michele loves to laugh, is enjoying the single life, and looks forward to the completion of her remodeling project of a new house she recently purchased.

Jordan M. Wegner

Licensed Funeral Director, WI and MN

Licensed Burial Insurance Agent, WI

Jordan Wegner has been employed at funeral home since January, 2009. She was raised in Holmen, Wis., attended Holmen area schools and Holmen Lutheran Church, graduating from Holmen High School in 2004. Jordan attended Viterbo University in La Crosse for three years and obtained her general education credits in Pre-Mortuary Science. She then transferred to the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Mortuary Science. Jordan became licensed in February, 2010. Jordan recently became a member of English Lutheran Church in La Crosse. She lives in La Crosse and enjoys spending time with family and friends, listening to music, reading, and having tons of fun.

Lori R. Turner

Licensed Funeral Director, WI and MN

Lori is a native of north central Iowa, graduating from St. Ansgar High School in 1979. She spent the next 18 years employed by Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. She first worked in the ECG Lab and later in the Cardio-Pulmonary Screening Lab at St. Mary's Hospital. While at St. Mary's, Lori attended Rochester Community College working towards a Mortuary Science degree. She then transferred to Worsham School of Mortuary Science in Chicago, Ill., and graduated in 1998. Lori accepted a funeral director position in New Ulm, Minn., and later in January 2002, she joined the staff at Jandt Funeral Home. Lori and her husband, Lloyd, have been married for 27 years and have 4 children and 7 grandchildren. They are members of Mary, Mother of the Church Parish at St. Thomas More Catholic Church in La Crosse. Lori enjoys fishing and spending time on her houseboat.

Tammy A. Davison

Office Manager

Tammy Davison has been employed at Jandt Funeral Home as the Office Manager since June, 2007. In 1986, she graduated from Western Wisconsin Technical College in La Crosse with an Associates Degree in Accounting. Tammy was over 20 years of office experience, excelling in many different fields of accounting. She lives in La Crescent, Minnesota, with her husband, Scott, son, Owen, and their yellow labrador retriever, Jasper. She is very involved with Owen and his sports, especially hockey, and is also a board member of the La Crescent Youth Hockey Association. Tammy enjoys reading, scrapbooking, and mostly spending time with her family.

Call us today to speak to a staff member at no cost to you for all of your funeral planning needs.