About Us

Our Staff

Our staff's commitment to you 

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Dick Kaatz Owner/ Funeral Director dick@kaatzfunerals.com

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John Kaatz Co-Owner, Funeral Director

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Craig Baxter Administrative Assistant info@kaatzfunerals.com

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Eric Dickinson Directors Assistant eric@kaatzfunerals.com

Eric joined our funeral home as an office assistant in 2005. He has continued to grow with our funeral home and enjoys helping our families with all aspects of our cremation and funeral services. Eric grew up in Williamston, a small town just East of Lansing. He moved to Yale with his family of four to join our Kaatz family and has been a welcomed member of our community.

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Kyle Schieweck Director's Assistant kschieweck@gmail.com

Kyle graduated from Yale High School in 2013. He is currently a Bachelor of Mortuary Science student at Wayne State University in Detroit. Kyle grew up and currently resides in the Yale area. Since joining our staff in 2014, Kyle has continued to grow within the business and is fully engaged and committed to providing compassion, information, support and direction to the community. He is a current member of the Richmond Rotary Club where he volunteers his time. Kyle has a passion for expanding his expertise in grief couseling and has attended recent grief counseling seminars for caretakers. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors.

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Ms. Gloria Aldea Funeral Service Associate

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Ms. Barb Fogarty Funeral Service Associate

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Dick Kaatz

Owner/ Funeral Director
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John Kaatz

Co-Owner, Funeral Director
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Craig Baxter

Administrative Assistant
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Eric Dickinson

Directors Assistant

Eric joined our funeral home as an office assistant in 2005. He has continued to grow with our funeral home and enjoys helping our families with all aspects of our cremation and funeral services. Eric grew up in Williamston, a small town just East of Lansing. He moved to Yale with his family of four to join our Kaatz family and has been a welcomed member of our community.

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Kyle Schieweck

Director's Assistant

Kyle graduated from Yale High School in 2013. He is currently a Bachelor of Mortuary Science student at Wayne State University in Detroit. Kyle grew up and currently resides in the Yale area. Since joining our staff in 2014, Kyle has continued to grow within the business and is fully engaged and committed to providing compassion, information, support and direction to the community. He is a current member of the Richmond Rotary Club where he volunteers his time. Kyle has a passion for expanding his expertise in grief couseling and has attended recent grief counseling seminars for caretakers. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and being outdoors.

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Ms. Gloria Aldea

Funeral Service Associate
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Ms. Barb Fogarty

Funeral Service Associate