History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions.

Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.

Our Valued Staff

  • Bruce A. Zenner II

    Bruce A. Zenner II, Owner/ Licensed Funeral Director

    Bruce was born and raised in Northern Michigan. He graduated from Kingsley High School in 2004 and continued his education at Wayne State University earning a Bachelor’s of Mortuary Science Degree in 2007. Bruce has returned to his roots where he has many family and friends. The Kalkaska area was the perfect place for Bruce and wife Jessy to begin their journey together. Bruce is a Past President of the Kalkaska Rotary Club, member of the Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals, Chamber of Commerce Ambassador Committee, Chairman of the Kalkaska Memorial Health Center Board of Trustees, and Past Chairman of the Kalkaska Downtown Development Authority.

  • David E. Wolfe

    David E. Wolfe, Licensed Funeral Director / Funeral Assistant

    Dave Wolfe has been a licensed funeral director for the past 57 years. He attended Central Michigan University and is a graduate of Wayne State University Department of Mortuary Science. Upon purchasing the former Schwartz Funeral Home, he and his wife, Vickie, moved to Kalkaska where they operated the Wolfe Funeral Home for over 32 years prior to their retirement in 2001. Dave was pleased to join Bruce Zenner and staff in 2012, and serve the Kalkaska area exclusively at Kalkaska Funeral Home.

  • Lisa Bratton

    Lisa Bratton, Administrative Assistant

  • Tyler Case

    Tyler Case, Resident Trainee

  • Rick Spires

    Rick Spires, Transfer Specialist/Funeral Assistant

    Rick was born in Ypsilanti and graduated from Willow Run High School. He then spent 4 years in the United States Navy. Rick moved with his wife Marguerite to northern Michigan 32 years ago. Rick enjoys golfing and being outdoors in his free time.

  • Jim Brown

    Jim Brown, Funeral Assistant/Transfer Specialist

  • David Israel

    David Israel, Transfer Specialist

  • Steve Andrews

    Steve Andrews, Transfer Specialist

  • Jessy Zenner

    Jessy Zenner, Licensed Funeral Planning Specialist

    Jessy, a Licensed Funeral Preplanning Specialist and Recreational Therapist, was born and raised in Mayfield, Michigan. Jessy is an active gardener, who has a love for the outdoors and everything nature oriented. In her spare time she volunteers for local organizations and looks forward to future opportunities that will enrich the community.