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.  As a family owned company with a long legacy of helping and supporting family and friends experiencing bereavement, we understand that a family needs someone to turn to in a moment's notice.  Someone who truly cares and has the ability and resources to offer exemplary services.  Many things have changed since our beginning in 1865, but what hasn't changed is our commitment to being here every step of the way for the bereaved in our communities when they need us most.

Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide exceptional and meaningful funeral service experiences for the families we serve through teamwork, dedication, and professionalism; and to provide our community with comprehensive death, dying, and bereavement resources.

Our History

Serving Waupaca and the surrounding area since 1865

Holly Funeral Home has provided quality funeral service in the communities they serve since 1865.  Holly's orchestrates compassionate, individualized, full service funeral services through their five funeral homes conveniently located throughout Waupaca, Waushara and Portage Counties.

We are devoted to providing quality, full service funeral planning, always with an attitude of service and caring.  As a family of Holly Funeral Home you will receive:

  • A high degree of professional funeral understanding
  • A year long professional aftercare program
  • Funeral pre-need planning services
  • Licensed funeral directors available seven days a week, 24 hours a day to answer questions and to assist in determining your needs.
  • Consistently affordable, fair pricing.

Throughout the history of Holly Funeral Home, the firm has been "Known for Service" and it is with great pride that we continue to provide the finest service to families in their time of need.

Our Valued Staff

  • R. Michael Jungers, III

    R. Michael Jungers, III, Funeral Director - Owner, President

    Mike was born and raised in Waupaca. He graduated from Waupaca High School in 1984. He attended UW Oshkosh and earned a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. Mike then attended Milwaukee Area Technical College and earned an Associate Degree in Mortuary Science. He has been involved in funeral service since 1988, becoming a licensed funeral director in 1991. Mike has been serving the community as a member of the Waupaca Volunteer Fire Department since 1991. He is also a member of the Waupaca Conservation League and the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce. Mike lives in Waupaca with his wife, Lori. They have two daughters, Kimberly and Courtney. Kimberly currently lives in Milwaukee and is a social worker. Courtney lives in St. Louis, MO and is attending Washington University as a graduate student in the field of molecular cell biology. Mike enjoys hunting, fishing, camping and most other outdoor activities.

  • Erica M. Danielson

    Erica M. Danielson, Funeral Director -Executive Vice Pres., Owner; Licensed Pre-need Insurance Agent

    Erica has been a licensed funeral director since 2001. She was born and raised in Waupaca where she currently resides with her husband, Kenneth and their two sons, Braxton & Nolan. She is a 1997 graduate of Waupaca High School and attended the University of La Crosse before graduating in 2001 from Milwaukee Area Technical College with a degree in mortuary science. Erica holds membership in the National Funeral Director's Association and the Wisconsin Funeral Director's Association. She is also a licensed pre-need insurance agent. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and watching her sons in their sporting events & activities. Erica and family are members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Waupaca.

  • Matthew Ehrenberg

    Matthew Ehrenberg, Funeral Director

    Matt was born and raised in Waupaca. He resides in Amherst, Wisconsin. He graduated from the Waupaca High School in 1993. He attended UWSP before he graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College with a degree in Mortuary Science in 1999. Matt is married to Mandy Ehrenberg and they have two sons, Trevor and Austin. He enjoys playing golf, volunteering on the Amherst Fair Board, and spending time with his family.

  • Amanda Ehrenberg

    Amanda Ehrenberg, Funeral Director

    Mandy has been a licensed funeral director since 2001. She attended Southwest Technical College in Fennimore, Wisconsin and received her degree from Milwaukee Area Technical College in Mortuary Science. She is currently a member of the National Funeral Directors Association. Mandy is married to Matt Ehrenberg and they have two wonderful sons, Trevor and Austin. They reside in Amherst. She enjoys volunteering in the Amherst community and with the Portage County Fair. Mandy also enjoys the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

  • Donald Lucas

    Donald Lucas, Funeral Director

    Don received a degree in Bachelor of Science from the University of Minnesota and has been a licensed funeral director in Wisconsin for 30 years and counting. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association and the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association. Don is married to Sandy Lucas and they have two sons, Nicholas and Nathaniel (wife, Anna) and one granddaughter, Katlyn. Don enjoys the outdoors, biking, fishing, and spending time with family. Don recently moved to Amherst and is looking forward to meeting everyone & doing some yard work.

  • Brent Feltheim

    Brent Feltheim, Funeral Director Assistant

    Brent Feltheim was raised in Appleton and graduated from Appleton East High School in 1969. He attended FVTI for a Police Science/Law Enforcement Degree. He retired as Assistant Chief from the Waupaca Police Department after 30 years. Brent was past Board Member of the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce, past Council President at Trinity Lutheran Church in Waupaca, past member of the Chiefs of Police Association, past Chairman of the District Attorneys Commission on Criminal Justice and past Chairman of the Waupaca United Way. Brent is married to Diane (Dunham-Schiefer) and has six children: Tina (Jim) Grenlie, Theresa Heger, Tony (Mel) Feltheim, Andy (Julia) Feltheim, Shane Feltheim, and Amanda Feltheim. Brent has been with Holly's since 2012 as a Funeral Assistant. Brent enjoys traveling, golfing and time with his fourteen grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

  • Stephen H. Johnson

    Stephen H. Johnson, Funeral Director - Retired, December 31, 2019

    Steve was born and raised in Waupaca. He served Holly Funeral Home for over 40 years. He retired from being a full-time funeral director and co-owner in December of 2019. Steve has been an active member of many community organizations including founding member and past Treasurer of Waupaca Rotary Club, past board member of Bethany Home, past board member of the Waupaca Area Chamber of Commerce, and lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church. Steve has been enjoying retired life, we wish Steve a relaxing and fulfilling retirement.

  • Heidi Fischer

    Heidi Fischer, Heidi Fischer Office Manager -Monument Representative , Licensed Pre-Need Agent

    Heidi was raised in Thorp, Wisconsin. She moved to the Waupaca area in 1991 and lives here currently. Heidi is happily married to Kurt Fischer, they have two children, Amelia and Madeline. Heidi is an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She enjoys volunteering her time working with the youth program and is currently serving on Church Council. In her free-time she takes advantage of the time she has left with her teenagers before they graduate.
    Heidi takes care of the continuing care program at Holly’s; she also serves as a notary public. Heidi furthered her education and is a licensed Pre-Need Insurance Agent. Visit Holly’s monument showroom and Heidi can help with the selection of your monument tribute, she is a monument representative for Twin City Monuments.