A place of comfort
Our dedicated staff
Help when you need it most
Help with pre-arrangement
Honoring veterans
Grief support for children
Community involvement


At Gesche Funeral Home, we are honored to have earned the trust and confidence placed in us by those that we serve. We pledge to offer respectful and dignified professional service, service that a family should expect, service that a family deserves. From the time the first phone call is received, throughout the service and beyond, our staff is here for you.

 Tim Brekke

Licensed Funeral Director/Manager

Tim was born and raised in Neillsville, the son of Corrine Brekke and the late Dr. Eugene Brekke. He graduated from Neillsville High School and attended the University of Minnesota, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mortuary Science. Tim and his wife Lynn (Szaflarski) have four wonderful children, Eric, Brooke, Anna and Emily.

Tim began his career in Funeral Service in Hayward, Wisconsin at the Anderson-Nathan Funeral Home in 1993. In 1996, Tim returned home and has managed the Gesche Funeral Home since.

As Tim states, “It is an honor and a privilege to serve the people that I have grown-up knowing all my life. I find it very rewarding to be able to help families through a very difficult time in their lives”.

 Lori Pekol

Funeral Home Assistant
Licensed Pre-Arrangement Specialist

Lori Pekol was also born and raised in Neillsville, the daughter of Nancy Hubing-Regner and the late Adrian Hubing. Lori graduated from Neillsville High School in 1985 and married Daniel Pekol, a civil engineer with a local bridge building company. They have four children, Jennifer, Joshua, Jayme and Julianne.

Lori’s career with the Gesche Funeral Home began in August of 2000. She serves families in many capacities, including Administrative Assistant, Pre-Arrangement Specialist, and Funeral Assistant. Lori is licensed with the state of Wisconsin as a Life Insurance Agent, and she also has the Wisconsin Funeral Director’s Examining Board Certification.

As Lori states, “I love working with the families of Neillsville and have found my job to be much more rewarding than I ever could have imagined”.

 Lowell R. Gesche

Licensed Funeral Director

Lowell R. Gesche was born in Elmwood, Wisconsin, to Elmer and Louise Gesche. After graduating from Elmwood Area High School, he attended UW-River Falls for two years, then the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science in Milwaukee for twelve months, obtaining a license in Embalming and as a Funeral Director for the State of Wisconsin and the National Board of Funeral Directors.

Lowell came to Neillsville in September of 1963 and was employed at the Georgas Funeral Home (Elmer and Edna Georgas), until purchasing the Funeral Home in 1975.

Lowell and his former wife, Janet (Skibinski) have three wonderful daughters, Julie, Lisa and Susan and four beautiful grandchildren, Alexandra, Madison, Devin and Carson.

Lowell continues to live in Neillsville with Jana Lee Marden, his best friend and soulmate of 28 years, and continues to serve families in need at the funeral home.


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