Meet Our Schmidt & Schulta Family

Staff members of Schmidt & Schulta Funeral Home live and shop within our community. You see them at community picnics, stores, restaurants or bowling alleys. They are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to every member of our staff.

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DAVID “BENJI” SCHMIDT Owner & Licensed Funeral Director schmidtschulta@hotmail.com

David "Benji" Schmidt is a third generation licensed funeral director and owner. Benji and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Wittenberg. They have three children, Cora, Katelyn and Gavin and six grandchildren, Elijah, Adah, Benjamin, Leland, Brannon and Landry. Benji is a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wittenberg and enjoys listening to live music, traveling and camping. He also enjoys being in the outdoors and spending time with his family.

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JENNIFER L. SCHMIDT Owner, Office Manager & Preneed Specialist schmidtschulta@hotmail.com

Jennifer and her husband, Benji, reside in Wittenberg. They have three children, Cora, Katelyn and Gavin and six grandchildren, Elijah, Adah, Benjamin, Leland, Brannon and Landry. Jennifer is a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wittenberg and enjoys traveling, cooking and baking and word puzzles. But certainly spending time with her family is what life is all about.

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KATELYN A. SCHMIDT Funeral Director Apprentice

Katelyn began working in the the office and is now a Funeral Director Apprentice. Katelyn is currently attending the Mortuary Science Program through Des Moines Area Community College.  You will see her assisting at arrangements, visitations and funeral services.  She has a son, Elijah and a daughter, Adah. They currently live in Birnamwood and are members of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wittenberg. Katelyn enjoys live music and spending time with her children.

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CAITLIN R. STEWART Funeral Director Apprentice

Caitlin is currently attending the Mortuary Science Program through Des Moines Area Community College.  You will see her assisting at arrangements, visitation and funeral services.  Caitlin lives in Elderon with her significant other, Clayton and her cats, Kitsy and Lucy.  Caitlin graduated from Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School and enjoys spending time outdoors.  Especially being with her family and friends.

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CORA J. EBERIUS Funeral Office Assistant

Cora works with our families and assist with funerals as well as printing paper products for funerals. She and her husband, Alex, have four sons, Benjamin, Leland, Brannon and Landry. They currently live in Weston and are members of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wittenberg. She enjoys taking walks with her family, traveling and being a mom.

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KENNETH BRINKMAN Funeral Director Assistant

Kenneth is an assistant that works with us on funerals. He and his wife, Karen, reside in Hatley. They are members of St. Florian's Catholic Church and enjoy traveling and visiting with family and friends.

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ROGER WENDLER Funeral Director Assistant

Roger is an assistant that works with us on funerals. He resides in Wittenberg and is a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wittenberg. He enjoys helping others, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Roger also enjoys spending time in the outdoors.

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KENNETH BLAKEWELL Funeral Director Assistant

Kenneth Blakewell resides in Wittenberg with his loyal companion, Buddy.

Ken likes to read, listen to books on audio and enjoys golfing.  He is a member of the Bloecher-Johnson American Legion Post #502.

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ROBERT ECKER Funeral Director Assistant

Robert 'Bob' Ecker resides in Birnamwood with his wife, Julie.

He enjoys life and visiting with the community. 

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ANDY RESCH Funeral Director Assistant

Andy Resch lives in Birnamwood with his wife, Judi.  He is a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Birnamwood and enjoys traveling and spending time with his family, especially his grandson.

DAVID “BENJI” SCHMIDT

Owner & Licensed Funeral Director
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David "Benji" Schmidt is a third generation licensed funeral director and owner. Benji and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Wittenberg. They have three children, Cora, Katelyn and Gavin and six grandchildren, Elijah, Adah, Benjamin, Leland, Brannon and Landry. Benji is a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wittenberg and enjoys listening to live music, traveling and camping. He also enjoys being in the outdoors and spending time with his family.

JENNIFER L. SCHMIDT

Owner, Office Manager & Preneed Specialist
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Jennifer and her husband, Benji, reside in Wittenberg. They have three children, Cora, Katelyn and Gavin and six grandchildren, Elijah, Adah, Benjamin, Leland, Brannon and Landry. Jennifer is a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wittenberg and enjoys traveling, cooking and baking and word puzzles. But certainly spending time with her family is what life is all about.

KATELYN A. SCHMIDT

Funeral Director Apprentice
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Katelyn began working in the the office and is now a Funeral Director Apprentice. Katelyn is currently attending the Mortuary Science Program through Des Moines Area Community College.  You will see her assisting at arrangements, visitations and funeral services.  She has a son, Elijah and a daughter, Adah. They currently live in Birnamwood and are members of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wittenberg. Katelyn enjoys live music and spending time with her children.

CAITLIN R. STEWART

Funeral Director Apprentice
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Caitlin is currently attending the Mortuary Science Program through Des Moines Area Community College.  You will see her assisting at arrangements, visitation and funeral services.  Caitlin lives in Elderon with her significant other, Clayton and her cats, Kitsy and Lucy.  Caitlin graduated from Wittenberg-Birnamwood High School and enjoys spending time outdoors.  Especially being with her family and friends.

CORA J. EBERIUS

Funeral Office Assistant
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Cora works with our families and assist with funerals as well as printing paper products for funerals. She and her husband, Alex, have four sons, Benjamin, Leland, Brannon and Landry. They currently live in Weston and are members of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wittenberg. She enjoys taking walks with her family, traveling and being a mom.

KENNETH BRINKMAN

Funeral Director Assistant
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Kenneth is an assistant that works with us on funerals. He and his wife, Karen, reside in Hatley. They are members of St. Florian's Catholic Church and enjoy traveling and visiting with family and friends.

ROGER WENDLER

Funeral Director Assistant
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Roger is an assistant that works with us on funerals. He resides in Wittenberg and is a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wittenberg. He enjoys helping others, traveling and spending time with family and friends. Roger also enjoys spending time in the outdoors.

KENNETH BLAKEWELL

Funeral Director Assistant
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Kenneth Blakewell resides in Wittenberg with his loyal companion, Buddy.

Ken likes to read, listen to books on audio and enjoys golfing.  He is a member of the Bloecher-Johnson American Legion Post #502.

ROBERT ECKER

Funeral Director Assistant
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Robert 'Bob' Ecker resides in Birnamwood with his wife, Julie.

He enjoys life and visiting with the community. 

ANDY RESCH

Funeral Director Assistant
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Andy Resch lives in Birnamwood with his wife, Judi.  He is a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Birnamwood and enjoys traveling and spending time with his family, especially his grandson.