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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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Terrence A. "Terry" Schwartz Current President and Partner in Martin Schwartz Funeral Homes & Crematory / Licensed WI Funeral Director / Embalmer

Terrence A. "Terry" Schwartz a Licensed WI Funeral Director/Embalmer. He is the current president and partner in Martin Schwartz Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc.

 

Terry graduated with high distinction from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and graduated in 1977 from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago. His funeral service career began in Platteville, WI, and he and his wife, Carol, purchased the former O'Rourke Funeral Home in Lancaster in 1986, which they owned and operated until merging with Gregory Martin and Martin Funeral Homes in 2006.

 

Terry received a Certification in Sterile Eye Enucleation technique from the UW Medical School and has served as Past Charter President of Lancaster Optimist Club, Lancaster City Parks Board Chairman for 6 years and member for 9 years, present member of BPOE Elks Lodge #1460 of Platteville, Ducks Unlimited, Grant County Woods and Water, Wings Over WI, and past member of Lancaster Jaycees. He also served as a Board Member of the WI Funeral Directors Association from 1993-1996, sec/treasurer 1996-1997, Vice Pres., 1997-1998, Pres. Elect, 1998-1999, and Pres, from 1999-2000. Following his service with state association, Terry was the Wisconsin Policy Board Representative with the National Funeral Directors Association from 2000-2003.

 

Terry's wife, Carol, is the Administrator of Orchard Manor Nursing Home in rural Lancaster. Their son, Anthony "Tony" Schwartz, is employed as a Network Administrator in Madison, WI. Terry and Carol enjoy playing golf and they are avid Green Bay Packer football and Wisconsin Badger sports fans.

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Gregory R. "Marty" Martin Current Partner in Martin Schwartz Funeral Homes & Crematory / Licensed WI Funeral Director / Embalmer

Gregory R. "Marty" Martin is a Licensed WI Funeral Director/Embalmer.  He is the current partner in Martin Schwartz Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc.

 

He graduated from UW-Madison FISC and later from UW-Platteville and was a member of TKE Fraternity.  Greg furthered his education at Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Chicago.  His funeral service career began in 1986 with Terry Schwartz at O'Rourke-Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster.  He was raised on a dairy and hog farm at Five Points, rural Lancaster, which is still family operated today.  In 1999, the Martin Family Farm co-hosted Wisconsin Farm Progress Days.  Prior to joining funeral service, Greg was employed at Hollywood Lincoln Mercury in Hollywood, FL, the former Union Bank and Trust in Lancaster, and during mortuary school, at Cumberland Chapels, Chicago, IL. 

 

Greg has previously served on the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and on the Lancaster Board of Education as a Board Clerk.  He is also a member of St. Clement Catholic Church, its Knights of Columbus No.2820, BPOE No. 1460 of Platteville, and lifetime member of Grant County Woods & Water and the Bloomington Area Sportsman Club.

 

His wife, Stacy (Leamy) Martin, is the Human Resource Manager at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  They are the proud parents of a son, Ian, who is a student at Lancaster High School.

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Tiffany A. Bielenberg Kramer, CFSP Licensed WI, IA and NE Funeral Director / Embalmer / WI Agent for Burial Agreements / Certified Pre-Need Consultant, (CPC) / Certified Crematory Operator (CCO)

When one experiences a severe life stressor, such as the loss of a loved one, it is not uncommon for their lives to be turned upside down.  It is Tiffany's great passion is to bring healing at this difficult time. 

 

Tiffany A. Bielenberg Kramer's funeral service career began in 1997 at Pauley Jones Funeral Home in her hometown of Harlan, IA, when the loss of her aunt prompted her interest in the funeral process.  Tiffany is an alumnus of Harlan Community High School and obtained BS in Biology in 2001 from the University of Northern Iowa, graduating Cum Laude and was the founding member of the Pre-Mortuary/Forensic Science Club and was a member of the Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society. She obtained her AAS in Mortuary Science in 2003 from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL, where she graduated Valedictorian and received 9 out of 13 awards.  During her attendance at Worsham, Tiffany was a member of Pi Sigma Eta National Honor Society.  She served her apprenticeship at Pauley Jones Funeral Home and was employed there for ten years before relocating to Lancaster in August of 2006.

 

Community involvement is important to Tiffany.  During her time in Harlan, she was a member of the Harlan Kiwanis.  After relocating to Lancaster, she joined the Lancaster Jaycees in 2006 and has held several board positions, including President.  Tiffany is also a member and past president of the Grant Regional Health Center Auxiliary, member of the SW WI Sportsman's Club, TWAW Fennimore Chapter, and the Lancaster Parks & Recreation Board.  She has held officer positions with the Southwest WI Funeral Directors and is currently serving as President and is a member of the Iowa Funeral Directors, NE Funeral Directors and WI Funeral Directors Association. 

 

Another significant aspect of Tiffany's life is to always continue to grow as a funeral service professional.  In 2013, she was awarded CFSP designation and in 2014 the Certified Preplanning Consultant designation.  Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory has an onsite crematory which prompted Tiffany to obtain her Certified Crematory Operator designation.  Tiffany is a licensed funeral director/embalmer in WI, IA, and NE.  She has also obtained her Life Insurance license in WI and IA and is an Agent for Burial Agreements in WI. 

 

Tiffany is the wife to Nathan Kramer, who is employed at Wolf L & G Farms, Lancaster, and proud mother of her son, Thairn and stepchildren, Cassidy and Cayden.

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Nathan A. Popp Licensed Funeral Director / Embalmer

Dr. Nathan A. Popp is a licensed funeral director / embalmer in WI, and a proud father of two children: Hannah and Connor Popp.  He is an alumnus of Belmont High School and attended the University of Wisconsin – Platteville.  Nathan began his funeral service career in 1994 with Bendorf Funeral Home in Platteville, WI, before being promoted to an apprenticeship in 1999.  Nathan then went on to graduate magna cum laude from Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Wheeling, IL, in 2001.  While at Worsham, Nathan served as class president, was a member/officer of Pi Sigma Eta National Honor Society, and received the Karlton A. Koball Outstanding Professionalism Award.   

 

Nathan earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors in Art History from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.  He went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in Art History with a Certificate in Museum Studies before completing a Doctorate in Art History from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.  His dissertation, entitled Expressions of Power: Queen Christina of Sweden and Patronage in Baroque Europe, was published in 2015.  Nathan’s research was awarded several international fellowships which made it possible for him to conduct field research inside the Vatican and other renowned art collections.  He has held a long-term curatorial appointment at the University of Iowa Museum of art, and his work was featured in the New York Times article “A Flooded Museum Innovates.”  His experience includes teaching at the University of Iowa, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, and in Chennai, India.

 

Nathan believes that in work and life, all roads lead home in the end.  He was employed as a funeral director at the Martin Schwartz Funeral Homes from 2001-2004.  In 2015 he returned to the area as a memorial designer / manager at Lancaster Monuments before resuming his funeral service career with Martin Schwartz Funeral Homes and Crematory in 2017.

  

Terrence A. "Terry" Schwartz

Current President and Partner in Martin Schwartz Funeral Homes & Crematory / Licensed WI Funeral Director / Embalmer
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Terrence A. "Terry" Schwartz a Licensed WI Funeral Director/Embalmer. He is the current president and partner in Martin Schwartz Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc.

 

Terry graduated with high distinction from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership and graduated in 1977 from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago. His funeral service career began in Platteville, WI, and he and his wife, Carol, purchased the former O'Rourke Funeral Home in Lancaster in 1986, which they owned and operated until merging with Gregory Martin and Martin Funeral Homes in 2006.

 

Terry received a Certification in Sterile Eye Enucleation technique from the UW Medical School and has served as Past Charter President of Lancaster Optimist Club, Lancaster City Parks Board Chairman for 6 years and member for 9 years, present member of BPOE Elks Lodge #1460 of Platteville, Ducks Unlimited, Grant County Woods and Water, Wings Over WI, and past member of Lancaster Jaycees. He also served as a Board Member of the WI Funeral Directors Association from 1993-1996, sec/treasurer 1996-1997, Vice Pres., 1997-1998, Pres. Elect, 1998-1999, and Pres, from 1999-2000. Following his service with state association, Terry was the Wisconsin Policy Board Representative with the National Funeral Directors Association from 2000-2003.

 

Terry's wife, Carol, is the Administrator of Orchard Manor Nursing Home in rural Lancaster. Their son, Anthony "Tony" Schwartz, is employed as a Network Administrator in Madison, WI. Terry and Carol enjoy playing golf and they are avid Green Bay Packer football and Wisconsin Badger sports fans.

Gregory R. "Marty" Martin

Current Partner in Martin Schwartz Funeral Homes & Crematory / Licensed WI Funeral Director / Embalmer
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Gregory R. "Marty" Martin is a Licensed WI Funeral Director/Embalmer.  He is the current partner in Martin Schwartz Funeral Homes & Crematory, Inc.

 

He graduated from UW-Madison FISC and later from UW-Platteville and was a member of TKE Fraternity.  Greg furthered his education at Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Chicago.  His funeral service career began in 1986 with Terry Schwartz at O'Rourke-Schwartz Funeral Home in Lancaster.  He was raised on a dairy and hog farm at Five Points, rural Lancaster, which is still family operated today.  In 1999, the Martin Family Farm co-hosted Wisconsin Farm Progress Days.  Prior to joining funeral service, Greg was employed at Hollywood Lincoln Mercury in Hollywood, FL, the former Union Bank and Trust in Lancaster, and during mortuary school, at Cumberland Chapels, Chicago, IL. 

 

Greg has previously served on the Lancaster Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and on the Lancaster Board of Education as a Board Clerk.  He is also a member of St. Clement Catholic Church, its Knights of Columbus No.2820, BPOE No. 1460 of Platteville, and lifetime member of Grant County Woods & Water and the Bloomington Area Sportsman Club.

 

His wife, Stacy (Leamy) Martin, is the Human Resource Manager at Grant Regional Health Center in Lancaster.  They are the proud parents of a son, Ian, who is a student at Lancaster High School.

Tiffany A. Bielenberg Kramer, CFSP

Licensed WI, IA and NE Funeral Director / Embalmer / WI Agent for Burial Agreements / Certified Pre-Need Consultant, (CPC) / Certified Crematory Operator (CCO)
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When one experiences a severe life stressor, such as the loss of a loved one, it is not uncommon for their lives to be turned upside down.  It is Tiffany's great passion is to bring healing at this difficult time. 

 

Tiffany A. Bielenberg Kramer's funeral service career began in 1997 at Pauley Jones Funeral Home in her hometown of Harlan, IA, when the loss of her aunt prompted her interest in the funeral process.  Tiffany is an alumnus of Harlan Community High School and obtained BS in Biology in 2001 from the University of Northern Iowa, graduating Cum Laude and was the founding member of the Pre-Mortuary/Forensic Science Club and was a member of the Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society. She obtained her AAS in Mortuary Science in 2003 from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL, where she graduated Valedictorian and received 9 out of 13 awards.  During her attendance at Worsham, Tiffany was a member of Pi Sigma Eta National Honor Society.  She served her apprenticeship at Pauley Jones Funeral Home and was employed there for ten years before relocating to Lancaster in August of 2006.

 

Community involvement is important to Tiffany.  During her time in Harlan, she was a member of the Harlan Kiwanis.  After relocating to Lancaster, she joined the Lancaster Jaycees in 2006 and has held several board positions, including President.  Tiffany is also a member and past president of the Grant Regional Health Center Auxiliary, member of the SW WI Sportsman's Club, TWAW Fennimore Chapter, and the Lancaster Parks & Recreation Board.  She has held officer positions with the Southwest WI Funeral Directors and is currently serving as President and is a member of the Iowa Funeral Directors, NE Funeral Directors and WI Funeral Directors Association. 

 

Another significant aspect of Tiffany's life is to always continue to grow as a funeral service professional.  In 2013, she was awarded CFSP designation and in 2014 the Certified Preplanning Consultant designation.  Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory has an onsite crematory which prompted Tiffany to obtain her Certified Crematory Operator designation.  Tiffany is a licensed funeral director/embalmer in WI, IA, and NE.  She has also obtained her Life Insurance license in WI and IA and is an Agent for Burial Agreements in WI. 

 

Tiffany is the wife to Nathan Kramer, who is employed at Wolf L & G Farms, Lancaster, and proud mother of her son, Thairn and stepchildren, Cassidy and Cayden.

Nathan A. Popp

Licensed Funeral Director / Embalmer
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Dr. Nathan A. Popp is a licensed funeral director / embalmer in WI, and a proud father of two children: Hannah and Connor Popp.  He is an alumnus of Belmont High School and attended the University of Wisconsin – Platteville.  Nathan began his funeral service career in 1994 with Bendorf Funeral Home in Platteville, WI, before being promoted to an apprenticeship in 1999.  Nathan then went on to graduate magna cum laude from Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Wheeling, IL, in 2001.  While at Worsham, Nathan served as class president, was a member/officer of Pi Sigma Eta National Honor Society, and received the Karlton A. Koball Outstanding Professionalism Award.   

 

Nathan earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors in Art History from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.  He went on to obtain a Master’s Degree in Art History with a Certificate in Museum Studies before completing a Doctorate in Art History from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.  His dissertation, entitled Expressions of Power: Queen Christina of Sweden and Patronage in Baroque Europe, was published in 2015.  Nathan’s research was awarded several international fellowships which made it possible for him to conduct field research inside the Vatican and other renowned art collections.  He has held a long-term curatorial appointment at the University of Iowa Museum of art, and his work was featured in the New York Times article “A Flooded Museum Innovates.”  His experience includes teaching at the University of Iowa, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA, and in Chennai, India.

 

Nathan believes that in work and life, all roads lead home in the end.  He was employed as a funeral director at the Martin Schwartz Funeral Homes from 2001-2004.  In 2015 he returned to the area as a memorial designer / manager at Lancaster Monuments before resuming his funeral service career with Martin Schwartz Funeral Homes and Crematory in 2017.