Our Story

Roots That Run Deep in Your Community

Our story extends all the way back to 1898, when Mr. Louis Wichmann purchased J.P. Grassberger Undertakers and Furniture Store on West College Avenue in Appleton. He founded Wichmann and Kronser Furniture Dealers and Undertakers. It was common during this time for furniture makers to also make caskets and perform funeral services for their neighbors.

When it Matters Most, Choose a Trusted Neighbor Who Cares

While so much has changed in Outagamie, Calumet, and Winnebago Counties since 1898, one thing never has: Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories has always been owned and operated by a local family committed to offering their neighbors the highest quality funeral and cremation services.

When it’s time for you to plan a meaningful remembrance, trust us to get it right for you. Reach out to a caring member of our team today.


A Timeline of Our History in the Community:

1922: Louis Wichmann builds a new location for Wichmann Furniture Dealers and Undertakers on West College Avenue.

1929: The funeral service portion of the business was relocated to 228 North Oneida Street.

1931: The family builds a new location at the corner of Franklin and Superior Street.

1959: A new facility is built at our current flagship location at 537 North Superior Street.

1978: We add a private crematory—the first cremation facility in the Fox Valley.

1988: Dan and Joanne Densow purchase the funeral home from the Wichmann family

1998: A huge year of expanding our services to families! The Fargo Funeral Homes of Kaukauna and Kimberly merge with Wichmann Funeral Home. We also acquire Fox Cities Funeral Home in Menasha and it becomes our Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel.

2014: We purchase Martens Laemmrich Funeral Home in Menasha and renamed it Wichmann Funeral Home Laemmrich Chapel; returning that funeral home to local, family ownership.

2016: Our Downtown Appleton Chapel undergoes a major renovation.