Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our doors we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not just a funeral home. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Bob Wozney graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College with a degree in Mortuary Science in 1977. After completing his apprenticeship and acquiring a few years of experience, Bob built the Wozney Funeral Home at 1378 East Wilson Avenue in Arcadia in 1983. Bob became partners with his brother, Jeff Wozney, and together decided to expand their business.
On June 1, 1992, Bob and Jeff bought the Killian Funeral Home in Arcadia. They operated the Wozney Funeral Home and the Killian Funeral Home as two entities and employed Brenda Killian as the funeral director in the Killian building. Bob’s wife, Mary (Kostner), also worked at the funeral home as the Office Manager from 1992 to 2009.
In 2006, Bob sold the Killian building and merged the two funeral homes together at which time the business became the Wozney-Killian Funeral Home, operating solely out of the current Wilson Avenue location.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Funeral DirectorRead Bio
Brenda Killian was born in Arcadia, attended Arcadia High School, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, and graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1979, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mortuary Science. She started working for her dad at the Killian Funeral Home in Arcadia in 1975. Later she became the manager of the funeral home. When her dad, Eugene Killian, sold the funeral home in June of 1992, to Jeff Wozney, she became an employee of the Wozney-Killian Funeral Home.
Brenda is married to Joe Rotering, and they have two sons, Sid and Ethan. They live on a dairy farm in Arcadia. In her spare time she enjoys being outside, swimming, gardening, weeding and cooking.
Jay P. Betker
Funeral DirectorRead Bio
Jay graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College with a degree in Mortuary Science in 1984. In 2009 the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association acknowledged his 25 years of service to the Funeral Service Profession. January 28, 2013, Jay started working for Wozney-Killian Funeral home in Arcadia, Wisconsin. Jay is married to Judith Claire Betker they have one son Matthew. In his spare time he enjoys coaching fifth and sixth grade football, turkey hunting, fishing, and deer hunting.