Our Staff

Our Funeral Directors (pictured left to right):
Judson J. Werner, Wayne Buteyn and Michael D. Werner
[hr] [highlight_text] Because a death in the family is so personal, we believe that our staff must be very sensitive and conscientious. We are proud of our staff at Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home. Our genuine concern and dedication for each family is outstanding. Each member of our staff is sincerely interested in the people served and readily demonstrates the care and concern that has become a hallmark of our firm. [/highlight_text]


Meet Our Staff

Michael D. Werner

[leftcolumn] Mike Werner was raised in New London, Wis., the third son of Francis and Phyllis Werner. After college, Mike was enrolled at the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science in Milwaukee and graduated in 1966. This was the start of his long career in the funeral service profession. Early experience included working for large funeral homes in Madison, Wis., which is where he met his wife, Judy. In 1969, they moved to Waupun where they raised two children; a son, Judson, and a daughter, Ryan. The Werners have been part of the Waupun community and Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home ever since. [/leftcolumn]

[rightcolumn] Mike’s early dedication to Waupun includes numerous community involvements that have contributed to Werner-Harmsen’s steady growth and independence for the past two generations. His commitment to St. Joseph’s Catholic Church of Waupun is only part of his role as a church leader, trustee, and caring member.

Although Mike works less today than in the past, he is always available when needed. He enjoys offering his friendship and support to his friends, the past families he has served, and his younger partners, Wayne Buteyn and Jud Werner.


Wayne Buteyn

[leftcolumn] Wayne Buteyn was raised in Waupun, attending Waupun schools and graduated from Waupun High School. Following high school, he attended college and then enlisted in the United States Army for three years, spending one year of duty in Vietnam. He married his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth Wedman. Following the military, Wayne returned to the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and moved on to Milwaukee where he attended and graduated from mortuary school. [/leftcolumn]

[rightcolumn] Wayne has been active in the community serving on various boards and is very active in his church. He is a member of the Waupun Lions Club, American Legion Post 210, Veteran’s of Foreign Wars Post 6709, and Rock River Country Club. His relaxed time is spent enjoying nature, traveling, and motorcycling. Wayne and Liz’s family include a son, Andy, and his wife, Cindy, who reside in Milwaukee. [/rightcolumn]

Judson J. Werner

[leftcolumn] Judson J. Werner was raised in Waupun by his parents, Michael D. Werner and Judy W. Nugent. Jud attended the Waupun school system and later graduated from Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam. He then graduated from St. Mary’s College in Winona, Minn. with his BA in Marketing. Following college, he graduated from the Mortuary Science Program in Milwaukee. [/leftcolumn]

[rightcolumn] Jud moved back to his hometown to join the family business in 1996. Since then he has been involved in many community boards and organizations including the Rotary Club of Waupun, Waupun Police and Fire Commission, Waupun Memorial Hospital Board, Waupun Chamber of Commerce, and many others. Jud is currently living in Waupun. He has two children, Landon and Delilah. [/rightcolumn]