Our Staff


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Jolene Winter

Jolene Winter

Funeral Home Owner

Jolene graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1998. She is licensed in Ohio and Indiana to help serve all families in the area.

Jolene was born and raised in the small town of Fall River, WI. She met her husband Robert while attending mortuary school. Jolene and her husband Robert live next door to the funeral home in Harrison and have two daughters: Lydia and Gertrude "Gigi." Jolene enjoys gardening, hunting (deer and elk), golfing, and spending time with her family. 

Robert and Jolene are members of St. Johns the Baptist Church in Harrison.


Jack Wenning

Jack Wenning

Funeral Director / Embalmer

Jack Wenning joined Brater Funeral Home in January of 1996. He has been licensed as a funeral director and embalmer since 1971.  This year will be 50 years being in the funeral service. He feels that it has been a privilege to serve both of these community locations. Jack is a wonderful embalmer and he takes pride in his work.  


Rick Dole

Rick Dole

Funeral Assistant

Rick Dole has been working for Brater Winter for many years.  He took over for his dad, Freddie Dole, who worked for many years. Rick and his wife, Debbie, live in Harrison Township.  He is a Harrison Township Trustee, active in the Harrison Community and a member of St. Johns Catholic Church. In his free time he enjoys camping and spending time with his grandchildren.


Jim Dole

Jim Dole

Funeral Assistant

Jim has worked at Brater Winter Funeral Home for many years.  Even though he is semi-retired he will always work funerals for friends. He is active in the Harrison Honor Guard, American Legion, VFW and AmVets and is a blessing to our community and our funeral home.


Butch Frey

Butch Frey

Funeral Assistant

Butch joined Brater Winter Funeral Home in 2017. He helps with driving the hearse for other funeral homes.  He is married to Darlene and they live in Okeana. Butch is retired from the Police Department and we are blessed to have him part of our staff.


Don Kuntz

Don Kuntz

Funeral Assistant

Don has been working as a funeral assistant for Brater Winter since 2019.  Don is a member of St. John's Catholic Church and also drives bus for Southwest Local Schools.  Don does a great job welcoming families and helping on funerals.


Beth Viel

Beth Viel

Bookkeeper

Beth Viel has been a wonderful asset to Brater Winter Funeral Home.  She is not just our bookkeeper she also helps in the office when we get busy.  She is married to Jeff Viel and they live in West Harrison with their two children Aaron and Emma.   


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