History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

Brater- Winter Funeral Home in Harrison, started in 1945 by Paul Lutz.  He operated the funeral home until 1968 when he sold the business to John C. Brater.  He remained the funeral home to John C. Brater Funeral Home.  Our Sayler Park funeral home was started in 1945 by Glenn Seifert.  He sold the business to Mr. Hardig and in 1998 sold the business to John C. Brater.  John renamed the funeral home to Seifert-Hardig & Brater.  John and his wife Kathie operated both businesses until their retirement in 2011.  John C. Brater passed away in 2016 and Kathie Brater still lives in the Harrison community.

Our Valued Staff

  • Jolene & Robert  Winter

    Jolene & Robert Winter Funeral Home Owners

    Jolene graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1998. She is licensed in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana to help serve all families in the Tri-State 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 works for Life Center Organ and Tissue Donation as a director. He helps out around the funeral home but is not a licensed funeral director. If he has free time he loves to golf and vacation with his family.

    Robert and Jolene are members of St. Johns the Baptist Church in Harrison. Their daughters:
    Lydia and Gigi are very active and they enjoy soccer, volleyball, softball and spending time with friends.

  • 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 in Ohio and is also licensed in Indiana. He feels that it has been a privilege to serve both of these community locations. Jack and John have known each other since 1968. Jack is known as one of the finest embalmers in the entire Greater Cincinnati Area.

  • Rick Dole

    Rick Dole Funeral Assistant

  • Jim Dole

    Jim Dole Funeral Assistant

  • Butch Frey

    Butch Frey Funeral Assistant

  • Don Kuntz

    Don Kuntz Funeral Assistant

  • Mallory Dickman

    Mallory Dickman Advance Planning Specialist