3209 Rudolph Road
| Eau Claire, WI 54701
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Tel: (715) 832-5002
| Fax: (715) 832-0351

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Our Staff


Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Michael Hulke

Michael Hulke

Owner/Funeral Director

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Kari Hulke

Kari Hulke

Owner/Business Manager/Pre-Need Specialist

Kari and her husband, Mike moved to Eau Claire in the summer of 2001. They both had attended the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, so are proud to make Eau Claire their home.

Before purchasing and working at the funeral home, she had worked for the Eau Claire School District. She has since completed her Master of Arts degree in Counseling, focusing more on the grief aspect of counseling. Kari feels privileged working with families in various phases of their lives.

Kari and Mike have three wonderful children: Brandon, Garrett, and their daughter, Chandler. She enjoys walking, traveling, quilting, being outdoors, and spending time with her family and friends (Especially, her Grandson)

Funeral Service has always been a part of Kari’s life. Her father owned and operated a funeral home in Wisconsin Rapids. Her Grandfather started that funeral home in the 1950's.

At Hulke Family Funeral Home, we are proud of our genuine, professional, and caring staff. We strive to guide those in need through one of life's most difficult times and we work to ensure that we have done everything possible to meet the needs of the families we serve.

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Brandon Hulke

Brandon Hulke

Funeral Director

Brandon graduated high school from Eau Claire Memorial with the class of 2010. Brandon started his apprenticeship with his family's firm in 2012 before heading to mortuary school.

He attended Worsham College and graduated with an Associates Degree in Mortuary Science in 2014. 

After graduating Brandon moved back to Eau Claire to join his family's team as a licensed funeral director. Brandon now resides in Altoona.
Brandon enjoys golfing, spending time at the family cabin, hunting, going to Viking games, walking his golden retreiver, Ryder, and spending time with family and friends.

Brandon loves Eau Claire and the greater Chippewa Valley communities. He is honored to help families' remember and celebrate their loved ones.

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Jacob Schuette

Jacob Schuette

Funeral Director/Pre-Need Specialist

Jake grew up in Ozaukee County and graduated from Ozaukee High School, in Fredonia, in 2012. He started working at a funeral home in Cedarburg right out of high school, and would end up serving the Ozaukee County community in Funeral Service for over 9 years.

He attended Milwaukee Area Technical College while serving his apprenticeship. In 2016, he graduated from MATC with an Associates Degree in Mortuary Science.
On June 20, 2020, Jake married the love of his life, Rachel. They settled in Grafton, and got a Great Dane puppy together that now weighs as much as Jake does. In September 2021, they moved up to Eau Claire.

Jake enjoys disc golfing, taking his dog to the dog park, and spending time with his wife. He has a passion for helping people in their time of need.

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Jim Bader

Jim Bader

Director's Assistant

Jim grew up in Bismarck, North Dakota and moved with his family to Eau Claire in 1986. After nearly forty years in the sales and marketing profession, Jim retired in 2004. Jim is married to Colleen (over 50 years) and they have three sons.
When Jim is not working at the funeral home, he volunteers his time on the Step Force team for Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Eau Claire. He and Colleen are members of Salem Baptist Church, where Jim serves as an Elder. Jim is also very involved in other community service and gospel ministries.
In 2006, because of his desire to help people, Jim joined the staff at Hulke Family Funeral Home Funeral Home. Jim is honored to assist families in their time of need.


Greg Helgeson

Greg Helgeson

Director's Assistant

Greg grew up in the small town of Independence, WI.   He graduated from UW-Madison with a degree in Civil Engineering.   After a 36-year

engineering career,   Greg retired in 2018 and joined the staff at Hulke Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services.   

Greg and his wife,  Carolyn, have been married since 1983.  After living in the Madison area,  they moved to Eau Claire where they raised their son and daughter.   Greg and Carolyn are members of Trinity Lutheran

Church, where Greg is a member of the church council.   He also serves on the City of Eau Claire Plan Commission.

Greg has been a Boy Scout leader and a coach for youth sports.   He enjoys running, biking, pickleball,  following the Packers and Badgers, and the love of his large extended family.

Greg is honored to assist in helping families during their time of need.  


Steve Blodgett

Steve Blodgett

Director's Assistant

After graduating from Eau Claire North in 1981, Steve went on to attend college at UWEC for four years. While attending college in Eau Claire Steve was a member of the UW-Eau Claire Blugold Hockey team for 4 years from 1981 to 1985.
After graduating with a Business Administration degree, Steve spent time with American Girl Company and Famous Footwear before starting to work for the State of Wisconsin, Department of Workforce Development. For the last 21 years Steve has been the Western Regional Director for Job Service. Steve has served on numerous Boards in his career and is currently serving on the Western and West Central Workforce Development Boards, which he has served on for over 20 years.
In 1987 Steve married to Karen and they have 3 children, Ethan, Sidney and Quin. Karen has been a State of Wisconsin, DNR employee for the past 30 years. They currently have two beautiful grandchildren with more on the way. Steve and Karen have lived in Eau Claire for the past 28 years with stops in Fargo, ND and Madison, WI.
Steve is an active outdoorsman, and he and his wife enjoy biking, hiking, traveling, and seeing their grandkids. The two of them love family, friends and living in the Chippewa Valley. Steve is happiest helping those in need and is grateful to be a part of the Hulke Family Funeral Home team.


Steve Neevel

Steve Neevel

Director's Assistant

Steve was born and raised in Conifer, Colorado. He met the love of his life, Kathi, in CO while both were employed in the medical field. They were married in 1990, had two children, a son and daughter and in 1996 relocated to Eau Claire. Steve was a stay-at-home Dad for the early years of their children’s life, then was an entrepreneur with a successful “Handyman” business.
Steve is now enjoying retirement, spending quality time with his granddaughter and is staying active with projects around the home and in the community. He enjoys the outdoors, especially fishing!

Steve is a “people” person & enjoys being a member of the worship team at Peace Church. He has a passion to assist others during their time of need and is honored to be a part of Hulke Funeral Home.


Arlo Frank

Arlo Frank

Director's Assistant

Arlo grew up a farm kid in the Menomonie area. He moved to Eau Claire in 1990. He is happily married to his wife, Lisa and has two daughters, and two granddaughters with a third granddaughter on the way. He feels fortunate they all live in the area, so he can spend family time with them. Getting together with family and friends is usually at the top of his list. 

Arlo recently retired from his job at UW-Stout. He worked as a custodian, which gave him the opportunity to meet many great people and students. He also has worked part-time in the food service, cooking for many weddings, parties, and banquets. Over the years, he has been involved with Country Jam, helping out in various areas. 

In Arlo’s spare time, he enjoys being home working in the yard or on a home project. He also enjoys scouting for antiques to add to his collection. Arlo is an avid walker, usually going about 10-12 miles per day, five days a week. When he has the chance, he loves to travel anywhere warm and sunny. 

Arlo is extremely excited to join and be a part of the Hulke Family Funeral Home. 


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