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.
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.
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.
Funeral Director/Pre-Need Specialist
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 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 retriever, 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.
Funeral Director/Pre-Need Specialist
Carly grew up on a
hobby farm outside of Elbow Lake, Minnesota. After attending and graduating
from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in 2015, she has spent the last 8
years serving families in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Carly enjoys hiking, reading, and road trips to the great unknown. She has two black cats and is known to her family as the “crazy cat lady”. She’s honored to volunteer with grief organizations as well as assisting families and communities through the grieving process.
Carly is excited to be a part of the Hulke team and serve the families in the Chippewa Valley.
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 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.
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 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 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.
Dave grew up in Lake City, MN. After graduating from UW-La Crosse in 1978 with a degree in Health Education. He taught one year in Lake City and then moved to Eau Claire in 1979 to teach in Altoona. He later got his Master's Degree from UW-La Crosse in 1986.
In 1980, He married his wife, Deb. They raised 3 sons, and have been active members of Trinity Lutheran Church for all of their years in Eau Claire.
Dave retired from teaching in 2011. In retirement he enjoys doing more with his sons, daughter in laws, and 5 active grandchildren. He also still enjoys watching sporting events, hunting, fishing, and traveling with Deb.
Dave feels it is an honor to assist people in their time of need, and to be a part of the Hulke Family Funeral Home team.