Heritage pledges to continue our history of exemplary service to our community with compassion, thoughtfulness, and the highest level of professionalism. Most importantly, to serve families as we would our own family.
Heritage has been blessed with Funeral Directors and support staff that are truly some of the very best in the profession. Their attention to detail, creativity, and passion will enable you to create a meaningful and memorable service for your loved one.
And that’s not even what makes them so special; what sets the Heritage family apart is their hearts – filled with humility, empathy, patience, and a servant’s attitude. We have all experienced loss, and we understand how overwhelming and frightening losing a loved one can be. Every family we serve is unique but they are all treated as members of the Heritage family, that’s our guarantee.
I was born and raised in a small farm town west of Appleton, WI. My wife and I moved to the Milwaukee area in 2013. I graduated from MATC and became a Licensed Funeral Director in 2017. Also in 2017 my wife and I welcomed our first son into the world and we couldn’t be more happy to have him! I was influenced to become a funeral director by my uncle, who was a funeral director/owner in Oshkosh, WI. I met Mark Reiss as my wife and I were attending new member orientation at Hales Corners Lutheran Church and as they would say, “the rest is history.” In my free time I love to spend time with my family, go hunting/fishing and spend time at the gym.
Lauren Ann Brown
Advanced Funeral Planner, Funeral Director & Embalmer
Lauren was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI. She attended Muskego High School and attended/graduated from Arrowhead High School in Hartland, WI., Class of 2011. She graduated from the Funeral Service Program at Milwaukee Area Technical College where she received an Associates Degree in Mortuary Science in 2015.
Lauren became a Licensed Funeral Director in February 2016 and an Intermediary Licensed Life Insurance Agent in September 2017. She has worked in the funeral industry since September 2013 and joined Heritage Funeral Homes in June 2020.
In June 2018, Lauren married her husband David. They reside in Sussex, WI. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband, their 3 cats, family and friends. She also enjoys spending time outdoors camping in the couple’s remodeled pop-up camper.
Funeral Director Apprentice
I was born and raised in Milwaukee. I graduated in 2017 from Milwaukee Area Technical College with a Mortuary Science degree. I’m married to my wonderful husband Chris and together we have one chocolate lab named Tank. I love to travel in my free time.