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    Press Release

    A Name Change for a Local Landmark

    Sheboygan, WI - The Ramm Funeral Home has been a Sheboygan institution since its inception in 1906 by August Ramm. Over the years the firm has experienced relatively few ownership changes, having been passed down through the Ramm family until 1969 when the business transferred to Frederick Ziegler, a long-term associate at the firm. Wayne and Mary (Reinbold) Novak acquired the firm in 1984 and a merger occurred in 1990 with the Kroos-Mason-Rettke Funeral Home; both of these transfers resulted in name changes that reflected the new ownership. In 2007, Wayne and Mary's nephew, Michael Reinbold, with his wife Heidi acquired the firm.

    Through all these years and several ownership changes, the Ramm Funeral Home has maintained a very high standard of professionalism, with sensitivity to families' budgets. A very important reason for this is that the firm has always been locally owned and operated by Sheboygan families.

    Since the 1970's thousands of previously family owned funeral businesses have been consolidated by a small group of acquisition companies that operate funeral homes throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. "One of the most important decisions a funeral professional can make is whether to remain independently owned and family operated or to sell the family business to a large corporation. Maintaining independence has been a priority for my predecessors just as it is to Heidi and me because as an independent business our only priority is to serve the families ofSheboygan as opposed to investment banks and stockholders. We believe this keeps our priorities where they should be; with the families we serve." Michael Reinbold, President and Owner.

    "We are very proud of the tradition started by Mr. Ramm over 100 years ago, but it is also important that the sign on our front door reflect the names of the people who will be serving families and have served families in the more recent past. For this reason the Novak-Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home name will be changed to Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home." (Michael Reinbold)

    Making funeral pre-arrangements is a very good decision as families benefit from peace of mind. Over the years many Sheboygan families have chosen to make funeral pre-arrangements with Novak-Ramm-Ziegler Funeral Home. This name change does not impact the funeral pre-arrangements.

    "Many families have questions about funeral services, funeral costs and cremation services. We invite families to visit the Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home at 1535 South 12th Street in Sheboygan to review funeral pre-arrangements, get answers to questions, and for a personal tour of our facility; or telephone us at 920-452-7711." Michael Reinbold

    1535 South 12th St., Sheboygan, WI 53081 • ph: 920-452-7711 • fax: 920-451-2021