Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened our doors we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not just a funeral home. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

 
 
100
over years in business
 
 

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

Why Us?

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.

Learn the legacy.

Our Mondovi Funeral Home

Our funeral home in Mondovi started in the late 1800’s with Erickson Funeral Home and continued throughout the years to Erickson-Trowbridge, Ede, Colby-Hemer, Strand, Kjentvet & Son and is currently Kjentvet-Smith Funeral Home.

Our Eleva Funeral Home

Our funeral home in Eleva began around 1918 as Kjentvet Funeral Home. It then became Kjentvet-Son and is currently Kjentvet-Smith Funeral Home.

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

Joseph F. Smith

Joseph F. Smith

Funeral Director
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Patricia A. Smith

Patricia A. Smith

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Bif (Elizabeth) Quisenberry

Bif (Elizabeth) Quisenberry

Funeral Director
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Richard Goodrich

Richard Goodrich

Funeral Director
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AnnMarie E. Goodrich

AnnMarie E. Goodrich

Funeral Associate / Pre-need Consultant
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Daniel Duffenbach

Daniel Duffenbach

Funeral Director
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Tom Benning

Tom Benning

Funeral Assistant
Richard Brion

Richard Brion

Funeral Assistant
Dave Everson

Dave Everson

Funeral Assistant