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(248) 625-5231

5929 S Main St., Clarkston, MI 48346

William Wint/Licensed Funeral Director

Bill is the son of Lew and Diane Wint, founders of the Lewis E. Wint Funeral Home that began in 1959. Bill graduated from Clarkston High School in 1979. Four years later he received his B.A. degree from Western Michigan University in personnel management and economics. Bill studied Mortuary Science at the University of Minnesota. He received his B.A.S. degree from there in 1983 and his funeral director career began as the Son in Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home that same year. With his father passing in 1992, Bill took stewardship of the funeral home. He learned the importance of family and service to others at an early age. Following in the footsteps of his father, Bill developed a philanthropic spirit where he gives back to the community. Over the years, he has been involved in the Clarkston Area Youth Assistance, Clarkston Foundation, the Clarkston Jaycees, the parks and recreation little league baseball program, and has served on the board of directors of a local bank. Bill is blessed with three children and has resided in the Clarkston community his entire life. He summarizes everything that the funeral home stands for with this quote, "We consider ourselves blessed to serve this community. Our ability to give back is a responsibility we take very seriously."



Jenni McGee Simsack/Licensed Funeral Director

Jenni has been a constant at Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home since 1986. She obtained her degree in Mortuary Science from Wayne State University in 1988. Having lived above the funeral home and been raised in Oakland County her entire life; Jenni is familiar with the North Oakland area and the needs of its residents. Jenni is a member of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association. the Clarkston/Waterford Business Professional Women's Club, a former member of the Clarkston Jaycees, and has been active with supporting childhood cancer survivors issues. Jenni met her future husband in high school, where they graduated from Oakland Christian in 1985. She resides in Groveland Township with her husband and two children. Jenni sums up her values with this statement, "I am really proud to be a part of a family owned funeral home whose goal is attention to every detail, while saying goodbye and celebrating life."



Tim Currier/Licensed Funeral Director/Marker Specialist

Tim joined Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home in 1997. With a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mortuary Science from Wayne State University, Tim began his career as a licensed funeral director in 1992. He is a member of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association, Michigan Embalmers Society, National Funeral Directors Association and the Knights of Columbus, Clarkston. Tim lives in Waterford with his wife, Lisa and two children, Owen and Noah. Tim and his family attend Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church. Tim enjoys camping, snowmobiling and spending time up North with his family. Tim has been dedicated to funeral service since 1986, starting his apprenticeship while attending high school. He states, "I feel a great sense of pride, helping families during the hardest time of their lives. The satisfaction in knowing that I played an intricate part in helping people say goodbye to a life well lived, is immeasurable."



Robert Kerwin II/Licensed Funeral Director

Rob has been with Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home since 2007. He received his B.A.S. degree from Wayne State University in mortuary science in 2005 and is a member of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association. Rob has established himself as an expert in the restorative art side of funeral service. He is married with two children and has resided in the Goodrich area since 1980. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church is his place of worship. The following quote exemplifies Rob's passion for his profession, "To present and celebrate the life of a loved one who has suffered in a way that is comforting to the family is very important to me."



Judy Riniolo/Director of Family Services/ Marker Specialist

Judy brings years of experience to caring for those we serve: past, present and future.  She helps by providing various information, from insurance details to veterans benefits.  She also helps those who wish to organize their wishes ahead of time and assists with Medicaid concerns.  Often you will see Judy at community events or  speaking engagements.  She is very creative and helps design unique grave markers that tell a life story.  Judy has five grown children and five grandchildren (including a set of triplets!) Years ago, she owned a golf driving range where she perfected her golf swing. 



Kelley Miller

Kelley has been a member of the Wint Funeral Home office team since March, 2010. She assists in the office with all tasks related to the funeral home's operation. Kelley has lived in the Clarkston area since 1971.  She is a graduate of Clarkston High School and resides in the Clarkston community with her husband Brian.  Kelley has an adult son and loves being a grandma. She gives back to the community as a volunteer at the Clarkston Senior Center. Kelley emphasizes the importance of working at the funeral home with this statement, "Working in such a caring environment in my home community brings me great satisfaction on a daily basis."



Patti Paulsen

Patti has been a member of the Wint Funeral Home Team since November 2012. She assists in the office with all tasks related to the funeral home’s operation. Patti has a Bachelors Degree in Business from Eastern Michigan University. She resides in Waterford since 1998 with her husband and 2 children. "My job reminds me daily what is truly important in life.”



Robbie Haworth

Robbie has a Bachlor's Degree in Business from Baker College and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management. She has lived in the North Oakland area since 1970 and has worked in Clarkston since 1996. She attends St. Trinity Lutheran Church in Clarkston with her husband and has two grown children. Robbie summarizes her belief with this statement, "I enjoy using my skills to help people and enjoy working with those who consider funeral service a calling, not just a job."



Vincent Alonzi

Vince joined Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home in 2002 as a support staff member. As president of the Rotary Club for three years, volunteer in the North Oakland Disaster Relief operation, Habitat for Humanity, and the Christmas in July program, Vince brings a real sense of commitment to the community. He has resided in Clarkston for the past 40 years with his wife and seven children. He is a member of Calvary Lutheran Church. Vince emphasizes the important place the funeral home has held in the community with this statement, "You can count on Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home, from founder Lew Wint to the current staff, to give back to the community, no matter what the cause".



John Bigger

John has been a member of the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home team since 2002. As part of the support staff, John is involved in a number of activities and duties at the funeral home. He has resided in the Clarkston community with his wife and five children since 1986. John and his family are active members of the Clarkston Free Methodist Church. As a retired fire fighter, John brings a special skill set to his position. He states, "I get great satisfaction in helping people in need. My heart is in that. Wint Funeral Home has given me a place to help people and work with others who share my beliefs."



Mike Fahrner

Mike has been part of the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home team since 1997. He began working in the funeral home business in 1972. His years of experience have allowed him to take on a myriad of duties that support the funeral home's total operation. In addition, he has been an Independence Township Fire Fighter since 1973. Mike has lived in Clarkston his entire life with his wife and two daughters. He is a member of the Clarkston Free Methodist Church. Mike's commitment to the funeral home is very strong as evidenced by his support for the Wint family and his love of the Clarkston community.



Mark Geno

Mark's tenure at Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home began in 2008. His role has included welcoming families to the funeral home and assisting others in making the funeral home run efficiently.  A retired engineer from American Axle & Manufacturing, Mark stays active in the Clarkston community as a member and past officer of the Knights of Columbus organization and volunteer for Clarkston Lighthouse. He worships at St. Daniels Catholic Church with his wife Karen. Mark feels that "providing a comforting presence for families in need has been a very rewarding experience for me."



Bob Jensen

Bob has been a long time member of the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home. He began his tenure in 1987. As a retired fireman from the West Bloomfield Fire Department, Bob brings a varied background that enables him to assist the funeral home where needed. He attends Waterford Community Church with his wife. Bob resides in Florida for part of the year; but when he returns to Clarkston to visit his children, Bob makes himself available to the funeral home.



Lisa Johnson

Lisa's time at Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home has included assisting the office staff, welcoming families to the funeral home, and helping out where needed. She has been part of the team since 2008. Lisa and her husband are Clarkston residents and have three children. Her family worships at the The River Church in Holly. Her commitment to serving families is strong as evidenced by this statement, "I believe that I need to do my part to make someone's day in a creative way."



Bill Kirk

Bill has been part of the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home support staff team since 2004. His talents have made the funeral home a physically attractive place to visit. Maintaining the appearance, inside and out, Bill has played a key role in making Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home stand out in the community. He has lived in the North Oakland area his entire life with his wife and four children. Bill's place of worship is the Journey church. Bill states, "I like to help others. Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home is a wonderful place to be able to help others."



Tom Kostrzewa

Tom joined Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home in June, 2008. Since 1993, Tom has worked as a hospice chaplain. He is one of our funeral home officiates and prepares each funeral service he leads to meet the needs of the family. Tom also serves as a funeral assistant and greeter. He has lived in Clarkston since 1995. Tom is involved in St. Daniels parish and provides pastoral care and support to members of the Joslyn Presbyterian Church. Tom shares his personal belief with this quote, "Our role at the funeral home is to walk with people during this difficult time in their lives, allowing them to set the pace and meet their needs along this part of the journey."



Paul Lake

Paul started at Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home in 2007 as part of the support staff. Paul's efforts in assisting the funeral home have made a positive difference in its total operation. He readily makes himself available to help where needed. Paul has resided in the Clarkston community since 1974 with his wife and three children. He worships at the Clarkston Free Methodist Church. Paul feels "that the people he interacts with makes Wint's a special place."



Mike Palmer

As part of the support staff, Mike assists wherever he is needed. He grew up in Clarkston, graduating from Clarkston High School in 1977. Mike resides here with his wife and four children. In the past, he has been a group leader for the Brooksie Way half marathon training program. Mike attends Kensington Community Church.



Wendy Townson

Wendy has been part of the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home since 2007 as a greeter. She has resided in the Clarkston community since 1980 and graduated from Clarkston High School. She is married with two sons. Wendy has been active in the school system, volunteering with the PTA. She and her family worship at Mt. Zion Church. Wint Funeral Home has influenced Wendy greatly. She states, "My job reminds me daily what is truly important in life. Being here has made me a better person."



Alex Wint

As part of the support staff, Alex assists with many different roles within the funeral home. He graduated from Clarkston High School in 2011 and currently attends Michigan State University, majoring in Finance and minoring in Economics. He keeps busy on campus with the professional business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi. Alex is also active with Clarkston Relay for Life and attends Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, Waterford. Being the son of Bill Wint, Alex is also genetically inclined to enjoy a round of golf or a snowmobile ride. Alex feels that he is "honored to carry on the tradition of our family serving yours"



Andrew Wint

Andrew joined the funeral home in 2012 following his graduation from Michigan State University where he earned his degree in Business Finance. His caring personality and knowledge of technology provide the funeral home with immeasurable support. Following his grandfather Lew Wint's footsteps, Andrew is active with American Cancer Society's Relay for Life as well as Clarkston SCAMP. He enjoys traveling and a variety of outdoor activites; swimming, golfing, dirt biking and snowmobiling. Andrew summarizes his values with this statement his father Bill always shared with him, "People may forget what you say, they may forget the things you do but they will never forget how you make them feel. I personally strive to make sure EVERY family we have the privilege of serving is handled with the highest standard of care. Our Staff recognizes this is the hardest time of many people's lives and we take our role in this process very seriously."



MARY ROSSO

Although Mary officially joined the Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home in September, 2013, she has been helping with services for many years.  Mary enjoys serving as a lay minister/active volunteer for the St. Daniel Catholic Church community and for SCAMP.  She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Education from University of Detroit/Mercy and often helps the Clarkston Schools as a substitute teacher.  Her husband Larry and son Steven are also very active in their community.  Mary states, “Helping families through the initial stages after a loved one’s death in a compassionate and professional manner is long remembered by the family.  I am pleased to give back to our community in this manner.”