Staff

Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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Duane R. Gaedcke Licensed Funeral Director, CCO

Duane R. Gaedcke joined Gendernalik Funeral Home in 2010 and has been a licensed funeral director since 2015.

Duane graduated from Anchor Bay High School in 2010. He then went on to attend Macomb Community College and graduated from Wayne State University’s Department of Mortuary Science in 2015. Duane is a current and lifelong resident of New Baltimore where he resides with his wife Cassie. He is a member of St. Mary Queen of Creation Catholic Church and The Knights of Columbus Anchor Bay Council No. 5981.In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and golfing.

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Tracy Willard Administrative Assistant

 Tracy Willard joined Gendernalik Funeral Home in October of 2014.

Tracy is a lifelong resident of New Baltimore and member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Harrison Township.  She is married to her husband Norman and they have two daughters, Ashlyn and Amber. When Tracy is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, boating, paddle boarding and riding her bike.

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David Loersch Funeral Assistant

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Bobby Schnell Bookkeeper

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Christine Wnuk Funeral Assistant

Duane R. Gaedcke

Licensed Funeral Director, CCO
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Duane R. Gaedcke joined Gendernalik Funeral Home in 2010 and has been a licensed funeral director since 2015.

Duane graduated from Anchor Bay High School in 2010. He then went on to attend Macomb Community College and graduated from Wayne State University’s Department of Mortuary Science in 2015. Duane is a current and lifelong resident of New Baltimore where he resides with his wife Cassie. He is a member of St. Mary Queen of Creation Catholic Church and The Knights of Columbus Anchor Bay Council No. 5981.In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and golfing.

Tracy Willard

Administrative Assistant
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 Tracy Willard joined Gendernalik Funeral Home in October of 2014.

Tracy is a lifelong resident of New Baltimore and member of Knox Presbyterian Church in Harrison Township.  She is married to her husband Norman and they have two daughters, Ashlyn and Amber. When Tracy is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, boating, paddle boarding and riding her bike.

David Loersch

Funeral Assistant
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Bobby Schnell

Bookkeeper
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Christine Wnuk

Funeral Assistant
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