Stephen P. Casey, Funeral Director/Owner
Stephen P. Casey was born in 1961 in Kenosha WI. A lifelong resident of Kenosha, he attended local schools and graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1979. He attended Milwaukee Area Technical College and graduated with a degree in Funeral Service in 1986.
Following graduation, he worked for Hansen Funeral Home as well as the Lendman-Mischler Funeral Home as a Funeral Director. In 1996, he started Serenity Services LLC which specializes in the preplanning of funerals. Over the years, Steve has helped thousands of families and individuals pre-plan for their final arrangements. Serenity Services LLC has been recognized nationally as a leader in writing pre-funded funeral contracts and has continually achieved numerous industry awards.
In 2000, Steve, along with a partner and their families, created Casey Family Options Funerals & Cremations LLC. Offering families, a cost-effective alternative from traditional funeral services and premium pricing. In 2012, Steve and his wife Jennifer purchased all of the ownership interests of Casey Family Options Funerals & Cremations LLC becoming its sole owners. Owning his own funeral home has been a dream of Steve’s since he began his career in the funeral business. He is proud of what they have accomplished and looks forward to a bright future in southeastern Wisconsin.
Steve is very involved in local activities and has served on many boards. In 1988, he was elected Alderman of the 8th District in the City of Kenosha. At 26 years of age, he was the youngest person elected to the Kenosha City Council at that time. He served for 22 years, and represented the neighborhood he was born and raised in.
Steve and Jennifer have been happily married for more than 30 years. They have three children, Michael, Elizabeth and Thomas. He is a member of St. Mark’s Catholic Church. In his spare time, Steve enjoys sailing on Lake Michigan with family and friends.
Thomas John Casey, Funeral Director
Thomas grew up in Kenosha and is a 2020 graduate of Worsham’s college of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL. He is a licensed Funeral Director in Wisconsin and has worked with his family at the funeral home since 2016. Currently, he is furthering his education at UW Parkside where he will earn his degree in Business Administration/Finance. Thomas is also a licensed real estate agent.
Thomas has always had a passion for helping others and continues to do so through serving families here at Casey Family Options.
Michael John Casey, Pre-Need Specialist
Michael is Steve’s oldest son and is working at the funeral home as a licensed Apprentice Funeral Director and as a preneed specialist. He is a licensed insurance agent who assists Steve in preplanning of funerals. He operates out of the Planning Center which is located next to the funeral home at 3020 75th Street.
He enjoys all kinds of music and has been in several area bands playing at several venues in southeastern WI. He also enjoys sailing.
He is married to Kiersten and they reside in Kenosha.
Frank J. Pacetti, Business Manager
Frank is the Business Manager for Casey Family Options. Frank comes to us during the twilight of his career, he spent his first 5 years in Public Accounting, then 20 years as Executive Vice-President of Finance for JHT Holdings, Inc., followed by 10 years as the City Administrator for The City of Kenosha and 2 years as the Chief Financial Officer for Lee Mechanical, Inc. Frank has and continues to serve on numerous non-profit Board of Directors in the community.
Frank has been married to his wife Jenny for 30 years and enjoys the outdoors with his chocolate lab Sundae. Although he is just an accountant, he enjoys providing support to all of our families that we serve and brings a wealth of business experience to our team.
Jennifer Kristzonas, Office Manager
Jennifer is our Office Manger who is more than likely the first friendly voice you hear when you call the office. Jennifer first began serving families through the florist business, a passion she still enjoys and practices independently. She is also a licensed Apprentice Funeral Director. Jennifer has worked for a number of Funeral Homes in both Kenosha and Racine and brings a variety of experience to our team.
Kathy Tenuta, Aftercare Specialist
Kathy joined the staff in 2017 as our Aftercare Specialist. She retired in 2012 from Kenosha County Circuit Court where she worked as a Judicial Law Clerk. This Parkside grad stays involved in the community by serving on several boards, and has volunteered for many years with hospice patients and their families. Kathy has a passion for caring for others that makes her a natural asset to our team. She has one daughter and three grandchildren.
Our Funeral Associates:
Tim Gascoigne, Todd Hall, Brian Henry, Ray Rowe, Tony Trotta & George VanLone
You’ll see our Funeral Associates helping out during funeral services, more than likely opening a door for you with a welcoming smile. They also do a lot of work behind the scenes making sure all of the equipment works and the everything needed for a service gets to where it needs to be safely and on time.