Terry Kleinman has been employed with our funeral homes since 1995. She is a licensed preneed consultant, oversees operations including monument sales, and is responsible for administrative duties. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree at UW-Milwaukee in the field of Occupational Therapy. Terry is married with a large family of children and grandchildren. She enjoys painting, playing piano and camping.
Tom Andrus, LFD, has been employed with the funeral home since 2001. He attended the University of Minnesota from 1987 to 1991 completing a Liberal Arts degree, and Milwaukee Area Technical College with a degree in Funeral Service Management / Mortuary Science. Tom comes from a family of funeral directors. He is married and has 4 children. In his free time, he enjoys all competitive sports, refereeing, and woodworking.
Kimberly Ann Elz
Kimberly Ann Elz is our Office Manager and has been employed with Goodman-Bensman Funeral Home since 1992. A highly organized person, she is responsible for coordinating all office functions. Growing up on a farm, she received many awards showing horses and was involved with 4-H. She is married and has 1 son; she loves animals and country living.
Funeral Home Assistant
Michael Perelshtein is our Funeral Home Assistant. In addition to assisting with funerals, he translates for our Russian clients, attends to building maintenance and performs other daily operations. Born in Odessa, Ukraine, he immigrated to America in 1976. In Ukraine, he was an accomplished gymnast, winning numerous awards. In the United States, he worked as a high school gym teacher and started his own painting / wallpapering company. Michael is married, has 2 sons and 4 grandchildren. He enjoys tennis and other sports.
Debra Marcus Watton
Debra Marcus Watton is the president and a partner of our local parent company, Milwaukee Funeral Services, LLC. She has been involved with our funeral homes since 1994. In additional to overseeing operations and handling monument sales, she also handles marketing and legal issues. Debra grew up in Milwaukee, graduating from Nicolet High School. She then received a BA from Tufts University followed by a JD from Duke Law School. She is married and has 3 children.