Terry Kleinman has been employed by Jewish Community Funeral Home followed by Milwaukee Funeral Services, LLC since 1995. She is currently the administrator for both funeral homes overseeing operations, financial reporting, preneed arrangements and monument sales. In addition, she has been a licensed preneed consultant since September 2007 and a member of the Milwaukee Chevra Kadisha since 1977. Terry received a BS in occupational therapy from UWM. She lives in Milwaukee with her husband, Mike. She enjoys painting, playing the piano, camping and spending time with her large family of children and grandchildren.
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 Milwaukee Funeral Services, LLC which operates Goodman-Bensman Whitefish Bay Funeral Home and Jewish Community Funeral Home. She has been involved with Jewish Community Funeral Home as the vice-president since 1995 and has served as president of the LLC since 2003. From 1994-2003 she was also the vice-president of Jack L. Marcus, Inc., serving as president from 2003-2016. In that capacity, she was charged with overseeing the operation of a retail department store, an international medical uniforms catalog and a national prison catalog. Prior to that she practiced law for several years in Phoenix specializing in creditor’s rights and land valuation litigation. She received her BA in Economics and Spanish from Tufts University and her JD from Duke University. She presently lives in Bayside with her husband, Michael Watton. They have 3 children.