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At Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home and Cremation Service, we are honored to have earned the trust and confidence placed in us by those that we serve. We pledge to offer respectful and dignified professional service, service that a family should expect, service that a family deserves. From the time the first phone call is received, throughout the service and beyond, each staff member at our funeral home contributes in an important way.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more our staff at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home and Cremation Service.


 Ray and Shannon Bartlett

Managing Funeral Director/Office Manager

Ray and Shannon Bartlett, licensed funeral directors, have been serving families at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home since 2003.

Ray, a Nebraska native, and Shannon, from Southern Minnesota, graduated from the University of Minnesota where they both earned their Bachelor of Mortuary Science Degree. Following graduation they served as funeral directors in the communities of Springfield, Redwood Falls, Morgan and Willmar.

Ray and Shannon have enjoyed working together since 1997. They help families plan meaningful, personalized services for their loved ones. They are committed to caring and compassionate service.

Ray and Shannon are passionate about being involved in the community. Their family attends First Lutheran Church, and Ray and Shannon belong to several committees and organizations in the community. In their personal time, Ray and Shannon enjoy fishing, camping, hunting, riding horse and spending time with their family, friends and neighbors.

Ray and Shannon live on a hobby farm near Forest City with their three sons, Kaleb, Kaden and Kole.


 Shannon Asmus

Licensed Funeral Director

Shannon was born in Morris, MN., but grew up in Litchfield graduating from the Litchfield High School in 1985. While in high school he worked for the Johnson family doing outdoor maintenance. After Shannon finished his studies in Mortuary Science at the University of Minnesota in 1989 he worked in Minneapolis for a few years before returning to Litchfield and working at the funeral home as a funeral director. On April 21, 2001 Shannon married Carrie Peterson who grew up in Grove City and graduated from Grove City High School. In 2002 Shannon and Carrie left Litchfield and moved to Storm Lake, Iowa, but returned in 2004 to assume a new role with the funeral home.

Today Shannon not only serves Litchfield area families during their time of need, but works with other area funeral homes and directors helping to maintain a high level of service to all. Shannon and Carrie are members of the First Lutheran Church and the Litchfield Lions Club. During his spare time Shannon is passionate about golf and can be found at the Litchfield Golf Course.

 Steve Nelson

Licensed Funeral Director

Steve was born and raised in Litchfield. He graduated from Litchfield High School and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Mortuary Science from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Before joining the staff at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Steve lived and worked in the Twin Cities area and more recently, in northern Minnesota.

Steve and his wife Michelle reside in Litchfield with their two daughters, Aili and Helena. A few of Steve's interests include family activities, traveling, camping, music, reading and watching movies and sports.








 Tom Ertl

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 Erin Riebe

Preplanning Consultant

Erin was born in Litchfield and grew up on a hobby farm north of town. She graduated from Litchfield High School in 2004. Following high school, Erin was employed as a Mental Health Practitioner for the State of Minnesota at the Willmar Regional Treatment Center.

In 2012, Erin earned her Insurance License and was employed by American Senior Benefits in Maple Grove where she helped individuals effectively plan their retirement. Erin specialized in Medicare, life insurance, long term care, and annuities. 

Erin joined the staff at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home in 2014, and very much looks forward to helping families with their preplanning needs.

Erin enjoys barrel racing, biking, traveling, concerts, and spending time with her friends and family. 





 Ann Konietzko

Family Services Coordinator

Ann was born in Hutchinson, MN and grew up in Brownton, Minnesota. After high school, she completed nurse's training as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She worked at Meeker County Memorial Hospital for fifteen years and then at Augustana Homes for almost twenty-four years. 

Ann was united in marriage to Don Konietzko in 1964 at Stewart, Minnesota. They have three children and 6 grandchildren. Spending time with family and friends, sewing, crocheting, clothes shopping, playing cards and dominoes, and "listening" are her favorite pastimes. 

She is a member of the Catholic Council of Women and is active in church activities, serving as a reader and Eucharistic minister-both in church and occasionally to the homebound. She belongs to the Litchfield Area Ministerial Association and serves as an active volunteer with the Litchfield Area Hospice.

 Ron Johnson

Support Staff

Ron was born in Omaha, Nebraska where he attended elementary and high school. He graduated from the University of Nebraska -Omaha with a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in a pre-medical course of study. Upon graduation, he went to work for the U.S. Public Health Service managing categorical disease programs until 1973. Leaving the government, Ron began working for a hospital consortium in Pittsburgh. While there, he returned to the University of Pittsburgh for a Masters Degree in Public and International Affairs. He began his career as a hospital administrator in 1980 working for the Livingston Memorial Hospital in Livingston, Montana. The family moved to Litchfield, MN in 1986 where he was administrator for fifteen successful years at Meeker County Memorial Hospital. Ron retired in 2002.

Ron married Sharon in 1963. They were blessed with two sons: Eric and his older brother Jeff who died suddenly in 1987 from leukemia.

Ron enjoys retirement working part time for Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home and Cremation Service. He is active in the work of Zion Lutheran Church and enjoys singing in the choir and doing solo work when called on.




 Don Konietzko

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 Darlene Smith

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 Elmer Geislinger

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 Lee Bautsch

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 Stan Kittelson

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