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At Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home & Cremation Service and Ertl Funeral Home, 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 & Cremation Service and Ertl Funeral Home.


Shannon Asmus

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

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.


Shannon Bartlett

Shannon Bartlett

Office Manager/Licensed Funeral Director

Shannon Bartlett, office manager and licensed funeral director, has been serving families at Johnson-Hagglund Funeral Home since 2003.

A native of Southern Minnesota, Shannon graduated from the University of Minnesota where she earned her Bachelor of Mortuary Science Degree. Following graduation, she served as a funeral director in the communities of Springfield, Redwood Falls, Morgan and Willmar.

Shannon helps families plan meaningful, personalized services for their loved ones. She is committed to caring and compassionate service.

She is passionate about being involved in the community and belongs to several committees and organizations. In their personal time, Shannon and her husband, Ray, 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.


Brett Jacobsen

Brett Jacobsen

Licensed Funeral Director

Brett was born and raised in South Dakota, where he first developed his love of hunting, fishing, and golfing. He graduated from George High School in George, IA, and later earned degrees from Dakota State University in Madison, SD, and the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Dallas, TX. Through the funeral profession, he has had the honor of working with many families and communities over the past 36 years.

 

Brett served six years in the Army National Guard as an infantryman. He is very active in prison ministry and is a former Lt. Governor for Kiwanis International. Brett and his fiancé, Jan, will be getting married at the end of July 2021. He has two children and one grandchild. As a Miniature Dachshund enthusiast, Brett considers his dogs, Boo, Bella, and Noni, part of the family, along with his wife’s Russian Blue cats, Blue and Bella.


Erin Riebe

Erin Riebe

Family Services Coordinator

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 & Cremation Service, and Ertl 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 family Wayne and Gabriel. 


Ann Konietzko

Ann Konietzko

Support Staff

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.


Don Konietzko

Don Konietzko

Support Staff



Darlene Smith

Darlene Smith

Support Staff



Lee Bautsch

Lee Bautsch

Support Staff



Stan Kittelson

Stan Kittelson

Support Staff



Karen Schneider

Karen Schneider

Support Staff



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