History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

In 2004, Rob and Betsey Talbot purchased the former Stohr-Hagen-Wozney and the J.S. Wozney Funeral Homes of Alma and Cochrane. In July of 2005, We expanded our business with the purchase of the Poeschel Funeral Home of Mondovi. We changed the name of the funeral homes to Talbot Family Funeral Homes, Inc.

With the increase and evolution of families we serve choosing cremation services, My wife and I began thoughts of the possibilities of a crematory expansion project.  With the help of many, encluding Matthews Cremation International, our very own families and many prayers, we are now proud to offer crematory services with our expansion of Talbot's Scenic Rivers Cremation Center offering caring cremation options

Our Valued Staff

  • Robert and Betsey Talbot

    Robert and Betsey Talbot, Owners

    Rob, licensed funeral director and his wife, Betsey Talbot have been the proud and dedicated owners of the Talbot Family Funeral Homes and Scenic River Cremation Center since April of 2004. Each day they work closely together to ensure the families they serve receive only the best in care.
    In July of 2005, they purchased Poeschel funeral home in Mondovi. Then in October of 2011 the business was expanded to serve families with the addition of Scenic Rivers Cremation Center and Precious Companion Cremation Care. Now if a family desires cremation, they can have the peace of mind that their love one will never leave our care. Rob is a licensed funeral director in both Wisconsin and Minnesota and Betsey is a licensed pre-need intermediary.

  • Debbie Meyer

    Debbie Meyer, Licensed Funeral Director/Certified Crematory Operator/Certified Funeral Celebrant

    I am originally from the Waukesha area where; I began my career in funeral service in 2003. I moved to the Madison area where I worked for several years until I traded-in the big city for the small, quaint town of Watertown. I was endeared with the charm of small town living and made my final move to work for Talbot’s where I’m happy to call Mondovi home. I am fortunate enough to work for a team of animal lovers; where I’m able to have my 10 year old Boston terrier, Jim by my side in my day-to-day responsibilities.

    I love my job working as a funeral director because I feel I can be a helpful guide to families through one of the most difficult times in their life. I have over 12 years of experience and I’m looking forward to bringing those many years of expertise to the area.

    Debbie is a licensed funeral director in Wisconsin and Minnesota.

  • Galen Aase

    Galen Aase, Funeral assistant

    Galen has been dedicated employee for funeral homes since 2005. Galen primarily helps in assisting families in the Mondovi area but has assisted at our other locations as well. Galen is an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Mondovi and a devoted member of the Mondovi American Legion Post 154.

  • Lois Loomans

    Lois Loomans, Funeral Assistant

    Lois became part of our family soon after the loss of her husband, Don. She felt compelled to assist in comforting families through the difficult days following their loss. Lois is a devoted member of Central Lutheran Church in Mondovi.

  • Bev Schneider

    Bev Schneider, Office assistant

    Bev has been with the funeral homes since 2010. Her primary responsibility assisting Betsey in all aspects of office administration. Bev's caring attitude and attention to detail flows from the office right to the families we are honored to serve. Bev enjoys playing cards and traveling.

  • Dewey McElwaine

    Dewey McElwaine, Assistant

    Dewey has been an important addition to our valued staff. He will be responsible for the everyday maintenance of all our locations along with assisting with visitations and funeral services.

  • Nathan  Nelson

    Nathan Nelson, Funeral Assistant

    Nathan is new to our staff. He resides in Mondovi. Nathan is an EMT for Mondovi Ambulance and owner of Precision Lawn Groomer.

  • Emmett Talbot

    Emmett Talbot

    Precious companion to Rob and Betsey Talbot. You will find Emmett at our location in Alma and he is right there to greet you with compassion.

  • Lydia Talbot

    Lydia Talbot

    Precious companion to Rob and Betsey Talbot. You will find Lydia our Alma Funeral Home assisting Betsey with office duties. She will greet you with an abundant bark...but, her love is bigger than her bark.

  • Maggie Mae Talbot

    Maggie Mae Talbot

    Precious companion to Rob and Betsey Talbot.
    Maggie Mae Talbot, Crossed the Rainbow Bridge in 2017
    Rest in Peace our dear Maggie
    2005 ~ 2017

  • Pete Talbot

    Pete Talbot

    Precious companion to Rob and Betsey Talbot. Pete (AKA Mr. Pickles or Mr. P) is a new addition to the Talbot Family Funeral Homes staff and would love to meet you at our Alma location. Welcome Mr. P.!

  • Jim Meyer

    Jim Meyer

    Precious companion to Debbie Meyer. Jim resides in Mondovi. He is a lover of treats and naps.