Our Staff's Commitment to You.

We are united as a team in our Core Purpose: Serving with Dignity, Care & Understanding. We are here because of our deep desire to give each family an experience that uniquely helps them tell the story of their loved one.

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Daniel Schaudt President
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Karie Schaudt Funeral Director~Controller
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Stephen Schaudt Funeral Director
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Lane Pilkington Funeral Director
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Alan Hall Funeral Director
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Lada Feldman Director
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Jennifer Beaty Funeral Director
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Kelsie Drake Funeral Director
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Heidi Mullings Funeral Director AP
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Shawn Wright Crematory Specialist
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Shay Pilkington Family Service
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Lisa Dressler Family Service
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Goldie & Ellie Comfort Companions
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Bo Carter Funeral Ambassador
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Jim Massey Funeral Ambassador
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Sandy Schaudt Business Manager Ret.
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Bill Schaudt 1943-2020
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Rev. Gary Volz 1945-2019

Daniel Schaudt

President
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Daniel C. Schaudt felt the calling to pursue a career in funeral service at a young age. During high school, Daniel was employed with a local funeral home. Daniel is a graduate of Jenks High School were he was active in varsity sports and was a member of the 1993 6-A State Championship football team.

Daniel is a Certified Mass Fatalities Coordinator and a member of the Oklahoma Funeral Director's Association Disaster Team. He assisted during the Alfred P. Murrah Building bombing disaster and the May 3,1999 tornado that swept through the Oklahoma City area. Daniel is also a Certified Sterile Eye Enucleator for the Oklahoma Lions Eye Bank; past President and board member for the Glenpool Chamber of Commerce; a past board member of the Glenpool Public Schools Academic Foundation for Excellence; a past member of the City of Glenpool Planning Commission and Board of Adjustment and is a parishoner of the Church of St. Mary in Tulsa, OK

Daniel received a Bachelor of Science degree in Funeral Service from the University of Central Oklahoma located in Edmond, Oklahoma. Daniel has twenty seven years of experience in the funeral industry serving families in the communities of Glenpool, Oklahoma City, Sapulpa, Tulsa, and Broken Arrow.

Daniel's wife Karie is a graduate of Pawhuska High School and Oklahoma State University. She was Vice President of Commercial Lending with Bank SNB in Tulsa before recently joing the family business, together they have two children Sydnie Lauren and Shelbie Catherine.

Karie Schaudt

Funeral Director~Controller
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Karie Schaudt is the wife of President Daniel Schaudt.  Prior to working in the funeral profession, Karie graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1999 with a B.S. in Business Administration and a major in finance.  After graduation she spent over twenty years working in the commercial banking industry as a commercial lender.

 

During her time in commercial lending she worked closely with small businesses helping them structure and secure loans specific to their operations and future goals.  This included in-depth analysis of financial statements, tax returns and personal financial statements. She made the decision to leave the industry to spend more time with her two children and to work along the side of her husband.

 

She currently works as a licensed funeral director and maintains the accounting and bookkeeping for the company.  

 

In her spare time (ha-ha) Karie enjoys traveling with her husband, children, friends and family to Mexico, entertaining guests in their home, anything outdoors and working out.

Stephen Schaudt

Funeral Director
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Stephen J. Schaudt joined the family business in 2014, Schaudt's Family Funeral Service. Steve was called to serve with his brother, Daniel Schaudt, and brings over twenty years of experience after serving families in the Oklahoma City, Norman, Shawnee, Okmulgee, Henryetta, Vinita, Langley and Grove areas.

Steve is a 1989 graduate of Broken Arrow High School and graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma where he received his bachelor’s degree in Mortuary Science.

Stephen has a daughter, Amiee Aleese, a son, William Scott, along with two dogs, Cole and Remi. They reside in Bixby, Oklahoma.

 

Lane Pilkington

Funeral Director
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Lane was born and raised in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. He attended Lone Star School and was a graduate of Sapulpa High School in 2014.

 

Since graduation, he began to pursue the career of the in funeral service, which he was called to during high school. Lane received a Bachelor’s of Science in Funeral Service in 2019 from The University of Central Oklahoma located in Edmond, Oklahoma. He has been in the funeral business since 2014 and began working for the Schaudt Family in 2015.

 

Lane and wife Shay, moved to Okmulgee in 2017.  They enjoy being a part of a small town where Lane serves as president of the Okmulgee Young Professionals. He is also member of the FFA Booster Club, Lions Club, and the Okmulgee Area Development Corporation.

 

Lane’s wife Shay, is a graduate of Jenks High School.  She worked for First Family Federal Credit Union then Covington Aircraft in Okmulgee before joining the Schaudt family team to work alongside Lane as they serve the families of Okmulgee County. Together, they attend First Baptist Church of Okmulgee and have two dogs, Breck and Josie.

 

Alan Hall

Funeral Director
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Alan was born and raised in Southwest Oklahoma. He attended school in Fletcher his entire childhood and graduated from Fletcher High School in 2005. He attended college at Cameron University and The University of Oklahoma before transferring to the American Academy McAllister Institute to complete his degree in Funeral Science. During that time, he worked in Lawton where he started his career as a Professional Funeral Director and Embalmer. Later, he and his family moved to Bolivar, Missouri, to continue his work. In 2018, they returned to Oklahoma, settling in Broken Arrow, where Alan immediately joined the staff at Schaudt Funeral Service.

Alan has been married to his wife, Jennifer, for over 15 years. Together they have one son, Isaiah. As a family they enjoy camping, fishing, and many other outdoor activities, as well as attending church together, going out to the movies, and supporting the athletic clubs and art scenes in the Tulsa area.

Lada Feldman

Director
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Lada was born in Salsk, Russia, before relocating with her parents to America at a young age. She was raised in Billings, MT prior to moving to Oklahoma City, OK in 2006. After graduating from Putnam City North High School, she went on to pursue her education at the University of Central Oklahoma. Intending to go to school for Forensic Science yet unsure of where to place her focus, she ended up discovering Funeral Service. Lada instantly felt a connection to the field and felt it was her calling to help families through the incredibly difficult journey of losing a loved one.

 

Lada completed her apprenticeship at Crawford Family Funeral Service in Edmond, OK. After graduating from UCO with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Forensic Science and Funeral Service, she relocated to Tulsa, OK to work for a family-owned company. In December of 2022, she had the exciting opportunity to join the Schaudt team as a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. 

 

In her free time, Lada enjoys spending time with her friends, being outdoors, trying new restaurants in the area, and exploring all that Tulsa has to offer. 

Jennifer Beaty

Funeral Director
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Jennifer was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She graduated from Nathan Hale High School in 2004, attended Tulsa Community College then obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Funeral Service from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2009.

Jennifer lives in Bixby, Oklahoma with her husband and two sons. She enjoys spending time with her family, reading, crafting, and being outdoors.

Jennifer most recently was employed for the past 13 years with another family-owned firm in the Tulsa area serving hundreds of families. She excitedly joined the Schaudt Family Funeral Service Team in September 2022. Jennifer is a Licensed Funeral Director and Professional Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator, and Licensed Life Insurance Agent.

Kelsie Drake

Funeral Director
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Kelsie was born and raised in Klamath Falls, Oregon and graduated from Triad High School. She started her funeral service career right out of high school after moving to Eugene, Oregon (Go Ducks!), discovering her passion for helping families through the difficult times of losing a loved one. She graduated from Commonwealth Institute in Houston, Texas in 2019 with a degree in Funeral Service/Mortuary Science and became a licensed funeral director shortly after. Kelsie relocated to Tulsa, Oklahoma to be closer to family. After moving to Tulsa in May of 2022, Kelsie quickly joined the Schaudt Funeral Service team.

Outside of funeral service, Kelsie enjoys working with her horse, Stella, and has rekindled her interest in playing jazz bass. She has been an active member of Lions Club International since 2018, where she loves having the opportunity to serve the community in areas needed the most. 

Heidi Mullings

Funeral Director AP
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Heidi was raised in Mounds, Oklahoma, and graduated from Mounds High School in 1997.  She attended Northeastern State University for the first two years of college.  In 1999, she married her husband, Jimmy and together they have two children, Taylor and Trevor. They reside in Bixby, Oklahoma. 

In 2011, Heidi’s grandmother passed, and Schaudt’s served her family.  Their kindness and thoughtfulness during that time was something that stuck with her and she felt the calling to serve families.  Heidi came to work for Schaudt’s Glenpool Funeral Service in June of 2016, as the receptionist and family services.  She found that helping people during their time of loss was her calling.  In 2021, she decided to return to the University of Central Oklahoma to further her studies and become a Funeral Director.

Heidi enjoys time with her family, traveling, decorating her home, watching crime stories, volunteering, swimming in the pool or ocean, and making memories with her loved ones while trying new adventures.

 

Shawn Wright

Crematory Specialist
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Shawn was Born and raised in Tulsa Oklahoma and graduated from Bishop Kelly High School in 1996. Shawn was president of his local chapter of F.B.L.A (Future Business Leaders of America). Shawn then went on to graduate the University of Phoenix with a Bachelors degree in Business and Marketing. He and his wife, Shelly, have been married for six years, and attend Life Church Jenks.  They live in Glenpool Oklahoma.  Shawn enjoys time with his combined family of six children and one new grandbaby.

 

Shawn left his career of 20 years as a call center operations manager to pursue a career in funeral service. Shawn has been in the funeral service profession for over 8 years, listening and understanding every concern of families that he comes into contact with. Shawn not only has had a passion for the funeral business but truly looks at it as a ministry. He enjoys getting out into the community that we serve and working to educate on all aspects of the profession. 

Shay Pilkington

Family Service
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Shay was raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she attended and graduated from Jenks High School class of 2013. Prior to working in funeral services, she spent five years in the banking industry. Shay attended the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership, graduating in December of 2022.

Shay is the wife of funeral director, Lane Pilkington. Together they have one son, Harlan Luke, with another son due in March 2023. They also have two dogs, Breck and Josie. They are both active members in the community of Okmulgee and work primarily at our Okmulgee location. Shay is a member of the Okmulgee Service League, as well as the Okmulgee Young Professionals group. Shay and Lane also serve in the youth group and on the worship team at their home church, First Baptist Church of Okmulgee.

After seeing the fulfillment her husband has gained through working with Schaudt Funeral Service over the past 7+ years, she decided she wanted to join the Schaudt family as well. Since joining, she has enjoyed serving as the family services coordinator, working to meet the needs of families, and offering support to other staff members whenever help is needed. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, decorating, fishing, and spending time with her family.

Lisa Dressler

Family Service
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Lisa began her career with Schaudt’s Funeral Service in 2022 after being a stay-at-home mom for 12 years. Her past career was in Banking where she served in all different capacities ranging from teller to retirement investment services. The idea of serving families who lost a loved one came after she experienced her own loss of her first husband. She found a heart to help many others who are walking the grief journey and knew the funeral service industry was her calling.

Lisa is happily remarried and together they have 5 children. Lisa and her husband run a construction company, love to cook together, enjoy the mountains, trail riding, and are passionate about ministering to those who have experienced loss or divorce. They love to host families on their land to allow them to experience a level of peace and fresh air.

Lisa moved to Oklahoma in 1991 from Arizona. She graduated from Jenks High School in 1998 and has been a resident of Jenks as long as she’s lived in Oklahoma. Her and her family attend Church On The Move’s West campus in Sand Springs.

Goldie & Ellie

Comfort Companions
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In 2019, Goldie & Ellie affectionately known as the "Golden Girls" became Tulsa's first therapy dogs to serve families in a funeral home. Like those used in hospitals and nursing homes, Goldie & Ellie act as a source of comfort and love in times of emotional distress. Families who requested their presence could soothe their grief by stroking their soft fur or merely enjoying their supportive companionship.

 

Bo Carter

Funeral Ambassador
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Bowlen was born in California on March 12, 1948, at an early age, the family moved back to Oklahoma.  Bo attend Jenks Public Schools for 12 years and graduated in 1967.  He is a proud veteran of the US Army from 1967 to 1969. 

 

Bo spent many years in Northeastern Oklahoma before returning to the Jenks area.  He and his wife, Jeanneane, were married in March of 2009. Bo loves to spend time with family and friends; and enjoys being at the lake, in the RV.    Bo began working for Schaudt Funeral Service in 2011, and enjoys all facets of the funeral profession.  He and Jeanneane are members of First United Methodist Church in Jenks.

Jim Massey

Funeral Ambassador
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Sandy Schaudt

Business Manager Ret.
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Sandra Frances (Dobson) Schaudt was born in Sydney, Australia and was raised in Wilmington, Delaware. She graduated from Wilmington High School where she was active in school clubs.

Sandy married Bill Schaudt on October 19, 1968. They moved to Fairfax, Virginia where Bill had started his career with American Airlines and where their two sons, Steve and Dan, were born. In 1977 they moved to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Sandy was a stay-at-home mom during the 70's and 80's. She was active and held offices in Cub Scouts, PTA and worked as a teacher assistant in the middle school environment besides participating in both sons' athletic activities. Sandy retired after thirteen years working as an office administrator for Johnson Controls, Inc. to begin Schaudt’s Funeral Service with her family.

She enjoys spending time with her family; especially playing with her four grandchildren, shopping, traveling, going out with their long-time friends. Sandy and her husband attend Christ Church.

Bill Schaudt

1943-2020
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William (Bill) Schaudt was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. Bill graduated from Father Judge High School in Philadelphia and served four years in the United States Air Force. He attended Quaker City School of Aeronautics receiving his Airframe and Powerplant accreditation in 1966. Bill was employed by American Airlines in aircraft maintenance for thirty-three years. He retired as the Manager of Quality Assurance. In 2000, Bill was hired by Frontier Airlines in Denver as the Vice President of Maintenance and Engineering. After 9/11, Bill returned to Tulsa to be close to family and embark on a new career in funeral service. Bill was very instrumental with the construction of the funeral home overseeing every step of the construction process. Bill holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Thomas Edison State College and a Master’s Degree in Aviation Management from Oklahoma State University. Bill married Sandy Dobson on October 19, 1968, in his spare time he enjoys golfing and traveling. They have two sons (Steve and Dan) and four grandchildren. Sandy and Bill attend Christ Church.

Rev. Gary Volz

1945-2019
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Gary Joe Volz born in Coffeeville, Kansas on April 18, 1945 Gary moved to Muskogee, Oklahoma in 1947.

Gary has lived in Northeast "Green Country"’ Oklahoma the majority of his life. He graduated in 1963 from Muskogee High School. The following fall he enrolled at Midwest Christian College in Oklahoma City.

He graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in the Studies of Theology with a minor in Christian Education. In the following years he continued his education at Ozark Bible College, Cincinnati Christian Seminary and Tulsa Community College.

After retirement as a Pharmaceutical Representative in the Tulsa area, Gary has served as a hospice Chaplain and as a Sector Chief with the Tulsa Police/Fire Chaplaincy Corps. He served as Minister at Glenpool Christian Church. Gary has been associated with Schaudt’s Funeral Service since 2005.

Gary has been married to his wife Ann for more than thirty-five years and they have five adult children.