Our Staff

James A. Beaton
Funeral Director
Phone: (920) 855-2144
Cell Phone: (920) 366-9107

Born just outside of Boston, Massachusetts, James was educated in Northern New Hampshire schools, a graduate of Colebrook Academy. James was further educated at the Funeral Service Institute of the North East graduating Magna Cum Laude with proficiencies in Funeral Home Finance and Administration. James has continued educating himself, attending seminars and modules all over the country as to provide the very best funeral experience possible to those in need. James has been privileged to serve in several areas of the country having attained the distinction of "Funeral Director of the Year" while living in his native New Hampshire in 2008. James relocated to Wisconsin in 2009, spending several years in the Milwaukee area and moved to the northern part of the state in 2014. Since moving to Gillett, James has joined the faith community of St. John's Catholic Church where he serves on the parish finance council. James is active with the Gillett Civic Club as well as the Gillett Lions, where he serves as Vice President of both clubs; and also serves as President of the Gillett Business Association. Hobbies and personal interests include spending time with his three daughters, traveling back home to visit family and friends, and traveling in general. James and his family spent five weeks during the summer of 2012 visiting 24 states, including stops at the Grand Canyon and San Diego Zoo. They also traveled every remaining inch of Historic Route 66.
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Russell Walker
Funeral Director
Phone: 920-855-2144
Cell Phone: 920-819-1407

Russell S. Walker was born in International Falls, Minnesota. After high school graduation he attended University of Minnesota for his pre- mortuary science work. He graduated from San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in 1974.

Russ owned and operated his own funeral home in Menominee, Michigan for over 25 years. During that time period he met and became friends with Armin Kuehl. When Armin decided to retire he approached Russ about purchasing the funeral home to keep the traditions of Kuehl Funeral Home in the Gillett area.

Russ served the Northeast Wisconsin Funeral Directors District for 8 years serving in all of the chairs of the district. In 2003 he was elected to serve on the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association Board of Directors and in 2008 he served as President of Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association.

Russ served on the National Funeral Directors Association "Pursuit of Excellence" committee for several years. Russ enjoys being active in funeral service and serving the people of the Gillett area.
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Greg Kaminski
Family Service Associate
Phone: 920-855-2144

Greg Kaminski is a Family Service Associate with many years of sales and customer service experience. He is truly humbled to serve families during the worst time of their lives -- after they’ve lost a loved one. He believes no request is too big nor detail too small to help families get through the day. Greg says, “Thank you for choosing Legacy. We truly care and are here for you.”
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Tom Sherwood
Family Service Associate/Funeral Director
Phone: 920-855-2144

Tom Sherwood is a Funeral Director with nearly 50 years of experience, having obtained his State of Wisconsin Funeral Director's License in 1969. His goal is to provide conscientious service to the public.
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Moua "Jim" Yang
Family Service Associate
Phone: 920-498-1118

Moua Yang is a Family Service Associate who has been involved with Hmong funerals for many years. He enjoys helping people and being there for them in their time of need.
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Leng Vang
Family Service Associate
Phone: 920-498-1118

Leng Vang is a Family Service Associate who enjoys helping the Hmong community. At the time of a funeral, he’s there to help the community observe its cultural traditions.
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Liz Neuville
Family Service Associate
Phone: 920-498-1118

Liz Neuville is a Family Service Associate with 10 years of experience as a teacher and eight years of experience as an office manager. She’s known for her positive attitude and her willingness to assist staff, families and attendees in any way needed.
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See "Seymour" Yang
Maintenance
Phone: 920-498-1118
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Chia Lee
Family Service Associate
Phone: 920-498-1118
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Sarah Nauke
Family Service Associate/Office Assistant
Phone: 920-855-2144

Sarah Nauke is a 2017 graduate of Gillett High School now studying psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. During the summer and school breaks, she helps create a welcoming and comfortable environment at the funeral home. She shares her friendliness and openness with everyone she encounters.
Willow Pecha
Family Service Associate/Office Assistant
Phone: 920-855-2144

Willow Pecha is a student at Gillett High School and an office assistant at Legacy Funeral Chapels. She wants families to place their trust in the staff of Legacy Funeral Chapels. “We’ll be here if they have any questions or concerns. If they need anything at all, I hope they know they can come to us.”