Our Staff


Mat Olejniczak

Mat Olejniczak

Funeral Director / Owner

Formerly a funeral director and crematory operator in Barrington and Crystal Lake for 13 years, Mat purchased KK Hamsher Funeral Home in May 2015, from the Hamsher Family.

Raised in Saint Germain, WI, Mat began his funeral-service career in 1992 at Gaffney-Busha Funeral Home in Eagle River, WI.  While attending college, he worked for Ermenc-McLeod Funeral Home in Milwaukee.

Mat received his bachelor's degree from Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee and is a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling.  He is licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin.

He is a member of the Fox Lake Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club.

Telephone: 1-847-587-2100

Email: hamsherlakeside@gmail.com


Gene Wrobel

Gene Wrobel

Funeral Director Assistant

Gene was born and raised in a two-flat on the North side of Chicago.  He attended Holy Innocents Grammar School, received his high school diploma and plumber trade in the Job Corps, and earned a diploma in funeral service education.  Gene was honorably discharged from the United States Marine Corps on November 30, 1970.  He is a Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus and very active at St. Bede Church.  Gene enjoys people, loves all sports, reading, and taking long walks.


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