Lisa Benedict

Funeral Director, Pre-need Specialist & Owner

Lisa Benedict

Lisa grew up on a dairy farm in Turtle Lake, WI. Lisa chose to become a funeral director herself, with admiration and respect for the compassion and professionalism she observed from her hometown funeral home. Lisa attended the University of Wisconsin – River Falls and went on to earn her Bachelor of Science degree, graduating in 1999 from the University of Minnesota’s Program of Mortuary Science. It is there where she met her husband, Bill. They are both Wisconsin and Minnesota licensed funeral directors, and licensed pre-need specialists.

Lisa brings with her many years of experience and leadership caring for families as a funeral director in the Saint Paul area, and with the O’Connell Family Funeral Homes in Hudson and Baldwin. Lisa has great expertise in assisting families through the grief process, and funeral pre-planning.  She is proud to be a co-facilitator of “Journey Through Grief,” a six week grief counseling session held twice a year, and coordinator of “Grief and the Holidays,” a program held each year for the families of St. Croix, Pierce, and surrounding areas.  She feels blessed to be a part of ownership with a caring team of dedicated professionals, and honored to serve families in River Falls, Ellsworth, and Prescott areas.  Both Lisa, and her husband Bill are delighted to call River Falls and Pierce County “home”, and look forward to being an active part of the communities they serve.


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Outside of work, Lisa treasures every minute with her two sons, Marcus and Gavin. Lisa’s heart is happiest when she’s cooking and baking, shopping, and scrapbooking.  She also enjoys trips to the North Shore, being outdoors, and riding Harley with Bill. Lisa is a proud Green Bay Packers fan, and adores her pet Corgi “Winnie”, as well.