Since 1865, our facilities have been family owned and operated. Our highly trained staff is ready to serve your family. We are committed to helping to relieve stress, and to ease the burden of grief of the families we serve, regardless of religion, race, or financial status. Although we are involved with death on a daily basis, we treat each family as though they were our own and strive to provide the best, most compassionate and professional service that we can. In addition, we are very committed to the activities in our communities and work with those families with compassion and caring.
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Dennis L. Wiedeman, Funeral Director, President, Supervisor - Steelton
Dennis is the President and Owner of the Wiedeman Funeral Home, Inc. and Fackler-Wiedeman Funeral Home. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association, Past President and Member of the Dauphin County Funeral Directors Association; Past Chairman of the Board of SecurChoice (trust division of the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association); Past Board Member - Mellon Bank; Consultant for Volunteer Training of Hospice of Central Pennsylvania regarding grief and the funeral process and laws of Pennsylvania; member of the Steelton Volunteer Fire Department, Steelton Italian Club, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge #382, Train Collectors Association, Lionel Train Collectors Association, and MTH Railroaders Club. Dennis is the son of the late Margaret E. (Houseal) and Joseph A. Wiedeman. He is a 1963 graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School and received his Associates Degree from Temple University. He then continued his education at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, where he graduated with honors. He also served with the United States Army Reserves. He has been married for 44 years to Patricia A. (Falcone) Wiedeman and has a daughter Lisa M. Wiedeman. Pat and Lisa are also employees of the funeral home. He has one grandson, Cooper Dennis, who he enjoys spending time with. He is a former member of St. James Parish in Steelton and its Advisory Council. He is a current member of the Prince of Peace Roman Catholic Parish in Steelton. In his spare time, he likes to relax and work on his Lionel train platform layout and vacation in Stone Harbor, New Jersey.
James W. Taljan, Funeral Director, Certified Funeral Service Professional (Retired in 2017)
Jim is a graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School, class of 1973 and received his Associates Degree from Harrisburg Area Community College and furthered his education at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and graduated in 1979. He began his employment with the Wiedeman Funeral Home in 1973 and became a licensed funeral director in 1980. Jim was born and raised in Steelton, Pennsylvania and currently resides in Lower Swatara Township with his wife Joy L. (Uhler) Taljan. He is the son of William S. and the late Margaret A. Manerie Taljan and has a brother Gregory Taljan, two sisters, Louise M. Taljan Szobocsan and Lisa Taljan. He is a member of Holy Family Roman Catholic Church, Harrisburg; the National Funeral Directors Association, Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association and he is currently the Secretary-Treasurer and Past President of the Dauphin County Funeral Directors Association. In 2007, Jim voluntarily elected to participate in quality educational and service opportunities that surpass what the funeral service licensing board in Pennsylvania requires. He qualified for certification in the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice and received the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP) and has successfully re-certified each year since.
William A. Sibert, Funeral Director
Supervisor - Harrisburg Location
Bill is a 1986 graduate of Hershey High School, Point Park College in 1990, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree Biology and continued his education at the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1991. He has been with the funeral home since April, 1994. He currently resides in Lawton with his wife Tammy M. (Doyle) Sibert and daughter, Amanda. He is the son of Robert and Georgianna Sibert of Hershey. He is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association and President of the Dauphin County Funeral Directors Association. Bill's hobbies include Scuba diving, traveling, spending time with family and camping and white water rafting.
Lisa M. Wiedeman, Funeral Director, Marketing Director, PA Licensed Insurance Agent
Lisa is the daughter of Dennis L. and Patricia A. Falcone Wiedeman and is a mother to her son, Cooper Dennis Wiedeman-Krosnar, whom she adopted from Honduras. She is a 1987 graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing from Elizabethtown College in 1991. After several years in corporate America, Lisa joined the family business in 1999. She attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and became a licensed funeral director in 2007 and a Certified Cremation Services Specialist in 2017. In 2014, Lisa received her Pennsylvania Life Insurance License.
Lisa is currently a Board Member of the World Surgical Foundation and serves on the Board of Directors for Bishop McDevitt High School as well as is the Chairperson of the Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association Annual Golf Classic, which benefits the Highmark Caring Place.
She is presently a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Pennsylvania Funeral Directors Association, Dauphin County Funeral Directors Association, Dauphin County SAFE KIDS Coalition, Prince of Peace Roman Catholic Parish and a former resident of the Borough of Steelton.
Lisa was the President of the former Steelton Business Association, served on Steelton Borough Council and sat on the Steelton Senior Center Advisory Committee. She was president of the Steelton Community Development Foundation, was President and Member of Prince of Peace Parish Advisory Council and past member of Prince of Peace School Development Committee and life member of the Steelton Volunteer Fire Department. Lisa and Cooper currently reside in Hummelstown. In her spare time, Lisa enjoys visiting Stone Harbor, home decorating, shopping, entertaining, cooking, scrapbooking, and most of all spending time with family and friends.
Brian M. Silvis, Funeral Director
Brian is a 2004 graduate of East Forest High School, Marienville, and obtained his Associates Degree from Clarion University in 2007. He attended Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science, graduating in 2009. He became a Pennsylvania Licensed Funeral Director in 2010 and a Certified Crematory Operator in 2008. Brian recently joined the funeral home and relocated from Clarion, Pennsylvania. He is married to Shana and they have a 6 year old daughter, Raegan and live in Linglestown. Brian's hobbies include spending time with his family and friends, motorcycles, hunting, fishing and the outdoors.
Patricia A. Wiedeman, Administrative Officer
Pat is the wife of Dennis L. Wiedeman for 48 years and the mother of Lisa M. Wiedeman. Pat was born in Steelton, Pennsylvania and is the daughter of the late Anna C. (Mavrin) Falcone and Frank J. Falcone, Sr. She is a graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School, class of 1963. She is a former Girl Scout Leader for 18 years, former Treasurer of the Steelton Ambulance Committee, former member of the former St. James Parish Advisory Council and Activities Committee, and office volunteer. She is currently a member of the Prince of Peace Parish, Steelton, Pennsylvania. Her duties with the funeral home include staff management, funeral home management, assisting with viewing and funeral services and most importantly counseling and consoling of the bereaved. In her spare time, Pat enjoys spending time with family and friends. She looks forward to vacationing in Stone Harbor, New Jersey and especially loves spending time with her grandson, Cooper.
George E. Turnbull, Staff Assistant
George is the father of two children, Christopher and Maria. George is a proud grandfather to Lilly and Asher. George is a graduate of Cedar Cliff High School and Cumberland Perry Vocational Technical School. He currently lives in New Cumberland. He is vice president of the West Shore Firemen’s League with a 300 game. George is celebrating 37 of bowling league in 2015. He attends New Life Church, New Cumberland, is an avid Philadelphia Eagles Fan and belongs to Capitol City Cruisers, H.O.G. and American Legion Riders Post 109 - Mechanicsburg. George enjoys bowling, car shows, the outdoors and Motorcycles. He is a Pennsylvania State Certified EMT and works standby for horse shows and Harrisburg Area Roller Derby.