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History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Randle-Dable Funeral Home was founded by J.K. Randle who purchased Knapp Brothers Furniture Store on Main Street in Waukesha. His son, Harrie, joined the firm in 1900 beginning a family tradition of serving the community in homes, churches and the funeral home itself. In 1939, J.K.'s grandson, John B. Randle joined the firm, and in 1946 after serving in World War II, grandson, William S. Randle became a licensed funeral director. It was under William Randle's leadership that the firm merged with two other local funeral homes, Weber and Hanson Funeral Homes. In 1972, funeral director Martin Dable became co-owner and partner with William Randle, and they purchased the current location at 1110 South Grand Avenue.

Continuing the Tradition

In 1988 Lee Brisk and Cathleen Brueckner were hired as funeral directors. Over the next several years they assumed many management responsibilities. In accordance with Martin Dable's strong desire to keep the funeral home INDEPENDENT & LOCALLY OWNED, he selected Lee and Cathleen Brisk as his successors. Martin, Lee and Cathleen share the pride of independence as well as their commitment to the Waukesha community.

Our Valued Staff

Lee  Brisk

Lee Brisk, Owner/Funeral Director

As a lifelong resident of Waukesha and President of Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, I am honored to be of service to the same community that my family has resided in for more than four generations. After graduating from Waukesha North High School in 1986, I continued my education at the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha and WCTC. Because I had an interest in funeral service at a young age, I started at Randle-Dable-Brisk at the age of 17. I went on to graduate from MATC Funeral Service Program in 1989, and eventually knew that one day I would like to own my own funeral home. Along with my wife, Cathy, I was proud to become the owner of Randle-Dable in 1999. In addition to being a licensed funeral director, I also am licensed in Wisconsin as an Agent for Burial Agreements, which allows our funeral home to assist families with all aspects of pre-arrangements. I am a very proud father of two daughters Alison and Katie. I am a longtime member St. Joseph Catholic Church, where I volunteer as a lector. I am a member of Waukesha Kiwanis Club, National Funeral Directors Association, Waukesha County Fair Association. My interests include hunting, fishing trips to Canada, and spending time at my hunting and fishing camp in Glidden WI.

Email Lee at [email protected]

Cathleen  Brisk

Cathleen Brisk, Owner/Funeral Director

Cathy, formerly of Waupaca, WI is a 1984 graduate of Waupaca High School and a 1988 graduate of Milwaukee Area Technical College, Funeral Service Department. I am the vice president of Randle-Dable Brisk Funeral Home and am proud to be a funeral director. It is truly an honor for me to help people in their time of need. Lee and I are parents of two adult daughters, Ali and Katie. I am a longtime member of the Catholic Community of Waukesha, St. Joseph Parish. Serving my community has always been an interest of mine and I have been able to do this with Waukesha Catholic School Board, Waukesha Optimist Club, Project Graduation, Healing Hearts of Waukesha County, and Catholic Memorial High School.

Email Cathy at [email protected]

Thomas  Ribbens

Thomas Ribbens, Owner/Funeral Director

I have been fortunate to be a part of the Waukesha community all my life. I was born and raised in Waukesha, attending the old Northview Elementary School, Butler Middle School, and graduating from Waukesha North High School. I continued my education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where I received my bachelors degree and in 2012 I graduated from the Funeral Service Program at MATC with Scholastic Honors. I am a member of St. William Catholic Church where I serve as a lector and eucharistic minister.

Since I was a teenager, I have been interested in funeral service. As I grew older I realized the importance of funerals and what funeral homes do. Now as an adult, I have the fortunate opportunity to work for Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, serving Waukesha families at their time of need. At Randle-Dable-Brisk I have the opportunity to assist families making their final tribute to their loved one meaningful and dignified. I am very passionate about what we do at Randle-Dable-Brisk, and believe it is important to make sure every last detail is taken care of before, during and after the funeral. I am committed to helping everyone who walks through our doors, no matter what their circumstances may be. Dedicating myself to the needs of families and their loved one, I am honored to serve the community I grew up in.

Volunteer as lector
Interests include running, traveling, and spending time with friends and family

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Tina Eslinger

Tina Eslinger, Funeral Director/Office Manager

Formerly of Eastman, Wisconsin, I am a 1984 graduate of Seneca High School. I joined the United States Navy and was on active duty from October 1986 until May 1991. I later graduated from the Funeral Service Program at MATC in 1998, and joined the Randle-Dable-Brisk team in August of that year. Along with being a licensed funeral director, I enjoy holding the position of office manager at the funeral home. As a U.S. Navy Reservist since 1998, I was activated for Operation Iraqi Freedom-Enduring Freedom in 2003. I have not only found it very rewarding to help the families of the Waukesha area, but have been privileged to be a part of the military funerals at Randle-Dable-Brisk. I reside in Oconomowoc with my son, Noah.
I am a member of the American Legion Daniel J. Martin Post #8 in Waukesha
Supporter of H.A.W.S. and the Wildlife in Need Center,Vice President of Waukesha County Crime Stoppers
Interests include kayaking, camping, being outdoors and attending my son's baseball games and sports activities.

Ricardo Balistreri

Ricardo Balistreri, Funeral Director

Nancy Gigous-Faulk

Nancy Gigous-Faulk, Preplanning Specialist

Nancy Faulk joined our staff in March of 2021 as our pre-planning specialist. Prior to joining us, she was the Director at Prairie Home Cemetery, retiring in 2020. Nancy missed working with families', so she joined our team part-time to focus on helping families pre-plan which is so important to her. She comes with extensive knowledge of the death care industry. Nancy can be reached at 262-547-4035 if you wish to discuss your final wishes.

Phil Passon

Phil Passon, Certified Cremation Specialist

Norm Ribbens

Norm Ribbens, Grief Dog