Timothy J. Wisniewski - Funeral Director & Owner

The founder, Mr. Timothy J. Wisniewski is a third generation funeral director who made Alaska his home in 1976 with the aspiration of opening and operating a funeral home in the Kenai area. Throughout the years he has watched the role of funerals within society change and has adapted services to meet the needs of the families that he serves. Mr. Wisniewski continues to listen to all of the concerns of the communities throughout Alaska and has opened all six locations based on the needs of our growing state.  Mr. Wisniewski has made a firm pledge to take care of the families we serve as Alaska's oldest family owned funeral homes.

Grant Wisniewski - Funeral Director

Timothy "Grant" Wisniewski born and raised in Alaska and had graduated from Kenai Central High School in 2003. He furthered his education by attending the University of Alaska, Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula Community College and finally Mount Hood Community College to earning his Associate Degree in Mortuary Science in 2006. Upon graduation, Grant had began his career as a funeral director at Peninsula Memorial in Kenai following his family legacy and is a fourth generation funeral director. In 2009 he married his wife Amanda. Together they have two dogs names Baby and Tucky. He enjoys, mountain biking, camping, hiking, dip netting, traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Blaine Elder - Funeral Director

Blaine J. B.J. Elder is a native of Nebraska. He attended and graduated high school in Central Nebraska. He furthered his education at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, majoring in Pre-Mortuary Science. He then continued at Kansas City Kansas Community College Department of Mortuary Science, where he graduated in 1994 with an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Mortuary Science. After mortuary school, he worked in Nebraska as a funeral director and embalmer until taking a position with Peninsula Memorial Chapel in November 1999. He and his wife, Barb, have three kids, Chase, Shelby and Maggie, and a granddaughter, Gracie. He is a member of Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church in Kenai, where he sings in the choir. When not at work, he enjoys fishing, traveling and spending time with his family.

Brian Lervold - Funeral Director

Brian Lervold is a Nebraska native, but attended high school in Kansas City. He attended the University of Louisiana Lafayette and the University of Kansas before graduating from Kansas City Kansas Community College with a degree in Mortuary Science. He is also a Certified Crematory Operator. Brian has been married to his wife, Amanda for 18 years and has two sons, Nathan and Daniel. Brian has been proud to serve many communities in Alaska since arriving in 2008, including Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau and now Kenai where he is a member of Kenai Rotary Club and Moose International. He enjoys hunting, fishing and watching old movies.

Allen J. Kopp - Funeral Director

Originally from Perrysburg, Ohio, Allen was raised along with his four siblings in Wyoming by his mother Patti. Following high school Allen served a two year church mission in Cleveland, Ohio. In 2003 he married Cara and together they have three children, Michael, Ashlyn, and Xander. As a Certified Funeral Celebrant Allen specializes in meeting the needs of families, and is able to provide a funeral service that is personalized to reflect the personality and life-style of their loved one during their time of loss. Allen is a licensed funeral director and embalmer in the State of Alaska, Nevada and Washington and is diligent in keeping up his education by attending numerous funeral and loss trainings. He is most recently a graduate of the ICCFA University College of Leadership, Administration and Management. Allen has served his community as a volunteer with Lions Club International and in youth sports, as a basketball and baseball coach. He has also served as a hospice volunteer and as a server at the seniorcenter. Allen enjoys road trips with his family, watching sports and riding his motorcycle.  


David McNeil - Funeral Director

David is a father to seven children and is married to his sweetheart, Shawna. He is active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, enjoys being active as an Amateur Radio operator, playing with electronics, and building remote control models. He was raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and then moved to Boise, Idaho for a spell. He now calls Anchorage his home. He hopes to obtain his sport pilots license and build his own kit airplane. He is passionate about serving his families and helping them in their grief and time of need.

Ryan Mills - Funeral Director

Ryan is proud to be a funeral director and to take care of families in Alaska. He grew up in Colorado and graduated from Arapahoe Community College in Littleton, CO with an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences in Mortuary Science in 1998. He moved to Alaska in 1999 and ever since has been assisting families in the Fairbanks Interior, Mat-Su Valley, Anchorage Municipality and the Kenai Peninsula. He enjoys being outdoors and is thankful for everything Alaska has to offer. Ryan has volunteered throughout Alaska with Hospice, Lions Club International and on various committees related to funeral and medical directives.

Our Staff

Alaskan funeral directors and operations staff have been carefully chosen for their professionalism, consideration, empathetic nature, experience, local knowledge, and their ability to fulfill our goal of providing high quality services at a reasonable cost.

To find out more about the owner or staff please feel free to email us at pmc@alaskanfuneral.com ,
phone us at 888-369-3003