Joshua L. Clary, Owner/Funeral Director
Josh Clary was born July 26, 1973 the son of Ron & Barbara (Dobbs) Clary. Josh graduated from Ithaca High School in 1991. Josh attended college at the Richland Campus and graduated from Milwaukee Area Technical College for Mortuary Science in 1995. While going to college Josh worked for the Molthen-Bell Funeral Home in South Milwaukee and later finished his apprenticeship with the Stafford Funeral Homes in Spring Green & Richland Center becoming licensed on January 19, 1996. Josh married Theresia Durst on June 8, 1996 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Keysville. Starting in 1999 Josh worked for the Pratt Funeral Corporation becoming an owner in 2005 and later Vice President of the Corporation. On Father’s Day 2011 Josh opened the new Clary Memorial Funeral Home & Crematory.
Josh has been a volunteer fire fighter for the Richland Center Fire Department for over 20 years, and also a member of the Ithaca Lions Club. Josh is a past president of the South West Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association and current member of the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association.
Theresia Clary was born February 19, 1974 the daughter of David & Donna (Rockweiler) Durst. Theresia graduated from Ithaca High School in 1992 and later graduated from Viterbo College in LaCrosse with a Registered Nursing Degree. Theresia has been employed with the Richland Hospital in Richland Center since 1998 and currently works in the OB department. Theresia & Josh have two children Alyssa & Logan.
Nicole Ford, Funeral Director - part time
Nicole grew up in Spring Green, Wisconsin, and graduated from River Valley High School in 2005. She received her Funeral Director's license in 2009 after graduating from Milwaukee Area Technical College's Funeral Service Program. In the fall of 2009 she married her husband Jonathan and they moved to North Carolina. After returning from North Carolina, they settled in Spring Green to be close to family and raise their son Charlie. In her spare time Nicole enjoys hunting and fishing with Jonathan and Charlie, taking her two dogs, Lola and Frankie for walks and baking.
Barbara A. Clary, Office Manager
Paige Carter, Assistant
Paige Carter was raised in Richland County, the daughter of Tony & Jennifer Carter. She graduated from Richland Center High School in 2019, completed Fall 2019 Semester at UW-Richland, and currently attends Southwest Tech to receive an Accounting Assistant and Tax Preparer degree in May 2023. In February 2023, she will complete a course for Funeral Assistant Apprenticeship and has plans to continue onto become a Funeral Director.
Paige is engaged to be married to her fiancé, Chris Kunz, and their daughter, Violet, is the highlight of their life. She has deep roots in Richland County, growing up in the Carter Family village has led to interests including hunting, drawing nature scenes, and simply spending time with family.