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Our Staff

Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Thomas Weigel

Thomas Weigel

Funeral Director

Tom’s passion for taking care of others in a time of need has been the focus throughout his more than 30 years in the funeral service. His desire to capture the essence of a life and create the final memories brings true meaning to the people he serves.


Larry Urbanec

Larry Urbanec

Funeral Director

Larry’s experience and his tenderness have endeared him to many families over the past twenty plus years as a funeral director. He enjoys helping families celebrate the life of their loved one, so saying good bye is truly a memorable experience.


Shawn Harrington

Shawn Harrington

Funeral Director

Shawn Harrington, a native of Wing, ND graduated from Wing High School in 2002.  Following high school he attended Bismarck State College and began working at a local funeral home.  In the summer of 2004 he and his wife moved to Gresham, OR where he attended Mt. Hood Community College and graduated in 2005 with an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Funeral Service.  They moved back to Bismarck where he served his apprenticeship and has been a licensed Funeral Director since July of 2006.  Shawn is also a certified crematory operator from the Cremation Society of North America.  He joined the Weigel team in September of 2017.  Shawn’s goal is to provide sensitive and caring assistance during life’s most difficult times and to help create meaningful celebrations that honor your loved one.  In his spare time Shawn enjoys golfing, softball, focusing on health and wellness, spending time with family, and helping out with his kid’s activities.  Shawn’s family includes his wife, Alison, and their children; Megan, Dawson, and Ellie. 

 


Alison Harrington

Alison Harrington

Office Manager/Grief-Care Coordinator

Alison Harrington grew up on the Marquardt family farm near Pettibone, ND.  Soon after graduating from University of Mary she married her high school sweetheart, Shawn Harrington.  They started their married life in Weigel Funeral home prior to moving to Gresham, OR for Shawn to complete his mortuary science degree.  They established residency in Bismarck where Alison made her career working as a Registered Respiratory Therapist.  Alison has always been inspired to help and serve others.  A dream of Shawn and Alison’s has been to work side by side, making a difference in others’ lives.  They were able to make that dream come true in 2017 when they both joined the Weigel team. 

Being a funeral directors wife and having lost her father, Alison understands how important it is to have sensitive, caring people care for your loved one.  She wants to help others through the grieving process by being a positive, supportive friend you can count on through the most difficult time in one’s life. 

She and Shawn also realize just how important health is and are passionate about helping others meet their health and wellness goals in their spare time as well as traveling, spending time with family and keeping up with their active kids.    

Email: alison@weigelfuneral.com


Helen Aaker-Wolf

Helen Aaker-Wolf

Pre-Arrangement Counselor

Helen Aaker-Wolf joined the staff at Weigel Funeral and Cremation Service in 2014. With her many years of experience assisting families with their funeral planning, she is a true asset to the funeral home.

Helen was born in Cathay, North Dakota and graduated from Cosmetology School in Jamestown. She is married and has two sons, one step-son, one step-daughter, and seven wonderful grandchildren.

In her personal time, Helen enjoys gardening, reading and scrapbooking.


Ron Zeiszler

Ron Zeiszler

Support Staff



Rosie Ereth

Rosie Ereth

Support Staff



Stephanie Gray

Stephanie Gray

Support Staff



Lorraine Gerhardt

Lorraine Gerhardt

Support Staff



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