Our staff's commitment to you

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Joe Schmidt Owner, Director

Joe is a native of Redwood Falls, Minnesota, and has been with the McNearney Funeral Home since 1995. Joe attended Mankato State University and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science from the University of Minnesota. He is a past president of the Shakopee Rotary Club and enjoys being on the International Youth Exchange Committee. Joe was recently a board member of the Shakopee Crime Prevention, Inc. He enjoys helping as an usher at his local church. A Minnesota outdoorsman, when not attending kids' events, Joe enjoys fishing, hunting and golfing with his friends.

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Amy Schmidt Owner, Preplan Consultant

Amy Schmidt is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Business Management degree. Amy has worked in commercial real estate in Arizona and as an Account Executive in the technology field. She has been the Pre-Need consultant for the funeral home since 2003. She is active in her church, serving as a committee member and Sunday School Teacher. Amy serves as an Ambassador for the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce. When not busy with kids' activities, Amy enjoys golfing, biking, and outdoor activities.

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Megan Chmielewski Funeral Director

Megan Chmielewski joined the McNearney - Schmidt staff in January of 2016. She attended the University of South Dakota and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and then graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science. Megan grew up in Shakopee and graduated from Shakopee High School. She enjoys the outdoors and likes to run, bike and snowshoe.

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Jim and Julie Previous Owners

Jim and Julie McNearney purchased the funeral home from Charles and Tad Cavanaugh in 1975 and built the current facility in 1991. Jim and Julie sold the funeral home to Joe and Amy Schmidt in 2012. Jim continues to work with Joe and Amy and Julie is enjoying retirement.

Joe Schmidt

Owner, Director
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Joe is a native of Redwood Falls, Minnesota, and has been with the McNearney Funeral Home since 1995. Joe attended Mankato State University and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science from the University of Minnesota. He is a past president of the Shakopee Rotary Club and enjoys being on the International Youth Exchange Committee. Joe was recently a board member of the Shakopee Crime Prevention, Inc. He enjoys helping as an usher at his local church. A Minnesota outdoorsman, when not attending kids' events, Joe enjoys fishing, hunting and golfing with his friends.

Amy Schmidt

Owner, Preplan Consultant
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Amy Schmidt is a graduate of Arizona State University with a Business Management degree. Amy has worked in commercial real estate in Arizona and as an Account Executive in the technology field. She has been the Pre-Need consultant for the funeral home since 2003. She is active in her church, serving as a committee member and Sunday School Teacher. Amy serves as an Ambassador for the Shakopee Chamber of Commerce. When not busy with kids' activities, Amy enjoys golfing, biking, and outdoor activities.

Megan Chmielewski

Funeral Director
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Megan Chmielewski joined the McNearney - Schmidt staff in January of 2016. She attended the University of South Dakota and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and then graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science in Mortuary Science. Megan grew up in Shakopee and graduated from Shakopee High School. She enjoys the outdoors and likes to run, bike and snowshoe.

Jim and Julie

Previous Owners
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Jim and Julie McNearney purchased the funeral home from Charles and Tad Cavanaugh in 1975 and built the current facility in 1991. Jim and Julie sold the funeral home to Joe and Amy Schmidt in 2012. Jim continues to work with Joe and Amy and Julie is enjoying retirement.