When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions.
Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.
Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Funeral Director & Owner
Darryl was born and raised in Kenosha, relocating to Racine in 1989 to pursue his career in funeral service.
He is a graduate of Milwaukee Area Technical College with a degree in funeral service. Darryl holds funeral director and embalmer licenses in Wisconsin and Illinois. He is and has been an active member of National Funeral Directors Association, Southeastern Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association, and has had the privilege of serving several terms as president.
In the community, Darryl is active in Rotary International and R.A.M.A.C. (Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce).
David L. Herbst
David was born in Kenosha and attended local schools, graduating from Reuther Central High School in 1994. While in high school he participated in a career program, which gave him the opportunity to shadow professionals in places where he thought he might be interested in finding a career. After he completed the first four-week term at a funeral home he sought to have the opportunity at another funeral home, which he did.
David’s parents were local business owners and he had an early realization of the value of good customer service.
During his senior year he was involved in a near fatal auto accident. With a broken neck, he spent the next three months in the hospital, followed by a year of physical therapy. This experience validated his desire to go back to school and pursue a career as a funeral director. With his understanding of the value of compassion and support and David’s innate desire to serve people, he enrolled in Gateway Technical College.
In 2001 he received his degree in Applied Science in Funeral Service. While pursuing his degree David was employed by a local funeral home in Kenosha for more than 8 years. Early on, as a part time employee and assistant, then serving as an apprentice funeral director, and finally as a licensed funeral director.
Shortly after graduation and receiving his Funeral Director’s License in 2002, he was offered a fulltime position with the Sturino Funeral Home formerly known as Hanson Funeral Home.
David will never hesitate to volunteer. He has volunteered for Racine Heritage Museum, Preservation Racine Annual Tour and Mound Cemetery “History Walking Tour.”
Darryl Sturino recently commented, “I am proud to have David as part of the Sturino Funeral Home staff. His attention to detail and personality has proven to be a great asset to our funeral home and a comfort to the families we serve.”
David maintains a close relationship with his family, friends and extended family. He loves to entertain and can’t resist a reason to have a get-together.
Director of Family Services
Born and raised in Racine I am the parent of three grown children and nine grandchildren. I truly value and appreciate family.
Over the years my professional accomplishments have always been focused on positive communication with people. I care, listen and desire to know you.
As the Director of Family Services, I specialize in organizing your important decision to plan and pre-arrange the event that will celebrate your memory in the lives that carry on.
It is my pleasure to represent Sturino Funeral Home with integrity, discretion and personal commitment.
Please call with any questions you may have. I can be reached at the funeral home 262-632-4479, cell phone 414-690-7115 or by e-mail [email protected]
Apprentice Funeral Director