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.

Michael E. Horan

Michael E. Horan

Owner/Funeral Director

Mike was born and raised in Chippewa Falls.

He graduated from McDonell High School and from Mortuary School in Milwaukee.

He has been in funeral service all of his life and started working for his father, Ed in 1991. Mike bought the funeral home from his parents in 1998, and enjoys serving his community just as his parents did before him. 

Mike is involved in several community organizations such as Knights of Columbus, Kiwanis, Moose, UCT, Chamber of Commerce, and St Joseph's Hospital Board.

He and his family are members of St. Charles Catholic Church.

Mike serves as the Chippewa-St. Croix District Representative for the Wisconsin Funeral Directors Association.

Mike and his wife, Kris, enjoy spending time with their 5 children and grand daughter; boating on Lake Wissota, and traveling. 

They are very proud to be a Military Family, 2 of their sons are serving in the US Army. One is stationed in Fort Bragg, NC and the other in Fort Jackson, SC. 

Telephone: 1-715-723-4404

Email: horanfuneralhome@gmail.com


Daniel J. Layhew

Daniel J. Layhew

Funeral Director

Dan has been on staff at Horan Funeral Home since July of 2019. He is a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 2011. A Peoria, Illinois native, Dan relocated to Medford, Wisconsin in 2014 and worked as a funeral director there before moving to Chippewa Falls. Dan is a US Air Force Veteran, and maintained the C-130 Hercules Cargo Aircraft, he served in Operation Enduring Freedom; Afghanistan in 2011-2012.

He is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion, and the Chippewa Falls After Hours Rotary Club. He and his family attend Jacob's Well Church.

In his free time he enjoys boating, fishing, golfing, snowmobiling,spending time with family and friends and rooting on the Green Bay Packers,

Dan is married to Ali Layhew, who is a Registered Nurse. Dan and Ali have a daughter, Eira, who was born in July of 2018.



Patrick J. Horan

Patrick J. Horan

Funeral Assistant

Pat was born and raised in Chippewa Falls.

He is a graduate of McDonell High School.

He is active with the Lake Wissota Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, Elks, UCT, and Moose.

In his spare time he enjoys watching all sports, movies and traveling.



Peggy Longdo

Peggy Longdo

Administrative Assistant

Peggy was born and raised in Chippewa Falls. She is the daughter of Michael and Beverly Goettl.

She graduated from Chippewa Falls Senior High in 1994 and has been a member of St Peter’s Church in Tilden her whole life.

Peggy and Todd have two children; Dillon and Hailly.

In her spare time, she enjoys watching her children play sports, volunteering at their schools, and spending time with family and friends.

Peggy has been with us since February 2013.



Edwin S. Horan

Former Owner/Funeral Director

Ed had served the Chippewa Falls area community for 51 years, and sadly passed away August 26, 2015. His compassion and sense of humor is missed by many, but his dedication to the community and the families we serve live on through Mike and the Horan Funeral Home Staff.


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