Staff Directory

Once you request the services of Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Homes, Inc., we will immediately put our experienced funeral professionals to work for you. A single, dedicated individual will stay in contact with you every step of the way and guide you through the decision-making process. He or she will carefully explain your options, make recommendations at your request, take care of all the small details, and ensure that you and your family’s personal touch is always present.


  Name: Patrick M. Dobbling
Residence: Ft. Thomas, KY
Position: Co-owner / Funeral Director / Embalmer
Qualification/Experience: Lifelong resident of Northern KY - Serving families for over 20 years.
Length of Employment: 30+ years
Community Involvement: Ft. Thomas Lion's Club, Bellevue Vets
Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Past President of Newport Rotary Club, Wife - Lorna; Dog - Sheba; Enjoys cycling
  Name: M. Colin Muehlenkamp
Residence: Ft. Thomas, KY
Position: Co-owner / Funeral Director / Embalmer
Qualification/Experience: 10 years
Education:2000 Graduate of Highlands High School, Ft Thomas, KY, 2004 Graduate of Centre College - Danville, KY (Bachelor of Arts - History) Length of Employment: June 2004 to present
Community Involvement: Volunteer Assistant Track & Field and Cross Country Coach at Highlands High School - Ft. Thomas, KY, Ft. Thomas Lion's Club, member of Highland Country Club, Ft. Thomas, KY, Past President of the Funeral Director Association of Kentucky, Northern District.
Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Running, Tennis, Golf, spending time with wife, Jessica and daughter, Harper (2 years old)
  Name: Michael T. Muehlenkamp
Residence: Ft. Thomas, KY
Position: Former Owner / Funeral Director/ Embalmer
Qualification/Experience: 45 years
Community Involvement: Past member of Newport Rotary Club, Member of Highland Country Club, Ft. Thomas, KY, Past President of Funeral Director's Association of Kentucky, Northern District.
Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Wife-Sally Sparks Muehlenkamp (37years), Children - Nicole (Ryan) Cherry and Colin (Jessica) Muehlenkamp, 3 grandchildren (Hannah, Carson & Harper)
  Name: Dennis A. Elix
Residence: Highland Heights, KY
Position: Funeral Director / Embalmer - Manager
Qualification/Experience: Have been in funeral service for 39 years, with Dobbling, Muehlenkamp-Erschell for 20 years.
Education: Graduate of Springfield Catholic High School / Associate Degree from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where received the A.J. Russler Award for Embalming.
Length of Employment: 20 years
Community Involvement: Member St. Joseph Church - Cold Spring, KY, Past President Ft. Mitchell Kiwanis, Past President of Latonia Business Association, Past President Ludlow Jaycees, Fr. DeJaco Council of K. of C. Former Navigator of 4th degree of K. of C. of Northern KY, Board member of the S.I.D.S. Alliance of Greater Cincinnati (13 years), Board member of Rosedale Manor Nursing Home (8 years), Board Member of Redwood School - Ft. Mitchell, KY, Past President of Parish Council, Development Committee for Bishop Brossart High School, Board of Adjustments - Highland Heights, KY, Eucharistic Minister at St. Joseph Church, Chairman of the Knights of Columbus Golf Classic for Catholic Charities, Chairman of the 1st two Galas at Bishop Brossart High School - Alexandria, KY.
Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Loves golf & Sports, Notre Dame Football, Married to wife Carol who works at St. Elizabeth Medical Center - Edgewood, KY as a Benefits Administrative Specialist, Son- Steve who is a student graduated from NKU with a degree in Accounting. Currently a Seniour Auditor for the US Treasury Dept. One Grandson - Jackson
  Name: Debbie (Daniele) Fugate
Residence: Bellevue, KY
Position: Office Manager
Qualification/Experience: Lifelong resident of Campbell County / Certified Medical Technician Payroll Specialist with University Hospital, Cincinnati
Education: Graduate of Bellevue High School / attended Cincinnati State College.
Length of Employment: 1996 to present
Community Involvement: Member "Friends of Bellevue", St. Therese Parish - Southgate, KY, Former member of Newport Central Catholic Mother's Club, St. Therese Mother's Club, University of Kentucky Parent Association and Bellevue Business Association Hobbies/Interests/Personal:Enjoys spending time with her daughters and grandchildren; Jamie (Jason) Keipert of Florence, KY; the late Robin (Scott) Evernham of Evansville, IN; Traci (Matt) Nestheide; 7 grandchildren
  Name: Jodi (Konen) Maushart
City: Ft. Thomas, KY
Position: Assistant Office Manager
Qualification/Experience: Banking - 6 years as Bookkeeper and 4 years as a teller, 15 years as Supervisor Billing & Insurance for Allergists, 5 years as Office Manager for our Family Business.
Education: St. Thomas Grade School and High School - Ft. Thomas, KY, Cincinnati Technical College. Length of Employment:June 2005- Present
Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Boating, Gardening, Shopping, Spending time with my family, Married to my Husband Larry 20 years, lifelong resident of Campbell County
  Name: Carol S. (Messmer) Michael
Residence: Newport, KY
Position: Funeral Director / Pre-need Counselor
Qualification/Experience: Licensed Funeral Director, Funeral Service since 1985, member of National Funeral Directors Association, Carol has met with families and provided compassionate assistance since 1985.
Education: Corpus Christi Grade School - Newport, KY, Newport, High School, Covington Beauty College, Northern KY University.
Length of Employment: 1990 to present
Community Involvement: Member of Holy Spirit Church - Newport, KY, Big Stef, Inc., member of Newport Fraternal Order of Police Association Lodge #2, Newport Citizens Police Academy, Board member of Newport Code Enforcement, City of Newport Ambassador, former member of Campbell County Jaycees, KY Colonel, Newport High School Alumni Association,Southgate Fire Dept. Ladies Auxiliary and Southgate VFW Ladies Auxilliary
Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Married to Richard Michael since 1977, Sewing, Scrapbooking, photography, traveling.
  Name: Ben Peden
Residence: Alexandria, KY
Position: Funeral Director / Embalmer Education: Graduate of Union City Community High School - Union City Indiana / Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, 2008
Length of Employment: August, 2006 to present
Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Spending time with family & friends; Nature Enthusiast; enjoys traveling
  Name: Tom Vennemann
Residence: Ft. Thomas, Ky.
Position: Funeral Director / Embalmer/ Manager
Qualification/Experience: Full time employee since January 1, 1990
Education: Graduate of Newport Central Catholic High School (1985), Bachelor's Degree from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science - December 1989.
Length of Employment: 24 years
Community Involvement: I'm a Captain in the Civil Air Patrol - Campbell County Composite Squadron 073, We fly and train for search and rescue missions, homeland security, counter drug operations and disaster relief missions. Member of St. Thomas Church - Ft. Thomas, KY. Hobbies/Interests/Personal: Anything Aviation related, hiking, fishing with my wife and 3 sons, photography and travel. I enjoy cooking.
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