Schmidt & Bartelt
Mike Palmisano
“I want people to know that a big part of grieving is to never forget to laugh.”

Mike Palmisano


Mike is nothing short of the utmost professional when it comes to his career, but he also has a comedic side. As naturally as he exudes empathy and compassion for others at work, Mike is equally gifted and skilled in making people laugh as a stand-up comic, often performing on open mic nights at comedy clubs all around the city. This bright-side-up attitude is what helps Mike every day in providing the very best service to the families he works with. A native of Brookfield who now lives in Mukwonago, Mike grew up with a solid sense of community and compassion, savoring weekly family dinners, and hanging out with friends. After graduating from UWM and receiving his mortuary science degree from MATC, Mike began his career here at Schmidt & Bartelt in 2012 spurred by a desire to help people every single day – a goal Mike continues to accomplish, joyfully.