Our knowledgeable staff are passionate about providing families guidance and support during the funeral planning process and well after the funeral. Together, we can honor your loved one’s life while beginning your grief journey.
Howie graduated from Wayne State University School of Mortuary Science in 1997. He has worked at the family funeral home, Uht Funeral Home, off and on for most of his life. Upon completing one enlistment with the U.S. Army, and being deployed to Bosnia, Howie returned to the family business in 1996 to complete his schooling and receive his license. In 2004 Howie became a manager of the funeral home working with his father, Harold Rediske Jr.
Howie has gone through the chairs of Michigan Funeral Directors Association (MFDA) District #2 twice, was MFDA District #2 Director from 2009 to 2011, and has served on the MFDA Grievance and Ethics Committee. He is currently serving on the MFDA Convention Committee. He belongs to the Wayne Rotary Club where he has served on many committees and projects. Howie is also a proud life member of the VFW serving as a trustee for two terms at his local post.
Howie is married to Gayle Rediske and is blessed with a daughter, Mackenzie, who is the fourth-generation funeral director from the family. They now live in Brownstown, Michigan after living in Wayne for 18 years.
Howie enjoys traveling and riding motorcycles. In his spare time, he also enjoys fixing and tinkering with different things. He loves fireworks and putting together fireworks shows for his family, friends, and the community.
Tom has been a member of the Uht Funeral Home staff since 2011. He was raised in Dearborn, Michigan and attended Dearborn High School. He graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 2003. Prior to working in the funeral industry, he was employed by the city of Melvindale within the water department. He is a proud member of Michigan Funeral Director Association (MFDA) and National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA). He served as the MFDA District 2 President in 2012.
Tom is married to his wife, Donna Loewe. They reside in Southgate, Michigan. He has three children, Kori, Christopher, and Brianne. He is also blessed with his first grandson, Ryker. In his free time, he likes to golf, travel, hunt. He also enjoys watching the Detroit Red Wings.
Cindy has been a long-time resident of the Wayne-Westland area. She graduated from Wayne Memorial High School and attended Eastern Michigan University.
Cindy joined the funeral home in 2002 as our office manager and currently sits on the City of Wayne Cemetery Board.
She is “Mom” to her 4-legged fur babies at home as well as the birds in our aviary. She enjoys creating artwork in her free time, and participates in many of our local fundraising events.
Mackenzie has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since March of 2021. She graduated from Wayne State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Mortuary Science in August of 2020. She grew up around the funeral home, but wasn't sure that she wanted to follow in the family tradition of becoming a funeral director. After attending the University of Alabama her freshman year studying nursing, she returned home to complete college. After re-evaluating and shadowing at the funeral home, she decided helping people during some of the most difficult times of their lives was her passion. She is looking forward to a rewarding career and continuing her family’s legacy serving Westland and the surrounding communities. Her passion for teaching and learning has led her back to Wayne State University, where she is currently a teacher's assistant within the Mortuary Science program.
Mackenzie is also a licensed pre-need insurer and works with clients to make funeral arrangements prior to one's passing for themselves or others.
In her free time, Mackenzie enjoys playing and snuggling with her dog, Ryder, playing golf, and reading.
Jessica grew up in Canton, Michigan, where she graduated from Starkweather Academy. After high school, she attended Ms. Katie’s College of Beauty and received her cosmetology license. After a few years, she decided to pursue a degree in nursing, specifically hospice. While going to school, she looked into becoming a funeral director after being introduced by someone who worked in the profession. She attended Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and received her associate degree in Specialized Technology. She is the first person in her family to become a funeral director. She feels honored to be able to help families through the most difficult moments of their lives. Currently, Jessica serves as the secretary for Michigan Funeral Directors Association District 2. She is also a Certified Crematory Operator.
When not working, Jessica enjoys spending time with her family and playing trivia. She has two beautiful children and a fiancee whom she adores.
Kylie joined the Uht Funeral Home staff as an apprentice in September of 2020 after graduating from Wayne State University with a bachelor's degree in Mortuary Science. She became a licensed funeral director and embalmer in April of 2021.