Being raised in Murphysboro, Illinois I learned at an early age an appreciation for a smaller community and interest and care in its people. I attended Southern Illinois University-Carbondale and graduated in 1986 with an Associate of Applied Sciences in Mortuary Science & Funeral Service, then moving to the Peoria area in May of 1986.
As a funeral director, I strive to provide the best possible service through remembrance and tribute to lives well lived. Being able to achieve a meaningful funeral experience for each family requires careful listening and attention to detail, as well as an understanding of each family's needs. I am honored to serve the families of Central Illinois through funeral service, death care education and other community activities.
Married to the former Jan Hansen, together we have four children; Abbie, Austin, Caleb and Katie. I have many enjoyments in life, which include reading, photography, and collecting antiques. I am also an Illinois Certified Firefighter and serve as Assistant Chief for the Metamora Fire Department.