Staff

Our dedicated staff are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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Dean Spalding Owner/Funeral Director

Born and raised in Highland Park/Deerfield. 

Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.  

Certified Crematory Operator.

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James Spalding Owner/Funeral Director

Born and raised in Highland Park/Deerfield. 

Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.  

Certified Crematory Operator.  

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Anna Maria DeRose Funeral Home Assistant

Born and raised in Highland Park. 

Graduate of Loyola University School of Nursing. 

Graduate of National Louis University. 

Registered Nurse. 

Licensed Counselor. 

 

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Benjamin Goldman Funeral Director Apprentice

Born and raised in Buffalo Grove, IL.

Graduate of Indiana University.

Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.

Certified Crematory Operator.

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Janet Wilson-Hendricks Funeral Home Assistant

Born and Raised in Northbrook, IL. 

Graduate of Notre Dame University. 

Graduate of Goodman School of Drama, Chicago, IL. 

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Kaitlyn Appleman Funeral Director Apprentice

Born and Raised in Amboy, IL. 

Graduate of Robert Morris Univeristy. 

Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science. 

Certified Crematory Operator.  

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Pamela Kiefer Funeral Home Assistant

Raised in Naperville, IL

Graduated Miami University in Oxford, OH School of Business

Graduated Loyola University School of Nursing

Registered Nurse

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Sarah Alverson Funeral Director

Born and raised in Manteno, IL. 

Graduate of Western Illinois University. 

Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.

Certified Crematory Operator. 

Dean Spalding

Owner/Funeral Director
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Born and raised in Highland Park/Deerfield. 

Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.  

Certified Crematory Operator.

James Spalding

Owner/Funeral Director
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Born and raised in Highland Park/Deerfield. 

Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.  

Certified Crematory Operator.  

Anna Maria DeRose

Funeral Home Assistant
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Born and raised in Highland Park. 

Graduate of Loyola University School of Nursing. 

Graduate of National Louis University. 

Registered Nurse. 

Licensed Counselor. 

 

Benjamin Goldman

Funeral Director Apprentice
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Born and raised in Buffalo Grove, IL.

Graduate of Indiana University.

Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.

Certified Crematory Operator.

Janet Wilson-Hendricks

Funeral Home Assistant
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Born and Raised in Northbrook, IL. 

Graduate of Notre Dame University. 

Graduate of Goodman School of Drama, Chicago, IL. 

Kaitlyn Appleman

Funeral Director Apprentice
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Born and Raised in Amboy, IL. 

Graduate of Robert Morris Univeristy. 

Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science. 

Certified Crematory Operator.  

Pamela Kiefer

Funeral Home Assistant
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Raised in Naperville, IL

Graduated Miami University in Oxford, OH School of Business

Graduated Loyola University School of Nursing

Registered Nurse

Sarah Alverson

Funeral Director
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Born and raised in Manteno, IL. 

Graduate of Western Illinois University. 

Graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.

Certified Crematory Operator.