Our Staff


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Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Jennifer Kruger

Jennifer Kruger

Owner, Funeral Director & Embalmer

Cell Phone: 217-474-6944

Jen is a Danville native, graduating from DHS in 2000, DACC in 2002 as Valedictorian with an associates degree in both Marketing and Management, and American Academy McAllister Institute in 2009, with an associates degree in Mortuary Science.

Jen is also the owner of Kruger's ATA Martial Arts Inc. in which she holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt. Jen is a member of Danville Ambucs, two time past president of Danville Sunrise Rotary, a past president of Danville Executive Club, secretary of Vermilion County Funeral Directors Association, and an active member of the Landmark Board of Directors.  Jen is a licensed Illinois and Indiana Funeral Director, a licensed Crematory Operator, an Illinois Notary and is licensed to sell Life Insurance in Illinois as well. 

Her passion is in helping people, and you will see that from the moment you meet her. 

Telephone: 1-217-442-4300

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Kristen Unakis

Kristen Unakis

Office Manager

Kristen Unakis is a Georgetown native and lives there with her beautiful teenage daughter, Jayah. She is a graduate of Georgetown- Ridge Farm High School and is currently pursuing her marketing degree at Danville Area Community College. In her spare time Kristen enjoys reading, watching movies, and attending activities in the community. You can find Kristen spending time out doors or cheering on her daughter in her many sporting events. She is a member of the Georgetown First Church of Christ.

Telephone: 1-217-442-4300


Alan Colwell

Alan Colwell

Maintenance Manager

Alan started with us on a part-time basis in early 2015, and came on full-time in October of 2015 after working for 34 years at Colonial Manor Nursing Home in Danville.  He helps maintain both the beautiful outdoor landscaping, and assists with the gradual remodeling and updating inside as well.  Alan is also cross-trained to park cars for services, greet during visitations, and lend a helping hand wherever for whatever is needed. 

Alan is Jen's father so you will see the similar smile, good humor, and compassion is mutually shared. 


Ormal

Ormal

Assistant

Steve has been with the funeral home since 2001, and wears a variety of hats, from working visitations, parking cars, driving lead, and running errands - his dedication shows no end.  Steve enjoys traveling, especially to Arizona with his wife Christine. 

Telephone: 1-217-442-4300


Rex & Cheryl Richards

Visitation Ambassadors

Rex and Cheryl have been with us since 2012.  Cheryl is retired from Carle as a radiologic technologist., and Rex is retired from Lauhoff.  Rex is a member and treasurer of Furtherlight and Anchor Masonic lodges.  Both Rex & Cheryl love to travel, especially on their motorcycles.  They are members of Bismarck 1st Church of Christ, where Rex is an elder.

They are both ornery, love dashaunds, and enjoy new challenges.


Jaeger

Jaeger

Comfort Dog

Jaeger was born on September 29, 2020 and was chosen by his Mommy Jen at only two days old. He is a long haired dapple Dashaund with a big mouth and a loving personality. His stunning eyes, his smile, and his split face win your heart in a moment.


With basic obedience lessons down pat, we are now moving on to being quiet and beginning our Comfort Dog training. He can be found everywhere Jen is and will be more than happy to sit on your lap upon request. 


Abby Hofer

Abby Hofer

Mortuary Student

Abby Hofer is a Loda, IL native. Graduating from PBL High School in 2016, she is currently enrolled in Worsham College’s online program for Mortuary Science and Funeral Services and is halfway done with her schooling. She lives in Champaign with her boyfriend, her cat Mowgli, and her dog Tito. She works at Buffalo Wild Wings in Savoy and stays busy with her schoolwork as well as working at the funeral home. She can’t wait to help and serve families in the future!


Faith Wright

Faith Wright

Mortuary Student

Faith has lived in Danville her whole life, graduating from both Schlarman High School and Danville Area Community College with an Associates in Science in 2019. She currently is attending Worsham College of Mortuary Science and will graduate in the fall of 2022. Faith is an active member of Danville Ambuc's and attends New Life Church of Faith. You can find her at the race track with her family in the summer or attending concerts, usually 80s and 90s rock. 


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