(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Experienced Funeral Director/Embalmer interested in building lasting professional relationships and the chance to make a real difference guiding families through a difficult time.

  • Learn quickly
  • Prompt
  • Detail-oriented
  • Experienced
  • Determined
  • Knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook

  • Goal-oriented
  • Flexible to schedules
  • Work well in a team environment
  • Initiative
  • Efficient
  • Sales/Inventory experience
Education and Coursework
Worsham College of Mortuary Science Wheeling, Illinois Expected in 1999 Associate of Arts : Mortuary Science Program - GPA :
  • Graduated in top 10% of the class
  • Sustained a 3.9 grade point
  • Assisted new students with questions and concerns about mortuary college
  • Chaplin of the Pi Sigma Eta Honor Fraternity-(inducted in 1999)
  • Successfully passed the National Board Exam for Mortuary Science
  • Successfully passed the State of Michigan Board Exam for Mortuary Science
  • Obtained a Mortuary Science Degree

Ferris State University Big Rapids, Michigan Expected in 1998 Associate of Science : Pre-Mortuary Science Program - GPA :
  • Completed the Pre-Mortuary Science Program
  • Obtained an Associate Degree
  • Named to the Dean's List
  • Member of the Phi Sigma Kappa Fraternity


During my career, I have had the honor of providing numerous meaningful services to client families. This allowed the opportunity to assist in directing the daily operations of a 350+call/year funeral home. Organizing details and meeting the expectations of those individuals was of utmost importance. My experience further evolved by personally arranging many of these various services. I am able to complete the preparation of government documents for eligible veteran's benefits and process life insurance claims. The ability to file the necessary county and state legal documents needed for cremations, funerals and transportation of human remains out-of-state was acquired. My career responsibilities were expanded to managing all aspects of the preparation room, including the ordering and tracking of supplies. Additionally, I had the privilege of ensuring that the dressing, casketing, final placement and appearance of the deceased were satisfactory and within the necessary time constraints. These professional duties have provided me with the knowledge, skill and ability to meet unique requests from client families.

Professional Experience
Gerst Funeral Homes - Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
City, STATE, 2005 - 07/2012
  • Consulted with families regarding final arrangements in a tactful manner.
  • Arranged funerals and memorial services consistent with each family's heritage and religious beliefs.
  • Scheduled funeral services, coordinated burials and arranged for cremations.
  • Supervised visitations and services.
  • Prepared death certificates and drafted obituaries.
  • Processed permits in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Embalmed, dressed, casketed and applied final cosmetic in preparation for visitations or family viewing.
  • Arranged for clergy members to participate at funeral and memorial services.
  • Addressed client questions and requests for information relating to funeral services, options and pricing.
  • Responsible for conducting removals and safe transportation back to the funeral home.
  • Completed legal documentation and signed death certificates.
  • Assisted with accounts receivable and debt collection.
  • Assisted with the pricing and purchasing of inventory.
  • Responsible for obtaining first call information and scheduling of the arrangement conference appointment.
  • Managed all aspects of the preparation room.

Hitesman-Holdship Funeral Home - Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
City, STATE, 03/2004 - 11/2004
  • Arranged at-need funeral services and memorial services.
  • Responsible for all preparation room duties.
  • Answered and responded to death calls as needed.
  • Worked visitations and services as scheduled.
  • Member of the Cadillac Lions Club.
  • Member of the Cadillac Jaycees.

    Cook Funeral Home And Cremation Services - Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
    City, STATE, 07/1999 - 05/2003
    • Responsible for the embalming and final appearance of the deceased.
    • Assisted with the scheduling of part-time staff needed for services.
    • Performed removals from homes, hospitals and nursing facilities.
    • Conducted arrangement conferences.
    • Directed numerous funeral services, memorial services and graveside services.
    • Managed the ordering of embalming fluid, cosmetic supplies and preparation room instruments.
    • Answered and responded to death calls when needed.
    • Assisted client families with advance planning.

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    School Attended

    • Worsham College of Mortuary Science
    • Ferris State University

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