Employees

Loren Congdon, Owner & Licensed Director
Email: directors@congdonfuneralhome.com

Loren grew up next door to the funeral home, watched his father run the business and worked along with his brother.  He has been licenced since 1972.

Loren is a member of the Winthrop Harbor Lions Club and the Zion-Benton Exchange Club.  He is a member of St. Mark's Lutheran Church.  


Margaret Congdon, Vice President
Email: directors@congdonfuneralhome.com


Mark Twadell, Licensed Director
Email: directors@congdonfuneralhome.com

Mark has been with the Congdon Funeral Home since 1980.




Dinora Congdon, Licensed Director
Email: directors@congdonfuneralhome.com

Dinora has been around the business all of her life, she joined the staff part time in June of 1995, then became full time staff in 2000.



Pepper Ruesch, Director Assistant

Pepper has been a part of the funeral industry for over 25 years, he joined our staff in May of 2005.  





Katie Congdon

We welcome Katie to the third generation of family Funeral Directors.


Loren Stried, Service Assistant

Loren has been with the company since December of 2000





Doc Blanchard, Service Assistant

Doc has been a part of the company since July of 2003.





Bill Dermody, Service Assistant

Bill joined our staff in 2008.





Ron Kerley, Service Assistant

In Loving Memory of our friend and co-worker...

Ron Kerley, 79, of Winthrop Harbor, IL died suddenly on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at St. Luke's Hospital in Milwaukee, WI.

Ron was born February 11, 1932 in Waukegan, IL. He was active at Lakeview Church of Zion where he served on numerous committees and in several positions. Ron retired from Coca-Cola in 1997 after 44 years. After retirement he worked for Midwestern Regional Medical Center and Congdon Funeral Home in Zion. He also served 20 years as Police Commissioner for the Village of Winthrop Harbor. Ron enjoyed golfing and fishing, especially his Canadian fishing trips with friends and family. Most of all he liked just being around people.

Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Roma; two sons, Allan (Brenda) Kerley of Mobile, Alabama and David (Karen) Kerley of Winthrop Harbor; four grandchildren, Michael (Tina) Kerley, Jennifer (Lee) Reach, Danny Butts, and Cori (fiancé Mike Johnson) Butts; five great-grandchildren, Haley Kerley, Mikenzie Kerley, Michael Todd Kerley, Madison Reach, and Cole Reach; two brothers, Donald (Lois) Kerley and Ray (Sylvia) Kerley both of Goreville, Illinois; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Rhonda; and his parents, Hubert and Helen Kerley.