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Owner & Director
Born and raised in Harvard, Illinois, Michael D. Saunders began his college career at Tulsa University and then transferred to the University of Illinois. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Actuarial Sciences, and began working in Chicago as a retirement benefits data scrubber. Not long after, Michael decided to return to college to enter the funeral profession; he graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science and is now a Licensed Illinois and Wisconsin Funeral Director and Embalmer.
Michael is active in the Trinity Lutheran Church, the Harvard Moose Lodge, and the Illinois and National Funeral Directors Associations. He loves watching his daughter play competitive sports, traveling, golfing, bowling, running 5K races with his wife and daughter to raise money, and spending time with his family.
Michael has a daughter, Adelynn, that was born on April 3, 2006, and currently goes to Woodstock North High School. On October 6, 2018 he married Breanne Miller of Johnsburg, and she has worked over 10 years as a physical therapist assistant with Joe Majercik, which his office is now Northwestern Medicine Rehabilitation Services Woodstock Square. And their newest member of the family is their dog Finn (A Rottweiler-Doberman Mix) who was born on 7-11-2020. They currently reside in Harvard.
Retired - Owner & Director
Born and raised in Harvard, Illinois, Lynn E. Saunders graduated from the University of Illinois College of Pharmacy in 1971. That same year, he married his wife Carol and began working as a Registered Pharmacist for Richardson Pharmacy in Harvard. In 1981, Lynn decided to enter the funeral profession and enrolled in mortuary school. He graduated in 1983 from Worsham College of Mortuary Science, and after a year of internship, became a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in 1984. Along with his father L. Ben Saunders and Kevin B. McFarlin, the firm of Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home, Ltd. was formed. Lynn continues to operate the funeral home today.
Besides his wife Carol, Lynn has a daughter Christine (Craig), a son Michael (Bre), and grandchildren Adelynn, Sophia, and Emma. Michael is currently working as a licensed funeral director and embalmer at the funeral home.
Lynn is active in the Harvard Rotary Club, Trinity Lutheran Church, the Illinois and National Funeral Directors Association, and is on the board of directors of Mt. Auburn Cemetery. He is past president of the McHenry County Funeral Directors Association, and he enjoys golf, bowling, and traveling.