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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.

Lynn E. Saunders

Lynn E. Saunders

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, a son Michael, and his first grandchild born April 3, 2006: Adelynn; 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, and the Illinois and National Funeral Directors Association. He is past president of the McHenry County Funeral Directors Association, and he enjoys golf, bowling, and traveling.


Michael D. Saunders

Michael D. Saunders

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 counselor. Not long after, Michael decided to return to school 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 enjoys traveling, golf, bowling, and spending time with his family.

Michael has a daughter, Adelynn,  that was born on April 3, 2006. They currently reside in Harvard.


Julie M. Navlyt

Director



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