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.
Alan R. Palmer
Alan R. Palmer joined the firm in 1991. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He is married to Tammy and they have three children.
Carrie L. Walters
Carrie L. Walters joined the firm in 1993 as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Carrie graduated from Galesburg High School in 1991 and received an Associates degree in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale in 1993. She later earned a Bachelors degree in Health Care Management from Southern in 1995. Carrie serves as a board member for the Knox County YMCA and the OSF HealthCare St. Mary Auxiliary. Carrie is a member of the Noon Lions Club and the Ralph M. Noble Post #285 Ladies Auxiliary. Carrie also serves as the treasurer, board member, and record keeper of the historical Hope Cemetery. She is a former board member and volunteer of Prairieland Hospice in Galesburg. Carrie is a member of the First Lutheran Church, Galesburg and Community Bible Church, Knoxville. Carrie and her family are members of Lake Bracken Country Club and she enjoys running in her free time. She runs annually in the Rock 'n' Roll Nashville Run supporting and fundraising for St. Jude Children's Hospital. She is married to Tyson and together they have two children, Hank and Riley. Carrie is active in Knoxville District #202 activities, where her children participate in baseball and basketball.
Todd M. Ettinger
Todd M. Ettinger joined the firm in 1996. Originally from Taylorville, Illinois, he graduated from
Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He is an Illinois licensed funeral
director and embalmer. Todd has volunteered with many local groups and
organizations over the years, including Community Preschool, the Galesburg Civic
Art Center, the Advisory Board of the Carl Sandburg College Mortuary Science
Program, the Knox County United Way, and the Prairieland Hospice Foundation. He is a member of the Galesburg Noon Rotary Club. Todd has three grown children and is married to Rodney Tippett.
Dennis E. Landon
Dennis E. Landon joined the firm in 1981. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He is married to Lori and they have three grown children.
Randall T. Johnson
Randy joined the firm in 2017. He is a graduate of the Carl Sandburg College Mortuary Science Program. He is an Illinois licensed funeral director and embalmer.
Jake A. Martin
Funeral Director/Embalmer Apprentice
Jake A. Martin joined the firm March of 2020 as a Funeral
Director/Embalmer Apprentice. Jake graduated from Galva High School in Galva, Illinois in 2016. Jake is originally from Newark, Illinois
and later moved to Galesburg for school where he earned his Associates degree in Mortuary Science from Carl Sandburg College in 2020. In his free time, Jake is either watching
movies, listening to music or playing his guitar.
Gretchen N. Wilkerson joined the firm February of 2021 as a
Funeral Director/Embalmer Apprentice. Gretchen graduated from North Scott High
School in 2014 and received an Associates degree in Mortuary Science from Carl
Sandburg College in 2020. She also has a license in Life Insurance to assist families in Pre-Need arrangements. Gretchen is originally from Eldridge, Iowa and moved
out to Galesburg in 2019 to attend college. She now lives in Galesburg with her
boyfriend, Hunter and cat Toothless. Gretchen enjoys traveling and enjoying the
outdoors by rollerblading, paddle boarding or camping with family, but will always
enjoy staying indoors to paint, crochet and watch classic Arthouse movies with Hunter and friends.
Retired Funeral Director
George Peterson joined the firm in 1964. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He attended Northpark College and Milwaukee Institute of Mortuary Science. He has served the Galesburg area in leadership roles for many community organizations. He is an active member of the Covenant Church. He has four grown children.
E. Wayne Hull
Retired Funeral Director
E. Wayne Hull joined the firm in 1961. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He attended Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago. He is actively involved in many community organizations and is particularly fond of his restored 1927 Model A Roadster that he exhibits at many car club shows. He is married to Roberta and they have three grown sons and 4 grandsons.
David R. Pearson
Retired Funeral Director
David R. Pearson joined the firm in 1981. He is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and Western Illinois University in Macomb. He has served in the Galesburg area in leadership roles for many community organizations. He also has served his profession by being State President of the Illinois Funeral Directors Association and National President of the National Funeral Directors Association. He is married to Laurie and they have two grown daughters.