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Our Staff

The staff at Warren Cemetery consists of professionally licensed personnel as well as non-licensed personnel. Many of these staff members are industry experts and have a strong record of achievement in their field. Although job responsibilities vary, each and every staff member is dedicated to end of life planning, celebrating life, preserving memories, and providing a dignified final resting place that provides you with peace of mind.

Bill Jaehnig

Bill Jaehnig

Funeral Home Manager / Embalmer / Funeral Director

Bill Jaehnig is originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  He grew up in the Hancock area, after graduating high school he attended Michigan Technological University.  After MTU, Bill attended Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Des Plaines and Wheeling, IL. graduating in September of 1992. 

Bill returned to the Upper Peninsula to complete his apprenticeship.  After becoming fully licensed in Michigan as a Funeral Director and Embalmer, he moved to Saginaw, MI to manage a funeral home for 5 years.  In 2001 he became a Regional Manager with a large funeral home group and was responsible for locations in Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio.  He holds funeral directors licenses in Illinois and Michigan.

Bill is a member of the Gurnee Rotary, the Gurnee Chamber of Commerce, the Illinois Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.

He has enjoyed be being back in Illinois and reconnecting with old friends.  In his limited free time, he enjoys traveling and golfing.

Telephone: 1-847-855-2760

Email: bjaehnig@sabermgmt.net


Gene Morani

Gene Morani

Funeral Director Emeritus

Gene grew up in Waukegan and is a lifelong area resident now living in Lindenhurst with his wife Audrey.  He has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for 48 years with the State of Illinois.  He attended Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin as a biology major and graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago in 1970.  He became a licensed funeral director and embalmer in 1971, has received the Certified Funeral Service Practitioner Designation which is the highest professional designation one can receive in funeral service for professionalism and academic achievement.  Gene also became a Licensed insurance producer in Illinois in 1993. 


Gene was a member and past Vice President of the Waukegan Jaycees, member and past President of the Waukegan City Club, member and past President of the Gurnee Exchange Club and past member of the Gurnee Rotary Club.  He is also a member of the Northeastern Illinois Funeral Directors Association.

Telephone: 1-847-855-2760


Michele Mason

Michele Mason

Family Service Counselor / Pre-Arrangement Counselor

Michele was born in a small town in Indiana to Richard and Linda Boll.  Her father worked for Firestone Tire and was a Vietnam Vet.  She was brought up with true family values.  Hard work, devotion to family and a respect for others are among her greatest assets.

She moved to Florida in the mid 1980’s and raised her family.  Michele also received her Phlebotomy degree.  She has one daughter, Amber, and now two beautiful grandsons, Aiden and John.

Michele came to Warren Funeral Home and Cemetery with over 30 years of experience in Customer Service.  She also has over 8 years of experience as a Family Service Counselor for End of Life Planning.

She brings knowledge, compassion and devotion to her families she has serviced and will continue to service in the years to come.

Telephone: 1-847-855-2760


Karen Braunling

Karen Braunling

Community Sales Counselor

Karen Braunling is a lifelong resident of Lake County, born and raised in Gurnee by her parents, Carole and Jerry Erickson.  Her father, Jerry, owned and operated Genesee Electric Company in Waukegan, where she started helping as a young child learning the ropes of business.  Later in life, she married Len Braunling and together they have 3 children:  Kristen, Kathryn (Taylor), Ken and one granddaughter that they enjoy spoiling regularly! 

Karen is a long time parishioner of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Wadsworth, where she has volunteered in many ministries, but most relevant, in the Ministry of Bereavement including Aftercare.  While serving in this Ministry, she decided to work for Warren Funeral Home and Cemetery that further advanced her knowledge and care to each family served.  She views this as a continuation of ministry in serving others and assisting them to not only Pre-Plan for End of Life, but during their most difficult days following their loss of a loved one.  Karen brings years of Executive Administrative Support and Customer Service to round out her background to better serve each family.

Telephone: 1-847-855-2760


Gail Allison

Gail Allison

Administrator


Telephone: 1-847-855-2760


Wayne Allison

Grounds Superintendent / Maintenance Supervisor


Telephone: 1-847-855-2760


Bill Schmidt

Grounds Assistant


Telephone: 1-847-855-2760


Scott Breitung

Scott Breitung

Funeral Assistant

Scott is a Gurnee native, starting first grade at Woodland Grade School and proudly graduating from Warren High School with the Class of 69.  He married his wife Patricia (Golien) in 1983.  They have one son Michael who is married and living in Tampa, FL.   Scott worked for many years as an area electrician. 

When he isn't at the funeral home, he enjoys fishing and traveling the world.


Gregg Jorgensen

Gregg Jorgensen

Funeral Assistant/Audio Visual Technician

Gregg and with his wife Nancy have been a residents of Gurnee for over 35 years where they raised their two sons. Gregg’s father was a funeral director in Chicago, instilling in his children the values of compassion, reliability, integrity, and effective communication.

Gregg is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a degree in communications. In addition to his Funeral Director Assistant responsibilities he also provides tribute video services at the funeral home.

He is an active member of the community as a percussionist in the North Suburban Wind Ensemble, and a member of the Libertyville Running Club, as well as a former Boy Scout leader for 20 years.

In his spare time, Gregg enjoys traveling with his wife and friends, homebrewing, and home improvement projects.


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