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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.

Karen Rada

General Manager / Funeral Director / Embalmer

We are pleased to welcome Karen Rada as General Manager of Warren Cemetery and Funeral Home. Raised in the McHenry County area of Illinois, Karen has been serving families in the funeral profession for more than 20 years. She has held several positions as a licensed funeral director and has managed many funeral homes in McHenry County, Chicago as well as Michigan. She lives in Marengo, Illinois with her husband and daughter, and has two grown sons. We are excited to have Karen’s extensive experience and passion for service to lead the team at Warren.

Gregg Jorgensen

Gregg Jorgensen

Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer

Gregg and with his wife Nancy have been 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, integrity, reliability, and effective communication.

After working part-time at Warren Funeral Home, in 2019 he decided to pursue a new career in Funeral Service and graduated in March of 2020 from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL.  He was honored as the valedictorian of his class, and is currently serving his apprenticeship at Warren Funeral Home.

Gregg is also a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a degree in communications, and in addition to his Apprentice Funeral Director responsibilities, he 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, home-brewing, and home improvement projects.

Lisa Loftin

Lisa Loftin

Family Service

Lisa Loftin is our Family Service Representative who stays in contact with all of the families that we serve before and after their funeral and cemetery services conclude.  Lisa is originally from Arlington Heights, Illinois. After graduating high school she attended The Illinois Institute of Art and Columbia College with a double major in Visual Communications and Ballet.  Lisa has been living in the Gurnee area for the past 15 years and has one fantastic son Liam.

Linda Flood

Linda Flood

Administrative Manager

Linda is fourth generation from a local farming family, and has been a resident of Lake County for 40 years.  Raised with traditional values of family, faith, and land, these values have given her a foundation for life.  She is passing these on to her son, Andrew, who is 13 years old.

In her off time, she enjoys reading, cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family.

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 1969.  He married his wife Patricia (Golien) in 1983.  They have one son Michael who is married and living in Tampa, FL, and recently welcomed their first grandchild.  Scott worked for many years as an area electrician. 

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

Bill Schmidt

Grounds Superintendent / Maintenance Supervisor

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