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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.

Richard Zaehringer

Richard Zaehringer

General Manager / Funeral Director

Richard was one of the original owners of Warren Funeral Home and helped to oversee it's construction.  As other opportunities presented themselves, he rose to the occasion while always maintaining his interest and credentials in funeral service.  

As he returns to Warren Funeral Home, his extensive knowledge of the funeral profession, along with his business and financial planning background are essential to helping our client families memorialize their loved ones while keeping in mind the financial resources of all involved.


Nancy Klamm

Nancy Klamm

Sales Manager

Nancy has recently moved from the Kansas City area to the Northern Illinois region for the role of Sales Manager at Warren Funeral Home, Cemetery & Mausoleums.  With extensive experience in Family Service, Nancy has the knowledge to assist our client families with any aspect of funeral pre-planning along with seeing to their needs when it comes to cemetery and mausoleum property, and monument sales.

Born a native to Kansas, Nancy grew up in the Northland and moved to Durango, Colorado after a couple of years at Mizzou.  Nancy has a varied background ranging from owning restaurants to working in the traditional corporate arena.  Nancy has a Masters of Organizational Leadership obtained from Southern New Hampshire University. She spent 15 years in the New England area, raising her children in Maine. 

In 2013, Nancy returned to KC to help her aging parents. Throughout this process she became focused on end of life care and knowledgeable about challenges families face during their later years.   When a counselor position became available at Johnson County Memorial Chapel, it was a natural transition to begin working in this industry to help other families navigate this journey.  


Maria Gerena

Maria Gerena

Office Manager

A life-long resident of Chicago, Maria has spent almost 20 years working in funeral service.  She is newly married and recently became a homeowner in North Chicago along with her wife Rose, and their little chihuahua, Leo.

She handles a multitude of tasks in the funeral home and is frequently the first point of contact with many of our client families.  Maria's bilingual capabilities  (English/Spanish) are an essential part in making Warren Funeral Home a true asset to the community.

Telephone: 1-847-855-2760


Bill Schmidt

Bill Schmidt

Grounds Superintendent / Maintenance Supervisor



James White

James White

Maintenance



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