Category: Funeral Chapel Directors

Kelly Ableidinger

Kelly is a proud mother of two children Kyla (18) and Michael (15). She decided to become a funeral director after losing her father in 2014. She attended Ivy Tech and earned her Mortuary Science degree with honors in 2018.   She is very passionate about her career and truly cares about her families, and she has a tremendous amount of empathy for everyone affected by the loss of a loved one. She believes that creating meaningful ways to pay tribute to a loved one begins with genuine compassion and is shaped by the understanding that each life is truly unique. In Kelly’s spare time, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her family and friends. She is very active in fitness and enjoys working out and staying healthy. She is a member of the Lake Station Historical Society and is also a coach for the boy’s high school AAU league basketball team at the courts in Valparaiso.

Tammy Vogel

Tammy resides in Valparaiso with her husband and four children. She enjoys hiking, travel, yoga, fitness, organic living, and gardening. She received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Valparaiso University 18 years ago. She attended Ivy Tech school of Mortuary Science and received her Associate degree in 2006. She worked as an RN at Community Hospital in Munster for over 16 years and helps out as needed at the funeral chapels. Tammy has a passion for caring for others in their time of need. She spends her free time with her very active children and helping out at her church in Valparaiso.

Carrie Evans

Carrie has been a Merrillville resident since 2009. She quickly found interest in the funeral industry after a loved one was cared for by Calumet Park. She attended Ivy Tech Community College, where she graduated from the Mortuary Science program with honors. Through her schooling she became a part of the Calumet Park family and obtained her funeral director’s license in 2016. In her spare time, she can be found cheering on her husband, son and daughter at their various sporting events and activities, or hiking, exploring and relaxing with them.

Michelle Hanrahan

Michelle is a resident of Schererville, IN. She attended Southern Illinois University and Ivy Tech’s College of Mortuary Science. Michelle has over 15 years of experience in serving families in Northwest Indiana. When she isn’t serving families, Michelle enjoys spending time with her two sons and coaching their various sports teams in Schererville.