Our Team

The Calumet Park team is dedicated to embracing the beauty of life through personal, respectful support and service. We are here to help guide you, whether  for pre-planning or to help ease your burden during a difficult time.

Calumet Park Funeral Chapel in Merrillville

  • Carrie Evans
    Funeral Director/Embalmer
    Carrie has been a Merrillville resident since 2009. She quickly found interest in the funeral industry after a loved...
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  • Raquel Santos
    Funeral Director/Embalmer
    Raquel resides in St. John, IN with her family. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Raquel’s interest in...
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  • Whitney Kane
    Funeral Director/Embalmer
    Whitney is a resident of Chesterton, Indiana. She graduated Ivy Tech College in 2015 with a degree in Mortuary...
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  • David W. Semplinski
    Funeral Director/Embalmer
    David W. Semplinski I have been in the Funeral industry since 1982 went to Worsham School of Mortuary Science...
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  • Tammy Vogel
    Funeral Director
    Tammy resides in Valparaiso with her husband and four children. She enjoys hiking, travel, yoga, fitness, organic living, and...
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  • Marcia Ochoa
    Administrative Assistant
    Marcia resides in Crown Point, IN with her husband John. She is a proud mother of four sons and...
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Rendina Funeral Home

  • Michelle Hanrahan
    Funeral Director/Embalmer
    Michelle is a resident of Schererville, IN. She attended Southern Illinois University and Ivy Tech's College of Mortuary Science....
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  • Kevin Music
    Administrative Assistant
    Kevin lives in Lake Station, Indiana with his wife Katie and their three children. A lifelong Lake Station resident,...
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Calumet Park Funeral Chapel in Hobart/Portage

  • Violet de la Torre-Corona
    Funeral Director
    Violet is originally from Chicago where she worked with her family’s funeral home for more than 20 years and...
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  • Michael Poweska
    Administrative Assistant/Crematory Operator
    Mike is a resident of Lake Station, IN. He is a Certified Crematory Operator and Cremation Arranger. Mike has...
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Family Service Staff

  • Kathy Chepela
    Family Service Counselor
    Kathy has served the families entrusted to our cemetery and funeral homes for more than 20 years. She has a...
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  • "Coach" Rick Kalk
    Family Service Counselor
    “Coach” Rick Kalk Family Service Counselor email: rickk@mycalumetpark.com Phone: 219-769-8803 ext. 111Rick Kalk has been a Family Service Counselor at Calumet...
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  • Richard Stake
    Family Service Counselor
    Richard is married and has two children, three grandsons, and is a cat and dog lover. Originally from Chicago,...
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  • Sandra Casalin
    Family Service Counselor
    Sandra began her career as a Family Service Counselor with Calumet Park Cemetery in 2017. She takes pride in...
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  • Michael Koby
    Family Service Counselor
    Michael was raised in Northwest Indiana and received his Bachelors and Masters degree from SAIC. He spent many years...
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  • Mileva Savich
    Family Service Counselor/Community Relations
    Mileva is a lifelong Lake County resident. She has been a registered nurse for more than 30 years. The...
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Management

  • Daniel Moran
    General Manager/Sales Manager
    Daniel Moran has been the General Manager/Sales Manager of Calumet Park since 2007. He entered the cemetery profession in...
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