Staff

Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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William F. Dunn Director

William F. Dunn is a graduate of Ottawa Township High School and a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science. William is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and a Certified Cremationist. He is a member of St. Anne Catholic Church, National Funeral Directors Association, Illinois Funeral Directors Association and the Cremation Association of North America. He and his wife Pat have lived in Oswego since Bill was honorably discharged from the U S Army in 1968. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his grandchildren.

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Patricia A. Dunn Certified Pre-Planning Consultant

Patricia A. (Pearce) Dunn is a 1964 graduate of East Aurora High School and attended Eastern Illinois University.  She is a Certified Pre-planning Consultant and a Certified Cremationist.  She is a member of St. Anne Catholic Church, and Oswego American Legion Auxiliary.  Pat and her husband Bill raised their 3 children in Oswego and have both been active in the community since 1968.  She enjoys traveling, Stamping/Scrapbooking, knitting, reading and most of all her 7 grandchildren.

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Tamara A. Dunn-Svatek Chief Operating Officer

Tamara A. Dunn-Svatek is a 1993 graduate of Aurora Central Catholic High School, attended Waubonsee Community College and has grown up in the funeral home business.  She has been the Administrative Assistant since 2002 and the Chief Operating Officer since 2015 and is well versed in all aspects of the business.  She is also a Certified Cremationist.  She lives in Sheridan with her husband Mark and their three children, Miranda, Garrett and MacKenzie.

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Paul Jonassen Director - Retired

Paul Jonassen a lifelong resident of LaSalle & Kendall Counties was a 1971 graduate of Serena High School and the a 1974 graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary and has worked continually in LaSalle & Kendall Counties as a funeral director & embalmer. Since February 1990 he has been the director for the Gabel-Dunn Funeral Homes Ltd. In Newark & Sheridan. He has been married 28 years to Aimee and has one son, Jonathan. He is a member of the Newark Lutheran Church, Serena Lions Club, National Funeral Directors Association, Illinois Funeral Directors Association, American Society of Embalmers, Ottawa Occidental Lodge #40 AF & AM. and the York Rite.

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Maradee B. Scharf Senior Director

Maradee B. Scharf is a 1998 graduate of West Aurora High School, 2003 graduate of Aurora University with a degree in Biology and a 2011 graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.  She is an Oswego resident and has worked with the Dunn Family Funeral Homes since 2012.  Maradee is a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and enjoys reading, cooking, fishing and spending time with family & friends.

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Jeff Martz Director

Jeffrey Martz is a 1971 graduate of Morton West High School and a 1974 graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.

He is a Geneva, IL resident and has worked continually in Kane and Kendall Counties as a Funeral Director and Embalmer.

Jeff enjoys cooking, grilling, bowling, following Chicago's sports teams, road trips and spending time with family and friends.

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Megan DeLeon Director

Megan De Leon is a licensed Funeral Direstor, Embalmer and certified Cremationist.  She is a 2009 graduate of Joliet Catholic Academy, a 2013 graduate of Lewis University with degrees in English and Theology, a 2014 graduate from Worsham College of Mortuary Science, and a 2019 graduate from Catholic Theological Union with M.A. in Pastoral Ministry. 

Megan lives in Romeoville with her husband, Tim, and their dog Boots.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, playing video and tabletop games, and building model planes.

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David A. Garbacz Director

David A. Garbacz, is a 1980 graduate of Bremen Community High School, 1982 graduate of Thornton Community College with a degree in Business Management and a 1984 graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.
 
David is a resident of Shorewood and has worked in many funeral homes in Cook, Will and Lake County Indiana.
 
David enjoys cooking, making Chocolate Creations, traveling, and spending time with his spouse and his two children.
 

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Dejah Anjanette Intern

Dejah Anjanette graduated from Downers Grove South High School in 2011. She is our newest apprentice from Worsham College of Mortuary Science class 2021. She is a member of the National Morticians Fraternity Pi Sigma Eta, is a licensed cosmetologist and certified cremationist.

Dejah resides in Naperville, loves her cats and bearded dragon. She enjoys cooking, rainy days and traveling to new places. She is a horror movie fanatic and enjoys a good crime podcast.

William F. Dunn

Director
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William F. Dunn is a graduate of Ottawa Township High School and a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science. William is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and a Certified Cremationist. He is a member of St. Anne Catholic Church, National Funeral Directors Association, Illinois Funeral Directors Association and the Cremation Association of North America. He and his wife Pat have lived in Oswego since Bill was honorably discharged from the U S Army in 1968. He enjoys traveling and spending time with his grandchildren.

Patricia A. Dunn

Certified Pre-Planning Consultant
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Patricia A. (Pearce) Dunn is a 1964 graduate of East Aurora High School and attended Eastern Illinois University.  She is a Certified Pre-planning Consultant and a Certified Cremationist.  She is a member of St. Anne Catholic Church, and Oswego American Legion Auxiliary.  Pat and her husband Bill raised their 3 children in Oswego and have both been active in the community since 1968.  She enjoys traveling, Stamping/Scrapbooking, knitting, reading and most of all her 7 grandchildren.

Tamara A. Dunn-Svatek

Chief Operating Officer
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Tamara A. Dunn-Svatek is a 1993 graduate of Aurora Central Catholic High School, attended Waubonsee Community College and has grown up in the funeral home business.  She has been the Administrative Assistant since 2002 and the Chief Operating Officer since 2015 and is well versed in all aspects of the business.  She is also a Certified Cremationist.  She lives in Sheridan with her husband Mark and their three children, Miranda, Garrett and MacKenzie.

Paul Jonassen

Director - Retired
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Paul Jonassen a lifelong resident of LaSalle & Kendall Counties was a 1971 graduate of Serena High School and the a 1974 graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary and has worked continually in LaSalle & Kendall Counties as a funeral director & embalmer. Since February 1990 he has been the director for the Gabel-Dunn Funeral Homes Ltd. In Newark & Sheridan. He has been married 28 years to Aimee and has one son, Jonathan. He is a member of the Newark Lutheran Church, Serena Lions Club, National Funeral Directors Association, Illinois Funeral Directors Association, American Society of Embalmers, Ottawa Occidental Lodge #40 AF & AM. and the York Rite.

Maradee B. Scharf

Senior Director
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Maradee B. Scharf is a 1998 graduate of West Aurora High School, 2003 graduate of Aurora University with a degree in Biology and a 2011 graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.  She is an Oswego resident and has worked with the Dunn Family Funeral Homes since 2012.  Maradee is a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and enjoys reading, cooking, fishing and spending time with family & friends.

Jeff Martz

Director
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Jeffrey Martz is a 1971 graduate of Morton West High School and a 1974 graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.

He is a Geneva, IL resident and has worked continually in Kane and Kendall Counties as a Funeral Director and Embalmer.

Jeff enjoys cooking, grilling, bowling, following Chicago's sports teams, road trips and spending time with family and friends.

Megan DeLeon

Director
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Megan De Leon is a licensed Funeral Direstor, Embalmer and certified Cremationist.  She is a 2009 graduate of Joliet Catholic Academy, a 2013 graduate of Lewis University with degrees in English and Theology, a 2014 graduate from Worsham College of Mortuary Science, and a 2019 graduate from Catholic Theological Union with M.A. in Pastoral Ministry. 

Megan lives in Romeoville with her husband, Tim, and their dog Boots.  In her spare time she enjoys reading, playing video and tabletop games, and building model planes.

David A. Garbacz

Director
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David A. Garbacz, is a 1980 graduate of Bremen Community High School, 1982 graduate of Thornton Community College with a degree in Business Management and a 1984 graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.
 
David is a resident of Shorewood and has worked in many funeral homes in Cook, Will and Lake County Indiana.
 
David enjoys cooking, making Chocolate Creations, traveling, and spending time with his spouse and his two children.
 

Dejah Anjanette

Intern
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Dejah Anjanette graduated from Downers Grove South High School in 2011. She is our newest apprentice from Worsham College of Mortuary Science class 2021. She is a member of the National Morticians Fraternity Pi Sigma Eta, is a licensed cosmetologist and certified cremationist.

Dejah resides in Naperville, loves her cats and bearded dragon. She enjoys cooking, rainy days and traveling to new places. She is a horror movie fanatic and enjoys a good crime podcast.