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Our Staff

Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Craig K. Kempf

Craig K. Kempf

Owner/Funeral Director/Manager Bellevue Chapel

Craig was born in Marshall to Robert and Beryl Kempf and is a lifelong resident. He graduated from Marshall High School with the class of 1972. He graduated from Kellogg Community College and attended Wayne State University's Mortuary Science Program from where he graduated with Honors in 1975. He earned his Michigan Mortuary Science license in September 1975.

Craig purchased the former Kelser-Farley Funeral Home Aug.1, 1978 and renamed it Craig K.Kempf Funeral Home from where he has served his community. Craig served as a firefighter with the Marshall Fire Department from 1975 to 2012, retiring as a Sergeant. He also served with the Fredonia Fire Department as a firefighter from 1996 till retiring in 2012. He was a charter member of Marshall Firefighters Ambulance Service and later served as the first Board President of the Marshall Firefighters Ambulance Authority. Craig is a member of the Marshall Exchange Club, the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church, Michigan Funeral Directors Association and National Funeral Directors Association. He is married to Suzette M. (Bollenbacher) Kempf and is the proud father of Sarah R. Kempf, Ben (Stephanie) Ziskal and Jon (Rebecca) Ziskal, and a delighted grandfather of Zachary Ziskal and Cameron Ziskal!


Suzette M. Kempf

Suzette M. Kempf

Office Manager

Sue was born in Decatur, Indiana to Don and Louise Bollenbacher. She graduated from Adams Central High School with Honors in Monroe, Indiana. Sue has been a resident of Marshall since 1979. She formerly was Pricing Administrator for the Marshall Felpausch Food Center where she worked for 30 years. She joined Craig assisting families in 1998 as a receptionist and in 2008 took on the full time position of Office Manager.

Sue is a member of Missouri Synod Lutheran Church. She has been a supporter of Marshall athletic programs especially while her sons were playing sports at MHS. She is married to Craig K. Kempf and is the proud mother of Ben (Stephanie) Ziskal, Jon (Rebecca) Ziskal, step-mom of Sarah Kempf, and an especially proud and doting grandmother of Zachary Ziskal and Cameron Ziskal!


Douglas E. Mills

Douglas E. Mills

Funeral Director/Manager Marshall Chapel

Doug was born in Albion, graduated from Albion High School, Kellogg Community College and Wayne State University. He earned his Mortuary Science License from the State of Michigan in 1982. Doug joined Craig Kempf assisting families in 1986. He and his family attend Family Bible Church.

Doug is a member of Michigan Funeral Directors Association and National Funeral Directors Association. He has been active in Marshall Recreation programs for many years. Doug and his wife the former Brenda Markovich (also an Albion native) are proud parents of Emily Mills.


Jacob E. Washburn

Jacob E. Washburn

Funeral Director/Manager Homer Chapel

Jacob was born in Marshall. He is the son of Steve and Teresa (Tucker) Washburn. Jacob grew up on the family farm in Fredonia Township and attended Marshall High School where he was active in Marshall Singers and FFA and Calhoun County 4-H. He graduated in 1999 . He attended Kellogg Community College and Worsham College Of Mortuary Science in Chicago from where he graduated. He earned his Michigan Mortuary Science License in April of 2004. Later that year he joined Craig and Doug assisting families.

Jacob serves as a firefighter on Fredonia Township and Marshall Fire Departments, and is a Michigan Licensed Basic EMT serving with Marshall Firefighters Ambulance Authority. He is a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Michigan Funeral Directors Association and National Funeral Directors Association. Jacob is an active member of Calhoun County Agricultural and Industrial Society and emcees events at the Calhoun County Fair yearly.


Win Swieczkowski

Win Swieczkowski

Licensed Funeral Director/ Operations Manager & Manager of Battle Creek Chapel

Win was born in Lansing, Michigan and grew up in the Saginaw area. He has spent his entire working career in funeral service. He attended Wayne State University School of Mortuary Science and has been a licensed funeral director since 2000. Win recently joined our team as our Manager of Funeral Service Operations in October of 2019 and is eager to meet the communities we serve  He is a proud member of Kiwanis International.

Win is married to Carrie Swieczkowski and they have four dogs, Miles, Francesca, Ernie and Lucky. They enjoy traveling, especially to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

He loves spending time outdooors and enjoys fly fishing, golfing and long distance running.



Gina Fox

Gina Fox

Administrative Assistant/Family Service Associate

Gina is our Administrative Assistant and a Family Service Associate in Marshall.


Cindy Andrews

Cindy Andrews

Lead Family Service Associate

Cindy Andrews is the lead Family Service Associate at our Marshall Chapel and is a familiar face at our front door when you come in. Cindy recently retired from her career as a beautician in Battle Creek and Marshall and joined us in caring for our families we serve.


Cheryl Marshall

Cheryl Marshall

Advanced Planning Consultant & Family Service Advisor

Cheryl Marshall is our Advanced Planning Consultant and Family Service Advisor. She also serves as our Community Education Coordinator and Veteran’s Coordinator. Cheryl is originally from Genesee County. She and her husband Rick have been married 38 years. Cheryl has completed numerous professional education classes to assist families she serves. She has served families for nearly 20 years helping them plan for the future.


Paul Kiessling

Paul Kiessling

Family Service Associate

Paul is a lifelong area resident. He retired from Lutz John Deere in Ceresco. He served with the Marshall Township Fire Department the majority of his life, with many years as Chief of the Department until he retired at the age of 65. Paul has assisted Craig in serving area families since 1986. He is the proud father of David (Carol) Kiessling, Jeanette (David) Glen, and Robert (Marjorie) Kiessling. Paul was married to Donna who passed away in 2009.


Glenn Yarger

Glenn Yarger

Family Service Associate

Glenn is a resident of Eckford Township. He is married to the former Allison Twist. Glenn retired from Battle Creek Fire Department in 1997 where he served as a Lieutenant. Glenn joined Craig assisting families in 1998. Glenn enjoys traveling to Northern Michigan with his family and friends as well as spending lots of time with all of his grandchildren!


Cece Hepler

Cece Hepler

Family Service Associate

Cece and Warren are retirees from State Farm. They joined Craig assisting families that year. They work reception times together at the funeral home as well as assist on funeral days. Cece and Warren enjoy golfing and being active outdoors.


Sandy McAuliffe

Sandy McAuliffe

Family Service Associate

Sandy is a retiree of State Farm Insurance Company. She is married to Robert McAuliffe. Sandy joined Craig assisting families in 1998. Sandy not only assists families during the funeral services, but she can also be seen assisting families in our aftercare programs with Connie Sundberg that are held at the funeral home in the spring and in the fall in the reception hall. Sandy enjoys shopping and spending time with all of her family and friends.


Maggie Campbell

Maggie Campbell

Family Service Associate



Ken Roebuck

Ken Roebuck

Family Service Associate



Susan Cooley

Susan Cooley

Family Service Associate



Judy Steele

Judy Steele

Family Service Associate



Ron Munster

Ron Munster

Family Service Associate



Gary Gensch

Gary Gensch

Family Service Associate



Rosemary Berry

Rosemary Berry

Family Service Associate



Deb Reichow

Deb Reichow

Family Service Associate



Sheri Zeinert

Sheri Zeinert

Family Service Associate



Cami Combs

Cami Combs

Family Service Associate



David Taylor

David Taylor

Family Service Associate



Gretchen and Gabi

Gretchen and Gabi

Grief Companions

Gabi is still on duty at the door, usually in Marshall. We lost her sister Gretchen in April of 2018. She is still missed.


Gerald Underhill

Gerald Underhill

Family Service Associate



Steve Hageman

Steve Hageman

Family Service Associate



Larry Ousley

Larry Ousley

Family Service Associate



Steve Riggs

Steve Riggs

Family Service Associate



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