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While some funeral homes simply promote the owners and the fact that they are locally owned, we acknowledge that the level of service that is provided by our funeral home could not be achieved if it were not for the efforts of our dedicated staff.

 

OWNERS
James W. and Terri Weldy

JUNIOR PARTNER
Caryn E. Durski

FUNERAL DIRECTORS
James W. Weldy
Randall L. Danielson
Caryn E. Durski

FAMILY SERVICES

PRE-PLANNING / AFTER-CARE CONSULTANT
Susan Taylor

LIFE CELEBRANT
Jim Smart

PASTORAL SUPPORT
Rev. Charles Krieg

STAFF SUPPORT
Jim Smart
Dan Shuppert
Patty Shorter Welch
Betty Yoder
Donna Girten
Terri Weldy

WEBMASTER
Kent Mevis

Jim and Terri Weldy

Jim and Terri Weldy

Caryn Durski and family

Caryn Durski and family

 

James W. Weldy

      Jim is a 1978 graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Chicago, IL. While serving families in funeral service for the past 40 years, Jim continues to serve on a Federal Mortuary Disaster Team through the Department of Health and Human Services. He has responded to many mass fatalities, such as 9/11, Hurricane Rita and Katrina, and the earthquake in Haiti.

      He and his wife have two children, Brian (Beth) Weldy of Urbana, IL and Jamie (Ryan) Beckwith of Lowell, MI. Brian and Beth have blessed them with two grandsons, Ethan and Oliver. Jim and Terri purchased the funeral home in 2017. Members of First United Methodist Church, Plymouth; Jim is also a member of the American Legion, Post #27 and the Plymouth Lions Club.

James W. Weldy

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     Terri L. Weldy

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Terri L. Weldy

Terri has served families in the financial and insurance market since the late 1970's. Most recently, she managed two bank branches in Central Illinois, prior to moving to Plymouth. She is a native of Havana, IL. Terri graduated from Havana High School and Spoon River College. She is responsible for the financial operations of the funeral home and The Remembrance Centre.

Terri and Jim are members of First United Methodist Church. They have two Boxer dogs, Tito and Gracie.

 

Caryn E. Durski

Caryn E. (Escher) Durski is a native of Mishawaka, Indiana and a 2005 graduate of Mishawaka High School. After attending Indiana University – South Bend, she moved to Chicago. There she worked for Smith-Corcoran Funeral Homes while attending Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, Illinois. After graduation in September of 2011, Caryn moved to Yankton, South Dakota to serve her apprenticeship at Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Crematory.

Upon getting her license to practice funeral service in South Dakota, she got the opportunity to move back closer to family and friends and moved to Plymouth to join the staff of Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home in September of 2012. She is a 2014 graduate of the Leadership of Marshall County Program.

Caryn and her husband, Joe, are members of St. Michael's Church, Plymouth and love attending Notre Dame Football games and tailgating.

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Randall L. Danielson

      Randy is a Plymouth native. A 1972 PHS graduate and an Alumni of Ancilla College. In October of 1973 he began working for Francis and Martha Johnson and attained his degree from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science in the fall of 1977.

      He and his wife Eleanor have three children; Olivia, Renee and Mark. Together they purchased the funeral home in 1995. Members of St. Michael's Church, Plymouth; Randy is also a member of the Knights of Columbus and currently serves on the Boards of Ancilla College and St. Joseph Regional Medical Center - Plymouth.

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Susan Taylor

       Susan has been assisting families since 2007 with preplanning funeral arrangements. Joining the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home in July 2014 she will be meeting with families to assist them with their options in planning their funerals in advance and helping families through our After Care program.

Susan grew up in the Kalamazoo, MI area and graduated from Otsego High School in 1986 and Kalamazoo Valley College in 1994. Residing in St. Joseph County since 1999 Susan and her husband Todd have two daughters, Allyson and Emilee, and attend North Liberty Church of Christ. 

Susan Taylor
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Plymouth, Indiana  46563
(574) 936-2829


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