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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.

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OWNERS
Eleanor and Randall L. Danielson

FUNERAL DIRECTORS
Randall L. Danielson
Donald K. Wilson
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Caryn E. Durski
Kelly Miller

FAMILY SERVICES

PRE-PLANNING / AFTER-CARE CONSULTANT
Susan Taylor

LIFE CELEBRANT
Roberta J. Norris

PASTORAL SUPPORT
Rev. Charles Krieg

STAFF SUPPORT
Dan Shuppert
Dan Flynn
Levi Elliott
Jim & Linda Keister
Jim & Kathy Smart
Patty Shorter Welch
Tom & Kelsey Flynn
Larry & Michele Holloway

WEBMASTER
Kent Mevis

Eleanor and Randy Danielson

Eleanor and Randy Danielson

Owners


 

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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Donald K. Wilson

Don was raised on a small farm near Fowler, Indiana. He graduated from Fowler High School in 1967, Porter Business College in Indianapolis, in 1968, and Indiana College of Mortuary Science in 1975.

On January 1, 1978, Don started working as a full time E.M.T. for the Plymouth Community Ambulance Service.

Don began working at Johnson Funeral Home on September 15, 1986, while still an E.M.T. He retired from the Ambulance Service and started working exclusively at the funeral home in 1994. In 2011, he semi-retired, working as needed. Don assists families at The Remembrance Centre who are wishing to purchase granite and bronze cemetery markers and monuments.

Don is married to the former Marsha Ellinger, and they have four children. They are members of the First United Methodist Church, Plymouth and Don is a member of the Plymouth Optimist Club.

 

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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Kelly J. Miller

Kelly was born in Kokomo, IN and was raised in Miami County where he attended Maconaquah High School. After graduating in 1987 he pursued his interest in the mortuary business and attended Mid-America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, IN. Upon graduation in 1990 he accepted an Internship at Ellers Mortuary in Kokomo. Upon completion of his internship, he continued his employment with Ellers as a licensed funeral director for twenty-three years. In April 2015, Kelly joined the staff at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home.

He is a member of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association, and the National Funeral Directors Association. He previously served as a Board member with the Kokomo Noon Rotary Club and Crown Point Cemetery, Kokomo. Kelly has two children; son Kyle, who is married to Shelby, and daughter Brenna.



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. 

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Roberta Norris

       Roberta grew up in Marshall County, she attended Laville Jr./Sr. High School until 1999 and then graduated from Triton High School in 2001. In 2003 she completed her degree from Mid-America College of Funeral Service, and in 2006 she successfully fulfilled the requirements to become a licensed Funeral Director. She began working at Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home in December 2004.

In June 2008 Roberta completed training at Insight Institute to become a certified Funeral Celebrant.
A Celebrant is a person who seeks to meet the needs of families during their time of loss. They serve by providing a funeral service that is personalized to reflect the personality and lifestyle of the deceased. The Celebrant offers an alternative to a service provided by a clergy person for those families who are not affiliated with a church or who do not wish to have a traditional religious funeral service. The Celebrant has been specifically trained to design a service that is completely personal, incorporating those unique stories, songs, and experiences that defined the loved one. The family is encouraged to share memories, anecdotes and defining moments in their loved one's life. The essence of the service will be based upon the remembrances of the family, with family and friends encouraged to participate.

Roberta currently works as a Registered Nurse for Memorial Hospital. She is married to Deane Norris, together they reside in Plymouth and have two children; Kaily Jo and Boden.


Dan Shuppert

       Dan Shuppert is a life-long resident of Marshall County and a graduate of Plymouth High School.  After completing a BA Degree from Purdue University and a Masters in Education from IUSB, Dan went on to teach and coach for 33 in Marshall County following the tradition of his educator parents Don & Loretta Shuppert.
        He also holds a Masters Degree in counseling serving the final 8 years of his education tenure as a K-8 counselor with Bremen Public Schools.  With his wife, Vera Tiani, Dan went into private practice, focusing on teenage, and relationship issues with a special interest in grief counseling.
        Dan states, “I find working with the staff and patrons of Johnson-Danielson most rewarding.  I feel that my life experiences are valuable in helping individuals through this most challenging time in their lives.”

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1100 N. Michigan Street
Plymouth, Indiana  46563
(574) 936-2829


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