Craig E. Buysse

Craig E. Buysse

Licensed Funeral Director

Craig Buysse was raised in the Minneota area. He is a University of Minnesota graduate in mortuary science (1994) and is a Licensed Mortician. Craig is a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Sertoma Club, and Knights of Columbus. He enjoys golf and all sports. He is married to Tricia and has a daughter, Madeline, and son, Ethan.


Robert J. Kensinger

Robert J. Kensinger

Licensed Funeral Director

Robert Kensinger was raised in the Brooklyn Center area. He is a University of Minnesota graduate in mortuary science (1989) and also a Licensed Mortician. Robert is a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and is a Lions Club Member. He is married to Joanne Mairs Kensinger.


Alan M. Iverson

Alan M. Iverson

Licensed Funeral Director

Alan Iverson was raised in the Benson area. He is a University of Minnesota graduate in mortuary science (2004) and is a Licensed Mortician and Licensed Pre-Arrangement Agent. Alan is an Eagle Scout (1998). He is currently serving the Lakes Area District of the Boy Scouts as District Chair, is a Sertoma Club member, and attends First Lutheran Church. He enjoys bowling, golfing, being on the lake and being outdoors. He has two sons, Zachary and Brayden.


Erin M. Petermeier

Erin M. Petermeier

Licensed Funeral Director

Erin was born in California and moved to Alexandria with her family in 1971. She is a graduate of Jefferson Senior High School in Alexandria and received her degree in mortuary science from the University of Minnesota. The main reason Erin became a funeral director was her desire to help people. Growing up in funeral service, she got to see how her parents helped families. She considers it a great honor to be a part of remembering and honoring someone’s life.

Erin is President of Business & Professional Women and Jaycees and serves on the St. Mary’s Block Party Committee. She and her husband, Chuck, have two daughters, Ashley and Kaitlyn.  As a family, they enjoy spending time on the area lakes, attending their daughter’s events, and doing activities with family and friends.


Jami John

Jami John

Licensed Funeral Director

Jami John was born and raised in Sauk Centre, MN. She is a 2013 University of Minnesota graduate with a degree in mortuary science. As a licensed mortician, Jami started her career in Morris, MN, and then transitioned into the mental health care field before returning to funeral service in 2020. She returned to this area to help serve families while being closer to her own.

Jami is a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church. She enjoys triathlons, running events, spending time at the cabin, and being outdoors. Jami has one son, Jerric.


Kathy Eastlund

Kathy Eastlund

Pre-Arrangement Specialist

Kathy was born and raised in Alexandria, Minnesota, and graduated from Alexandria Technical College as a Medical Laboratory Assistant. Her extensive career in health care has allowed her to follow her passion for serving others by being a good listener and providing compassionate care for those in need.  In 2013, she was recognized as one of “The Lakes Area’s Top 20 Professionals.” Kathy views her work as her “vocation” and is honored to serve families as a Preplanning Specialist.

In her spare time, Kathy enjoys time with her children and grandchildren, her love of music, working with seniors, activities with friends, and paddle boarding.




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