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Funeral Director

Thompson & Kuenster Funeral Home is located in Oak Lawn, IL and is family owned for over 100 years.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Removals, which includes working with family members and Medical Examiner.

  • Follow company standards by initiating Chain of Custody, personal effects documentation, etc. while making removals.

  • Perform embalming and cosmetology

  • Dress and position remains in casket or alternative container and deliver to visitation area if requested by client family.

  • Direct casket bearers in placement and removal of casket to and from funeral coach, chapel or other place of service and interment location.

  • Arrange and coordinate shipment of remains to and from other cities and localities.

  • Counsel with and advise client families to arrange funerals, and supervise funeral service activities

  • Coordinate all service arrangements and details with clergy and other individuals or groups who may participate in the funeral service.

  • Lead funeral procession from place of service to interment site.

  • Supervise and assist with visitation by ushering and directing families and visitors of deceased to and from visitation area and where services are conducted.

  • Arrange family automobiles in the funeral procession in accordance with the client family’s wishes.

  • Ensure that all employees participating in a given funeral service are performing their assigned functions and in place at designated times.

  • Assist with pre-arranging client families with requested service arrangements, selection of funeral merchandise and other products, and financial arrangements.

  • Participate in community activities and events, such as civic or fraternal organizations as a part of local promotional and outreach efforts.


  • Illinois Funeral license or ability to reciprocate

  • Embalming Experience

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Excellent work history and good driving record

  • Previous customer service and/or sales experience would be a definite asset

  • Knowledge of computers and some software would be an asset, or willingness to learn

  • High level of compassion and integrity

  • Good communication and problem-solving skills

  • Professional and team player

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $45,000.00 to $65,000.00 /year


  • Funeral Director: 2 years (Preferred)

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