Each of the staff members at American Mortuary and Cremation Services is committed to providing your family with the finest in personal care. In fact, for years, it’s been comforting for area families to know that we are available to help at any time of the day or night.
When a loved one dies, all you need to do is make one phone call. From that moment on, we’ll take on the responsibilities of the physical care of your loved one, and the emotional care of those left behind.
Please take a few minutes to get to know our staff. We’re sure you’ll find each of us to be all that you would hope for in a trusted funeral professional.
As the owner of American Mortuary & Cremation Service, Joe is proud to be the licensed funeral director responsible for handling every aspect of the death of your loved one. From the removal at the time of death to the actual operation of the crematory, or directing of the funeral and burial, American Mortuary & Cremation Service offers you peace of mind that all of your wishes will be overseen by Joe and by Joe, only.
Joe was raised in Germantown, Illinois. He is a 1981 graduate of Mater Dei Catholic High School in Breese, IL, a 1985 graduate of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and a 1988 graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago. Joe is the former owner of Pletcher Funeral Home in Edwardsville and the current owner of Kalmer Memorial Services, a full service funeral home and crematory located in Lebanon, IL. He is a 3rd and 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and enjoys playing the drums, boating, golf, and following the activities of his two daughters.
Cheryl was raised in Carlyle, Illinois. She graduated from Mater Dei Catholic High School in Breese and Kaskaskia College in Centralia, Illinois with a degree in Early Childcare Education. She is the founder and former owner/operator of Kids Club Child Development Center in Edwardsville, Illinois. After retiring from her business, she was hired as an Administrative Assistant at St. Boniface Catholic School in Edwardsville, IL, and remained there until the acquisition of American Mortuary and Cremation Services, where she will now employ those same skills.