History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

 Anderson Memorial Chapel Inc. was founded in 1987 and acquired by the Anderson family in 1991. In 1999, Heartland Cremation Services was established, and an on-site crematory was installed. Brothers' Richard and Kent Anderson have over 57 combined years of funeral service experience. Richard and his wife Marilyn were the foundation of the business, with Kent joining his brother in 2009.

The funeral home itself is home to one of the larger chapels in Will County had has available seating of more than 150. The smaller chapel accommodates smaller numbers.

Anderson Memorial Chapel Inc with its' on-site crematory is easily accessible, handicap friendly and located less than 15 miles from Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

Services, cremation, embalming, pre-planning, after-care and all other aspects of a loved one's passing are handled with compassion and professionalism by the Anderson's and their employees.


Our Valued Staff

Richard  Anderson

Richard Anderson, Funeral Director and Owner

Richard Anderson, funeral director and owner.


Kent  Anderson

Kent Anderson, Funeral Director and Owner

Kent Anderson, funeral director and owner, has over 33 years of funeral service experience. Kent joined Anderson Memorial Chapel Inc & Heartland Cremation Services in 2009.


Mrs. Marilyn Anderson

Mrs. Marilyn Anderson, Receptionist

His wife Marilyn assists with the business in most areas. She works wakes/visitations and is an active member of the Romeoville Fire Department's Ladies Auxiliary.


Nelson Anderson

Nelson Anderson, Funeral Director - Apprentice


Mr. Stephen H. Gerding

Mr. Stephen H. Gerding, Family Service Counselor CLU/CPC

Steve holds the CLU designation (Chartered Life Underwriter) from the American College in Bryn Mawr, PA and is also a licensed CPC (Certified Preplanning Consultant). He is a licensed insurance agent with more than 17 years of experience in the industry, working extensively in the areas of retirement and estate planning.


Ramona  Tagle

Ramona Tagle, Bilingual Staff Member

Ramona Tagle, bilingual staff member, is also a wake/visitation attendant. She is fluent in Spanish and assists the Anderson Memorial Chapel Inc & Heartland Cremation Services in many other areas.


Tonya Benigno

Tonya Benigno, General Manager


Grace Stout

Grace Stout, Funeral Director - Apprentice


Raymond Vasquez

Raymond Vasquez, Funeral Director Associate


Carly Lekousis

Carly Lekousis, Funeral Director Associate