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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.

 

OWNERS
James W. and Terri L. Weldy

JUNIOR PARTNER
Caryn E. Durski

FUNERAL DIRECTORS
James Weldy
Caryn Durski
Stacey Vallarta
Jordan Mayfield

FAMILY SERVICES

PRE-PLANNING / AFTER-CARE CONSULTANT
Susan Taylor

LIFE CELEBRANT
Jim Smart

STAFF SUPPORT
Terri Weldy
Jim Smart
Dan Shuppert
Patty Shorter Welch
Betty Yoder
Donna Girten


Jim and Terri Weldy

Jim and Terri Weldy

Caryn Durski and family

Caryn Durski and Family

 

James W. Weldy

      Jim is a 1978 graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Chicago, IL. While serving families in funeral service for the past 40 years, Jim continues to serve on a Federal Mortuary Disaster Team through the Department of Health and Human Services. He has responded to many mass fatalities, such as 9/11, Hurricane Rita and Katrina, and the earthquake in Haiti.

      He and his wife have two children, Brian (Beth) Weldy of Urbana, IL and Jamie (Ryan) Beckwith of Lowell, MI. Brian and Beth have blessed them with two grandsons, Ethan and Oliver. Jim and Terri purchased the funeral home in 2017. Members of First United Methodist Church, Plymouth; Jim is also a member of the American Legion, Post #27 and the Plymouth Lions Club.

James W. Weldy

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     Terri L. Weldy

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Terri Weldy

Terri has served families in the financial and insurance market since the late 1970's. Most recently, she managed two bank branches in Central Illinois, prior to moving to Plymouth. She is a native of Havana, IL. Terri graduated from Havana High School and Spoon River College. She is responsible for the financial operations of the funeral home and The Remembrance Centre.

Terri and Jim are members of First United Methodist Church. They have two Boxer dogs, Tito and Gracie.

 

Caryn 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 and is on the Center for Hospice Care Ethics Committee.

Caryn, her husband, Joe, and their children, Neala and Orrin, are members of St. Michael's Church, Plymouth. They love attending Notre Dame Football games and tailgating.

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Susan Taylor

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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. 

 

Stacey Vallarta

Stacey grew up in the Chicagoland area and graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science, in 1996. She has earned the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner, and is part of a select few who have distinguished themselves among their peers within the funeral service profession as they continue their education to exceed the highest standard of care.

Having adult sons and a young daughter at home, Stacey knows the demands of time and the value of life. Her daughter is an accomplished ice skater, who enjoys ice competitions. Stacey and her better half, Jon, enjoy volunteering and attending events for their children.

Stacey is a member of the Indiana Patriot Guard, American Legion Auxiliary, the Caring Coalition of Marshall County, and volunteers with Habitat for Humanity and Feeding America. Stacey has made her home in Marshall County and is a member of Plymouth Wesleyan Church, where she cooks on AWANA night.

Stacey

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     Terri L. Weldy

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Jordan Mayfield

Jordan Mayfield is a native of Elkhart Indiana graduating from Concord High School in 2001. Upon graduating he proudly served his country in the Army and spent 30 months in combat during Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he received the Combat Action Badge for "Courage under Fire."

After returning from his second deployment he spent his last five years of service providing full military honors for 3,000 fallen veterans earning the "Honor Guard Tab" from Arlington National Cemetery. After retiring from the Army in 2015 as a Senior Non-Commissioned Officer, he attended Vincennes University graduating with distinction obtaining his degree in Mortuary Science. Jordan joined the staff at Johnson-Danielson in August, 2019 mid through his internship and will become licensed in December, 2019. He and his wife Amanda have two children, Gracie and Luke, and attend Christian Center Church in South Bend.

 

 

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Plymouth, Indiana  46563
(574) 936-2829


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