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Our Team

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Our employees are like family 

We feel a genuine and abiding compassion for each and every client we serve who is experiencing such a personal loss and grief. At such a time, you should not be worried about details and coordination. On your behalf, we take care of everything according to your wishes. From coordinating the most appropriate overall service, to making sure the flowers are delivered to the graveside. From being there the moments you need us, to allowing you your times of privacy.

As the owners and directors of this firm, we take personal care of and responsibility for your loved one throughout the entire process. We personally walk that final journey with them.

Each of one of us has a personal calling to this ministry of care. We continuously study and train for it, are licensed in it, and dedicate our lives to it.

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Steve Peterson

Steve Peterson

Funeral Director

Steve is licensed as a funeral director and embalmer and has been with the funeral home since 1973, and serves as president of the firm. He is married to Luanne. They have 5 children and 4 grandchildren. He is a member of Faith United Methodist Church and active on numerous committees. He also is a member of Kane Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite, York Rite, Mizpah Shrine and the Elkhart Breakfast Optimist Club.

Email: slpfh1531@gmail.com


Luanne Peterson

Luanne Peterson

Family Service Counselor

Luanne has been with the funeral home since 1991 working with families on prearrangement and aftercare. She is active in the choir and a member of different boards at Faith United Methodist Church. Married to Steve they have 5 children and a 4grandchildren and live in Elkhart.

Email: slpfh1531@gmail.com


Ray Freed

Ray Freed

Assistant

Ray began working for Stemm-Lawson-Peterson Funeral Home in March of 2010. He is a licensed insurance agent and helps with our pre-arrangement program. He was born and raised in the Elkhart area and currently resides with his wife Judy in Bristol. They have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. He attends St. Mary's Catholic Church in Bristol.

Email: slpfh1531@gmail.com


John Ramsey

Assistant


Email: slpfh1531@gmail.com


Jay Shaffer

Jay Shaffer

Assistant


Email: slpfh1531@gmail.com


Philip Fought

Philip Fought

Pre-planning Consultant

Phil has been helping families through aftercare and preneed arrangements since 2000 and is a licensed insurance agent.

He and his wife, Kathy, have 3 children and 10 grandchildren. They attend Grace Community Church in Goshen. Phil is very community minded and has served on many boards and organizations. He has lived in the area his entire life.

Telephone: 1-574-518-0999

Email: philip.fought3@gmail.com


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