Lynn E. Saunders, Owner & Director - Born and raised in
Harvard, Illinois, Lynn E. Saunders graduated from the University of
Illinois College of Pharmacy in 1971. That same year, he married
his wife Carol and began working as a Registered Pharmacist for
Richardson Pharmacy in Harvard. In 1981, Lynn decided to enter
the funeral profession and enrolled in mortuary school. He
graduated in 1983 from Worsham College of Mortuary Science,
and after a year of internship, became a licensed Funeral Director
and Embalmer in 1984. Along with his father L. Ben Saunders and
Kevin B. McFarlin, the firm of Saunders & McFarlin Funeral Home,
Ltd. was formed. Lynn continues to operate the funeral home today.
Besides his wife Carol, Lynn has a daughter Christine, a son
Michael, and his first grandchild born April 3, 2006: Adelynn;
Michael is currently working as a licensed funeral director and
embalmer at the funeral home.
Lynn is active in the Harvard Rotary Club, Trinity Lutheran Church,
and the Illinois and National Funeral Directors Association. He is
past president of the McHenry County Funeral Directors
Association, and he enjoys golf, bowling, and traveling.
Michael D. Saunders, Owner & Director - Born and raised in
Harvard, Illinois, Michael D. Saunders began his college career at
Tulsa University and then transferred to the University of Illinois. He
graduated from the University of Illinois in 1998 with a degree in
Actuarial Sciences, and began working in Chicago as a retirement
benefits counselor. Not long after, Michael decided to return to
school to enter the funeral profession; in 2000, he graduated from
Worsham College of Mortuary Science and is now a Licensed
Illinois and Wisconsin Funeral Director and Embalmer.
Michael is active in the Trinity Lutheran Church, the Harvard
Moose Lodge, and the Illinois and National Funeral Directors
Associations. He enjoys traveling, golf, bowling, and spending time
with his family.
Michael has a daughter, Adelynn, that was born on April 3, 2006.
They currently reside in Harvard.
Andrea Taj Nazem, Funeral Director- Was born in California
and came to Harvard when she was 10 to be closer with family.
She is a 2007 graduate from Harvard High School a 2009 graduate
from McHenry County College with her Associates of Science
Degree and a 2011 graduate from Southern Illinois University-
Carbondale with her Bachelors Degree in Mortuary Science and
She is a member of Phi Theta Kappa and Sigma Phi Sigma. In her
spare time she enjoys spending time with family and friends as well
as traveling and visiting new places.