About Us

Justen Funeral Home is a family business operated by the fourth generation of the Justen Family to serve McHenry in the funeral business, Mark Justen. Mark and his wife, Nancy, also a licensed funeral director in Illinois and Wisconsin, own and operate the funeral homes. Mark continues to operate the first, and for many years, the only crematory in McHenry County. For the past 30 years, the crematory has been located within the McHenry funeral home location.

Justen Funeral Home serves its families from three funeral home locations. Justen Funeral Home & Crematory (formerly known as George R. Justen & Son Funeral Home) and Justen’s Wonder Lake Funeral Home are located in McHenry County. Justen Funeral Home & Crematory relocated to it’s newly constructed facility in June of 2008. Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home is located in Round Lake and serves the greater Round Lake area in Lake County.

Along with Mark and Nancy, professional staff members include our Manager, Debbie J. Thompson, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer, Certified Funeral Celebrant, Certified Crematory Operator, and Monuments; Donna Anderson, Administrative Assistant and Certified Crematory Operator; Steve Benes, Housekeeping; Rob Justen, Network Specialist; Dennis Smith, Certified Crematory Operator & Funeral Home Assistant; Bob Smith, Doug Albrecht and Tom Michelsen, Funeral Home Assistants.