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James & Brandee Golnick

James & Brandee Golnick

Owners/Funeral Directors/Licensed Funeral Celebrant

We grew up in southern Minnesota and were married in 1998. After having three kids, we decided to pursue our calling as funeral directors and attended Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg. We graduated in 2011 with degrees in Mortuary Science. While attending college we had our fourth child, we then moved to Port Byron, Illinois where James worked at Gibson-Bode Funeral Homes for six years. Brandee worked at River View Veterinary Service and at Gibson-Bode Funeral Homes during that time.


We moved to Kewanee, Illinois in April 2017 to be a part of the Schueneman-Tumbleson Funeral Home. 


Two of our kids attend Kewanee Schools. Two have graduated from Kewanee High School. They all enjoy swimming, music, sports, and our family pets. 

James is a member of Kiwanis and enjoys playing disc golf and camping.

Brandee enjoys reading, crocheting, and quilting. She is also a Certified Funeral Celebrant.


Jessie Galindo

Jessie Galindo

Funeral Director Apprentice

I was born in Kewanee, and raised for most of my childhood in Princeville, IL. I graduated from Princeville High School in 2021. During High School I worked as a barista, which made me have the love I have for coffee today.

After High School I went on to pursue my passion of funeral directing, so I attended Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago, IL. I graduated with my associate of applied science degree in March of 2023. During college I worked at Haskell’s Funeral Home in Princeville from May of 2022 - January of 2023. I would assist the funeral directors and learn hands-on-training. After graduating, I moved to Kewanee to start my apprenticeship at Golnick-Schuneman Funeral Home.

I am a crazy cat lady, so I live with my two fur babies, Binx and Grim. I enjoy crafting or painting, thrifting, and trying out every local coffee shop. I am looking forward to serving the community for years to come.

Andrew Christman

Andrew Christman

Funeral Assistant

Andrew relocated to Kewanee, IL with his wife Alissa in 2006 from Moberly, MO after Andrew finished his bachelor’s degree from Central Christian College of the Bible with a degree in Counseling. Later that year their oldest son was born, Maxwell. Since then they have welcomed four more children, all boys; Grayson, Thorin, Weston, and Cyrus. Andrew is a full-time minister with State Road Community Church Kewanee, IL and Church of Peace, Kewanee, IL. If the five boys and two churches weren’t enough to keep him busy, Andrew is a past President of the Kewanee Kiwanis Club, current member of the Kewanee Kiwanis Satellite Club, a founding member of the Kewanee Collation for Home Revitalization with Rebuilding Together Henry County, and Cub Scout Pack 4003 den leader, and past deacon and elder at First Christian Church Kewanee, IL.   

Andrew enjoys reading, watching movies, and family time, is a car enthusiast and an amateur home remodeler.  

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