Our staff's commitment to you

Once you request the services of Fir Lane Memorial Park Funeral Home & Chapel, we will immediately put our experienced funeral professionals to work for you. A single, dedicated individual will stay in contact with you every step of the way and guide you through the decision-making process. He or she will carefully explain your options, make recommendations at your request, take care of all the small details, and ensure that you and your family’s personal touch is always present.


The staff of Fir Lane Memorial Park Funeral Home & Chapel is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

Fir Lane Memorial Park & Funeral Home

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Oscar Velasquez General Manager Ovelasquez@firlane.com

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Rebecca Samuel Office Manager

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Lena Hughes Receptionist/ Detail Dept.

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Chad Vennes Funeral Director/Embalmer cvennes@firlane.com

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Rebecca Decker Funeral Director, Embalmer RDecker@firlane.com

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Kirsteen McDowall Family Service Counselor preneed@firlane.com

Kirsteen was born in Waukegan, Illinois and grew up in Antioch, Illinois.  After graduating from Illinois State University with a BS degree in Family in Child Community Services, she chose to further her education in biblical studies and received of Bachelor of Theology as well. Since sheis a lifetime learner, she has become a certified life coach who believes in the gift of life. 

Kirsteen has had many opportunities to work in various capacities in the non-profit arena as an Executive Director, Fund Development Director and Community Relations Director. Most of her career has been spent serving seniors in social services, life enrichment programming, community liaison work and senior living advisement.  Through these experiences, she has seen the importance of pre-planning.  The families she has assisted have consistently expressed peace of mind once they have had this difficult conversation. One of the greatest tools she has provided for individuals and families is throught her presentation on the Five Wishes. She has worked as a community resource with the Pierce County Aging and Disability in presenting and providing the Five Wishes document to participants. She has presented to churches, retirement and assisted living communities as well.   

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Joshua Green Grounds Superintendent JGreen@firlane.com

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Tyler S. Authorlee Grounds

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Ruben Mojica Grounds

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Bobby McGee Maintenance Techinician BMcgee@firlane.com

Oscar Velasquez

General Manager
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Rebecca Samuel

Office Manager
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Lena Hughes

Receptionist/ Detail Dept.
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Chad Vennes

Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Rebecca Decker

Funeral Director, Embalmer
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Kirsteen McDowall

Family Service Counselor
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Kirsteen was born in Waukegan, Illinois and grew up in Antioch, Illinois.  After graduating from Illinois State University with a BS degree in Family in Child Community Services, she chose to further her education in biblical studies and received of Bachelor of Theology as well. Since sheis a lifetime learner, she has become a certified life coach who believes in the gift of life. 

Kirsteen has had many opportunities to work in various capacities in the non-profit arena as an Executive Director, Fund Development Director and Community Relations Director. Most of her career has been spent serving seniors in social services, life enrichment programming, community liaison work and senior living advisement.  Through these experiences, she has seen the importance of pre-planning.  The families she has assisted have consistently expressed peace of mind once they have had this difficult conversation. One of the greatest tools she has provided for individuals and families is throught her presentation on the Five Wishes. She has worked as a community resource with the Pierce County Aging and Disability in presenting and providing the Five Wishes document to participants. She has presented to churches, retirement and assisted living communities as well.   

Joshua Green

Grounds Superintendent
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Tyler S. Authorlee

Grounds
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Ruben Mojica

Grounds
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Bobby McGee

Maintenance Techinician
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