Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Memory Lane Memorial Park & Funeral Home was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Mr. David Crutchfield
Family Services Director
David has been with ML for 10 years and brings with him a rich background of church ministry, Christian school administration, computer expertise as well as sales management and training. He has long been a public speaker and workshop presenter in a variety of venues and for years he has been connected to the service industry.
He started with Memory Lane working in family services and now is directing cemetery and funeral operations for nearly four years. He conducts workshops and personal meetings to help plan for the future. His passion is to care for families and serve them with dignity as well as use less expensive means to care for the needs.
David grew up in Schererville and has a family. His personal interests include cars, golden retrievers, sports, martial arts and everything church related.
Mr. Antonio Santos
Antonio Santos joined the Memory Lane Staff in January, 2018, as our Grounds Manager. He has a heart to serve others and a passion to keep Memory Lane looking First Class. Antonio and his wife, Hannah, have been married for 15 years and have one son.
Mrs. Jamie Lapina
Jamie is the finance secretary at Memory Lane. She brings her vibrant personality, infectious laugh, and spirit to work, and is an accomplished secretary. Jamie has also taught business at the college level for many years. She and her husband, Eddie Lapina, have 2 adult children and 4 grandchildren.
Mrs Rachel McManus
Receptionist, Administrative Assistant
Rachel is our office receptionist and administrative assistant, where she helps with the daily operations of the funeral home and the cemetery. She is a diligent worker and has several years of experience working in an office. Her sweet voice and smile are the first to greet you as you arrive at Memory Lane. Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband, Nicholas, and the rest of her family.
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