Our knowledgeable staff are passionate about providing families guidance and support during the funeral planning process and well after the funeral. Together, we can honor your loved one’s life while beginning your grief journey.

 

 

Elmhurst Community Funeral Home - THE AHLGRIM CHAPEL

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Scott Ahlgrim Retired, Former Owner

A fourth generation funeral director, Scott joined the family business as a Licensed Funeral Director upon graduation from Worsham College of Mortuary Science. In March of 2020, he chose Chad Reuland and Eli Turnbough to continue his legacy and retired, where he can spend more time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He is Past President of the DuPage County Funeral Directors Association and has served on the Board of Directors of the Funeral Directors Service Association of Greater Chicago. Scott’s civic involvement includes the DuPage Funeral Directors Association, Funeral Directors Service Association of Greater Chicago, Illinois Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association and the Order of the Golden Rule. Scott and his wife, Charity, are active members of Elmhurst’s St. Peter’s United Church of Christ and are active in several community service organizations. The couple has three children and three grandchildren.

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Chad R. Reuland CFSP Owner | Funeral Director & Embalmer

Chad cherishes the time he spends and the relationships he is able to build when serving a family after a time of loss. Always giving the utmost care and respect to the deceased, he is also mindful of the survivors. Chad is continuously searching out other professionals who can help those survivors continue to heal. Chad has been committed to his career for over 20 years, serving the families of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff and all of Chicagoland. A native of Northwest Iowa, graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science, licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer and Life Insurance Producer, Past President of Northeastern Illinois Funeral Directors Association, husband and father of two daughters, Chad is very proud to be a founding partner of Reuland & Turnbough and will be there in your time of need.

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Eli J. Turnbough Owner | Funeral Director & Embalmer

Eli grew up in the small town of Broadus, Montana. He attended Dickinson State University in North Dakota where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with concentrations in banking and finance. While in college he served as Student Body President, was appointed by the Governor of North Dakota to his youth council, achieved All-American status in track and field and gained funeral experience at a local funeral home. He moved to Lake Forest in 2010 to attend Worsham College of Mortuary Science, soon after completing his degree in mortuary science he began assisting families in the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff area at Wenban Funeral Home. In 2015, his entrepreneurial interests led him to form a partnership with Chad Reuland to start a funeral business that meets the needs of today’s families. Eli is the current president of the Northeastern Illinois Funeral Directors Association and has served on the board since 2012.

Reuland & Turnbough Funeral Directors

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Michael Fitzgerald Funeral Director | Funeral Celebrant

Mr. Fitzgerald was born, raised, and educated in Canada. In addition to managing large funeral homes in the Toronto area, Mr. Fitzgerald had a distinguished career including President, Ontario Funeral Service Association, lecturer at Humber College and Government Relations Representative for the Profession. He is also a Funeral Celebrant certified by the Insight Institute of Funeral Celebrants. Mr. Fitzgerald moved to the United States in 2005 and has practiced as a Celebrant in California, New Jersey and is a licensed Funeral Director in the state of Illinois.

His focus at Reuland & Turnbough will be At-Need & Pre-Need planning along with group presentations designed to help educate the public about the different options available for funerals today.

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Melissa Jankiewicz Funeral Director

Melissa grew up in the northwest suburb of Elmwood Park, Illinois and still currently resides there with her family. After the sudden and unexpected death of a close family friend, Melissa decided to change careers and enroll in mortuary school to become a Funeral Director. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in English in May 2010, and then later graduated Worsham College of Mortuary Science in March 2017. She is a certified crematory operator with the Cremation Association of North America and hopes to become a certified grief counselor. In her free time, Melissa enjoys reading and relaxing, as well as attending Blackhawks and Cubs games and going to local concerts in Chicago. She also enjoys spending time with her family, her companion Chad, and her dogs Mia and Toby.

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Russ Carsten Henrichsen Funeral Director

As a child growing up in northwest Iowa, Russ always knew he wanted to serve families by becoming a funeral director. He moved to Chicago in 2009 to attend Worsham College of Mortuary Science, and has dedicated his life to others from that day forward. Russ takes great honor in doing what is right for the families he serves; he is dedicated to every family he works alongside. His enjoyments include traveling, being outdoors and learning through new experiences. Russ is grateful to serve the very diverse city of Chicago and the surrounding area.

Scott Ahlgrim

Retired, Former Owner
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A fourth generation funeral director, Scott joined the family business as a Licensed Funeral Director upon graduation from Worsham College of Mortuary Science. In March of 2020, he chose Chad Reuland and Eli Turnbough to continue his legacy and retired, where he can spend more time with his wife, children and grandchildren. He is Past President of the DuPage County Funeral Directors Association and has served on the Board of Directors of the Funeral Directors Service Association of Greater Chicago. Scott’s civic involvement includes the DuPage Funeral Directors Association, Funeral Directors Service Association of Greater Chicago, Illinois Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association and the Order of the Golden Rule. Scott and his wife, Charity, are active members of Elmhurst’s St. Peter’s United Church of Christ and are active in several community service organizations. The couple has three children and three grandchildren.

Chad R. Reuland CFSP

Owner | Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Chad cherishes the time he spends and the relationships he is able to build when serving a family after a time of loss. Always giving the utmost care and respect to the deceased, he is also mindful of the survivors. Chad is continuously searching out other professionals who can help those survivors continue to heal. Chad has been committed to his career for over 20 years, serving the families of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff and all of Chicagoland. A native of Northwest Iowa, graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science, licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer and Life Insurance Producer, Past President of Northeastern Illinois Funeral Directors Association, husband and father of two daughters, Chad is very proud to be a founding partner of Reuland & Turnbough and will be there in your time of need.

Eli J. Turnbough

Owner | Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Eli grew up in the small town of Broadus, Montana. He attended Dickinson State University in North Dakota where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with concentrations in banking and finance. While in college he served as Student Body President, was appointed by the Governor of North Dakota to his youth council, achieved All-American status in track and field and gained funeral experience at a local funeral home. He moved to Lake Forest in 2010 to attend Worsham College of Mortuary Science, soon after completing his degree in mortuary science he began assisting families in the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff area at Wenban Funeral Home. In 2015, his entrepreneurial interests led him to form a partnership with Chad Reuland to start a funeral business that meets the needs of today’s families. Eli is the current president of the Northeastern Illinois Funeral Directors Association and has served on the board since 2012.

Michael Fitzgerald

Funeral Director | Funeral Celebrant
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Mr. Fitzgerald was born, raised, and educated in Canada. In addition to managing large funeral homes in the Toronto area, Mr. Fitzgerald had a distinguished career including President, Ontario Funeral Service Association, lecturer at Humber College and Government Relations Representative for the Profession. He is also a Funeral Celebrant certified by the Insight Institute of Funeral Celebrants. Mr. Fitzgerald moved to the United States in 2005 and has practiced as a Celebrant in California, New Jersey and is a licensed Funeral Director in the state of Illinois.

His focus at Reuland & Turnbough will be At-Need & Pre-Need planning along with group presentations designed to help educate the public about the different options available for funerals today.

Melissa Jankiewicz

Funeral Director
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Melissa grew up in the northwest suburb of Elmwood Park, Illinois and still currently resides there with her family. After the sudden and unexpected death of a close family friend, Melissa decided to change careers and enroll in mortuary school to become a Funeral Director. She graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor of Arts in English in May 2010, and then later graduated Worsham College of Mortuary Science in March 2017. She is a certified crematory operator with the Cremation Association of North America and hopes to become a certified grief counselor. In her free time, Melissa enjoys reading and relaxing, as well as attending Blackhawks and Cubs games and going to local concerts in Chicago. She also enjoys spending time with her family, her companion Chad, and her dogs Mia and Toby.

Russ Carsten Henrichsen

Funeral Director
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As a child growing up in northwest Iowa, Russ always knew he wanted to serve families by becoming a funeral director. He moved to Chicago in 2009 to attend Worsham College of Mortuary Science, and has dedicated his life to others from that day forward. Russ takes great honor in doing what is right for the families he serves; he is dedicated to every family he works alongside. His enjoyments include traveling, being outdoors and learning through new experiences. Russ is grateful to serve the very diverse city of Chicago and the surrounding area.