INTERNATIONAL CEMETERY, CREMATION AND FUNERAL ASSOCIATION PRESENTS MEMBER AWARDS FOR 2011
STERLING, VA (March 18, 2011)—The International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association (ICCFA) honored numerous members during its 2011 Convention & Exposition, March 8-11, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The ICCFA certification program recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a high degree of competence and a high level of cemetery, cremation, funeral or supplier management, experience and skills. The ICCFA awarded the following designations:
- Ruseell Allen, president of Memorial Oaks Funeral Home in Houston, Texas, was awarded a Certified Cemetery Funeral Executive (CCFE) designation;
- C. John Linge, president of Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery Association in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a Certified Cemetery Funeral Executive (CCFE) designation;
- Jonathan Pace, president of Franklin Memorial Park in North Brunswick, New Jersey, was awarded Certified Cemetery Executive, Certified Cremation Executive and Certified Supplier Executive (CCE, CCrE, and CSE) designations;
- Michael Schoedinger, president of Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service in Columbus, Ohio, was awarded Certified Funeral Executive and Certified Cremation Executive (CFuE and CCrE) designations; and
- Douglas G. Wagemann, director of support at Carriage Services in Sacramento, California, was awarded a Certified Cemetery Funeral Executive (CCFE) designation.
Quarter and Half Century Clubs
The ICCFA presented awards honoring those who have belonged to the association for 25 and 50 years.
Inducted into the Quarter-Century Club were:
- Michael S. Chilcote, Mount Elliott Cemetery Association in Rochester, Michigan;
- Mark J. Krause, CFuE, Krause Funeral Home & Cremation Service in Milwaukee, Wisconsin;
- C. John Linge, CCFE, Cedar Memorial Park Association in Cedar Rapids, Iowa;
- Ronald D. Kreassig, Cedar Memorial Park Association in Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and
- Paul L. White Jr., Silverbrook Cemetery in Wilmington, Delaware.
Inducted into the Half-Century Club were:
- Arlen J. Brown, Heather Mortuary & Chapel in Tucson, Arizona; and
- Arlene V. Gleich, Eastside Memorial Park in Minden, Nevada.
Founded in 1887, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association is the only international trade association representing all segments of the cemetery, cremation, funeral and memorialization profession. Its membership is composed of more than 7,500 cemeteries, funeral homes, crematories, memorial designers and related businesses worldwide.