Our Experienced Staff

Our Experienced Staff

Each of the staff members at Kalmer Memorial Services is committed to providing your family with the finest in personal care. In fact, for years, it’s been comforting for area families to know that we are available to help at any time of the day or night.

When a loved one dies, all you need to do is make one phone call. From that moment on, we’ll take on the responsibilities of the physical care of your loved one, and the emotional care of those left behind.

Please take a few minutes to get to know our staff. We’re sure you’ll find each of us to be all that you would hope for in a trusted funeral professional.

Licensed Staff

We adhere to the highest standards of ethical practices and are committed to ensuring that all of your needs are attended to. Our commitment to the community and genuine compassion toward families are but a few of the characteristics that make us outstanding in our field. 
Joseph Kalmer, Owner/Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
Office Phone: 618-622-4900
Fax: 618-622-4949
Mobile Phone: 618-741-7835

As the owner of Kalmer Memorial Services, Joe is proud to be the licensed funeral director responsible for handling every aspect of the death of your loved one. From the removal at the time of death to the actual operation of the crematory, or directing of the funeral and burial, Kalmer Memorial Services offer you peace of mind that all of your wishes will be carried out by Joe and by Joe, only.  

Joe was raised in Germantown, Illinois. He is a 1981 graduate of Mater Dei Catholic High School in Breese, a 1985 graduate of Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, and a 1988 graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago. Joe is the former owner of Pletcher Funeral Home in Edwardsville. He is a 3rd and 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus, and is active with the Kiwanis Club of O'Fallon, IL. He enjoys playing the drums, boating, golf, and spending time with his wife, daughters, son-in-law, and his granddaughter.

Non-Licensed Staff

Cheryl Kalmer, Administrative Assistant
Office Phone: 618-622-4900
Fax: 618-622-4949
Mobile Phone: 618-558-3106

Cheryl was raised in Carlyle, Illinois. She graduated from Mater Dei Catholic High School in Breese and Kaskaskia College in Centralia, Illinois with a degree in Early Childcare Education. She is the founder and former owner/operator of Kids Club Child Development Center in Edwardsville, Illinois. Since retiring from her business, she worked is an Administrative Assistant for St. Boniface Catholic School in Edwardsville and will now applies those same skills to Kalmer Memorial Services.
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