“It’s my family caring for your family,” Joshua shares. When one spends his formative years living above a funeral home, this statement is more than just words. This is a way of life. “That’s what gets me out of the bed in the morning, or any other time of day that becomes necessary”.
When their parents built Knollcrest, Joshua and his sister Holly learned by watching their father what it means to maintain the sacred trust given to them by the families they serve. Now in their 3rd decade, the Van Staalduinen family continues to preserve the legacy begun by Bob and Elaine to honor the families in the Western Suburbs of DuPage County, and beyond. When children grow up in a building in which home and vocation is combined, they gain an extraordinary perspective of the requirements and an intuitive understanding of the calling of a family funeral director. They have been able to step into the role of second generation family operation in a way that comes naturally. “It’s a blessing and a sense of pride to have my children involved” according to Bob.