Meet Our Team



Ron II, Ron Sr. and Fred Cook

Ron II, Ron Sr. and Fred Cook

CONTINUING TO SERVE

The Cook Family has a heritage spanning three generations of helping families navigate their way through grief. To be able to care for people in such a difficult time is a privilege and a calling for us.

Everything we do is geared toward healing as you honor a loved one. We are a full-service funeral and cremation service emphasizing the value of the path toward healing for the living.


Ron Cook

Ron Cook

PRESIDENT

Ron grew up in a family of funeral directors. Today, he continues the Cook tradition, beginning a third generation of leadership and commitment. When Ron realized what funeral service was really all about - Community, Healing, Excellence, Trust, Family - he became incredibly passionate about it.

Ron attended Grand Valley State University and earned his Mortuary Science degree at Cincinnati School of Mortuary Science. Ron strives daily to incorporate his faith into his work for the benefit of our staff and the families we serve.

Telephone: 1-616-588-5133

Email: ron@kubiakcook.com


Mary Burdo

Mary Burdo

Director of Human Resources

Mary understands that helping families heal involves a team of dedicated employees. She enjoys working with a staff that is committed to providing excellent care to both our families and to the community. Mary finds it heartwarming and encouraging to read the many notes of appreciation from our families for the caring attention they received.

Telephone: 1-616-588-5154

Email: mary@kubiakcook.com


Greg Tessmer

Greg Tessmer

Funeral Director

Since choosing funeral service as a career, Greg Tessmer has found unique opportunities to help families uphold their individual traditions and celebrate memories of a loved one. Greg understands the many options available for creating a distinctive service. He is committed to providing families a nurturing and healing atmosphere that begins to help ease the grieving process.

Telephone: 1-616-588-5150


Dan Larson

Dan Larson

Funeral Director

As a funeral director, Dan Larson listens to the needs of each family and helps them design a perfect tribute for their loved one. Dan walks with families through every step of the funeral and memorial process. His many years of experience in the funeral profession helps him understand loss and grief as he provides compassionate care and comfort to families during a most difficult time.


Mike Smith

Mike Smith

Funeral Director

The days following the death of a loved one can be overwhelming. Mike is committed to helping families honor their loved one as they gather, reflect and celebrate their life. He understands the value of providing an opportunity for tears, memories and even laughter to help cleanse the pain of loss. 


Kieth Taylor

Kieth Taylor

Funeral Arranger

Keith helps families design a service that reflects their loved one's life in the most personal and memorable way possible. He understands that the death of someone entrusted to our care deserves to be treated with the utmost dignity and respect.


Chona Otis

Chona Otis

OFFICE AND FUNERAL SERVICE ADMINISTRATION

Greeting guests with a warm and inviting smile, a listening ear, and genuine compassion can make all the difference in the world to families as they step into our doors for the first time. Chona is available to answer your questions regarding billing, death certificates, insurance policies, and other general concerns you may have. She also assists in applying for veterans’ benefits, including a burial flag, Presidential memorial certificate, burial and plot allowance, and headstone or marker information.

Telephone: 1-269-792-2237

Email: chona@kubiakcook.com


Gary Leyendecker

Gary Leyendecker

MONUMENT & MARKER SPECIALIST

Gary Leyendecker comes to Monuments by Kubiak-Cook after nearly 4 decades serving people with care and friendship in 3 different churches. His lifetime dedication to serving people with genuine care and integrity matches the vision and values that are fundamental to Kubiak-Cook Family Services. Gary is committed to helping you create a selection which beautifully reflects the life lived by your loved one and serves as an encouragement to you in your grieving process.

Telephone: 1-616-588-5200

Email: gary@kubiakcook.com


Rachel Norton

Rachel Norton

ADVANCED FUNERAL & AFTERCARE SPECIALIST

Rachel understands that planning for your funeral in advance is one of the most thoughtful gifts you can give your family. Rachel comes to us with many years of experience serving our community through Bible Study Fellowship. She enjoys helping area families now as part of the Kubiak-Cook team.

Telephone: 1-616-588-5151

Email: rachel@kubiakcook.com


Sandy Westhouse

Sandy Westhouse

Funeral Service Administration & Bookkeeping


Email: sandy@kubiakcook.com


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