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The staff members of Palmer Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Homes are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to all of our staff.

Our Team

Allen and Susan Jensen

Allen and Susan Jensen

Owners

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Phone: 517-484-5349

Allen and Susan joined the staff at Palmer Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Homes in 1983. They have 2 sons and a daughter. They are members of St. Gerard Catholic Church. Susan has been very active in many School activities including PTO, Kids Hope and worked as a Teachers Assistant for the Grand Ledge Public Schools. Allen is a member of the Knights of Columbus - Richard Council 788, Bishop Albers 4th Degree Knights of Columbus and the Sons of the American Legion.

Allen R. Jensen CFSP

Allen R. Jensen CFSP

President

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Phone: 517-484-5349

Allen is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Mortuary Science. After moving to Lansing in 1983, Allen began working at the Palmer-Bush Funeral Homes. In 1985 Allen became manager of the Palmer Bush Lansing Chapel. In 1997 Allen and his wife Susan purchased the Palmer Bush Funeral Homes. They included their name and are now known as Palmer, Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Homes. Allen is a member of the Knights of Columbus Richard Council and the Bishop Albers Assembly of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. Allen served as President of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association 2010-2011 and is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association. Allen has served on the Lansing Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors and the Ingham Visiting Nurse and Hospice Professional Advisory committee. Allen and Susan have 3 children, Nathan (Missy), Nicholas and Sarah (John) Vatter, 2 grandsons: Matthew and Bobby and live on Lansing's west side. They are members of St. Gerard Catholic Church where they remain active.

Susan M. Jensen

Susan M. Jensen

Office Manager

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Phone: 517-484-5349

Susan is co-owner with her husband Allen of the Palmer Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Homes. Susan is a member of St. Gerard Parish where she is currently serving on the Social Ministry Commission. Susan is an active member of the Kids Hope Mission. Susan and Allen have three children, Nathan (Missy), Nicholas and Sarah (John) Vatter and 2 grandsons: Matthew and Bobby.

Thomas P. Klein

Thomas P. Klein

Manager Delta Chapel

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Phone: 517-323-7890

Tom joined the Palmer Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Homes staff in 1986. In December of 1988 Thomas P. & Catherine D. Bellgowan, announced that Tom Klein would become Manager of the new Palmer Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Homes-Delta Chapel. Tom opened the new facility in November of 1988 and it now serves the West Lansing, Waverly and Delta Township communities.

Tom is a graduate of Lansing Waverly High School and attended Albion College. He graduated from Wayne State University - School of Mortuary Sciene in 1985

Tom and his wife Joanne live in Delta Township and have 3 daughters. He is a member of St. Casimir Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, Richard Council #788 and the Bishop Albers Assembly of the 4th Degree Knights of Columbus.

Craig A. Heintzelman

Craig A. Heintzelman

Manager Holt Chapel

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Phone: 517-484-5349

Craig was born and raised in Eaton Rapids where he graduated from Eaton Rapids High School. He attended Olivet College and Graduated from Worsham School of Mortuary Science in Oak Park, IL. He joined the Palmer Bush staff in 1995 as a licensed funeral director. Along with Craig's duties as a funeral director he is also in charge of all OSHA Training.

Sarah M. Jensen Vatter

Sarah M. Jensen Vatter

Licensed Funeral Director

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Phone: 517-484-5349

Sarah has been a resident of the Lansing/Delta Township area her entire life. After graduating from Grand Ledge High School in 2006 she attended Michigan State University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutritional Science in 2010. Sarah then attended Wayne State University where she completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Mortuary Science. Upon graduation Sarah returned to Lansing and served her apprenticeship. She is now a second generation licensed funeral director for the families entrusting their services to Palmer, Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Homes. She is married to John Vatter and they have a son Bobby.

Keegan Platte

Licensed Funeral Director

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Phone: 517-484-5349

   Keegan was born and raised in Portland, Michigan, where she graduated from Portland High School in 2013. She attended Wayne State University and graduated with her Bachelor Degree in Mortuary Science in 2017. After graduation, she came to Lansing and completed her apprenticeship at Palmer, Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Homes. She received her Michigan License to Practice Mortuary Science in 2018. Keegan and her husband Elliot reside in Portland. 

Cindy Adams

Cindy Adams

Advanced Planning Counselor

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Phone: 517-484-5349

My name is Cindy Adams. I have been serving families in the funeral industry for over 20 years. I will be following up with you in the near future to make sure you have everything you ordered, and answer any questions you may have regarding different benefits you are entitled to. I will have some information regarding our grief and bereavement services, and be able to make sure you are aware of the resources we have available to help you through the next few weeks. Our goal here at the funeral home is to remind you, we are always here before, during, and after your service. I look forward to meeting with you and serving your family.

Reid Depowski

Reid Depowski

Grief & Bereavement Coordinator

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Phone: 517-484-5349

My name is Reid Depowski and I am the new facilitator for the Grief and Loss group for Palmer, Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Homes. I completed my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. As an outpatient mental health therapist, I provide compassionate, supportive care to those I work with, and I am passionate about helping individuals through their grief journeys. I also currently serve as the President of the Michigan Chapter Board for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. I invite you to join us for our monthly grief support group meeting, where others like you may share a loss similar to yours. Group meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6-7pm at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 1519 Elmwood Rd, Lansing, MI, 48917. I look forward to the opportunity to hear and hold your story with you

John Canine

John Canine

PhD

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Phone: 517-268-1000

John Canine, PhD

Kevin Greenhoe

Facilities Manager

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Phone: 517-484-5349

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Butch Lenneman

Facilites Manager

Jeanine Villa

Secretary

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Doris Collin

Secretary

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Phone: 517-484-5349

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Sandra Long

Secretary

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Amanda Klockzeim

Secretary

Cecilia Bryant

Secretary

Mary Ellyn Jarvis

Secretary

Sherry Lenneman

Secretary

Mickey Torrez

Secretary

Nicole Wilhite

Secretary

Cathy Corts

Hairdresser

Linda Norris

Hairdresser

David Ellis

Funeral Directors Assistant

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Phone: 517-484-5349

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Dick Surato

Funeral Directors Assistance

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Phone: 517-484-5349

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Bob Howland

Funeral Directors Assistance

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Phone: 517-484-5349

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John Rademacher

Funeral Directors Assistance

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Phone: 517-484-5349

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Greg Dobbrastine

Funeral Directors Assistant

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Phone: 517-484-5349

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Jimmy Shimmel

Funeral Director Assistant

Doug Buschard

Funeral Director Assistant

Bob Norris

Funeral Director Assistant