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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 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.

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. He is married to his wife Lindsay and together have one child. They reside in the Eaton Rapids area.

Sarah M. Jensen

Sarah M. Jensen

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.

Joe Petersen

Joe Petersen

Advance Planning Counselor

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Phone: 517-484-5349

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John Canine

John Canine

PhD

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Phone: 517-268-1000

John Canine, PhD

Mary Adkins, MSW

Mary Adkins, MSW

Grief & Bereavement Coordinator

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Phone: 517-268-1000

Mary Atkins, MSW

Kevin Greenhoe

Facilities Manager

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Phone: 517-484-5349

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Jeanine Villa

Secretary

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Diane Shaw

Secretary

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Doris Collin

Secretary

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Sandra Long

Secretary

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Jeanine Greenlee

Secretary

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James Bollman

Funeral Directors Assistant

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David Ellis

Funeral Directors Assistant

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Maurice Dershem

Funeral Directors Assistance

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Dick Surato

Funeral Directors Assistance

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Bob Howland

Funeral Directors Assistance

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John Rademacher

Funeral Directors Assistance

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Greg Dobbrastine

Funeral Directors Assistant

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Phone: 517-484-5349

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