Our Valued Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

  • John A. Evans

    John A. Evans Owner and Funeral Director

    John is a lifelong Porter County resident, born in Valparaiso on January 3, 1950. He has resided all of his life in Chesterton, with the exception of college and two years in the US Army. John is a 1968 graduate of Chesterton High School, has attended Purdue University North Central and is a graduate of the Indiana College of Mortuary Science. He received his embalmer’s license on September 26, 1978 and his funeral director’s license on November 9, 1978, making him a 3rd generation funeral director. In 1986, John purchased the Chesterton funeral home from his uncle, Carl Edmonds, and has since added to the business with the addition of Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home Portage Chapel and Heritage Cemetery & Crematory. John has served Porter County for more than 25 years as former Coroner and Chief Deputy Coroner, was North County Commissioner for 16 years, and President of the Porter County Board of Commissioners for 6 years. He has also served the Town of Chesterton as former Police Commissioner and is a member of several local civic organizations. John and his wife, Laurie Wehner-Evans, reside in Chesterton and have been married for more than 30 years.
    Email: [email protected]

  • Laurie Wehner-Evans

    Laurie Wehner-Evans

    Laurie is the wife of John Evans and a lifelong resident of Porter County. She is a graduate of Portage High School. She received her Bachelors Degree from Indiana University and her Masters Degree in Nursing from Valparaiso University. She currently serves as Director of Community Relations for Porter Hospital, formerly serving as Director of Emergency Services for Porter Valparaiso Hospital Campus. Laurie is a certified instructor in many areas of nursing and trauma related care. Like her husband, Laurie has been active in her share of Porter County Government, serving as former County Coroner. She is a member of many local and nursing related organizations. Laurie is past president of the Emergency Nurses Association and former Indiana State Director for Emergency Nurses C.A.R.E. (Cancel Alcohol Related Emergencies). In her spare time, Laurie enjoys traveling with her husband.

  • Jennifer Lowry C.P.C.

    Jennifer Lowry C.P.C. Funeral Director

    Jennifer graduated from Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana with an Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science. She is a member of several local organizations and enjoys reading and meeting new people. Jennifer resides in Porter County and has one daughter, Briana and one son, Evan. In addition to her work as a Funeral Director, Jennifer is also a Certified Pre-Need Counselor and has worked with Edmonds & Evans Funeral Homes since 1998.
    Email: [email protected]

  • Craig Morris

    Craig Morris Funeral Director

    Craig received his Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science from Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. While attending college, he was the recipient of the Chancellor’s Scholarship, the National Coca-Cola Foundation Scholarship and the Tri-Gard Vault Scholarship. He was also the recipient of the Embalming Scholastic Award. Craig has worked for Edmonds & Evans Funeral Homes since 2005. He is a member of the Phi Theta Kappa fraternity. Craig, his wife, Linda of more than 25 years, and their son, Patrick, reside in Michigan City. He is the father of five adopted children. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, growing orchids, and traveling with his family.
    Email: [email protected]

  • Troy  O'Brien

    Troy O'Brien Funeral Director Manager

    Troy is a lifelong area resident and received his degree in Mortuary Science from Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. In his spare time, he enjoys philosophy, science fiction movies and writing. Troy currently resides in Chesterton with his wife, Jessica, and their daughter Scarlett. Troy has worked for Edmonds & Evans Funeral Homes since 2010.

  • Jennifer Horton

    Jennifer Horton Funeral Director Manager

    Jennifer is a graduate of Chesterton High School and Ivy Tech Community College with an Associates Degree in Mortuary Science. She is a Certified Cremation Specialist with certifications in crematory operations, arrangements and administration. Jennifer and her husband Craig have 3 children and 1 grandson who is the apple of their eye. In her spare time, she likes spending time with her family and traveling. Jennifer has worked for Edmonds & Evans since 2015.

  • Ryan  Parker

    Ryan Parker Funeral Director

  • Jessica Hawk

    Jessica Hawk Office Manager

    Jessica is a Chesterton High School graduate and attended Indiana University. She is a member of the Duneland Kiwanis. She enjoys spending time at the lake and quality time with her friends and family.

  • Myles Evans

    Myles Evans Monument Sales

  • Pete Wolanyk

    Pete Wolanyk Heritage Cemetery & Crematory Manager