History & Staff

Grace Funeral & Cremation Services was founded on the principle of providing truly personalized service for all of our client families. We provide a complete range of affordable services, including an extensive line of memorial products.Bob and Kristan McNames 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.

When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions.

We'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.

Our History

Our History

Grace Funeral & Cremation Services opened its doors in June of 2009. Family-owned and operated by Bob and Kristan McNames, licensed funeral directors with more than fifteen years of experience each.  They earned their bachelor degrees in mortuary science and funeral service from Southern Illinois University.  Grace Funeral & Cremation Services is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, the International Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association, Winnebago Buy Local and the Rockford Chamber of Commerce.  Both Bob and Kristan McNames are licensed to perform and conduct funerals in Illinois and Wisconsin.  

In addition to being a licensed funeral director, Kristan is a Certified Funeral Celebrant http://www.funeralcelebrantrockford.com/ and has achieved the distinction of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner through the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.  She was the first funeral director in the Rockford area to obtain this certification. http://www.apfsp.org/Index.php

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