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Staff members of Zieren Funeral Home 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 our staff of licensed funeral directors.

Photo Caption: Andrew Zieren, Michelle Zieren, John Zieren, Nancy (Krebs) Zieren, Maya Zieren & Tyler Zieren.



 

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John B. Zieren Owner/Funeral Director

John graduated from Lewis University in Lockport in 1972, and from Indiana College of Mortuary Science in Indianapolis in 1973. John and his wife Nancy (Krebs) live in Carlyle and have 3 sons, Brad, Andrew and Adam. John is a member of St. Mary's Church, and 3rd and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. He is a former volunteer fireman with the Carlyle Fire Department, and also served on the Fire Department's Board of Trustees. He served 28 years as a Deputy Coroner for Clinton County and is past president of the Egyptian Funeral Directors Association of Southern Illinois.

To contact John, call the funeral home at 618-594-3151.

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Andrew J. Zieren Owner/Funeral Director andy@zierenfuneralhome.com

Andy graduated form St. Louis University in 1998 and from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago in 1999. Andy, his wife - Michelle, and their children - Maya and Tyler, reside in Carlyle. He is a member of St. Mary's Church in Carlyle and currently serves on the Parish Council.  Andy is a past Grand Knight and trustee of the Carlyle Knights of Columbus and serves on Carlyle's Economic Devolepment Committee, is a trustee of the Carlyle Township Cemetery, serves on the Mater Dei High School Foundation Board, and as a member of the Carlyle Rotary Club and Carlyle Lake Chamber of Commerce.  

 

Michelle began working at the funeral home on a part time basis in 2014.


To contact Andy, please call the funeral home at 618-594-3151 or email: andy@zierenfuneralhome.com

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Tonya Diekemper Funeral Director tonya@zierenfuneralhome.com

Tonya has been with Zieren Funeral Home since May, 2011. She graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale with a degree in mortuary science. Tonya lives in Carlyle with her husband, Jason, and their children: Siera, Bryce, Wyatt, Wade, and Owen. She is a member of St. Mary's Church and the Carlyle Lion's Club, and currently serves on Carlyle School Board of Education.  To contact Tonya, please call 618-594-3151 or email at tonya@zierenfuneralhome.com.

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Jim McClaren Funeral Attendant

Jim McClaren has been with Zieren Funeral Home since May, 2011. He is a retired principal and teacher in the Carlyle and Keyesport school systems. Jim assists at visitations and funeral services. Jim and his wife, Marsha, live in Carlyle and attend the First United Methodist Church in Carlyle. Jim and Marsha are the parents of Mark and Matt McClaren.

John B. Zieren

Owner/Funeral Director
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John graduated from Lewis University in Lockport in 1972, and from Indiana College of Mortuary Science in Indianapolis in 1973. John and his wife Nancy (Krebs) live in Carlyle and have 3 sons, Brad, Andrew and Adam. John is a member of St. Mary's Church, and 3rd and 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. He is a former volunteer fireman with the Carlyle Fire Department, and also served on the Fire Department's Board of Trustees. He served 28 years as a Deputy Coroner for Clinton County and is past president of the Egyptian Funeral Directors Association of Southern Illinois.

To contact John, call the funeral home at 618-594-3151.

Andrew J. Zieren

Owner/Funeral Director
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Andy graduated form St. Louis University in 1998 and from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago in 1999. Andy, his wife - Michelle, and their children - Maya and Tyler, reside in Carlyle. He is a member of St. Mary's Church in Carlyle and currently serves on the Parish Council.  Andy is a past Grand Knight and trustee of the Carlyle Knights of Columbus and serves on Carlyle's Economic Devolepment Committee, is a trustee of the Carlyle Township Cemetery, serves on the Mater Dei High School Foundation Board, and as a member of the Carlyle Rotary Club and Carlyle Lake Chamber of Commerce.  

 

Michelle began working at the funeral home on a part time basis in 2014.


To contact Andy, please call the funeral home at 618-594-3151 or email: andy@zierenfuneralhome.com

Tonya Diekemper

Funeral Director
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Tonya has been with Zieren Funeral Home since May, 2011. She graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale with a degree in mortuary science. Tonya lives in Carlyle with her husband, Jason, and their children: Siera, Bryce, Wyatt, Wade, and Owen. She is a member of St. Mary's Church and the Carlyle Lion's Club, and currently serves on Carlyle School Board of Education.  To contact Tonya, please call 618-594-3151 or email at tonya@zierenfuneralhome.com.

Jim McClaren

Funeral Attendant
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Jim McClaren has been with Zieren Funeral Home since May, 2011. He is a retired principal and teacher in the Carlyle and Keyesport school systems. Jim assists at visitations and funeral services. Jim and his wife, Marsha, live in Carlyle and attend the First United Methodist Church in Carlyle. Jim and Marsha are the parents of Mark and Matt McClaren.