Chaplain & Comptroller (Unlicensed)
Don has been working in the funeral industry for over 20 years. He started out working at Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Homes, where he met and worked with John Jessen. Later, he and his family moved to Whiteland, Indiana and reconnected with Mr. Jessen. He started working with John, in 2004, and has been here ever since. He has covered many roles over the years, basically helping in any way possible. Don graduated from Wesleyan Seminary, in 2015, with a Masters of Divinity and then took on the role of Chaplain on Staff. He has been honored to serve many families as their “pastor”, during their time of need. When Mr. Keller bought Jessen Funeral Home, in 2021, Don became their Comptroller and continues to joyfully serve as their Chaplain on Staff.
Don also serves as a chaplain at St. Francis hospital, in Indianapolis and at his church, Grace Assembly of God. He facilitates a GriefShare group, at his church, and serves as one of the rotating pastors at Greenwood Village South. Don resides in Whiteland, with his lovely wife, Jennifer, their son, Ethan, and two of their grandchildren. They are blessed with four children, eight grandchildren, with one of the way. In his spare time, Don enjoys painting, music, cooking, baking, eating bbq, and collecting autographs.