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Our Valued Staff
Timothy A. Honquest Founder/Owner/Funeral Director/Embalmer
Timothy A. Honquest started in the funeral profession over 30 years ago in Palatine, Illinois. After receiving his Bachelors Degree from Western Illinois University, Tim went to Worsham College of Mortuary Science, graduating in 1988. Coming to Rockford, Tim served his apprenticeship with a local funeral home, and liking Rockford, he then stayed on with that funeral home before starting his
own in 1995 in Loves Park and opening a second location in Roscoe in 2007.
Tim is the proud father of two children, Zach and Zoe. Outside of the business, Tim and his wife, Rachel, enjoy spending time and relaxing with family and friends. Tim presently serves on the Rockford Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Rachel L. Honquest Funeral Assistant/Owner
Rachel Honquest is the loving and caring wife of Tim Honquest. She is a licensed real estate agent with Dickerson Nieman Realtors, as well as being an active partner at the funeral home. Her kind and compassionate personality has allowed her to be valuable in both of her endeavors. Outside of work she enjoys CrossFit, cooking and spending quality time with family and friends.
RaeAnn Locascio Dombrowski Funeral Director/Embalmer
RaeAnn began her career as a Funeral Director and Embalmer in 2010 when she graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science. She is also Cremation Association of North America (CANA) certified. RaeAnn is also a graduate of Elmhurst College where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Music with an emphasis in Foreign Language and Diction.
RaeAnn loves to rescue animals in her spare time, and she sings in a local country band. She has also performed with Starlight Theatre. She is a parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Rockford where she also cantors. RaeAnn is happy to be serving the community where she grew up.
Melissa Pezza
Funeral Director/Embalmer
Melissa joined our team in 2013, coming from Roanoke, Illinois; she is a graduate of Carl Sandburg College of Mortuary Science. When she came to Honquest Family Funeral Home for her interview she was so impressed with the professionalism of the staff and the beautiful facilities that her mind was made up that day that she wanted to work here.
She is looking forward to assisting families and becoming familiar with the Rockford area. Melissa enjoys reading, taking her Great Dane, Khloe, for walks, and spending time with her family and friends.
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