About Us

The Lakes Crematory has been serving Funeral Homes in the Chicagoland and Southeastern Wisconsin areas since 1996.  We are conveniently located in Lake County, IL.  The Lakes Crematory is owned and operated by the license funeral directors of the Symonds Family Funeral Homes.

Our Partners:

Our Vision was created by the late Irving Symonds, Jr.

All Funeral Directors are Licensed in Illinois unless indicated.

Adeline Symonds – Senior Partner, Funeral Director/Embalmer

Irving Symonds III – Funeral Director/Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator

Mark Symonds, Sr. – Funeral Director, Certified Crematory Operator

Katherine J. Salyards – Funeral Director/Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator

Licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin

Matthew Symonds, Sr. – Funeral Director/Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator

Licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin

Daniel Symonds – Funeral Director/Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator

The Late John Symonds

Our Staff:

Missy Bo-Hansen – Pet Office Admin

Michael Chalmers – Funeral Director/Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator

Sonya Jefferson – Logistics Manager – Funeral Director/Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator

Anthony Laflore – Funeral Director/Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator

Matthew Praznowski – Certified Crematory Operator

Maria R. – Office Admin

Katherine G. Salyards – Funeral Director/Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator

Ron Salyards – Funeral Director/Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator

Licensed in Illinois and Wisconsin

Elizabeth Schwalb – Funeral Director/Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator

Eric Schwalb – Crematory Manager – Funeral Director/Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator

Rose Sopocy – Funeral Director/Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator

Licensed in Wisconsin

Gregory Wyatt – Funeral Director/Embalmer, Certified Crematory Operator

The Lakes Crematory 500 Park Avenue Suite 106, Lake Villa, IL 60046 (847)265-7210

Owned and operated by the Symonds family.