History & Staff

We 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.

Our History

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 Our Valued Staff

John G. Kernan, Owner/Funeral Director 

 John resides in Grosse Ile with his wife Jeanne and their daughter Connie. They also have two sons, John (Kristine) and Robert (Lindsey), and are proud grandparents of their grandsons Jack, Ryan and Robert. After graduating from Riverview's Gabriel Richard High School, John attended Wayne State University, obtaining a degree in Mortuary Science. While attending Wayne State, he was a member of their rowing crew. John has over 30 years of experience in funeral service. Along with his partner, Chris Poirier he currently owns and operates Czopek Funeral Home in Wyandotte and Kernan Funeral Service in Lincoln Park. John is a member of the Robert Jones Council Knights of Columbus and past member of the Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce, Lincoln Park D.D.A. and the Exchange Club. For relaxation, John enjoys boating locally as well as hunting, fishing and golfing in Northern Michigan.


Chris Poirier, Owner/Funeral Director  

 Chris lives in Southgate with his wife, Sue and their son Christopher. They also have two daughters, Kristin (Greg) Grant and Jennifer (Micah Swain) and are proud grandparents of Presley, Megan, Adam and Easton. Chris is a graduate of the St. Lawrence Seminary and a Wayne State University Graduate with a degree in Mortuary Science. Chris has over 36 years of experience in the funeral industry. Chris purchased Czopek Funeral Home along with his father Jim in 1984. He currently owns and operates Czopek Funeral Home and Kernan Funeral Service with his business partner, John Kernan. Chris is an active member of the Wyandotte Lions Club, Knights of Columbus, Wyandotte Boat Club, Fraternal Order of Police, as well an active chairman of the City of Southgate Police and Fire Commission. He also is a former Public Safety Commissioner for the City of Southgate for 6 years. In his spare time, Chris enjoys hosting the family and friends at his cottage in northern Michigan as well as sailing, fishing, and relaxing.