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Kathryn A. Giegerich

Kathryn A. Giegerich

Kathy Giegerich has been a licensed funeral director since 1984. She began her career with her father at the Sonntag-Wylie Funeral Home and is now the proud owner of Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home. She is a member of several professional organizations, including: Will County Funeral Services Association, former Secretary/Treasurer, Illinois Funeral Directors Association and National Funeral Directors Association. She is also actively involved in the community serving as past-President of the Zonta Club of Joliet and Childerguild at Silver Cross Hospital and a current member of the Zonta Club of Joliet, Rotary Club of Joliet, and Joliet Chamber of Commerce. She sits on the Board of Guardian Angel Community Services and is past chair of Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home Board. Kathy is a parishoner at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church.


Rayna J. Brophy

Rayna J. Brophy

Rayna Brophy has been with the Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag family since 2014. Rayna grew up in Elwood, IL. She is a graduate of Joliet Central High School. She attended the University of St. Francis where she studied Accounting and Finance and then Lewis University where she received a degree in Business Management. She spent many years in banking and mortgages before becoming a stay-at-home mom. Rayna began working for the funeral home part time handling only prearrangements. She later became bookeeper/office manager. Rayna loved working with families and helping with the deceased and She decided to go back to school to become a funeral director. She graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 2017 and is a fully licensed funeral director.

She has served on several boards and committees to include Trinity Christian School Board, Westminster Presbyterian Church Session and Deacons Board, Joliet Area Historical Museum planning and fundraising committees and as Youth Group Director of Westminster Presbyterian Church. Rayna holds her insurance license and is a Certified Preplanning Consultant. She is a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.


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