Our Valued 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.

  • Tom Chung-Il Suh

    Tom Chung-Il Suh, Owner / Funeral Director

    Tom Suh is the representative of Hankook Funeral Services Inc. He served as the chairman of the Korean American Presidents Association, representing Koreans in the United States, bringing together and uniting the Korean American community scattered throughout the United States. His business success and contribution to society began with the sudden death of his mother-in- law, who visited the US 30 years ago. Her death shocked and saddened the entire family. He shared the memory, "As we held a heartfelt funeral, we felt their hearts settle." Since then, he has become a funeral director, empathizing with the grief of those who have lost their family and helping them to say goodbye comfortably. Solomon Theological Seminary has appointed him an honorary doctorate in psychological counseling because his sincerity has comforted many who have lost their loved ones.Director Suh attributes his success to the support of the community. As a director of the Korean American Scholarship Foundation, he provided scholarships to Korean students studying in the United States. He served as aboard director at Hanul Family Alliance and worked hard to benefit the elderly and the underprivileged. As president of the Korean American Association of Chicago, he served in the growth of the Korean American community. In recognition of his spirit of service and social contributions, Director Seo Jeong-il received the Richard Daly former Mayor of Chicago Service Award, the former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's Achievement Award, the current Congressman Steve Horsford's Service Award, and the current Congressman's Service Award from Michelle Park Steel.Tom Chung-Il Suh has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1996. He received his license after graduating from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling. Tom, along with his wife Sue, have two sons and a daughter. Tom and Sue currently attend Hebron Church. Tom has a desire to see all Korean Americans succeed in every aspect of their lives. He is an avid golfer, runs marathons, and enjoys traveling.Director Suh helps our community thrive through the wisdom he has gained thru running many non-profit organizations. He believes that 'humility' and 'harmony' are essential elements of an organization. Being humble helps to respect the opinions of others. When the organization integrates, it will thrive and harmonize with the community. Director Suh's leadership will enable the members of the community to respect and blend, cooperate with the local community, and serve accordingly.

  • Junghee Song

    Junghee Song, Licensed Pre-Need Insurance Agent - Funeral Assistant

  • Eileen Corliss

    Eileen Corliss, Director of Operations/Funeral Director

  • Alex Babikan

    Alex Babikan, Funeral Director Assitant

  • Stacey Vallarta

    Stacey Vallarta, Funeral Director

  • Robert Chapelle

    Robert Chapelle, Funeral Director - Embalmer

  • William Conlon

    William Conlon, Funeral Director

  • Tom Stechmiller

    Tom Stechmiller, Funeral Director

  • Kayla Anderson

    Kayla Anderson, Funeral Director Intern

  • Maria Pantelis

    Maria Pantelis, Funeral Assistant

  • Nancy Prust

    Nancy Prust, Funeral Assistant

  • Sarah Smith

    Sarah Smith, Wake Attendant

  • Glen Mundle

    Glen Mundle, Funeral Assistant