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Charlie Choate

Charlie Choate

Licensed Funeral Director and Owner

A 1991 graduate of Southern Illinois University, Charlie is a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He holds degrees in business management and mortuary science. Charlie purchased Hartzler Gutermuth Inman Funeral Home in February of 2011, relocating from Marion, Indiana where he owns the Raven-Choate Funeral Home. He is the proud father of his daughter Sydney. Charlie is a member of the Masonic Fraternity, Elks, Moose lodge and Lions Club.

Fax: 574-295-1268

Telephone: 1-574-295-1230

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Kevin Wirt

Kevin Wirt

Licensed Funeral Director

A 1989 graduate of the Mid-America College of Funeral Service, Kevin joined the Hartzler-Gutermuth Funeral Home in 1987, prior to attending mortuary college and then returned upon graduation.  Kevin was employed here for 16 years and then returned in January 2015 after 11 years with Hahn Funeral Home in Mishawaka, Indiana. An Elkhart native and veteran of the United States Army, Kevin has three children: Nicholas, Ryan and Allison.  He is a member of the Elkhart Noon Kiwanis Club, the Knights of Columbus, Elkhart Moose Lodge and the Italian-American Relief Association.  A licensed insurance agent, Kevin also helps families who wish to make pre-arrangements.

Fax: 574-295-1268

Telephone: 1-574-295-1230

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Nathan Kline

Nathan Kline

Licensed Funeral Director

A 2015 graduate of the Mid-America College of Funeral Service, Nathan joined Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home in March of 2019.  Born and raised in Elkhart, Nathan graduated from Elkhart Memorial High School in 2013.  Since the age of sixteen, Nathan has worked in the funeral business in and around the Elkhart area.  He enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as his two cats, Maxine and DQ.  Nathan lives in Elkhart and is a member of the Elkhart Conservation Club. 

Fax: 574-295-1268

Telephone: 1-574-295-1230

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Kanyon Hamby

Kanyon Hamby

Mortuary Student

A 2020 graduate of Jimtown High School, Kanyon is a current student at Worsham School of Mortuary Science. He joined Hartrzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home in 2022. Living in and around the Elkhart area his entire life, he is the youngest of four children as well as an uncle to four. Some of his favorite hobbies include fishing and napping with his cats. An avid lover of flora and fauna, Kanyon is a member of the Wellfield Bontanic Gardens and the Indiana Wildlife Federation. 

Fax: 574-295-1268

Telephone: 1-574-295-1230

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David Isenhart

David Isenhart

Assistant

Dave is a funeral assistant and has been with Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home since 2006. He was born and raised in central Illinois and moved to his home here in northern Indiana in 1990 upon graduation from Southern Illinois University, in Carbondale. Dave is a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, he is an avid sports fan and enjoys spending time with his wife Jo Ann and two children Mitchell and Kyle.

Fax: 574-295-1268

Telephone: 1-574-295-1230

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Jim Patterson

Jim Patterson

Assistant



John Downing

John Downing

Assistant



Paul Thomas

Paul Thomas

Assistant



Celia Weiss

Celia Weiss

Organist/Pianist



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