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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

Email: hgifh@comcast.net


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

Email: hgifh@comcast.net


Nathan Kline

Nathan Kline

Funeral Director Intern

A 2015 graduate of the Mid-America College of Funeral Service, Nathan joined Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home in March of 2019.  An Elkhart county native, 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 and St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Cassopolis, MI.

Fax: 574-295-1268

Telephone: 1-574-295-1230

Email: hgifh@comcast.net


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

Email: hgifh@comcast.net


Dan Bevans

Assistant

Fax: 574-295-1268

Telephone: 1-574-295-1230

Email: hgifh@comcast.net


John Downing

Assistant



Willene Bowden

Housekeeping



William Inman

William Inman

Licensed Funeral Director and Pre-Need Counselor

A 1971 graduate of Indiana College of Mortuary Science, Bill joined the Hartzler-Gutermuth Fuenral Home that year. In 1994 he purchased the funeral home at which time it became Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home. Bill has enjoyed 41 years of serving people of Elkhart. He has been married for the past 31 years to Jolynn (Erb) Inman and they have two children Dr. Sarah Inman of Australia and Grant Inman of South Bend, Indiana. Bill is currently not only handling at need families but is assisting the funeral home with its pre-need services.

Fax: 574-295-1268

Telephone: 1-574-295-1230

Email: hgifh@comcast.net


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