Our 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 Valued Staff

  • Timothy S. Kallal

    Timothy S. Kallal, Owner - Funeral Director/Cemetarian

    Tim is originally from Jerseyville, Illinois. He graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science, in Chicago, Illinois in 1995. He became licensed in Illinois in 1996 and licensed in Missouri in 2002 and serves as a Madison County Deputy Coroner.

    Tim moved to the Riverbend area in 1995 to begin employment with Elias Smith Funeral Home where he is now co-partners with Craig Schaaf owning Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home. Tim has serviced on several boards and been a part of several community organizations. Tim married Michelle “Shellie” Kallal in 1997 and has three children, two sons, Dillon and Alex and a daughter Isabella. In addition to spending time with his wife and family, Tim's interests include going to his children’s sporting events, traveling and playing golf.

  • Craig A. Schaaf

    Craig A. Schaaf, Owner - Funeral Director/Cemetarian

  • Marty Arnold

    Marty Arnold, Funeral Director

    Marty Arnold grew up in Bethalto, where he and his wife, Earleen, were high school sweethearts. He graduated from the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale Mortuary Science Program in 1987 and has been in funeral service ever since. Marty has worked extensively throughout the State of Illinois and has been exposed to many cultures and faiths. He is ready to use his experience to assist you and your family in your time of need.
    He stays busy with his two children, Sammie and Eric, playing and writing music, and is a member of Franklin Masonic Lodge #25 in Alton.

  • Alex Anderson

    Alex Anderson, Funeral Director

  • Brian Fine

    Brian Fine, Funeral Director

    Brian grew up in Granite City and began working at Irwin Chapel at the age of 15 and continued there for many years as a funeral director and embalmer. He also worked as a funeral director and embalmer at the Lupton Chapel in University City for several years until purchasing two long time Alton funeral homes, the former Morrow & Quinn Funeral Home in 1992 and the Burke Funeral Home in 1995. Brian later had the opportunity to purchase the Staten Funeral Home in 2002 and all three businesses were combined in 2003 and became the Staten-Fine Funeral Home at 220 Court Street in Alton. He enjoys the history of Alton and being part of the community. A member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Alton, and the Knights of Columbus, Brian enjoys spending his spare time with his daughter, Maggie Fine who attends high school at Father McGivney Catholic High School in Maryville. Brian enjoys his current position as funeral director and embalmer and being able to continue serving area families.

  • Sammi Elliott

    Sammi Elliott, Godfrey Secretary

    Sammi is a 2012 Civic Memorial High School graduate. She then earned her Associates in Science from Lewis and Clark Community College in 2014. Sammi is currently in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program at Lewis and Clark. In her spare time, she enjoys hanging out with her family, friends, watching sporting events and spending time with her dogs, Duke and Weston.