Steve has lived in Lansing and Holt most of his life. After graduating from Holt High School in 1982, he attended Lansing Community College, during which time he served his apprenticeship at the Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes. After graduating from Mortuary College in Miami, Florida, he work at Langeland Funeral Homes in Kalamazoo. In 1990, he accepted a funeral director position at Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes, where he has worked since that time. In 2007, he and Jeremy Gough took advantage of an opportunity to purchase the funeral homes. Steve is a member of the Holt Kiwanis Club, and enjoys fitness and traveling. He and his wife, Elaine, live in Dimondale, with their two dogs, Klink (a German Shepherd) and Bugsy (a Yorkshire Terrier).
Jeremy was born in Greenville, MI, and graduated from Greenville High School in 1991. He attended Grand Valley State University, and Graduated from Wayne State University. He worked at Muehlig Chapel in Ann Arbor, MI, and moved to the Lansing area in 1998, to work at the Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes. In 2007, he, along with Steve Morgan, took advantage of the opportunity to purchase the funeral home from SCI. He currently lives in Delta Township and has 2 sons. In addition to spending time with his sons, Jeremy enjoys camping.
Paul graduated from Williamston High School in 1995. He attended Lansing Community College, and graduated from Wayne State University. He began working for the Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes while he was attending LCC, and after graduating from college, he worked as a funeral director at the Van Horn-Eagle Funeral Homes in the Hillsdale area. In 2007, he was offered an opportunity to return to the Lansing area, and began working at the Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes again. He currently lives in Bath.
Christopher is from Sturgis, MI, and a graduate of Sturgis High School. In 2008, he moved to the Lansing area. He graduated from the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and also has a bachelor’s degree in Public History from Western Michigan University. Chris worked as an apprentice at Gorsline-Runciman Funeral Home in Lansing and continued there after becoming a licensed funeral director. Chris recently had the opportunity to come work for Estes-Leadley. Christopher lives in Okemos, with his wife and two sons. He enjoys playing golf, reading and spending time with his family.
Funeral Director / Consultant
Mr. Lynch is a lifelong resident of Lansing and Delta Township. He is a 1959 graduate of Lansing Eastern High School, attended Michigan State University, and graduated Valedictorian from the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science. He has been associated with Estes-Leadley Funeral Homes since 1964 as a Licensed Mortician and co-owner/managing partner from 1976-1997.
Currently he remains active as a Licensed Funeral Director and Consultant. He has been, and continues to be, active in the Lansing community with memberships and activities, both past and present.
These include in part: St. Mary Cathedral; National and Michigan Funeral Director’s Associations; Chair of the Lansing Fire Board of Commissioners; Model Cities Policy Board; Associate Member Capitol City Lodge #141, F.O.P.; a Past President and former Treasurer of the Lansing Area Safety Council; Family and Child Services Board; Boys and Girls Club of Lansing Board; Gannett Foundation Scholarship Committee; Chair of Sparrow Home Care Affiliate; Co-Chair Sparrow’s Coaches, Athletes and Officials for Kids; former Chair and Board Chair Emeritus of the Sparrow Health System; 2008 recipient of the Sparrow Founders Award: Past President of the Old Newsboy’s Association; Lansing Aerie #1039 F.O.E.; Lansing Liederkranz; Lansing Kiwanis Club; Past President of Box “23” Associates; University Club; Hospice of Lansing, Inc. Board; The Hundred Club of Lansing Board; Automobile Club of Lansing Past President and Board Member; Eastern High School Alumni Association; Ele’s Place Board; Salvation Army Board; Delta Township Planning Commission; and Co-Chair of Lansing Community Dream Project. He was selected as the 1985 Lansing School District Citizen of the Year; is listed in the 1992 Publication of U.S. Registry’s Who’s Who; and selected as the 2002 South Lansing Business Association Community Service Person of the Year.
He has been married to Karol (Converse) since 1959, and they are parents to 3 and grandparents to 9.