Gregory J. Lindeman
Gregory J. Lindeman began his funeral career at the age of 9 while helping out at a relative’s funeral home on the south side of Chicago. In addition to cleaning up the coffee room, vacuuming the chapel and handing out funeral stickers for the procession, he was allowed to ride in the flower car as it led the procession.
It was at this time that his passion for funeral service took hold and influenced his decision to become part of this caring profession. After completing his undergraduate degree at Indiana State University and his graduate work at University of Iowa and University of Chicago, Greg embarked on a mortuary science degree which led to licensure in Illinois as a funeral director and embalmer.
He served his apprenticeship at the Piser Funeral Home in Skokie, afterwards becoming manager of the Piser Chapel in Chicago. After assuming other assignments within the industry, he opened his own business (“Asian Funeral Services”) in 2013.
Today he is honored to continue to bring his knowledge and skills in the ownership and development of Midtown Funeral Home and Cremation Options. Greg was a long-time member of the board of directors of the Vietnamese Association of Illinois (where he was also an ESL instructor) and served in various capacities on other community organizations and government agencies focused on health care and housing initiatives for low income and people living with disabilities.
He was a former member of the parish pastoral council planning board for St. Jerome Church in Rogers Park. He currently serves on the parish pastoral council for Mary of Mother God Parish representing St. Ita (Edgewater), St. Gregory the Great (Andersonville) and St. Thomas of Canterbury (Uptown) Catholic Churches. He also contributes his services as a lecturer. In addition, he is a member of the Knights of Columbus (Mother Cabrini Council) and is in the process of professing vows as a secular Franciscan.
He is a lifelong resident of Chicago and currently resides in Rogers Park.