Founder/Owner/Funeral Director/Embalmer, in Illinois & Wisconsin
Timothy A. Honquest started in the funeral profession over 30 years ago in Palatine, Illinois. After receiving his Bachelors Degree from Western Illinois University, Tim went to Worsham College of Mortuary Science, graduating in 1988. Coming to Rockford, Tim served his apprenticeship with a local funeral home, and liking Rockford, he then stayed on with that funeral home before starting his own in 1995 in Loves Park and opening a second location in Roscoe in 2007.
Tim has been through the loss and grieving process of his sister's untimely death and therefore made it his mission as a funeral home owner to take the time to listen and hear the needs of the families he serves.
Tim is the proud father of two children, Zach and Zoe. Outside of the business, Tim and his wife, Rachel, enjoy spending time and relaxing with family and friends. Tim presently serves on the Rockford Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.
Rachel Honquest is the loving and caring wife of Tim Honquest. She is an active partner at the funeral home where her kind and compassionate personality is valued by our families.
Outside of work she enjoys CrossFit, spending quality time with family and friends and she has a passion for cooking.
Funeral Director/Embalmer in Illinois & Wisconsin
Ashia began her career as a Funeral Director and Embalmer in 2007 when she graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science. She is also a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelor's Degree in Science.
Ashia loves to spend time with her three boys and in her spare time workout and run. She is an active member and a parishioner of St. Hyacinth Catholic Church in La Salle, IL. Ashia is happy to serve our community.
We are pleased to welcome Dana to the Honquest staff. As someone who is used to serving her community, she’s a perfect fit as one of Honquest's funeral directors and embalmers. Dana received her degree in Mortuary Science from Worsham College.
For Dana, each day is an opportunity to help others during their most difficult time, which is what makes her job so worthwhile. Dana strives to treat the decedents and their loved ones alike with honor and compassion, always working to create the empathetic environment that Honquest is known for. Dana truly loves what she does for a living. Serving the families in this community is a privilege and an honor.
Director of Pre-Need Planning
Diane began her career in funeral service in the 1980's. She considers it a privilege to guide and support families with some of the most important decisions of their lives and has great empathy for the stress and pain that a family goes through at the time of a loss.
An active member of the community, Diane has been a volunteer with Tinker Swiss Cottage, was a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused children for over fifteen years, a member of the Lombardi Club Ladies Auxiliary, Lions Club and other associations through the years. She enjoys attending local community events and is also an avid world traveler.
Daily Operations/Administrative Assistant
Being an Administrative Assistant to Timothy Honquest, Shannon is the hub of the funeral home. Her responsibilities are varied and crucial to ensuring all the details of our families' arrangements are complete, personalized and handled with care in honor of the deceased and their loved ones.
Shannon is a friendly and helpful individual who enjoys traveling, hiking and kayaking and is a proud and loving mother of four girls and one granddaughter.
Location Manager Funeral assistant - Roscoe
Linda joins us from a career in sales and customer service. She is a graduate of the University of Illinois.
Her desire is to provide comforting service to those left behind and their loved ones. Experience with her own personal loss provides Linda with empathy, compassion and understanding to guide family and friends through a difficult time.
Linda is a long-time resident of Roscoe. She is happily married and blessed with a child, two step-children and four grandchildren. She enjoys gardening, garage saling, reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Drew graduated with an Associates of Business Management from Southern New Hampshire University in 2018 and is now attending Mid-State School of Funeral Services for his Associates in Funeral Service. He began his career in Phoenix as a Funeral Assistant and worked his way to a Funeral Director in Kansas.
Drew's passion is helping families and serving his community in their time of need. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his dog, Ricco, and antiquing.
Joe began his career in the funeral business as a very young man 45 years ago in Chicago. He knows the importance of service and compassion when caring for loved ones during the funeral process.
Joe lives with his wife and dogs on a small farm. He is passionate about animal rescue and spay/neuter programs. Joe is active in supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Special Olympics and he is a participating life member of H.O.G. and NRA.