David Shipper, President
David Shipper is a third generation cemetery owner who has been involved for more than 30 years in owning and managing funeral homes and cemeteries. Internationally known for his expertise in the industry, he has served as President of the International Cemetery and Funeral Association (www.iccfa.org)—a 6,000 member organization with members in 23 countries.
Prior to forming Midwest Memorial Group in 2008, David created the Indiana Memorial Group consisting of 14 cemeteries and funeral homes in Indiana which he still owns and operates. David also has served as a Vice-President of corporate development for The Loewen Group, Inc., a multi-national, publicly traded funeral and cemetery corporation. While at Loewen, David led cemetery and combination acquisition activities, and was involved in the purchase of over 450 locations.
Aaron Shipper, Vice President of Sales
Aaron Shipper has managed and owned cemeteries for more than 35 years. Before joining the Midwest Memorial Group, he spent 21 years managing his family’s cemeteries in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Subsequently, he became Senior Vice-President at Alderwoods Group, the second largest owner of cemeteries and funeral homes in the world. At Alderwoods, a publicly traded company, he was responsible for more than $300,000,000 in annual revenues as head of the Advance Planning division.
Aaron also served as President of Mayflower National Life Insurance Company for six years, which offered life insurance policies specifically designed to fund funeral pre-arrangements. Mayflower operated in 35 states and generated over $100,000,000 in annual revenues. Aaron also served on the Board of Directors of the International Cemetery and Funeral Association (www.iccfa.org) where he chaired the Marketing Committee and Strategic Planning Committee.
Amanda Bolli, Controller
Amanda Bolli entered the cemetery and funeral industry in 1995 as part of the Corporate Development Team for The Loewen Group, Inc., a multi-national, publicly traded funeral and cemetery corporation. She has her MBA in Finance from Villanova and Rider Universities. During her career at Loewen she was responsible for the preparation and approval of every cemetery pro forma, totaling 385 cemetery acquisitions with a combined purchase price of over $500 million. Currently she directs all financial control, analysis, audit, and software implementation for the company.
Donna Campbell, General Counsel/Director of Administration
Donna Campbell is responsible for the administration department and in-house legal issues for MMG. Donna is an attorney who is licensed to practice law in both Indiana and Kentucky, as well as a CPA. Prior to joining MMG, she was Corporate Counsel/Director of Regulatory Services for six years for The Loewen Group, Inc., a multi-national, publicly traded funeral and cemetery corporation. During that time, she served on the International Cemetery and Funeral Association’s (www.iccfa.org) Government and Legal Affairs Committee. Donna is currently serving on the Board of the Indiana Cemetery Association.
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Kent Memorial Gardens
7101 Clyde Park Ave.
Byron Center, MI 49315
Monday through Saturday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
By appointment on Sundays
Greeted by a stately entrance, Kent Memorial Gardens is rich with history, having served the community for nearly 50 years. Nestled in a country setting with a wooded backdrop, Kent Memorial Gardens rests on 27 acres and is home to beautiful foliage and wildlife.