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Jones Joins Jacobson Funeral Home as Apprentice

Published: May 10, 2019

Jacobson Funeral Home in L’Anse announces Courtney Jones will be joining their staff as a Funeral Director Apprentice.  Owner, Susan Jacobs says, “I am honored to have Courtney train under me as a licensed funeral director apprentice.  She is very caring and compassionate, which is essential when working with families that are dealing with death.” 

Becoming a licensed funeral director requires a one-year apprenticeship working directly under a licensed funeral director to learn all aspects of embalming, body preparation, arrangement conferences, funeral services, and much more.  To become a licensed funeral director, she will also be required to graduate from an accredited mortuary school and pass National and State boards.   There are certain aspects that are required of a licensed funeral director such as, to manage a licensed funeral home establishment, any preparation of a decedent, signing a death certificate, and direct a burial or disposition of a body. 

Courtney grew up in Alston, MI daughter of Tom Clisch and Kristy Seppanen.  She started participating in funerals at age 8 performing as a soloist.  Over the years she has experienced many family members passing away and was always curious of what all was involved on the back side of preparing for a service and helping families.  “I chose to talk with Susan about becoming an apprentice because Jacobson Funeral Home has been used by our family for generations and she does such a professional job.”

Courtney has two associate degrees from Casper College in Wyoming.  She has been continuing her Cultural education at the KBOCC for more understudies and will be attending Wayne State University School of Mortuary Science from here online along with campus visits.  She is also involved as the Director of the L’Anse School Choir, Coach for L’Anse Drama Club, and Director of the Bay Area Chorus.  Courtney also teaches crochet classes and music lessons at the Village Gift Store downtown L’Anse. In her free time, she enjoys her cats, gardening, herbology, and crocheting.  Courtney and her husband Zach Jones reside in Pelkie.

 Courtney can be reached at Jacobson Funeral Home at 524-7800 or by email


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