Complete Story


IFDA President-Elect

Ronald A. Kurza, Jr.

Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Homes & Crematory
Naperville, IL

Ron Kurza has been with the Beidelman-Kunsch Funeral Homes & Crematory since 2011. He is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, Certified Funeral Service Practioner, Pre Need Specialist, Crematory Operator, Website Manager, Social Media Manager, and assists with various administrative, marketing and family follow up tasks.

Ron was elected to the Board of Directors for the Illinois Funeral Directors Association (IFDA) as the Region One Director in June of 2020. As Region 1 Director he represented the counties of Boone, Bureau, Carroll, Cook, DeKalb, Dupage, Grundy, Henry, Jo Daviess, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Lake, Lasalle, Lee, Livingston, Marshall, McHenry, Mercer, Ogle, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Stephenson, Whiteside, Will, and Winnebago. In 2022 he was elected to the Executive Committe where he served as Secretary/Treasurer, and is currently serving as Vice President of the Illinois Funeral Directors Association.

Many professions grant special recognition to members upon completion of a series of academic and service requirements that eclipse those of state or national licensing boards. This level of achievement is often recognized by the use of initials after one's name to signify this level of achievement.

In 2023 Ron obtained the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner -- CFSP. He willingly amassed 180 hours of continuing education requirements. Even in instances where states may not have formal continuing education requirements, funeral professionals across the country participate voluntarily. The fact that they have joined the Academy and worked toward this goal of certification shows that they believe in continuing education, but more importantly, the goals of the Academy.

Ron is a 1989 graduate of Millikin University, where he earned his B.A. in Public Relations. Member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity, and a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Naperville. Ron has two children, Kendall and Evan Kurza.

Printer-Friendly Version