- About Us
Christian Funeral Home is owned by Les Bale, since it's founding in 1994. Les is a well known and respected individual with strong ties to the community, having been a youth activity organizer and teacher for many years.
Les has handed over the operation and management of the funeral home to his son Matt Bale.
Manager, Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer
Matt Bale grew up in Des Plaines, IL and currently lives in Chicago. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in History from Illinois State University in 2004. In 2008 he graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science, as a member of the Pi Sigma Eta national honors fraternity, and he was also awarded the Illinois Funeral Directors Association Past Presidents’ Award. Matt is a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in Illinois, as well as a certified Crematory Operator. He was previously worked as a laboratory clinical instructor of Anatomy and Embalming at Worsham College of Mortuary Science.