History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions.

Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.

Our History

Haverstock Funeral Home, an independently owned and family operated funeral home in LaPorte, Indiana, was founded by O.M. Haverstock in 1928 upon the highest standards of integrity, honesty, and service, and third generation grandson, Norman B. Juday, continues with that philosophy today.

Haverstock Funeral Home, believes each service should be a personal reflection of a life well lived, and we do so by memorializing through memory boards, eulogies from family and friends, and video tributes. Because we think service should begin before the need arises, we are here for you before the service, during, and after.



Our Valued Staff

Norman Juday

Norman Juday, Funeral Director / Owner

Following the philosophy of service established by my grandfather and continued by my father, is my commitment to our community. Having a support, service oriented team is essential to fulfill this commitment to excellences. Together - we are able to support families and our community better than either of us could do individually.

Our commitment to do whatever a family needs and wants. Tailoring a service to meet each family's individual requests is the cornerstone of the personal service we provide.

Another important commitment for both Ginny and myself is to maintain an updated facility. We recently completed a significant renovation that we are proud to provide to our community.


Ginny Juday

Ginny Juday, Funeral Director / Owner

My commitment to help in funeral service began early. My Dad died when I was 14 years old and my Mom openly discussed his death. This allowed me to also openly share. I began to realized I wanted to help others during this difficult time. When old enough, I worked during the summer at the funeral home that served our family.

As an owner, Norm and I have the opportunity and responsibility to carry on the tradition of excellence that Norm's grandfather started. I enjoy being able to implement new concepts that better serve our families and the community. Personal, quality service is the cornerstone of all we do. My personal commitment is to help during one of the hardest times in a person's life.


Danny Cracknell Jr.

Danny Cracknell Jr., Manager, Funeral Director

I have been committed to the Haverstock Funeral Home Team since 2004. I am a graduate of La Porte High School and have been a member of the community since childhood. I graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science. I am a funeral director with a goal to provide caring and compassionate service to every family. I take great pride in helping families plan a final tribute fitting to the memory of their loved one. I honor the requests of every family I serve and provide a meaningful service for their loved one. I am committed to your family from beginning to end and promise to exceed your expectations.


Rhonda Graves

Rhonda Graves, Family Service Advisor

Haverstock Funeral Home is proud to introduce Rhonda Graves as the Family Service Advisor. Her role is to help families pre-plan for their future to alleviate the financial burden that funerals can sometimes leave on family members. She also helps surviving family members after the loss of their loved one with Haverstock’s Aftercare Program.

Rhonda has been an independent insurance agent in La Porte for about fifteen years, specializing in life insurance and annuities. Previously she worked closely with Gleaner Life Insurance Society service clubs in Indiana and Illinois for over ten years. Rhonda continues to represent Gleaner Life Insurance and various other life insurance carriers today.

Rhonda and her husband, Mike, live in La Porte with their two children, Emily and Ty. In addition to raising her children, Rhonda has enjoyed giving back to the community over the years. She is currently on the Board of the Indiana Fraternal Alliance in the role of Past President. She has served as an officer of Mill Creek Arbor of the Gleaner Life Insurance Society for over seventeen years. Rhonda enjoys being a Girl Scout Leader for middle school and high school students at New Prairie Schools. Rhonda is also very involved with Cookies for Soldiers, Inc. This is an organization started by her daughter. Together, along with other volunteers, they work to honor veterans and those who are currently serving overseas.


Teresa Bluhm

Teresa Bluhm, Administrative Assistant

Being a part of another little family has been very rewarding. Since my husband died, I know what people are going through - loss and grief are tough hurdles to handle. That is just one of the reasons I enjoy being a part of the Haverstock team. Helping with the phones, answering questions, preparing memorial books, and the important paperwork tasks are ways that I can help families we serve. I worked visitations at the Funeral Home for several years when the opportunity became available to help administratively. I consider the responsibilities I handle to be the dream job.


Roger Wolff

Roger Wolff, Service Assistant


Mark Baker

Mark Baker, Service Assistant


Sandy Trueblood

Sandy Trueblood, Service Assistant


Shirley  Kluge

Shirley Kluge, Service assistant