Beginning his funeral service at the early age of 15, Marvin Schaffer Jr. has provided peace and comfort to the families he has served throughout the state of Louisiana since the 1990s. Louisiana born and raised, Marvin received his Bachelor of Science degree from Southern University. He then earned his degree in mortuary science at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service. Marvin has a servant's heart and considers it a privilege to serve families during a very difficult and life-changing time. Marvin’s compassion, personality, skill and vast amount of industry knowledge truly make him a tremendous asset. Marvin is a member of the St. Mary Baptist Church and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Buck J Duplechin
In 1985 Buck earned his degree in mortuary science and embalming from Commonwealth College in Houston, Texas. He provided 12 years of compassionate care to the families of Lake Charles, Louisiana, at Hixson Funeral Home before returning to college. Buck received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and his associate degree in drafting technology from Delta Tech, also in Lake Charles. Buck is a proud member of the Dignity Memorial® team, having served families in both the Ourso Funeral Home and at Greenoaks Funeral Home of Baton Rouge, where he serves today. Buck will compassionately guide you through one of the most personal times of your life. When he is not serving families, Buck enjoys spending time with his wife, traveling and seeing new and exciting places.
Gretchen Anne Varnell
Gretchen has spent three decades as a collaborator, mentor and educator for multiple age groups. Always open to new adventures and experiences, she is remarkably talented and seeks to impact the lives of those around her while empowering them to lead, serve and thrive. Over the years Gretchen has polished her business skills—organizing events, pooling resources and managing outcomes.
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