Bisch Funeral Home

2931 South Koke Mill Road Springfield, IL

Associates

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    Phillip Bisch

    Manager

    Phillip Bisch was raised in Springfield, Illinois, attending Sacred Heart Griffin High School, Springfield College in Illinois and Lincoln Christian College, graduating from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in March 2000. He is the fifth generation of the Bisch family actively serving families in Springfield and the surrounding area.

    Phillip is a member of Tyrian Lodge #333 AF&AM, ANSAR Shrine, the Springfield Elks Lodge #158, Springfield Art Association and a board member of the Midwest Charity Horse Show. Phillip and his wife reside in Chatham with their daughter and are dedicated supporters of the American Diabetes Association.

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    James Thomas Williamson

    Funeral Director

    James was born and raised in Staunton, Illinois, graduating from the Staunton School District and St. Louis Community College at Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri. Jim is a third-generation funeral director, following in his father's and grandfather’s footsteps. From a young age, he worked for his father at the family funeral home—cutting grass, washing cars, etc.—before becoming the co-owner of the family business. In 2006 Jim sold his portion of the business to his brother and came to Bisch Funeral Home in April 2009. Along with his other duties, Jim also presents two education programs to hospice nurses, clergy, social workers and volunteers through partnership with the company and the Hospice Foundation of America.

    Involved in his hometown community for many years, Jim coached his children's little league baseball, softball and junior football teams, served on the the board of elders at Zion Lutheran Church in Staunton and was a member of Staunton Country Club. Jim and his wife reside in Springfield and have four children, some already grown and one just entering the teen years.