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.

About Us

The Maple Funeral Home and Crematory is owned and operated by James and Constance Stalteri. A true family business, the Stalteri's personally serve their families—from the moment they receive a “first call” until final rest. Their doors are open seven days a week and they are happy to assist in planning a meaningful remembrance.

The full service facility offers the choice between traditional burial and cremation. Today, more and more families are considering cremation—particularly with the convenience of the funeral home's on-site crematory. During the arrangement process, the Stalteris review the benefits of both options.

They forge a kinship with each family in walking the path to saying goodbye. During that time, they share their customs, traditions, personal feelings and those special characteristics that are unique to each group. The relationships become lasting and meaningful.

Today, the benefits of having a visitation, which includes receiving the love and support of family and friends and allowing others to come and support them during this very difficult time can end in either a burial or cremation.  

Our Phiosophy

Jim's goal today remains the same as when he started. "No two funerals are exactly alike. In all of my endeavors, I believe that it is my responsibility to inform those families that I am privileged to serve that they have choices. Ceremony and ritual are a meaningful beginning in their personal journey of grief. Each family that I serve has the sincere ambition to honor the life that their loved one has lived. I am here to help them make the symbolic statement that a transition is taking place."

Our Valued Staff

Jim is a 1988 graduate of Chicago City-Wide College of Mortuary Science. After 14 years working as a trade embalmer, he realized his lifelong goal by opening the Maple Funeral Home and Crematory in Channahon on March 19, 2002. Today, Jim and his wife, Connie, also a funeral director, operate the facility. She is a 2001 graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science.

The Stalteris are dedicated to their community. They have been part of the Community Showcase in Minooka. They also are committed to the environment, working to keep the community highways clean with their “Adopt a Spot.” They also support area Career Fairs and Job Shadowing Programs sponsored by the local high schools.

Our Valued Staff

  • James V Stalteri

    James V Stalteri Funeral Director/Embalmer

    James grew up in Chicago and has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1989. A graduate of XXXHS, he completed his mortuary education at City Wide College. Jim has served many families throughout Chicago as-well-as Embalmer for many area funeral homes. He now resides in Channahon with his wife Connie and their son Vince. Jim is also an avid fisherman and spend equal time cruising area lakes and rivers on his Ranger boat searching for the next big catch and release.

  • Connie Stalteri

    Connie Stalteri Funeral Director