Fred N. Voran

fred-n-voran_1.jpgFred, Sr. co-founded Voran Funeral Home with his brothers, Denny and Nick in 1951. He was born and raised in Melvindale and has been a constant contributor to the community through many clubs and organizations including Allen Park Elks, The Moose Lodge and Knights of Columbus (Fr. Saylor). Throughout the years Fred has been active in sponsoring many and varied organizations. A keen golfer and life-time member of the Grosse Ile Golf and Country Club, Fred also enjoys bowling and watching sports. He has been married for over 40 years to Barbara, who has shared equally in the operation of the funeral homes. They have three loving children (Eleana, Renee & Fred, Jr.) and two wonderful grandsons.

Fred N. Voran Jr.

fred-n-voran-jr_1.jpgFreddy was born and raised in Allen Park.  He graduated from St. Frances Cabrini H.S. in 1996 and Wayne State University in Mortuary Science in 2001. Freddy joined the Voran Staff in 1997 and has been the Allen Park Chapel manager since 2005. He's active in sports including bowling, hockey and golf. He enjoys playing the guitar, painting and drawing. Fred loves working with his family and happily continues to instill the values and principals of his father and Voran Funeral Home.

Eleana Voran Keding


Eleana, a native Allen Parker, graduated from St. Frances Cabrini H.S. in 1991 and Wayne State University in 1995. She is a proud member of the Taylor Rotary. Eleana has been married to her husband Bradley since 2002 and they have twin boys. She considers herself fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with her family since 1989. She is an avid traveler, enjoys the outdoors, local events, sports and the arts.  After living in sunny Venice Beach, California for 4 years she is happy to be back close to her friends and family.

Patrick D. Dillon

patrick-d-dillon_1.jpgPatrick was born and raised in the Downriver area. He graduated from Gabriel Richard H.S. in 1988 and then from Wayne State University in Mortuary Science in 1998. Pat has been part of the Voran Staff since 1998 and has held the position of Taylor manager since 2004. Patrick has been happily married since 1996 to his lovely wife Donna (Humbert). They are proud parents of three beautiful daughters: Jessica, Bethany and Allyson.  Pat's interests and hobbies include: animals (especially dogs), music, sports (Go Tigers), spending time up-north and last but not least, spending time with his family. Pat is proud to call Downriver home and use his abilities to serve our community.

Linda M. Stratos

linda-m-stratos_1.jpgLinda was raised in  Dearborn. In 1987 she graduated from Wayne State University with her degree in Mortuary Science. She has been a funeral director with The Voran Funeral Homes for many years. Her free time is spent gardening. Linda's favorite time is spent with her husband, Jon and their 2 dogs and cat (Bruno, Ruby, and Sawdust) and also with her extended family and friends.

John O'Connor

john-o-connor_1.jpgJohn grew up in Southwest Detroit (Mexicantown) and now resides in Riverview. A Graduate of Holy Redeemer High School in 1991 and Wayne State University with a B.S. in Mortuary Science in 2001. John has been married to his wife, Beth since 1997 and has two girls, Emma and Claire. His hobbies include camping, fishing, following The Tigers, Classic car cruises, but most of all spending time with the family. He looks forward to serving the Downriver community, having found a good home at Voran's.

Rachael Racisz

rachael-racisz_1.jpgRachael grew up in Taylor and graduated from Flat Rock High School in 2009. She has earned a Bachelor's degree in Mortuary Science from Wayne State University in 2013, where she served as class secretary and treasurer. She and her fiancé currently live in Allen Park and intend to stay Downriver after their wedding in May of 2014. She is an avid animal lover and is currently a volunteer at SandCastles Grief Support. She enjoys spending time with family and friends and is excited to start her career at Voran's.