At Fippinger/Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Homes, we continue to monitor the evolving COVID - 19 situation. We are gathering information as it becomes available from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and state and local health agencies, as well as the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA) and Illinois Funeral Directors Association (IFDA).
Our goal is to keep the families and community we serve safe as we navigate this challenging time. Here is what we are doing to minimize risk.
*When caring for decedents, we are following safety guidelines and precautions as suggested by the CDC and NFDA.
*We are giving our families the option to make arrangements via phone and share information via email.
*We are providing hand sanitizer at different locations throughout the funeral home and frequently cleaning surfaces and areas used by the public.
*We are suggesting no contact during visitations and services and will coordinate with families to limit the amount of people at the funeral home for the safety of everyone.
*We encourage everyone to be mindful of those around you and if you have any symptoms please do not attend a visitation or service. Find an alternative way to make contact with the family by contacting them by phone, email, sending a card, leaving an online condolence, etc.
*We will continue to serve while taking the necessary precautions to keep our families, the community and ourselves safe.
If you have additional concerns or questions, please contact us at 309-582-2315, 309-629-5271 or 309-334-2332.
Alex Carlson is a 2006 graduate of Knoxville High School. He received his degree in Mortuary Science in 2008 from Carl Sandburg College as well as completing his bachelor's degree in Business Management from the University of Phoenix in the Fall of 2013. He has been a licensed Funeral Director serving his friends and family from around the area for over 12 years.
Alex now resides in Alpha with his wife, Katy and 2 daughters, Ava and Charlotte. Alex and Katy enjoy being active in their children's school, programs, extracurricular activities and watching them learn and grow. In their spare time, they enjoy spending time together with Alex's brothers and their growing families on the family farm just outside of Knoxville. Alex, Katy and the girls are happily attending the First Baptist Church in Aledo and looking forward to getting involved with the local community.