Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.
Michael is a licensed funeral director that joined the firm in July of 2006. Son of John and Cynthia O’Halloran, he is a St. Paul Academy lifer, graduate of the University of St. Thomas with a degree in business, and a graduate of the University of Minnesota Mortuary Science Program. Michael is co-owner and President of the O'Halloran family funeral homes, a St. Paul Rotarian and a member of the St. Paul Serra Club. Living in Woodbury, he is the 5th generation of O’Hallorans’ to continue the longtime family tradition of quality funeral service in Twin Cities surrounding areas. He enjoys traveling, playing hockey and drums, and spending time with his family; Wherever music plays dancing will occur.
John attended Holy Spirit Grade School, Cretin-Derham Hall High School and the University of Notre Dame . He served in the Army 828 Signal Corps located at Ft Snelling and was stationed in Hinesville, GA at Camp Stewart. He went to the University of MN for Mortuary Science and obtained his MN funeral director license in 1967. He and his brother Patrick O’Halloran took over the funeral home from their mother Dolores O’Halloran-Countryman in 1981. When his brother Patrick retired, John took over the funeral home. John married Cynthia Melady in 1969. He has three above average children: Emily, who works for Accenture and lives in Dallas, John C., who is a St Paul Policeman and Michael who is a partner in the funeral home. John has 4 grandchildren. He enjoys playing tennis and golf and biking and he occasionally reads. He is a member of Roseville Rotary and St Paul Serra Club a member of Lumen Christi Church.
Barbara graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science. She is a licensed funeral director and has been with the O'Halloran & Murphy Funeral Home since April 2001. Barbara grew up in southern Minnesota near Blue Earth. She currently resides in the Twin Cities with her husband, David and children, Luke, Audrey and Maria.
Elizabeth is a Minnesota licensed funeral director. She grew up in Watertown, South Dakota and attended Minnesota State University, Mankato. Elizabeth joined O’Halloran & Murphy in 2009 as a night attendant, and earned her degree in Mortuary Science from Des Moines Area Community College.
Elizabeth currently lives in St. Paul with her husband Andrew and sons, Jack and Julian.
Linda earned a B.A. in Business Management from the University of Mary in Fargo, ND in 2006 and worked for many years in medical sales. In 2011, Linda returned to school and earned a B.S. in Mortuary Science from the University of Minnesota. Since that time, she has worked for funeral homes in the Twin Cities area assisting families through a difficult time. Linda grew up in the Fargo – Moorhead area but currently, lives in Lowertown with two demanding cats, Pugsley and Lurch. In her free time, she enjoys reading and exploring what the Twin Cities has to offer. Linda spends many afternoons walking, biking or scootering around the city. She loves to travel and tries to visit a new city or country every year.
A St. Paul native, Steve grew up on the East Side. He earned his B.S. in Mortuary Science in 2015 from the University of Minnesota with the help of the Chick Evans Caddie Scholarship, and now lives in Mahtomedi. His favorite part of funeral service is learning about fun family traditions. In his free time he enjoys biking, camping, fishing, attending concerts, and exploring State and National Parks.
Katie received an A.A. degree from Century College before transferring to the University of Minnesota. There she earned a B.S. in Mortuary Science in May of 2020. Katie grew up in Hugo, Minnesota, and currently lives in the Twin Cities with her fiancé Isaiah. She enjoys spending time with her family, attending concerts, watching movies, and going on walks.
Funeral Director Intern
Mia graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2022, with a B.S. in Mortuary Science. Before joining the staff as a funeral director, she worked with O’Halloran & Murphy for two years as a night attendant. Mia is originally from Minnesota, growing up in Woodbury and Stillwater. She enjoys spending her time traveling, hiking with friends and family, going to concerts, and playing the bass guitar.
Tom Thedens graduated from Blaine High School in 1979, he attended Anoka-Ramsey Community College earning an Associate of Arts Degree. Then transferring to Moorhead State where he earned a Business Administration Degree in 1983. In 1985 Tom completed his degree in Mortuary Science from the University of Minnesota.
He lives just outside of Elk River with his wife, Kathy and his 3 daughters, Amanda, Sarah and Emily. Tom is a member of Central Lutheran Church in Elk River and enjoys hunting, fishing and horseback riding.
Kevin graduated from Elk River Area High School in 1992. He attended the University of Minnesota-Morris, before transferring to the Twin Cities Campus to complete his degree in Mortuary Science.
He is a lifelong member of St. John Lutheran Church in Burns Township, where he completed his elementary education.
Kevin currently resides in Ramsey with his wife, Jennifer, and their 2 daughters, Lillian and Eleanor.
He is humbled to have the opportunity to serve families in the community where he was raised.
Gary Pearson has been with O'Halloran & Murphy Cremation & Funeral Services since 2014. He has degrees in Business and English from Union College, and is a Pre-Planning Consultant and a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist.
Gary and his wife Lucia live in Stillwater, Minnesota.
Certified Pre-Planning Consultant
Jackie began working as a Pre-Planning Consultant in 2005. As a Certified Pre-Panning Consultant, Jackie educates people with compassion on a very difficult subject. She ensures that their wishes are followed through and that their unique story is shared with family and friends.
By assisting families in completing dignified, cost-conscious funeral arrangements and pre-funding options, Jackie brings peace of mind to families and their loved ones.
Jackie is a native of Eagan, MN and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Minnesota-Metropolitan. She has two daughters: Natalie (age 18) and Megan (age 15).
If you would like assistance in discussing and planning you funeral options, Jackie is available for help and assistance. She can meet with families at the funeral home or in the comfort of their home. Jackie is available to coordinate and conduct educational and informational seminars on what is involved in planning a funeral or remembrance service at your church, our funeral chapels or the meeting place of your choice.
To arrange a private and confidential pre-need arrangement appointment or to schedule a seminar contact her at 651-636-5554
Funeral Directors Assistant
Bill is a graduate of St. Thomas College with bachelor’s and master’s degrees. He taught school in Columbia Heights, MN for 5 years, after that, he joined a major publishing company as a sales rep calling on schools throughout MN, South Dakota, and Western Wisconsin over the span of his career. Upon retiring in 2003, Bill became a Funeral Directors Assistant with O’Halloran & Murphy. He and his wife Susan live in the Highland Park area of St. Paul.