Our Funeral Home

Just Cremation by MKD is located in Kentwood and Wyoming, Michigan, and is the direct service arm of Matthysse Kuiper DeGraff; providing affordable and expedient care to families in the Grand Rapids and surrounding areas.

The long and honorable history of Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Directors began in 1854. Today, three generations of respected family tradition continues; with sons Jeff Matthysse, John Kuiper III, and Fred DeGraaf, creating distinctive services at the greatest value possible throughout West Michigan. Our Grand Rapids funeral directors are dedicated to providing the best cremation and funeral services possible for their community and its members.

Our Staff

Jeff Matthysse

Funeral Director

Jeff is proud to be a second-generation funeral director and Owner with John Kuiper.  He graduated from Calvin Christian High School and Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 2000. He and his wife Tara live in Grand Rapids with their children, Max and Ellie. They attend Ada Bible Church (East Paris Campus).  Jeff is proud to be associated with a family firm that goes beyond expectations to every family they serve.

Danielle Brown

Immediate Cremation Coordinator

Danielle has been a member of the MKD staff since 2017, and serves our immediate cremation families through our Kentwood location.

Randy Shassberger

Funeral Director

Randy Shassberger has lived his entire life in the Wyoming / Grandville, and Jenison areas. Graduating in 1987 from Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Randy brings his many years of experience to the MKD staff and the families we proudly serve.

Penny Ferguson

Office Manager

Penny has been a member of the MKD staff since 2004, and provides exceptional service to our families in her role as office manager of our Kentwood location.

Paul Kooyer

Funeral Director

Paul graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 2003 and became licensed that same year. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children.

Marilyn Kortman

Family Aftercare Service Coordinator

Marilyn compassionately cares for our families by providing them with grief aftercare resources.

Craig Hall

Funeral Pre-Planning Specialist

Craig Hall graduated from Cornerstone University and has been a West Michigan resident all his life. He enjoys meeting with families and making sure their needs are taken care of for themselves and their loved ones. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children.

Skyler Herendeen

Funeral Pre-Planning Specialist

Skyler serves our MKD families by helping them pre-plan for all of their future funeral needs.