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.

Our History

Our History

Reuland & Turnbough officially started serving families in 2015. The founders, combined, have over 25 years of experience assisting families in Lake Forest & Lake Bluff while at another funeral home.

Our Valued Staff

  • Chad R. Reuland CFSP

    Chad R. Reuland CFSP Owner | Funeral Director & Embalmer

    Chad cherishes the time he spends and the relationships he is able to build when serving a family after a time of loss. Always giving the utmost care and respect to the deceased, he is also mindful of the survivors. Chad is continuously searching out other professionals who can help those survivors continue to heal. Chad has been committed to his career for over 20 years, serving the families of Lake Forest, Lake Bluff and all of Chicagoland. A native of Northwest Iowa, graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science, licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer and Life Insurance Producer, Past President of Northeastern Illinois Funeral Directors Association, husband and father of two daughters, Chad is very proud to be a founding partner of Reuland & Turnbough and will be there in your time of need.

  • Eli J. Turnbough

    Eli J. Turnbough Owner | Funeral Director & Embalmer

    Eli grew up in the small town of Broadus, Montana. He attended Dickinson State University in North Dakota where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with concentrations in banking and finance. While in college he served as Student Body President, was appointed by the Governor of North Dakota to his youth council, achieved All-American status in track and field and gained funeral experience at a local funeral home. He moved to Lake Forest in 2010 to attend Worsham College of Mortuary Science, soon after completing his degree in mortuary science he began assisting families in the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff area at Wenban Funeral Home. In 2015, his entrepreneurial interests led him to form a partnership with Chad Reuland to start a funeral business that meets the needs of today’s families. Eli is the current president of the Northeastern Illinois Funeral Directors Association and has served on the board since 2012.

  • James V. Iacubino

    James V. Iacubino Funeral Director & Embalmer

    Jim began his career as a Funeral Director in 1970 with Wenban Funeral Home in Lake Forest. He became co-owner of Wenban Funeral Home in 1976 and served as many as four generations in some families in Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and surrounding communities. He sold his interest in Wenban Funeral Home in 2015 and retried briefly before joining the team at Reuland & Turnbough.

    He was born & raised in Roseland on the Far-Southside of Chicago. At the age of 12, he met his future wife, Dorothy, in grammar school. They married in 1969 and raised their children, Tony & Anne in Lake Forest. Tony still resides in Lake Forest and Anne in Lake Bluff.

    Over the years, Jim has given many talks to schools, churches, hospital staffs, and hospice staffs when their organizations first began programs regarding loss and grief and continues to do so today.

    Jim’s a former member of the Lake County Coroner’s Liaison Committee, Member of the Lake Forest Jaycees, and served as President of the Lake Forest High School Booster Club for several terms.

  • Kim Placentino

    Kim Placentino Director of Community Relations

    Kim was born, raised, and is the fourth generation of her family to live in Lake Forest. She is a descendent of the Cascarano family that received a Centennial Award from the Lake Forest/Lake Bluff History Center for families that have lived in Lake Forest/Lake Bluff for 100 years or more. In late November through December you can always find Kim carrying on the tradition her mom, Sena Cascarano, began over 60 years ago when she started Cascarano’s Christmas Trees at the corner of McKinley and Woodland Roads. Kim has also served as a Ward 1 City of Lake Forest Caucus member that recruits candidates for Mayor, Alderman, and 22 other various Boards and Commissions. Her professional career includes working thirty-four years in higher education at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Her most recent position was Director of Campus Operations where she oversaw operational and technical support services for students and faculty at five Chicagoland locations. She attended the College of Lake County and is currently pursuing a degree in leadership at DePaul University. Her passion for serving others and deep connection within the community is what led Kim to her position at Reuland and Turnbough. She is committed to the philosophy of compassionate care and is looking forward to serving the needs of our community.

  • Michael Fitzgerald

    Michael Fitzgerald Funeral Director | Funeral Celebrant

    Mr. Fitzgerald was born, raised, and educated in Canada. In addition to managing large funeral homes in the Toronto area, Mr. Fitzgerald had a distinguished career including President, Ontario Funeral Service Association, lecturer at Humber College and Government Relations Representative for the Profession. He is also a Funeral Celebrant certified by the Insight Institute of Funeral Celebrants. Mr. Fitzgerald moved to the United States in 2005 and has practiced as a Celebrant in California, New Jersey and is a licensed Funeral Director in the state of Illinois.

    His focus at Reuland & Turnbough will be At-Need & Pre-Need planning along with group presentations designed to help educate the public about the different options available for funerals today.