The history of the Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes extends over 13 decades. Since our beginning, we have strived to provide the highest quality of professional service to central Minnesota.
Today, our goal is simple; serve each family by listening to what they want, working with their needs and assisting them with professional services beyond their expectations.
William Carlin, Funeral Director, CFSP, CSA, CPC, CCO
Bill Carlin grew up in Clear Lake and graduated from Technical High School in St. Cloud. He earned a bachelors degree in Business from St. Cloud State University and continued at the University of Minnesota where he received his degree in Mortuary Science. Bill's career extends not only from central Minnesota, but into the Twin Cities metro area. He has served families during their funeral needs since the mid-1980s. With his education and years of experience, Bill has earned the titles of "Certified Funeral Service Practitioner", "Certified Preplanning Consultant", "Certified Senior Advisor", and "Certified Crematory Operator". He is involved in several local groups, including the St Cloud Lions, St Cloud Granite Rotary, and St Cloud Antique Car Club. He is Past-President of the Foundation Board of Directors for the Good Shepherd Nursing Home and Past-Chair of Chamber Connection with the St Cloud Chamber of Commerce. Currently, he is on the Board of Directors for the Stearns County Historical Society and Musuem. Bill is also a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, The Cremation Association of North America, the International Cemetery Crematory and Funeral Association, and the Arrowhead Funeral Directors Association.
Lezlie Carlin, Office Manager, CPC
Lezlie Carlin Grew up in St Cloud. She holds degrees in Elementary Education and Nursing. Lezlie has managed a child-care center and worked as a registered nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at the Saint Cloud Hospital. She has been designated as a "Certified Pre-Planning Consultant" by the National Funeral Directors Association and she is a licensed insurance agent. Her experience in family issues and critical care situations, along with her experience working at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home, gives her the knowledge to assist you during the decision making process of preplanning a funeral service.
Shannon Vadnie, Funeral Director & Office Manager
Shannon Vadnie was raised in St. Cloud and graduated from Cathedral High School. She received degrees in Spanish and Humanities from St. Cloud State University. Shannon used her Spanish skills as a teacher at Cathedral High School, St. Francis Xavier Elementary and the St. Cloud Technical College. Shannon took time off to raise her children and worked part-time as an Emergency Medical Technician. She began working in the office of Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes in 2010 and earned her degree in mortuary science in 2014. Because she is fluent in Spanish, she has the unique ability to assist families who have English as a second language. Shannon and her husband live in St. Cloud with their children. Shannon enjoys swimming, singing in her church choir, scrap booking and volunteering at her children’s school and with the Immune Deficiency Foundation. She is also a member of the National Funeral Directors Association.
Remembering Our Co-Workers Who Have Gone Before Us
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For the second time, the Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes have won the "Pursuit of Excellence" award from the National Funeral Directors Association!
SPECIAL VETERANS BENEFITSAll veterans of the U.S. Military are now eligible for a $250.00 discount off services. In addition, we will not charge additional fees for transportation to a military cemetery.