Our Staff


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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.

Kraig Pike

Kraig Pike

Kraig Pike, proprietor/funeral director of Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, The Boyd Chapel grew up in a Baptist parsonage in Howard City, Mich. Kraig observed his father prepare for funeral and memorial services, and grew to see the need for quiet, confident under girding in times of bereavement. As a minister’s son, Kraig learned early on the lessons taught by loss: the profound difference a caring, supportive person can make at the time of a death, and the importance of daily gratitude for life’s many blessings, family, and friends. Decided during his high school years to pursue funeral directorship; Kraig graduated from Wayne State University, School of Mortuary Science in 1987.

Kraig began his career in Muskegon, Mich. where he was employed for over a decade with Sytsema Funeral Homes. Kraig and Rachel, “married with children”— Nicole and Alex — moved to Bridgman in 1997, where Kraig assumed greater responsibilities as funeral home director/manager/operator. In 2001, Kraig purchased the Bridgman establishment, Boyd Funeral Home, the community’s sole funeral home.

Investors in all-things-hometown, Kraig and Rachel are mainstays at high school sports and talent events, award-winning members of the Bridgman Chamber, and avid boosters of the local schools and neighboring “main street” businesses. With community spirit, the Pikes navigate life with hearts full of gratitude and faith.

“I am very grateful for Rachel, Nicole and Alex, for a business where I can serve people, and for the opportunity to be a part of a wonderful small town—as a business owner and a citizen,” says Kraig.

Kraig is dedicated to providing service that is dignified and meaningful. And he understands the importance of personalized service that meets varied needs.

“There are profound moments in serving families and friends, supporting their individual decisions when faced with major life-changes. Time has brought many changes in funeral services, but the commitment of Pike Funeral Home will always remain the same. We will continue to reach out to the community and beyond, personally helping and under girding people through difficult times when transitions are the hardest, helping each and every one in the most fitting and sensitive way.”


Rachel Pike

Rachel Pike

Rachel Pike grew up near Holland, Mich., the youngest of five children. Her father is a retired heavy equipment operator and her mother continues a heritage as a Christian homemaker. From her parents Rachel learned the value of hard work, commitment to family, and living out the Golden Rule.

Rachel attended Hamilton, Mich., schools and, after high school graduation, was immediately employed by Children’s Bible Hour (CBH), Grand Rapids, then a weekly Biblically based music/story hour on the airwaves. “Aunt Bea” and “Uncle Charlie,” the anchors/MCs were familiar voices across Michigan, the United States, and Canada. Golden-voiced even as a young child, Rachel’s soprano was also readily recognizable as she sang alone for broadcasts — a child’s sweet, clear solos about God’s love — and as a member in the children’s broadcast choir.

She met her husband, Kraig Pike, while he was CBH mailroom staff member working his way through college at Grand Rapids Baptist, now Cornerstone University. Theirs was a brief employment stint together before Kraig transferred to Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Mich. A friendly long-distance relationship ensued, dating over the miles, until Kraig finished mortuary school in the Detroit area.

Rachel and Kraig were married in August 1987. The couple first lived in Sterling Heights, and then Muskegon where Rachel was employed as a church secretary until their first child, daughter Nicole, was born. Their son, Alex, arrived two years later. A move to Bridgman followed a few years later.

Today, Rachel is busy with both many activities — musical, sports, church, and school. She and her family enjoy road trips, visiting grandparents and extended family along with educational and scenic interest travel. When at home she cross-stitches, wrestles with word puzzles, and enjoys music.

Rachel is also deeply involved with the funeral home family business on a day-to-day basis — from publishing/print work to behind-the-scenes administration during visitations and funerals. She finds great satisfaction in being able to help families through difficult times, organization of the many facets of funeral preparation her gift, providing kindly solace until closure after the passing of a loved one. Her faith in a gracious God and the assurance of a heavenly home is the backdrop of her good-neighborly, willing and always kindly assistance.


William Boyd

William Boyd

Born in Benton Harbor, but an over-sixty-year resident of the Bridgman community, Bill graduated from Bridgman High in 1956 and soon thereafter began a career in the funeral- home family business encompassing six-decades-plus. A civic-minded, local-community advocate, Bill continues to add to his hometown service record as a volunteer firefighter. He is, as well, a licensed First Response team member and currently serving in his fifth term as a Bridgman City Commissioner. Semi-retired, Bill and his wife, Janet, together enjoy cross-country road trips and the many pleasures of grandparenting. Bill uses his spare hours casting a fishing line or woodworking in his shop. He is proud to be associated with the continuing tradition of excellence at Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, The Boyd Chapel.


Roger Hoge

Roger Hoge

Roger is a charter member of Lakeshore Baptist Church where he has served in various capacities such as elder, Sunday School teacher, Awana leader, worship leader, and choir member. He is retired from Weldun International, Bridgman, where he was Human Resource Manager. His patience, compassion, and genuine concern for others combined with his leadership skills made him a natural fit for the Pike family. A native of Southwest Michigan, he lives in Stevensville. Roger and Judy have three grown children and six grandchildren. In his spare time, Roger enjoys bowling, puzzles, and is an avid reader.


Kent Lindquist

Kent Lindquist

Kent Lindquist, a lifelong southwest Michigander, brings a strong sense of community and caring to the Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, The Boyd Chapel. Kent feels called to compassion, giving of himself and his time, earnestly cultivating friendships, and all with kindly conversation and a ready laugh.

Married almost four decades to Lauri, a project manager for the Conservation Fund, Kent is the proud father of two sons, Joshua—a corporate pilot and certified flight instructor—and Micah, who will be employed in the computer programming and software application/design field.

Close family ties and an appreciation for relationships define Kent and his approach to daily life. As a nearly lifetime member and now-retired Community Care Pastor at Harbert Community Church, Kent’s strong Christian faith underscores his people-oriented perspective. Honoring the fragility of life, his “words to live by” are simple but inspiring: “Live the day the best that you can to honor Jesus Christ.”


A Western Michigan University alum, Kent graduated with a degree in elementary education, taught briefly, but found his niche with Weldun/Bosch, serving as a computer programmer and then manager for 24 years before employment in full-time ministry.


Kent and Lauri, over many years, have been active in community schools— chaperoning and supporting bands, field trips, and extra-curricular activities—and in their church’s programs—from teaching Sunday school and coordinating youth events to service on church committees and boards. The natural extension of their commitment to their children’s schools and their church led to liaison work between Harbert Community Church and the River Valley School System, where Kent led the design of inviting programming for kids on teachers’ work days as well as caring-and-connecting venues for area senior citizens.


Though the Lindquists’ delight in living in the Great Southwest, they have traveled the world, several times to Costa Rica on missions trips, across Europe, through the Middle East, and around the United States. Summer trips to the UP remain highlights. Kent says the goal for all the mileage was to give their sons a worldview with an appreciation for different cultures. And it has paid off, he says. The sons, like their parents, enjoy going places. 

Kent’s desire is to serve his family and friends and live out his faith in service to clients who are experiencing loss.


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