Deschutes - Caring Staff


Caring Staff

Our team of experienced and compassionate professionals is here to provide comfort and guidance through a challenging time and assist you with planning a service of remembrance for your loved one.

Joe M. Stout - Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

I was raised on the family farm/ranch near Kadoka, South Dakota and the Badlands of SD. I graduated from high school at Sunshine Bible Academy in Miller, SD, going on to attend the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, majoring in science.


I married in 1973 and decided to go to mortuary school (a good friend was a funeral director and was a big influence on me).  I attended one more year of college in SD before enrolling in Mid-America Mortuary College in Jeffersonville, Indiana.  I was licensed in South Dakota in 1986. I have also been licensed in North Dakota, Arizona, and of course, Oregon.


My wife and I moved to Redmond, Oregon, in August of 2018, to be near our son, Tim, and grandchildren, Victoria, Benjamin and Alex. We enjoy being a part of our church family at Desert Song Community in Redmond, traveling, photography, music (singing) and sporting events. 


I heard my dad tell a friend back in 1982 when I was going back to school that I was always a religious kid and wanted to be a minister, but that I was going to become a funeral director and that was how I was going to “Minister” to families. I was shocked when my father said that, but that is my philosophy. I also remember the golden rule: “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.


Shawn Antoni - Administrative Assistant

Shawn was born and raised in the Portland-Gresham, Oregon area. In 1993, Shawn and her husband, Troy moved to Bend, Oregon where they worked for the local newspaper. They have been happily married since 1995 and have one amazing and beautiful daughter, Emily, who is attending college and studying Criminal Justice. Shawn has over 26 years of customer service/administrative experience. It is a pleasure working for the Daniel Family and serving the families. In Shawn’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her family & friends, watching movies and going on long walks.


Kory Larson, Cemeterian

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