Our Staff

Kevin Kish


Kevin is a native of Munster. He attended Xavier University and graduated from Worsham College with his degree in Mortuary Science. Kevin has over 30 years of experience in serving families and is a member of the Indiana Funeral Directors Association as well as the National Funeral Directors Association. His civic involvements include member of the Munster Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Munster Lion’s Club and St. Thomas More Church.

Kevin and his wife, Judy, have three children. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys sports, playing golf and coaching.

Patty Gabouer

Office Manager

Patty is a native of Dyer. She has been a member of the Kish Funeral Home family since its opening and has over 12 years of experience in funeral service. She graduated from Morton High school is married with three children.

Cindy Watson Badten

Pre-Planning Advisor

Cindy has 22 years of experience in funeral service. She has been at Kish Funeral Home & Cremation for five of those years. A native of Munster, Indiana, Cindy graduated from Munster High School. She also possesses a Life Insurance License with the state of Indiana. Cindy continually educates herself by taking classes about changes in the state’s legislation concerning Pre-Paid funerals. She has been a member of the Munster Historical Society for over 30 years and has served as president. She is currently on the Board of Directors. From 1992 to 2010 Cindy served as a member of the Munster Parks Department’s Bieker Woods and Heritage Park Study Committee. In 1995 she was a consultant for the Indiana Historic Landmark Foundation’s “Architectural Survey of Lake County Indiana”. Also in 1995, Cindy was the chairman of the committee for celebrating the “150th Anniversary of the Founding of Munster, Indiana.”

She currently gives talks to organizations on the history of Munster and Northwest Indiana. Cindy has a background in marketing, real estate sales, and real estate title. Her son, Kevin Watson, is currently attending Purdue Calumet. Cindy’s hobbies are history and genealogy. She is currently working on getting her family’s history dating from Colonial America into book form.

Robert Wilk

Business Manager

Robert is a native of Munster and has been a member of the Kish family for over 7 years. He and his wife have one son and attend the local Catholic Church. In his free time, Robert’s hobbies include boating and tennis.