Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Tri-State Convention:

May 9-11, 2016

Site: Overland Park, Kansas

Registration information coming soon!




President’s Welcome

Welcome to the Nebraska Funeral Directors Association website. This updated site is your source for any information you need concerning your association. You can learn more about the classified ads, scholarship information, legislative news and updates and products and services available to you. Membership in your association gives you many continuing education opportunities allowing you to network with your colleagues and hear nationally known speakers, all at an affordable price. Our profession is changing rapidly and your membership assures you that you will not be left behind. Our committees are working hard to make sure the Nebraska Funeral Directors Association members continue to be leaders in our profession. Please check the website often to keep up-to-date with the latest information so you can better serve your community.

Tim Strauser, President

Recent News

December 15, 2015

Many times survivors must deal with disposing of medications of a recently deceased loved one. For years we have continued to flush these medications.  This is NOT the answer.  Instead of trashing or flushing medications down the drain, encourage survivors to take the medications back to a pharmacy participating in The Nebraska Medication for Education Disposal Strategies (MEDS) Coalition’s take-back program.  The MEDS program provides easy, legal disposal of leftover, expired, or unused medications.  Currently there are over 270 pharmacies across the state taking back medications. (more…)

October 12, 2015

The Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs has provided us with a copy of the Funeral Director Guide 2015 – Veterans Aid which was published in October 2015.

September 11, 2015

Annual Iowa – Nebraska – South Dakota


For Funeral Directors and Salesmen (only)

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Whispering Creek   •   Sioux City, Iowa

(Home of the 2006 Iowa State Amateur Championship) (more…)

November 14, 2014

The Chicago Regional OSHA office has launched “a new program in Nebraska” focusing on increased education about “highly hazardous chemicals” commonly used in funeral homes and certain manufacturing and printing facilities, and outpatient health centers.

“Businesses in these sector will see more inspections,” said Darwin Craig, assistant director for OSHA in the Omaha office. The apparent emphasis is intended to address hazards in the workplace that pose certain risks to workers.

We are urging all NeFDA members to take this notification seriously and re-examine employer OSHA compliance policies that your company has implemented and assess if there are any areas of compliance that need attention.

Top 10 things to do right now to comply with OSHA

Distracted Driving Flyer

November 11, 2014


Does an accused employee have the right to review a written complaint against them?

Question: One co-worker verbally abused another co-worker. Subsequently the abuser received a written reprimand for their behavior. The abuser now wishes to physically review the complaint filed by their co-worker. Are they entitled to view the complaint? (more…)

October 23, 2014

October 15, 2014

Heartfelt Incorporated invites you to an open house to celebrate the 140th year of service of Zabka Funeral Home on Thursday, October 23, from 5:30 – 8:30 pm at Junto Winery in Seward, Nebraska.

Greg & Dixie Zabka and Brad & Jill Perdue ask that the spirit of this celebration be in support of the Children’s Memorial being built on the campus of Concordia University in Seward. (more…)

October 1, 2014

These recommendations give guidance on the safe handling of human remains that may contain Ebola virus and are for use by personnel who perform postmortem care in U.S. hospitals and mortuaries. In patients who die of Ebola virus infection, virus can be detected throughout the body. Ebola virus can be transmitted in postmortem care settings by laceration and puncture with contaminated instruments used during postmortem care, through direct handling of human remains without appropriate personal protective equipment, and through splashes of blood or other body fluids (e.g. urine, saliva, feces) to unprotected mucosa (e.g., eyes, nose, or mouth) which occur during postmortem care.

  • Only personnel trained in handling infected human remains, and wearing PPE, should touch, or move, any Ebola-infected remains.
  • Handling of human remains should be kept to a minimum.
  • Autopsies on patients who die of Ebola should be avoided. If an autopsy is necessary, the state health department and CDC should be consulted regarding additional precautions. (more…)
July 11, 2014

Click on the document below for directions on how to find information on the National Archives website.

Info for FD on National Archives Website

The link to the National Archives website is: http://www.archives.gov/st-louis/military-personnel/funeral-home-director/index.html

July 1, 2014

What started out as a quiet Mother’s Day quickly turned into devastation for many people in Seward County and the surrounding counties of Butler, Polk, York, Fillmore, Saline and Lancaster. Numerous tornadoes and high winds severely damaged properties and completely destroyed numerous homes and businesses. Fortunately, no one was killed or severely injured in the storm, but the damage was overwhelming to those in the communities that were hit.

Bill Lauber owns the Lauber Funeral Home in Beaver Crossing and was shocked to see the damage to his building. Once he checked his funeral home, he proceeded to drive to the cemetery and was shocked to see the damage. About a third of the headstones were toppled, numerous trees were downed, and debris had flown in from neighboring homes. Volunteers poured in to help those in the community clean up their town. With their help, progress was made to help clean up the cemetery.

Staff from various memorial companies assisted in resetting and repairing the headstones that were toppled. Thank you to the following companies for their generosity: Desch-Paine Monuments/Sunburst Memorials out of Grand Island and St. Cloud, Minnesota; Monument Advisors out of Grand Island; Wegner Monuments out of Central City and York; Speidell Monuments out of Lincoln; and Trump Memorials out of Lincoln.

Desch Paine  (more…)

Welcome to the NeFDA Website

The Nebraska Funeral Directors Association represents the funeral service industry across the state of Nebraska. Current membership represents approximately 95% of the funeral homes in the state. The organization has been in existence since 1886.

You can learn more about the Association by visiting other sections of the website.

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