Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

NFDA Cremation Certification:

March 6, 2018 – Embassy Suites, La Vista, NE

NeFDA Annual Convention:

May 8-10, 2018 – Embassy Suites in Lincoln, NE



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.

Bill Cutler, President

Recent News

December 8, 2017

The NeFDA Board is excited to sponsor the Price of Freedom display at the new Nebraska National Guard Museum in Seward. This is a permanent exhibit at the museum that will represent the true price of freedom – those lives lost in service to our country. The board has contributed an additional $10,000 toward the project for a total of $20,000. NeFDA strongly supports contributions from members to help cover the remaining balance. Staff from the Museum are available to provide more information about the project. If you would like to be a sponsor of this unique project, please fill out the form and send to the NeFDA office. You (or your company) will be featured on a plaque on the display if you choose to sponsor. Once the project is completed, NeFDA would participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony with the museum. Time is running out – contact the office today! The deadline is February 28, 2018.

Price of Freedom Display Sponsorship Form

October 24, 2017

Save the date for the NFDA Cremation Certification Program, taking place March 6 in LaVista, Nebraska. More details coming soon!


October 4, 2017

Billerica, MA – The Dodge Company is pleased to announce the addition of Tawnia Steinhoff and Kris Hilton to its dedicated team of sales representatives. If their time spent in Billerica in August is any indication, both are on track to provide excellent service to the funeral service professionals in their respective territories.

Tawnia succeeds Grant Robinson, in a territory which includes north and western Iowa, Nebraska, middle North Dakota and eastern South Dakota. She attended Kansas City Community College, graduating in 2001 with an Associate in Arts Degree in Applied Science – Mortuary Science. Tawnia became licensed as a funeral service practitioner in 2002. Prior to being employed as an embalmer and technical adviser for the Iowa Donor Network for three years, she spent seven years with Bertrand Funeral Homes of Knoxville and Pleasantville as an embalmer and funeral director. (more…)

September 12, 2017



Representatives of Connected Forever and Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel present a CuddleCot™ to staff of the Regional West Birth and Infant Care Center. From left: Julie Meier, RN; Catharine Houstoun, RN; Sara Kraft-Leavitt, RN; Jesse Pella holding Frannie Pella; Tracy Pella holding Maybry Pella; Cooper Pella; Erika Carmody, MSN, RN; Melissa Schaub, MSN, RN; Kayla Sorell, BSW; Tammy Lutz, Mary Beth Mau.

Representatives of Connected Forever and Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel present a CuddleCot™ to staff of the Regional West Birth and Infant Care Center. From left: Julie Meier, RN; Catharine Houstoun, RN; Sara Kraft-Leavitt, RN; Jesse Pella holding Frannie Pella; Tracy Pella holding Maybry Pella; Cooper Pella; Erika Carmody, MSN, RN; Melissa Schaub, MSN, RN; Kayla Sorell, BSW; Tammy Lutz, Mary Beth Mau.

Scottsbluff, Neb., – There is no cure for the unspeakable pain of the death of an infant, but a new device called a CuddleCot™ donated to Regional West’s Birth and Infant Care Center by Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel may help bereaved parents as they prepare to part with their child. (more…)

September 5, 2017

Annual Iowa – Nebraska – South Dakota TRI-STATE GOLF  TOURNAMENT

For Funeral Directors and Salesmen (only)

Wednesday,  September 13, 2017

Whispering Creek   •   Sioux City, Iowa (Home of the 2006 Iowa State Amateur Championship)

Take Exit 144A off of I29.  Go east on Highway 20 to Exit 3.  Turn right on Morningside Ave then within 50 feet you will turn left and follow the signs.  This is a great new course that you will enjoy.

Price:  $65.00  

$15,500.00 in Prizes valued from $400.00 to $70.00

Includes:  18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, supper.

Over 20 handicap tee off from forward tees.

Shotgun Start at 12:30 p.m. Registration from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Lunch will be served between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Make your own foursomes or we will pair you with someone. Quota Point Tournament with the winner choosing first.

Everyone wins something worth between $70.00 & $400.00

August 1, 2017
July 06, 2017
By T. Scott Gilligan, NFDA general counselTwo new developments in the tortured path of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) new white-collar exemption regulation were reported in recent weeks. On June 27, the DOL sent a formal request for Information on the white-collar regulation to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). This filing indicates that the Trump administration will be re-opening the rulemaking with a new proposed white-collar rule that would lower the salary level. (more…)
July 7, 2017

Join the NeFDA for the Fall CE workshop taking place September 19. The event will provide 6 hours of continuing education with three sessions from Doug Gober. The main location is in Lincoln and will be broadcast to sites in Scottsbluff, Ogallala, Kearney and Norfolk. Register today!

Gober 2017

Fall CE Brochure

April 14, 2017

On April 12, 2017, Governor Pete Ricketts signed a proclamation declaring the week of May 1-7, 2017, as Funeral Service Professionals Week. On hand to view the signing of the proclamation were NeFDA President Brad Perdue, Board member Zach Coffin, and NeFDA members Mark Roper, Jodi Freeman, Steve Olson and NeFDA Associate Director Tiffany Fougeron. This is a great honor for the Nebraska Funeral Directors Association, whose members strive to provide the best service for families and members of their communities while they go through difficult times. While funeral service professionals are respected for their services, their efforts often go unrecognized because of the nature of the job. Funeral service professionals strive to provide exceptional service, but choose to remain in the background and make sure everything runs smoothly while families begin the healing process. Their service to the communities they reside in takes precedence over other things. They are on call at all times, including weekends and holidays, and work long hours to ensure a service is provided that honors the memory of a loved one. proclamation photo (more…)

March 6, 2017

Join Zabka Funeral Home for an open house of their new location in Dwight. View the new facility, ask questions and share refreshments.

The address is 376 West Pine, Dwight, Nebraska.

Saturday, March 18 from 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 19 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.


February 7, 2017


When most people hear “estate planning,” they think of planning to avoid estate taxes. However, for more than 99% of people, the federal estate tax is no longer a concern (although state level estate taxes may still be an issue for some). There is a lot more to estate planning than taxes. That’s why family succession planning better describes this process. It includes decisions about who will receive which assets, when they will receive those assets, and who will have authority to make financial, medical, and end of life decisions for you if you can’t.

Register here!

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.

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