Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Tri-State Golf Tournament
September 13, 2017

Fall Workshop
September 19, 2017
Fall CE Brochure


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

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!

January 17, 2017

Connected Forever is a Nebraska non-profit organization founded by Jesse & Tracy Pella in honor of their sons, Cooper & Cohen. On June 1, 2011, Cooper and Cohen were born at 23 weeks 4 days gestation. Cohen became a heavenly angel that day. Cooper, weighing only 14.8 ounces, was able to be home with his family after spending 134 days in the NICU. During their journey, Jesse & Tracy were surrounded by an amazing support system thanks to family and friends. Connected Forever was established so that no family has to endure a journey of prematurity or infant loss alone.

Connected Forever’s mission to is support families who have experienced premature birth or infant loss by providing resources, education, and emotional support. 

Connected Forever provides bereavement programming to support families experiencing infant loss. Our Funeral and Burial Assistance program provides financial support for families to help alleviate the financial burden of losing an infant. Families are able to contact Connected Forever or apply for assistance through our website. 

Connected Forever holds a memorial event for families each year to allow them to celebrate the life of their infant surrounded by friends and family, alongside other families who are experiencing a similar journey. 

Connected Forever also provides emotional support and resources to families on a one-to-one basis. 

More information can be found on our website at www.connected4ever.org

September 2, 2016

This free seminar will feature Dr. Cyril Wecht, America’s leading forensic pathologist, and Capt. Dana Hall, ASPRU.S. Department of Health and Human Services, providing timely insight into what a mass fatality response should look like and what areas need improvement. In order to prevent attacks, or contain the spread of disease or chemical exposure, the response must be rapid, organized and thorough for first responders, health care professionals, law enforcement agencies and government officials. A must attend event for anyone involved in public health and public safety.

Must register by October 26. To register, visit http://go.unl.edu/massfatalityseminar

Questions? Contact Kathy Bolkovac at 402-471-7033.

2016 Nebraska Mass Fatality Seminar

July 18, 2016

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

For Funeral Directors and Salesmen (only)
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
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
$19,000.00 in Prizes valued $400.00 to $70.00

Includes: 18 holes of golf, cart, lunch, supper and $58.00 worth of freebees. Over 17 handicap tee off from forward tees.

Shotgun Start at 12:30 p.m. êRegistration 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

Join us for the Omaha National Cemetery dedication ceremony on Friday, August 5 at 10:00 a.m. This will take place at the SumTur Amphitheater.

Omaha National Cemetery graphic 2 (3a)

April 12, 2016

The Nebraska Funeral Directors Association was approached by Gerald Meyer, historian of the Nebraska National Guard (NNG) Museum, requesting that the NeFDA consider sponsoring the “Price of Freedom” display at the new NNG Museum. Gerald and Society President, Darin Krueger, attended the NeFDA District Meetings in 2015 to discuss plans for the new museum. The NeFDA Board has agreed to sponsor $10,000 of the project so far and is looking to the membership for additional support.

Price of Freedom Display Sponsorship Form

National Guard Museum - wall (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.

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