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Janeth G. Peterseim

Janeth G. Peterseim

Janeth G. (Holden) Peterseim has been involved in the funeral business since Short and she purchased the home in 1963. A member of the Kalona United Methodist Church and the Lioness Club, Jan also serves as secretary of the board for the Area Chamber of Commerce. Jan has been very active in developing and promoting Kalona attractions, including organizing the Kalona booth at the State Fair for the last 18 years. Jan is a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoys golfing, skiing, and spending time with her grandchildren, Sydney and Warren.

Telephone: 1-319-656-2233

Email: jpeterseim@hotmail.com


Meg A. Nagel

Meg A. Nagel

Funeral Director

Meg A. Nagel is the daughter of Jan Peterseim and the late Short Peterseim and has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1994. Meg is a member of the Kalona United Methodist Church, The Rotary Club of Kalona, the Area Chamber of Commerce, the Iowa Funeral Director’s Association and the National Funeral Director’s Association. She is married to Gregg Nagel and has three children, Sydney Ann and Warren Harold Scarff and Charlotte "Charlie" Nagel.   Her interests include  playing the piano, swimming and reading.


Telephone: 1-319-656-2233

Email: megalopolis169@hotmail.com


Mark A. Beatty

Funeral Director

Mark A. Beatty is a 1983 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School and a 1985 graduate of Southeastern Community College. He attended Carl’s Sandburg College of Mortuary Science in Galesburg, Illinois and graduated with high honors in May of 1999. He served his internship at the Schultz Funeral Home in DeWitt, Iowa. He is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Washington, Iowa Funeral Director Association, National Funeral Directors Association, and the Kalona Rotary. He enjoys family, exercising, bicycling and antique tractors. He resides in Washington with his wife Susan, the former Susan Zwicki, and three daughters Ashley, Alaina, and Alijah.


Telephone: 1-319-461-6940

Email: markbeatty@beattyfh.com


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