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Janeth G. Peterseim

Janeth G. Peterseim

Janeth (Holden) Peterseim has been involved with funeral service since she and her late, husband Short purchased the Funeral home from R. H. and Barb Peterseim in 1963. She is a member of the Kalona United Methodist Church , Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce, Kalona Historical Society, Order of Eastern Star, and Alpha Study Club. She was a tour guide for the Historical Society and long time secretary for KACC. She was the original organizer of the Kalona booth at the State Fair. Other interests are golfing, skiing, travel and time spent with her grandchildren: Sydney, Warren, and Charlotte.

Telephone: 1-319-656-2233

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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

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Mark A. Beatty

Mark A. Beatty

Funeral Director

Mark A. Beatty is a 1983 graduate of Mount Pleasant High School and graduate of Southeastern Community College and Carl’s Sandburg College of Mortuary Science. 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. He has three daughters Ashley Graybill (Calvin) of Goshen, IN, Alaina Beatty of Waukee, IA, and Alijah Beatty of Indianapolis, IN.


Telephone: 1-319-653-2164

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Gary Bontrager

Gary Bontrager

Assistant



Tom Duwa

Tom Duwa

Assistant



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