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Derek Apfel Owner/Funeral Director

Derek is the President of Apfel Funeral Homes, Inc. 

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Gaylord Apfel Funeral Director

Gaylord Apfel is a Retired Funeral Director.

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Raynord Apfel Funeral Director

Raynord Apfel is a Funeral Director

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Chris McCoy Funeral Director

Chris McCoy began his career in funeral service in 1989 in his hometown of Jefferson, Iowa. He attended the Kansas City Kansas Community College School of Mortuary Science, where he was the recipient of the departmental award for service and professionalism. He has been a resident of Grand Island since 1993.

He is member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church where he has served as a member of the parish council, serves as an usher and sound minister and is a member of St. Anthony's Council #9562 of the Knights of Columbus. He is a member and past president of the A.M. Islanders Kiwanis Club, is a member and past president of District 8 of the Nebraska Funeral Directors Association and is member of BPO Elks Lodge No.604.

Chris and his wife Lana have two grown sons who along with their wives, have gifted them with five wonderful grandchildren.

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Gwen Hyronemus Funeral Director

Gwen is a native of Iowa and graduate of Western Christian High School. She graduated from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College Mortuary Science Program. Gwen worked in elementary education and retail in Nebraska and Iowa for several years prior to mortuary training.  During mortuary school, she worked at Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden and Rock Valley, Iowa, receiving hands-on training and experience. In November 2011, they moved to Grand Island. Gwen began her apprenticeship, and has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 2013. Working with and guiding families though the entire funeral process is one of the most rewarding experiences of this profession. 
Gwen and her husband, Rob, live in Grand Island. They enjoy working in their yard and traveling. Gwen also enjoys making scrapbooks of their travels.

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Jeanne Robertshaw Office Administrator/Funeral Director

Apfel Funeral Home - Hastings

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MaKayla McVey Funeral Director

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Sally A. Snyder Office Manager

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Tim Russell Funeral Assistant

Apfel Funeral Home - Kenesaw

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Doug Nienheuser Funeral Home Manager

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Pam Rockefeller Funeral Assistant

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Katheryn Schneider Funeral Assistant

Derek Apfel

Owner/Funeral Director
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Derek is the President of Apfel Funeral Homes, Inc. 

Gaylord Apfel

Funeral Director
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Gaylord Apfel is a Retired Funeral Director.

Raynord Apfel

Funeral Director
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Raynord Apfel is a Funeral Director

Chris McCoy

Funeral Director
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Chris McCoy began his career in funeral service in 1989 in his hometown of Jefferson, Iowa. He attended the Kansas City Kansas Community College School of Mortuary Science, where he was the recipient of the departmental award for service and professionalism. He has been a resident of Grand Island since 1993.

He is member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church where he has served as a member of the parish council, serves as an usher and sound minister and is a member of St. Anthony's Council #9562 of the Knights of Columbus. He is a member and past president of the A.M. Islanders Kiwanis Club, is a member and past president of District 8 of the Nebraska Funeral Directors Association and is member of BPO Elks Lodge No.604.

Chris and his wife Lana have two grown sons who along with their wives, have gifted them with five wonderful grandchildren.

Gwen Hyronemus

Funeral Director
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Gwen is a native of Iowa and graduate of Western Christian High School. She graduated from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa and Des Moines Area Community College Mortuary Science Program. Gwen worked in elementary education and retail in Nebraska and Iowa for several years prior to mortuary training.  During mortuary school, she worked at Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden and Rock Valley, Iowa, receiving hands-on training and experience. In November 2011, they moved to Grand Island. Gwen began her apprenticeship, and has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 2013. Working with and guiding families though the entire funeral process is one of the most rewarding experiences of this profession. 
Gwen and her husband, Rob, live in Grand Island. They enjoy working in their yard and traveling. Gwen also enjoys making scrapbooks of their travels.

Jeanne Robertshaw

Office Administrator/Funeral Director
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MaKayla McVey

Funeral Director
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Sally A. Snyder

Office Manager
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Tim Russell

Funeral Assistant
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Doug Nienheuser

Funeral Home Manager
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Pam Rockefeller

Funeral Assistant
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Katheryn Schneider

Funeral Assistant
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