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Family Owned - 6 Locations

Grand Island

(308) 384-0590
Grand Island, NE


(402) 462- 5169
Hastings, NE


(402) 752-3398
Kenesaw, NE


(308) 583-2721
Cairo, NE

Wood River

(308) 583-2721
Wood River, NE


(402) 772-2491
Harvard, NE

Welcome to Apfel Funeral Home where you are very important to us.

You may be visiting our website because you have either experienced the loss of a loved one or friend, or because you anticipate the need for funeral services or cremation services in Nebraska in the near future. It is a very difficult and emotional time in your life, and dealing with the business of burial or cremation is something you would rather not experience.

Many funeral directors get so caught up in the “business” of funeral arrangements and cremation services that they forget it is the people who are still alive that need us most. All of us at Apfel Funeral Home understand that, at a time like this, you really deserve the opportunity to work with a compassionate human being. All things being equal, wouldn’t you rather go through this very demanding process with someone who listens to your needs with compassion, who gently provides necessary direction, and who is a source of encouragement and hope?

You have a number of choices available to you of companies that provide funeral services and cremation services in Nebraska. At Apfel Funeral Home, taking care of all the details in a dignified and professional manner is a given. All of the arrangements for funeral services, flowers, caskets, visiting hours and limousines will be smoothly managed. Any good funeral director can do this.

What makes us unique at Apfel Funeral Home is the profound personal attention we provide to our client families in three phases. First, we are there to help you prepare before the loss actually occurs. Then, we help you get through all of the arrangements and details after the person passes. Finally, we work with our families in recovery for however long the grieving and healing process takes after experiencing a loss.

At Apfel Funeral Home our real job is taking care of you and your family.

Derek Apfel
Owner - Funeral Director

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Why Choose Us?


Customized Services

We are here to guide you through the creation of a service that reflects your values, preferences, and budget.
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Honoring Loved Ones

You will feel the support of knowing we are here to walk with you through this inevitable journey of grief every step of the way.
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Caring Staff

We are committed to providing support, compassion, information, & guidance as needed to all of those in need in the community.
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Honoring Veterans

We're proud to do our part in honoring veterans, and giving back to those whose sacrifice and patriotism define our great nation.
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