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Our Experienced Staff

Each of the staff members at Henry-Olson Funeral Home and Crematory is committed to providing your family with the finest in personal care. In fact, for years, it’s been comforting for area families to know that we are available to help at any time of the day or night.

When a loved one dies, all you need to do is make one phone call. From that moment on, we’ll take on the responsibilities of the physical care of your loved one, and the emotional care of those left behind.

Please take a few minutes to get to know our staff. We’re sure you’ll find each of us to be all that you would hope for in a trusted funeral professional.
 


Mark Friesner

Mark was raised in Estherville and a 1986 graduate of Estherville High School. He attended Iowa Lakes Community College and later graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 1990. Mark and his wife, Lesly have two children, Alyssa and Trevor.

Kirk Olson

Kirk was raised in Estherville and a 1992 graduate of Estherville High School. He attended Iowa Lakes Community College, the University of Northern Iowa and graduated from Worsham Mortuary College in 1998. Kirk is a second generation funeral director working in the funeral home. Kirk and his wife, Tracy (Farber) have twin sons, Chase and Colby and one daughter, Hayley.

Craig Christensen

Craig was raised in Estherville and a 1972 graduate of Estherville High School. He graduated from Iowa Lakes Community College in 1975 and also the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1996. Craig and his wife, Susan have four children, Jessica, Christopher, Michael and Amanda.

Mark Henry

Mark was raised in Estherville and a 1969 graduate of Estherville High School. He attended the University of Iowa and later graduated from San Francisco College of Mortuary Science in 1975. Mark and his wife, Paula have two children, Cara and Matt.

Steve Olson

Steve was raised in Estherville and a 1965 graduate of Estherville High School. He graduated from Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science in 1968. Steve and his wife, Royalyn have three children, Kevin, Kory and Kirk.

Cathy Beaver

Cathy was born and raised in
Estherville. She graduated from Lincoln Central High School. Cathy and her husband, Ron make their home in rural Estherville. They have two children, Ann and Jared and two grandchildren, Blake and Brady. Cathy joined our staff in November 2011 as family service counselor. Cathy helps people with funeral pre-planning arrangements.

Larry G. Anderson

A special thank you to our
funeral assistant, Larry G. Anderson.



We would like to recognize and express our deepest appreciation to our evening visitation staff at all of our chapels; Bev Kinnander, Jan Richmond, Delores Kesler, Lois and Merle Voigt, Cindy and Andy Matheason, Otto Jensen and Dolores Elliott.

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