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Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

When a family suffers a loss due to a death, there are many decisions a family must make. The most important factor in making those decisions is having all the correct information available. With a full staff of funeral service professionals, Kaiser-Corson has the expertise to assist with every wish a family could have. It is extremely important that when you visit with someone concerning any aspect of funeral service, that person be licensed and equipped to present all the information, with timeliness and accuracy. Next to our legacy of funeral service, we are most proud of the professional associates at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Homes, Inc.



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Steven R. Corson Co-owner – Great grandson of founder George J. Kaiser

A third generation funeral director, born in Waverly, Iowa, graduated from the Waverly-Shell Rock High School, and received his B.A. in Physical Education from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa in 1979. In December of 1980, Steve began working at the funeral home as a funeral attendant, with his father, Jim Corson and brothers, Cal and Carter. In 1982, Steve graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service and returned home to serve his apprenticeship at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Homes, with his father, and is currently serving as president.

Steve is a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waverly, a member of the Iowa Funeral Directors Association, and National Funeral Directors Association. Steve enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and his time spent outdoors doing yard work or on the golf course.

Steve married Waverly native, Jo (Kosbau) on November 27, 1982, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waverly. They have one son, Christopher and his wife, (Ashley) Corson and their son and daughter, Tristan and Brileigh who all live in Waverly.

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Carter L. Corson Co-owner- Great Grandson of founder George J. Kaiser

Born in Waverly, Iowa, and a graduate of the Waverly-Shell Rock High School, Carter joined the firm in 1980, working alongside his father (Jim) and two brothers (Cal & Steve). He has been married to his wife Barb (Westendorf) since 1990 and they live in Waverly. They have two girls, Kim and Carolyn. Carter finds It to be a great experience to be in a family business and to help families in a difficult time.

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Darren O'Donnell Funeral Director

Darren has been with Kaiser-Corson Funeral Homes since February of 2000. He grew up in Cresco, Iowa and graduated from Crestwood High School in 1990. He then attended Waldorf College in Forest City, graduating with an Associate of Arts Degree in Mortuary Science in 1992. Darren graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, Illinois in the fall of 1993 and did his apprenticeship with Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service in Waterloo. Prior to working for Kaiser-Corson he worked for Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in the community of Osage. Along with his family, Darren is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. Darren and his wife, Becky, along with their children, Cameron, Colin, Casey and Claire reside at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Readlyn location.

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Dean O. Boeckman Funeral Director

Dean is native of Breda, Iowa and has been with Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home since July of 2001. He is a licensed funeral director and holds an insurance license to sell pre-need. Dean is a graduate of Carroll Kuemper High School, Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge and from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Skokie, Illinois. Prior to joining Kaiser-Corson he was employed at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home in Fort Dodge, Turner Funeral Home in Spirit Lake and Barker Mortuary in Holstein.

Along with his wife, Sheila, they reside in Waverly. They have three children, Lindsay, Blake and Stefanie. He is a member of the Iowa Funeral Directors Association, which he served as President from 2010-2011, member of the National Funeral Directors Association and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. Dean is an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan, enjoys playing golf, bike riding, walking with his two dogs, Sota and Herky along with spending time with his family.

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Ryan G. Tucker Funeral Director

Ryan was born and raised in Sumner, Iowa. He is a 2005 Valedictorian graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, Illinois. Upon completing his funeral service internship in Fort Dodge, he joined Kaiser-Corson Funeral Homes as a licensed Funeral Director in 2007. He and his wife, Kayla, along with their two sons, Colby and Griffin, reside in Denver.

Ryan is a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Denver, Iowa Funeral Directors Association and National Funeral Directors Association. He has completed numerous long distance running and triathlon events throughout the state. In his free time he enjoys playing golf, cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes, and spending time with his family.

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Jon Dumermuth Funeral Director

Jon has been with Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home since 2007. Jon was raised in Fayette, Iowa and graduated from the North Fayette High School, West Union, Iowa, 1989 and from Worsham Mortuary College in Wheeling, Illinois in 1999. Jon served his apprenticeship with the Harden Funeral Home in What Cheer and continued to funeral direct there until 2007. He resides at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Shell Rock along with his wife Jodi who works for Cuna Mutual Insurance in Waverly. The couple attends Prairie Lakes Church in Cedar Falls and have four children; Tyler, Tiffany, Mason, and Cooper. In his spare time you can find Jon with his boys canoeing, fishing, and hunting.

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Denee Muller Funeral Director

Denee Muller graduated from Monroe High School and the Des Moines Area Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program. She worked as a registered nurse for over twenty-five years, and nearly the last twenty years at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa. Denee graduated from the Des Moines Area Community College Mortuary Science Program in October of 2011. She began her internship at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Homes in November 2011 and received her funeral directors' license a year later.

Denee lives in Waverly with their two children, Kali and Melanie. She is a member of Heritage United Methodist Church and the Iowa Funeral Directors Association.

Steven R. Corson

Co-owner – Great grandson of founder George J. Kaiser
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A third generation funeral director, born in Waverly, Iowa, graduated from the Waverly-Shell Rock High School, and received his B.A. in Physical Education from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa in 1979. In December of 1980, Steve began working at the funeral home as a funeral attendant, with his father, Jim Corson and brothers, Cal and Carter. In 1982, Steve graduated from the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service and returned home to serve his apprenticeship at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Homes, with his father, and is currently serving as president.

Steve is a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waverly, a member of the Iowa Funeral Directors Association, and National Funeral Directors Association. Steve enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and his time spent outdoors doing yard work or on the golf course.

Steve married Waverly native, Jo (Kosbau) on November 27, 1982, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waverly. They have one son, Christopher and his wife, (Ashley) Corson and their son and daughter, Tristan and Brileigh who all live in Waverly.

Carter L. Corson

Co-owner- Great Grandson of founder George J. Kaiser
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Born in Waverly, Iowa, and a graduate of the Waverly-Shell Rock High School, Carter joined the firm in 1980, working alongside his father (Jim) and two brothers (Cal & Steve). He has been married to his wife Barb (Westendorf) since 1990 and they live in Waverly. They have two girls, Kim and Carolyn. Carter finds It to be a great experience to be in a family business and to help families in a difficult time.

Darren O'Donnell

Funeral Director
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Darren has been with Kaiser-Corson Funeral Homes since February of 2000. He grew up in Cresco, Iowa and graduated from Crestwood High School in 1990. He then attended Waldorf College in Forest City, graduating with an Associate of Arts Degree in Mortuary Science in 1992. Darren graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, Illinois in the fall of 1993 and did his apprenticeship with Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service in Waterloo. Prior to working for Kaiser-Corson he worked for Champion-Bucheit Funeral Home in the community of Osage. Along with his family, Darren is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. Darren and his wife, Becky, along with their children, Cameron, Colin, Casey and Claire reside at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home, Readlyn location.

Dean O. Boeckman

Funeral Director
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Dean is native of Breda, Iowa and has been with Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home since July of 2001. He is a licensed funeral director and holds an insurance license to sell pre-need. Dean is a graduate of Carroll Kuemper High School, Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge and from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Skokie, Illinois. Prior to joining Kaiser-Corson he was employed at Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home in Fort Dodge, Turner Funeral Home in Spirit Lake and Barker Mortuary in Holstein.

Along with his wife, Sheila, they reside in Waverly. They have three children, Lindsay, Blake and Stefanie. He is a member of the Iowa Funeral Directors Association, which he served as President from 2010-2011, member of the National Funeral Directors Association and St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. Dean is an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan, enjoys playing golf, bike riding, walking with his two dogs, Sota and Herky along with spending time with his family.

Ryan G. Tucker

Funeral Director
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Ryan was born and raised in Sumner, Iowa. He is a 2005 Valedictorian graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, Illinois. Upon completing his funeral service internship in Fort Dodge, he joined Kaiser-Corson Funeral Homes as a licensed Funeral Director in 2007. He and his wife, Kayla, along with their two sons, Colby and Griffin, reside in Denver.

Ryan is a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church in Denver, Iowa Funeral Directors Association and National Funeral Directors Association. He has completed numerous long distance running and triathlon events throughout the state. In his free time he enjoys playing golf, cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes, and spending time with his family.

Jon Dumermuth

Funeral Director
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Jon has been with Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home since 2007. Jon was raised in Fayette, Iowa and graduated from the North Fayette High School, West Union, Iowa, 1989 and from Worsham Mortuary College in Wheeling, Illinois in 1999. Jon served his apprenticeship with the Harden Funeral Home in What Cheer and continued to funeral direct there until 2007. He resides at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Shell Rock along with his wife Jodi who works for Cuna Mutual Insurance in Waverly. The couple attends Prairie Lakes Church in Cedar Falls and have four children; Tyler, Tiffany, Mason, and Cooper. In his spare time you can find Jon with his boys canoeing, fishing, and hunting.

Denee Muller

Funeral Director
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Denee Muller graduated from Monroe High School and the Des Moines Area Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program. She worked as a registered nurse for over twenty-five years, and nearly the last twenty years at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, Iowa. Denee graduated from the Des Moines Area Community College Mortuary Science Program in October of 2011. She began her internship at Kaiser-Corson Funeral Homes in November 2011 and received her funeral directors' license a year later.

Denee lives in Waverly with their two children, Kali and Melanie. She is a member of Heritage United Methodist Church and the Iowa Funeral Directors Association.