History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our Valued Staff

  • David H. Moore

    David H. Moore Owner/Funeral Director

    Born and raised in Mason City, Dave is a graduate of Mason City High School, NIACC, and the University of Minnesota. While in high school, Dave began working for Chuck Hogan and Al Bremer. A licensed funeral director in Iowa and Minnesota, he returned to Mason City and began his career with Hogan-Bremer. In 2001 he purchased the firm which became Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapels. His wife, Jamey (Scheuerman) Moore is a native of Iowa City and a graduate of Iowa City West High School and Iowa State University. She is a interior designer, specializing in kitchen design. Dave and Jamey have two children, Grace, a graduate of Loyola University - Chicago, where she ran cross country and track, currently a student in the University of Iowa College of Dentistry and Will, a graduate of Creighton University and also a student at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry.

  • Dano V. Morf

    Dano V. Morf Funeral Director

    Dano was born in Fredericksburg, Iowa and joined the Colonial Chapels funeral home group in 1980, located in Clear Lake, Iowa. He has enjoyed his work at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel, where he continues on a part-time basis. Dano's greatest satisfaction has been serving multiple generations of families. He is a retired volunteer fireman and member of the Noon Lions Club. Dano has been active within the Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, including serving as its president. He has also supported the Make-A-Wish organization and served as a grief camp counselor. He has two children and three grandchildren.

  • Gary A. Nerlien

    Gary A. Nerlien Funeral Director

    Gary is an Iowa native having graduated from Emmetsburg High School in 1970. He is also an Army veteran who was stationed with the 25th Infantry Division in Viet Nam. After graduating from mortuary school, Gary began his career in funeral service with DW Newcomers Son Funeral Homes in Kansas City, MO, and worked with them for five years, and has been associated with Hogan-Bremer-Moore Colonial Chapels since January 1990. Gary and his wife, June, live in Northwood, where she is employed with the Lutheran Retirement Home. They have three children; Jennifer and her husband Rusty Wahl of Northwood, Justin Nerlien who was stationed with the lst Marine Division and did 3 tours of duty in Iraq, and Adam Nerlien who was stationed with the 82nd Airborne Division in North Carolina and did tours of duty in Afghanistan and Iraq. Adam is now a deputy sheriff with the Wright County Sheriffs department in Clarion, Iowa. Adam is married to Brooke Bachtle of Northwood and on September 11, 2009, their little girl Harper was born. Gary and June have four grandchildren; Nichole, Abby, Cody, and Harper.

  • Cody J. Crall

    Cody J. Crall Funeral Director

    A graduate of Albia Community High School, Cody attended Indian Hills Community College before earning a degree in Mortuary Science from Des Moines Area Community College in 2010. He joined the Colonial Chapel staff in March 2015 and resides in Clear Lake, where he is a member of Clear Lake Jaycees, Knights of Columbus Council 7898, and Veterans Memorial Golf Club. He enjoys golfing, playing basketball, and spending time with his family and friends.

  • Jamie R. Rolland

    Jamie R. Rolland Funeral Director

    Jamie hails from Osage, where she was a graduate of Osage Community High School. Jamie began working for the funeral home in 2008, while attending Mortuary School. Following her graduation she joined the staff as a Funeral Director. Jamie is a member of Epiphany Parish Catholic Church, where she has served as a Sacristan as well as a member of the Stewardship Committee.
    Jamie resides in Mason City and is engaged to Jared Locke, of Eagle Grove.

  • Heather R. Swank

    Heather R. Swank Funeral Director

    Heather is a graduate of Oskaloosa High School, continued her education at Des Moines Area Community College graduating with her Associates of Science degree and a Mortuary Science degree. Heather joined the staff of Hogan-Bremer-Moore in September of 2014, Heather and her husband, Brad, and their son, make their home in Mason City and is a member of Mason City Jaycees. In her spare time Heather enjoys baking, crafting, spoiling her cat, Ohana, and making wine with her husband.

  • MaKenna A. Crookshank

    MaKenna A. Crookshank Funeral Director

    MaKenna, a Manly resident, joined the staff of Hogan-Bremer-Moore in May of 2014. MaKenna graduated from North Sentral Kossuth High School in Swea City and continued her education at Des Moines Area Community College graduating with her Associates Degree and a Mortuary Science degree. In her spare time MaKenna enjoys boating, swimming, reading and walking her dog Ella. MaKenna enjoys working in the Mason City area and serving the needs of the community.

  • Megan K. Ott

    Megan K. Ott Funeral Director

    Megan, Funeral Director, was raised in Manly, Iowa by her parents Rachel and Jack Ebel. She graduated from Central Springs High School in 2014, North Iowa Area Community College in December of 2015, and from Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny in March of 2017. Megan began working with the Colonial Chapel's staff in June of 2014. She and her husband, Dilan Ott, live in Northwood with their dog Bear, a Chow Chow they rescued from the North Iowa Humane Society in 2015. Megan enjoys her family's daily walks, drawing, painting, cooking, and playing video games with her husband. She is honored to be serving a community that is truly her home.

  • Sherry  Egertson

    Sherry Egertson Office Manager

    Sherry Egertson graduated from NIACC in 1993 with her Accounting Clerk diploma. Sherry has been the Office Manager at Hogan Bremer Moore Colonial Chapel for 22 years. She lives in Thornton, Iowa with her husband, Dan who works for Dean Snyder Construction. Sherry enjoys spending time with her two children, Josh and Melissa (Dallas), and her five grandchildren, Kara, Kaili, Mariah, Evan and Laurel..

  • Denni Sue  Erickson

    Denni Sue Erickson Preneed Counselor

    Denni Sue (Iles) Erickson, a Wintertime native of Des Moines, graduated from Roosevelt High School and Drake University and is a summertime native of Clear Lake. She moved to Clear Lake permanently in 1984. Her brother Chuck Iles is a funeral director in Des Moines and encouraged her to work with Hogan-Bremer Moore and Ward-Van Slyke. She joined the group January of 1995. Together, she and her husband, Tom Erickson, have two grown children: Andrea Tisor and her husband Brian, and Brandon Conway and his wife Kerri who have given the first grandchild- Mitchel!

  • Tiffany Mustard

    Tiffany Mustard Preneed Counselor

    A native of Sterling, Colorado, Tiffany moved to North Iowa in 2012 with her 4 children. She helps families pre-plan their final arrangements.

  • Dana Peterson

    Dana Peterson Office Staff

    Dana Peterson joined the Colonial Chapels staff in January of 2016. She creates the personalized printed material and memorabilia for the families we serve. Dana grew up in St. Ansgar, Iowa, and now lives on an acreage near Plymouth with her husband, Jake who works full time in Northwood at the Lutheran Retirement Home and is pursuing a career as a comedian, their children, Thomis, Carlie, and Brooklyn, as well as their many pets. In her free time, Dana enjoys creating art, especially watercolor and acrylic paintings, gardening, doing projects with her kids, reading books, and most of all spending time with her family.