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, who attends Creighton University.

  • 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. Dano's greatest satisfaction has come in now serving 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 and his wife, Marianne, own and operate Prairie Star Kennels, a dog boarding kennel. They breed, raise and field trial Gordon Setters. They have 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 is now attending University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, 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.

  • 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 Intern

    Megan, Funeral Director Intern, 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 Mason City 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!

  • Mary Petersen

    Mary Petersen Office Staff

    Mary has lived in the Ventura and Clear Lake area all of her life and joined the staff at Ward-Van Slyke Colonial Chapel in 2014. She and her husband, Cliff, have two children and one grandchild. She enjoys spending time outdoors and riding her motorcycle with Cliff.

  • 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.

  • Nicole  Seybert

    Nicole Seybert Cemetery Office Manager

    Nicole Seybert joined the Colonial Chapels staff in August of 2003. She was born, raised and still resides in Nora Springs. Nicole is a graduate of Nora Springs-Rock Falls High School.
    Her husband Steve works part-time for UPS and stays at home with the new baby, Laine. Her son Evan will graduate from Central Springs High School in the spring of 2016.
    Nicole enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, and traveling to Duluth when the opportunity arises.

  • Traci Rood

    Traci Rood Pre-Planning & Family Services Counselor

    Traci joined the Colonial Chapels staff at Memorial Park Cemetery in May 2015. She graduated from Osage High School in 1998 and attended both NIACC & Hamilton College.
    Her husband Brian is a finish carpenter for Meints Construction in Clear Lake. They have 3 kids; Jase, twins Lena & Eloise and a black lab named Oscar.
    When not chasing after her children, Traci enjoys cooking, entertaining and spending time with family & friends.

  • Linda Edwards

    Linda Edwards Office Staff

    Linda (Brunsvold) Edwards is originally from Joice, graduating from Lake Mills High School and NIACC, where she received her ADN and worked as an RN for several years. She became a licensed insurance broker and worked alongside her husband in their estate-planning business. After moving to Arizona in 1993, she attended Grand Canyon University pursing Music Ministry and Music Education. In 2012, Linda returned to Iowa, joining the Colonial Chapels staff at Memorial Park Cemetery as a Pre-Planning and Family Service Counselor. She personally experienced the importance of prearrangements after the death of her spouse, Evan Edwards, in 2010, and is empathetic to the changes that occur after such a loss. Linda is currently a printed material assistant for Colonial Chapels. She enjoys playing the piano and has her own studio, Mozart Music & More, where she gives private piano lessons. She plays keyboard for two area churches and organ for Good Shepherd Chapel. She has three grown children, four grandchildren, one cat and two dogs.

  • 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.