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Our Staff

David O. Freers

Co-owner, Licensed Funeral Director

David is a member of the Elks Lodge, the Moose Lodge, Iowa Lodge #2 AF & AM. David and his wife Susan, a Senior Applications Scientist at Grain Processing Co. in Muscatine, are members of the Grace Lutheran Church.

David’s education includes:

  • 1965 graduate of Muscatine High School
  • 1967 graduate of Muscatine Community College with an Associate Arts degree
  • 1969 graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in Business Administration
  • 1970 graduate of the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science

Jennifer Riley-Vogel

Co-owner, Licensed Funeral Director

Jennifer is a member of the Muscatine Business and Professional Women, and TTT. She is the Past Regent of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, Court Joan of Arc No. 524. She is also a member of the Muscatine Catholic Community Guild. Jennifer and her husband Joe, along with their two children, are members of St. Mary Church.

Jennifer’s education includes:

  • 1982 graduate of Muscatine High School
  • 1987 graduate of Muscatine Community College with an Associate Science degree
  • 1988 graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science

Edward Riley

Licensed Funeral Director

Ed owned and operated the Riley Funeral Home from 1956-1996 when his daughter Jennifer purchased the business. Ed is a member of the Elks Lodge and the Knights of Columbus. Ed and his wife Dorothy are members are St. Mary’s Church.

Ed’s education includes:

  • 1952 graduate of Muscatine Catholic High School
  • Attended Iowa State University
  • 1956 graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science

Gregory D. Lamb

Licensed Funeral Director

Greg joined the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home in 1977. Greg is a member of the Elks Lodge. Greg and his wife Linda, a Retirement Benefits Specialist at Muscatine Foods Corporation, along with three children, attend Calvary Baptist Church.

Greg’s education includes:

  • 1974 graduate of Muscatine High School
  • 1976 graduate of Muscatine Community College with an Associate Science degree
  • 1977 graduate of the Indianapolis College of Mortuary Science
  • 1982 graduate of St. Ambrose University with a BA in Business Administration

Jane Kuhljuergen-Kurriger

Licensed Funeral Director

Jane joined the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home in 1991. She is a member of the noon Kiwanis. Jane and her husband Mike, a Supervisor at Grain Processing Co., along with their three children, they are members of the St. Mathias Church.

Jane’s education includes:

  • 1988 graduate of Muscatine High School
  • 1990 graduate of Muscatine Community College with an Associate Science degree
  • 1991 graduate of the Kansas City College of Mortuary Science

Mindy Bartelt-Stark

Mindy joined the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home as Administrative Secretary in 1996. Mindy is a member of the Muscatine Business and Professional Women and is Past President of BPW-Iowa. Mindy and her husband Dave, self employed owner of Stark Construction Co., attend Trinity Episcopal Church.

Mindy’s education includes:

  • 1975 graduate of Louisa-Muscatine High School
  • 1987 graduate of Muscatine Community College with an Associate of Arts degree
  • 1993 graduate of Iowa Wesleyan College with degrees in Business Administration and Accounting

Terri Henry

Prearrangement Counselor

Terri joined the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home as a prearrangement counselor in 1992. She continued with the Ralph J. Wittich Funeral Home until 1996 when she became prearrangement counselor for the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Terri and her husband Mark, along with their three children, attend the Erie Christian Church.

Terri’s education includes:

  • 1974 graduate of United Township High School