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Our Team

At Roper and Sons, our experienced funeral professionals are committed to making sure your service arrangements exceed your expectations. Our personalized service starts with you working with one of our dedicated Funeral Directors who will be by your side every step of the decision-making process, carefully explaining your options, offering recommendations at your request, and overseeing all of the details. Ensuring that you and your family’s personal touch is present is our top priority.

Legacy

CHARLES “POOCH” ROPER

3rd Generation Owner Joined Roper & Sons in 1954


WILLIAM “BILL” ROPER

3rd Generation Owner Joined Roper & Sons in 1966


Leadership

TOM ROPER

President / Funeral Director /4th Generation Owner / Son of Charles & Glenna Joined Roper & Sons in 1982

DEAN R. SCHNEIDER

Vice-President / Funeral Director Joined Roper & Sons in 1996

Funeral Directors

MARK ROPER Funeral Director / 4th Generation Joined Roper & Sons in 1988
STEVE OLSON Funeral Director Joined Roper & Sons in 2000 and Metcalf Funeral Home in 1976
JUSTIN WOZNY Funeral Director Joined Roper & Sons in 2008
ABBEY THIES Funeral Director Joined Roper & Sons in 2014

As a Trustee, I am sometimes called upon to assist with end-of-life planning for a client. Roper & Sons has been a wonderful partner – their staff go above and beyond to ensure the details of the plan are carried out with great sensitivity and care.

—Kim M.
MARSHALL BUCH Funeral Director Joined Roper & Sons in 2015
TATE SCHUTT Funeral Director Joined Roper & Sons in 2018
LOGAN SCHNEIDER Funeral Director Joined Roper & Sons in 2019
ANISSA RUTT Funeral Director Joined Roper & Sons in 2020

Administration

CINDY WILSON Office Manager Joined Roper & Sons in 1994
CARRIE FANGMAN Creative Director Joined Roper & Sons in 2012
REBECCA SHANE KOUMA Marketing and Outreach Joined Roper & Sons in 2019
KAYLEIGH SCHAFER Office Manager Joined Roper & Sons in 2018

My sisters and I came to Lincoln for our father’s death. We wanted a small ceremony and a military tribute to our father. Roper & Sons made sure we had everything we needed and helped us prepare the service and all the documentation to achieve a perfectly suitable tribute.

—Russell B.
AMANDA MORGAN Receptionist Joined Roper & Sons in 2021
DeETTA VRANA Receptionist Joined Roper & Sons in 2018
KAITLYN KAUFMAN Receptionist Joined Roper & Sons in 2021
LESLIE HOWELL Receptionist Joined Roper & Sons in 2018

Funeral Associates

SCOTT EDSTROM Funeral Associate Joined Roper & Sons in 2004 and Metcalf Funeral Home in 1983
TONY NARANJO Facility Manager Joined Roper & Sons in 2012
OLIVIA SHELBOURN Funeral Associate Joined Roper & Sons in 2020

Tom and his team went to great lengths to help our family through the sudden and unexpected loss of our daughter. Initial consulting, guidance and flexibility earned our trust. The emotional support prior, during, and following our celebration of life ceremony earned my respect and loyalty.

—Adam O.

Service Team

DELOYD LARSEN
Funeral Associate
MARY BORIN
Reception / Catering Coordinator
WILMA SUNDEEN
Staff Musician

GAYLA NELSEN
Visitation Hostess
LEANNE EDWARDS
Visitation Hostess
RENEE BRINKMAN
Visitation Hostess

Grief Counselor

MELISSA THORNE, LIMHP, LADC

Grief Counselor Joined Roper & Sons in 2016

Family Service Counselor

THERESA SCHERER

Family Service Counselor Joined Roper & Sons in 2012

SUSAN CLASSEN

Family Service Counselor Joined Roper & Sons in 2019

Tom and his team went to great lengths to help our family through the sudden and unexpected loss of our daughter. Initial consulting, guidance and flexibility earned our trust. The emotional support prior, during, and following our celebration of life ceremony earned my respect and loyalty.

—Adam O.

Affiliations

Being involved in and supporting our community is the foundation which Roper and Sons Funeral Home was built upon in 1901. It’s a family tradition that we proudly carry on today. Our team members are very active within many organizations and philanthropic groups throughout the region. Through these relationships, Roper and Sons has been recognized for its generosity and involvement in the Lincoln community. We are humbled by these awards and recognitions.

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Grief Support

We understand that grieving doesn’t end after the service. We offer Aftercare for grief support as you process and heal from your loss.

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