Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.
Learn the legacy.
Sutton Memorial Chapel and McLaughlin Funeral Chapel was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
President/Funeral DirectorRead Bio
Kevin grew up in Sutton and graduated from Sutton High School in 1993. He graduated from Midland Lutheran College in 1997 and then attended mortuary school in Kansas City, Kansas graduating in 1998. Upon graduation, he worked in the Nebraska Panhandle before returning to Sutton in 2004. In his spare time he enjoys sporting events and keeping up with his family.
Vice-President/Funeral DirectorRead Bio
Shaun is life-long Geneva resident graduating from Geneva High School in 1998. He graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2002 and then attended mortuary school in Mesa, Arizona, graduating in 2003. Upon graduation, he worked for a brief time in Omaha before returning to Geneva in 2004. He is the 5th generation of Farmer's to be involved in the Funeral business. He is married to Heidi (Lightwine) Farmer and they have two daughters, Ashlyn & Leah, and a son, Dane. He is a member of the United Methodist Church in Geneva and is actively involved in the community serving on the Fillmore Central School Board, Fillmore County Foundation, and Lions Club. Outside of work he enjoys all outdoor activities.
Partner/Funeral DirectorRead Bio
Mike was born and raised in Geneva. He started a new chapter in his life when he left Geneva after graduating from Fillmore Central High School in 2004 and went on to play college football at North Dakota State University in Fargo, North Dakota for five years. After completing his schooling at NDSU with a Bachelor's Degree in 2009, he continued his education in Kansas City, Kansas, where he went to mortuary school and graduated in 2011. Mike then started his one year apprenticeship with Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home in Lincoln, Nebraska in 2011 and after completing his apprenticeship was hired on as a full-time member of their staff until 2014. Mike returned to Geneva to take over for his father, John, as a 2nd generation funeral director in the funeral business. He is married to Heather (Carlson) Brower and they have one son, Emmitt Brower and one daughter, Everly Brower. His interests outside of work include; hunting, fishing, BBQ, coaching, golfing and time with his family and friends.
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