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Jody and Amy Anderson

Owners, Funeral Director – [email protected], Office Manager – [email protected]

Jody Anderson is owner of the Anderson Funeral Homes. He was raised in the Clinton, IA area graduating from Clinton High School in 1988. After high school Jody joined the United States Army and is a Desert Storm Veteran. Jody attended Clinton Community College, Sauk Valley Community College, and graduated from Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, IL with a degree in Mortuary Science. Jody, his wife, Amy,and their two daughters, Lauren and Sydney reside in the Conrad Chapel. Jody is very active in the three communities he serves. He is a member of the Conrad Presbyterian Church, Marshalltown Rotary, Marshalltown Community Y, Elmwood Country Club, in Marshalltown, Oakwood Golf Course in Conrad, the Conrad American Legion, and the Marshalltown VFW. Jody also serves on the board for the Conrad Parks and Recreation. He and his family has assisted with the festival of trees in Gladbook and host several people at the Gladbrook Chapel for Gladbrooks Corn Carnival Parade. He enjoys cycling and is a RAGBRAI veteran. Most recently Jody has picked up running and finished his first marathon in October of 2012.

Amy serves as the Office Manager for all four of the Anderson Funeral Homes locations. She is a graduate of Clinton Community College. Prior to joining her husband in the funeral business she was a licensed Pharmacy Technician for 17 years and most recently was the director of the Wolf Creek Day Care. Since moving to Iowa in 2009 she has assisted the funeral homes in many aspects. Amy is excited to enter the funeral business with her husband and looks forward to serving the people of this area. Amy also manages all of her kids sporting and school activities. Therefore you can find her in her spare time on a bleacher watching her children. Recently Amy and Jody have purchased a tandem bicycle and enjoy riding it. Amy made her maiden voyage across the great state of Iowa on RAGBRAI 2012.

Ellis Patten

Funeral Director

Ellis Patten was born and raised in Bettendorf, IA, graduating from Bettendorf High School in 2010. She attended Scott Community College and graduated from the Des Moines Area Community College Mortuary Science Program in 2014. Ellis was most recently employed as a Funeral Director in Iowa Falls, IA, before relocating to the area and joining Anderson Funeral Homes in 2017. In her free time she enjoys traveling and taking trips back to the Quad Cities to visit her Dad.

Richard A. “Rick” LaMasters

Funeral Director – [email protected]

Richard A. “Rick” LaMasters was born and raised in Marshalltown, graduating from Marshalltown High School in 1966. Rick attended Marshalltown Community College and graduated from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science in 1971. Prior to attending mortuary school, he was employed at Estel-Perrin-Avey Funeral Home. He later worked in funeral service in Iowa City and Waterloo before returning to Estel-Perrin-Avey in 1987. Rick then transitioned over to Vogel Funeral Homes when they purchased Estel Perrin Avey. Rick has been an asset to the funeral homes he has served. Anderson Funeral Homes is excited to have him join them for the remainder of his career. Rick most recently was recognized by the Iowa Funeral Directors Association for having his license for 40 years. Rick and his wife, Cindi, have two children and five grandchildren. In his spare time Rick enjoys fishing and traveling.

Kelley Smith

Administrative Assistant


Ivan Skartvedt

Funeral Assistant


Jim Kadner

Funeral Assistant


Jim McLeland

Funeral Assistant


Craig and Rose Russell

Funeral Assistants


Bernie Masker

Funeral Assistant


Glen Mann

Funeral Assistant


Melissa Stalzer

Funeral Assistant and Hairdresser