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.
Mike & Cindy purchased the funeral homes in Imperial and Wauneta, Nebraska, in 1992 and have provided professional and personal funeral services, prearrangements, and monument sales for the past 28 years. This is our family that we raised here at the funeral home.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Mike and Cindy Liewer
Mike & Cindy purchased the funeral homes in Imperial and Wauneta, Nebraska, in 1992. Benkelman Memorial Chapel was added in 2013. The couple have provided professional and personal funeral services, prearrangements, and monument sales for the past 30 years.
Photo by Emma Harms Photography
Mike and Cindy both originate from Southeast, Nebraska. Mike graduating from Auburn High School and Cindy from Johnson-Brock High School in 1977.
They both continued their education, Mike graduating from Peru State College in 1981, and Cindy, at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, graduating from Peru State College in 2006.
In 1982 the couple moved to Houston, Texas, where Mike was enrolled at Commonwealth College of Funeral Service, graduating in 1983.
Moving to the Scottsbluff and Gering, Nebraska, communities, Mike began his career in funeral service and served his apprenticeship with Dugan-Kramer Funeral Home and Gering Memorial Chapel, becoming a Nebraska licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer that same year. Mike and Cindy along with their growing family resided in Kansas City, Missouri (Mount Moriah Funeral Home), Valentine, Nebraska, (Sandoz Chapel of The Pines Funeral Home) before purchasing Creveling Funeral Home in Imperial, Nebraska, in 1992. Benkelman Memorial Chapel in Benkelman, Nebraska, was added in 2013.
Mike and Cindy have been actively involved in the Imperial community over the years. Mike holding offices including the presidency of the Imperial Chamber of Commerce, the Junior Chamber of Commerce, and the Imperial Eagles Club. Mike has also served on the St. Patrick's Catholic Church Parish Board including offices and Grand Knight of the local Knights of Columbus Council. Cindy has held offices in the St. Patrick's Catholic Church Alter Society including president.
Mike and Cindy have four kids and four grandkids at this time and enjoy golfing together and chasing grandkids.
Chief Funeral Assistant
Don is a native to Chase County, Nebraska, born in Imperial. He graduated from Chase County High School in 1960 and from Chadron State College, BA in 1964.
Don and Jan met a CSC and were married at Zion Lutheran Church, Benkelman, Nebraska on July 19, 1964. Two sons were born to this union.
Doug, wife Cristen, is an Associate Director for Development at Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Jason (Jake), wife Michelle, daughter Peyton, and son Logan, is in the parts department of 21st Century John Deere, Imperial, NE.
Don retired from Adams Bank and Trust in 2016 after 42 years of service. Don and Jan enjoy attending activities of their two grandchildren. They are members of Zion Lutheran Church. Other activities include riding their Harley Davidson trike, sport shooting and hunting. The CCS Longhorns, Huskers, UNK Lopers and App St. Mountaineers are followed closely.
Funeral Assistant and Chief Removal Officer
Born and raised in Yuma, CO Stephen and his family moved to Imperial in July of 2023. Stephen attended mortuary school at Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in Dallas, TX graduating with the fall class of 2008. After 3 years in Colorado, he and his wife, Kayla moved to Tri-Cities WA, where they started their family and served the Tri-Cities community for 11 years. Wanting to live closer to family and engage in a small-town community once again, Stephen and Kayla are honored to be living in, working and serving the Imperial community.
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