Welcome to the Wyoming Funeral Directors Association Website!
As part of our commitment to serve the members of the NEWEST Funeral Association Clone, we provide this list of those funeral-related product and service providers which we consider to be exceptional. Their commitment to fulfilling all contractual agreements, strong record of on-time deliveries, history of fair pricing, and thoroughly professional business communication processes make them the best-of the-best.
|121 East Park Square Owatonna MN 55060
Contact: Ken Deason
Contact: Josiah Ward
Our roots will tell you where we come from, but more importantly, where we are going and what we value. In 1904, a group of farmers and business owners in and around Owatonna, Minnesota, pooled their resources, seeking better value for their premium dollar. In the following decades of consistent growth, we expanded to provide property coverage for equipment dealers, auto dealers, petroleum marketers, and contractors throughout the Midwest. By mid-century, we became among the nation’s first multiline insurance companies with our expansion into liability coverage. We continued growing, stepping into life insurance; workers compensation coverage; group health insurance (which we no longer offer); and estate planning services. By the end of the 20th century, we were among the largest mutual insurance companies in the nation. We continue to strengthen ourselves, and the businesses we insure, with an ever-growing library of risk management tools and state, regional, and national association partnerships. Our home office remains in Owatonna, a small city nestled in the prairie of southern Minnesota, but we serve our customers in 49 states and the District of Columbia, with a regional office in Phoenix, Arizona, and service centers throughout the country. As a company that sprang from a gathering of business owners, we understand the risks and challenges you face. When you step behind our shield, you’ll benefit from the knowledge and protection we have cultivated over more than a century.
|Great Western Insurance Co.
|5981 Park Vista Drive Ogden UT 84405
Contact: Chad Iverson
Great Western Insurance Company is committed to easing the stress of planning final arrangements by offering innovative Preneed Funeral insurance and Final Expense plans. We’re in a “people helping people” business, and we want to help you and your family prepare for the difficult moments in your lives. Great Western Insurance Company’s (GWIC) strength has always come from a dedicated focus on the funeral profession, life insurance, and pre-arranged funeral plans. We were founded in 1983 by John E. Lindquist, owner of Lindquist Mortuaries & Cemeteries, a five-generation family business. Our funeral home background means we know the financial needs of funeral homes and the families they serve, and we understand the responsibility of being a trusted financial steward. That’s why we design simple, effective Preneed Funeral insurance and Final Expense plans. When you choose GWIC, you’ll enjoy the resources of a large company backed by the personal service of a small company. We’re part of a financially strong organization with more than $2.4 billion in assets. After working together for several years, American Enterprise Group acquired GWIC in 2018. Our goals are to assist in securing the financial futures of our clients and their families and to support our distribution partners in any way that we can. We support that goal by investing in our people, platform, and products. We offer many tools to help ensure our agents will be successful in their field, including license preparation, product knowledge, and continuous field training for all of our agents. We provide funeral home owners and Preneed sales organizations with exceptional service and superior marketing support. We’re licensed in 46 states and the District of Columbia. Our Surplus to Liability Ratio is among the highest in the industry, exceeding the margin of assets over liabilities and excess surplus standards that are averaged by America’s 25 largest life insurance companies (Standard Analytical Service, Inc. 2013).
|Legacy Tree Funeral Planning
|PO Box 804 WY 83127
Contact: Sam Cottrell
As a licensed life insurance and preneed agent, Sam brings a diverse background to Legacy Tree Funeral Planning with his experience in coordinating and collaboration as a previous small business owner, along with having a bachelor's degree in Science from Utah Valley University. From serving a church mission for two years in the rough inter-cities surrounding Los Angeles CA, Spanish speaking, to working as the General Manager of a remote mountain resort in Utah and Wyoming for several years, he has worked on a wide variety of tasks that are centered on supporting the needs of others. Sam has enjoyed his roles through leadership and customer service and strives to continue to always give outstanding client support. Sam understands the importance and benefits of what planning ahead can do for you and your loved ones as he has witnessed the unpredictability of life’s circumstances and the peace of mind you will have when you are prepared. In his free time, Sam enjoys whitewater river rafting, fishing, backpacking, mountain biking, dirt biking, and hiking with his sweet wife, Mariah, and their dog, Penny. He is an avid outdoorsman and has spent 5 years as a Whitewater Snake River Guide in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. "I have learned the importance of being prepared and the peace of mind and comfort it brings in all aspects of my life. I am committed to offering the high standards Legacy Tree Funeral Planning offers throughout my own work in meeting your funeral, cremation, and final expense needs.
|Medallion Vault and Casket
|P.O. Box 80321 Billings MT 59108
Contact: Jeff Courts
Contact: Matt Coon
Medallion Vault & Casket Company is a Billings, Montana-based casket,vault and cremation urn distributor, serving Montana and Wyoming funeral homes. Started in 1983, Medallion is a second generation family-run business providing personal, friendly, and professional service to it clients, and ultimately to grieving families those clients serve. Medallion Vault & Casket Co offers a full line of American made caskets, vaults and cremation urns. If you are an admin, click here to login. If you are a current client of Medallion’s, click here to view our catalog. If you are a funeral home director interested in working with Medallion, click here to get in touch with us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. If you are personally in need of purchasing a casket or urn, please accept our condolences for your loss and contact your local funeral home for more information on Medallion's offerings.
|598 West Franklin Road Meridian ID 83642
Contact: Steven Hunter
Contact: Danny Porter
Crafting quality monuments since 1979.
|Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank
|1623 Central Avenue #220 Cheyenne WY 82001
Contact: Janell Lewis
The Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Bank’s mission is to fulfill the wishes of eye donors and their families to help another overcome blindness through transplantation and research. Our dedication to this mission allows eye, organ and tissue donors in Colorado and Wyoming to provide over 2,500 sight-restorative transplants each year.
|Salt Lake Community College Mortuary Science Program
|3491 West Wights Fort Road West Jordan UT 84088
Contact: David Hess
Contact: Jeff Zealley
The Mortuary Science program at SLCC is designed to help you gain entry-level skills and knowledge required to work in a funeral home. During the course of this program, you will actively participate in exercises such as embalming and restorative art on the deceased which takes place in the on-site lab and in funeral homes. SLCC's excellent program will teach you effective communication, quantitative literacy, funeral arts, how to assist the bereaved, regulatory compliance, and more to prepare you to excel in the important and growing field of Mortuary Science. All of the programs offered in the School of Health Sciences at Salt Lake Community College are a part of the Northwest Commission on College and Universities (NWCCU), a regional accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. This means that the credits that you complete at SLCC will transfer to all the other state institutions, as well as most private institutions, so that you will not have to start over in obtaining a bachelors degree or higher. This is an added bonus for SLCC student that is not always available at all health sciences programs around the city, state or country
|The Davis Whitehall Co.
|625 Ford Street Suite A Colorado Springs CO 80915
Contact: Terry School
Terry School established The Davis Whitehall Co. in 1991. With his extensive background in woodworking, chemical coatings, and specialty finishes, Terry has found his calling in the funeral profession working closely with directors in creating a one of a kind lasting memorial. The Davis Whitehall Co. is proud to offer a full collection of memorials and keepsakes in fine wood finishes, personalization options, marble and ceramic urns, brass urns, and pet urns all made in the U.S.A. We take pride in offering our urns and keepsakes knowing they are crafted of the finest workmanship and will withstand the test of time in timeless and classic designs.
|The Dodge Company
|6970 SW Oakwood Dr. Beaverton OR 97008
Contact: Scott Whitaker
Contact: Michelle Marsan
he Dodge Company has been fortunate over the years to have had leaders with vision and an eye for what is truly important. From the early years with the establishment of schools to teach the science of embalming, to the more current introduction of formaldehyde-free chemicals, Dodge has led the way. We are proud of this history and grateful to everyone who has helped to make this record possible. The following is a sample of the many contributions made by family members and associates over the past 120 years. In the early days of embalming, the only way companies could sell embalming chemicals was to train people to embalm and then sell them the product. A. Johnson Dodge started out that way but knew that having a school would give him, and the company, more credibility. So, in 1893 he and his brother bought the Oriental School of Embalming. In 1907, he and his brother parted ways and A. J. founded the New England Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences. (Photo to the right is one of his early classes.) While the Dodge family has remained keenly interested in what is now called the New England Institute at Mt. Ida, the school and the Dodge Company have not been affiliated since 1910. At that point, the school was chartered by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and became a non-profit educational institution. The strong interest and commitment to education remains and while the company hasn't been involved in owning and running a school since 1910, we have sponsored educational programs all over the United States and Canada since that time. Early programs were often presented in conjunction with local casket companies and were typically one day long. Those programs evolved into the Dodge Seminars which were created to provide a forum for embalmers and funeral directors to hear excellent speakers, see demonstrations from leading embalmers, and to share ideas and experiences. These have been attended by thousands of embalmers and continue to attract professionals from all over the world. Please see any current offerings in the Dodge Seminars section of our Web store. In order to guide the relatively new science of embalming, Dodge was the first to include a chemist on staff in 1926. The addition of a chemist with a lab to conduct research was the beginning of a period of rapid growth and learning. Many product innovations can be traced directly to the work completed in our labs. Some of the more recent innovations are products that make embalming easier on the embalmer through lower index and formaldehyde-free products like Freedom Cav, Freedom Art, and Viscerock FF (formaldehyde-free). In addition to the work the chemists do, our research and product development teams are always trying to think of additional ways to make the life of an embalmer easier. Over the past decade, some of our most notable innovations have been the Dodge APC Embalming Machine and our Waterless Aspirator.