Our staff's commitment to you

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.


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Mark L. Parrish Funeral Director / Owner mark@caldwellparrish.com

Mark is originally from Algona and is a 2005 graduate of Bishop Garrigan High School. He received his Associate of Arts Degree from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids before graduating from the DMACC Mortuary Science Program in August of 2008. While in mortuary school, Mark worked as a student at Caldwell Parrish. Following college, he worked as funeral director at Overton Funeral Home in Indianola. In March of 2014 Mark rejoined the staff at Caldwell Parrish to fulfill his life long dream of owning a funeral home with his brother.

Mark is a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 12432, Rotary Club of DMAM, Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, Iowa Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association and Cremation Association of North America. Mark is also a Certified Crematory Operator by the National Funeral Directors Association and is licensed to write pre need funeral contracts. He enjoys exercising, golfing and spending time with family and friends.

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John R. Parrish Funeral Director / Owner john@caldwellparrish.com

John Parrish grew up in Algona, Iowa where he graduated from Bishop Garrigan High School in 2008. After high school, he attend Kirkwood Community College where he received his associate's degree in Business. John went on to Des Moines Area Community College and received his degree in Mortuary Science. John is a Certified Crematory Operator by the National Funeral Directors Association. He worked at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home & Crematory as a Mortuary student. John worked at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service in Iowa City before returning to Caldwell Parrish.

John is a member of Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in West Des Moines, Knights of Columbus Council 12422, Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, Iowa Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association and the Cremation Association of North America. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, exercising, golfing, and is an avid Iowa Hawkeyes and New York Yankees fan.

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Ryan Morford Funeral Director ryan@caldwellparrish.com

Ryan grew up in Clarion and graduated in 2008 from Clarion Goldfield High School. Following high school Ryan attended DMACC in Ankeny where he received his associate degree in (field of study) and then enrolled in their Mortuary science program. Ryan graduated in 2011 and began his internship at Andrews Funeral Home in Belmond. After working for several years there he pursued his career as a funeral director with Murdoch Funeral Home in Marion. Ryan joined Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home & Crematory in 2017 and is based out of the McCalley Chapel in Adel.


Ryan enjoys being part of the community and helping others. He is a member of the Adel Rotary Club and is a Shriner and Mason. Ryan enjoys spending time with his family and friends, hunting, fishing and being outdoors.

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Tom Collins Funeral Director tom@caldwellparrish.com

Tom is a native of Winterset and a graduate of Winterset High School.  He attended the University of Iowa, Drake University and graduated with a Mortuary Science degree from Miami-Dade Community College in Miami, FL. He began his practice with his father, Rival W. Collins, at Collins Funeral Home in Winterset.  He has since kept with the business practice for over 40 years.

Tom and his wife, Terri, have three daughters, and two granddaughters.  His family keeps him busy, but he finds time to go jogging and play pool with his friends.  As a member of the Winterset Lion’s Club, he participates as a “specialty crew member” for their annual variety show.  He is also a Board Trustee for the Madison County Memorial Hospital.

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Shannon Heinen Pre Need Counselor shannon@caldwellparrish.com

Shannon grew up on a farm south of Ogden and is a 1996 graduate of Ogden Community High School.  After high school she attended Iowa State University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Services in 2001.  Following college, she worked for the Iowa Department of Public Health for seven years before becoming a stay at home mom. 

Shannon joined the staff at Caldwell Parrish in the fall of 2016 and is currently studying for her degree in Mortuary Science from Des Moines Area Community College.  She is a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.  She and her husband, Doug, live in West Des Moines with their three daughters.  Shannon enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading and cheering for the Iowa State Cyclones. 

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Anna Stiles Administrative Assistant anna@caldwellparrish.com

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Jim Raddatz Funeral Director

James D. Raddatz, better known as Jim, has been a licensed funeral director since graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Mortuary Science. He holds a license in both Iowa and Minnesota, and belongs to state and national associations for funeral directors and cremation providers. He has years of experience working in funeral homes in Rochester, Minnesota; Breckenridge, Minnesota; and Des Moines. He is originally from southern Minnesota, moving to Des Moines in 1978 and buying his own business in 1987.

Jim has a license to write preened funeral insurance and also designs monuments and gravestones for the families he serves. He designed the current funeral home building in 1995 and had it built to best meet the needs of families. Jim enjoys a network with Central Iowa funeral directors and provides many services for them when needed. He is pleased that his daughter, Gretchen, has followed in his footsteps to be a funeral director in Minnesota, and daughter, Ingrid continues to help him here.

As active director, he has limited spare time, but loves to watch his Minnesota teams on TV and also follows basketball and football for Drake, Iowa State and Iowa University. He is a member of the Masons and the Scottish and York Rites, Grace United Methodist Church, the Des Moines Civic Center and an active supporter of The Salvation Army. He served in the Marine Corps Reserve Program after college. He feels strongly that a life should be honored and remembered, and he is pleased to help people make a plan for memorializing in a way that is special, unique and comforting.

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Lowell Coburn Funeral Director

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Tim Meyer Funeral Director Assistant

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Beth Shields Funeral Service Assistant

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Paul Welch Funeral Service Assistant

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Charlie Hart Funeral Director Assistant

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Jerry Schrock Funeral Service Assistant

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Phil Macumber Funeral Service Assistant

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Dean Forbes Funeral Director Assistant

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Steve Pedersen ​Funeral Service Assistant

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Donna Neideigh Funeral Service Assistant

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Dave Leonetti Funeral Director Assistant

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Jane Martens Funeral Service Assistant

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Howard Harrell Support Staff

Mark L. Parrish

Funeral Director / Owner
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Mark is originally from Algona and is a 2005 graduate of Bishop Garrigan High School. He received his Associate of Arts Degree from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids before graduating from the DMACC Mortuary Science Program in August of 2008. While in mortuary school, Mark worked as a student at Caldwell Parrish. Following college, he worked as funeral director at Overton Funeral Home in Indianola. In March of 2014 Mark rejoined the staff at Caldwell Parrish to fulfill his life long dream of owning a funeral home with his brother.

Mark is a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council 12432, Rotary Club of DMAM, Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, Iowa Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association and Cremation Association of North America. Mark is also a Certified Crematory Operator by the National Funeral Directors Association and is licensed to write pre need funeral contracts. He enjoys exercising, golfing and spending time with family and friends.

John R. Parrish

Funeral Director / Owner
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John Parrish grew up in Algona, Iowa where he graduated from Bishop Garrigan High School in 2008. After high school, he attend Kirkwood Community College where he received his associate's degree in Business. John went on to Des Moines Area Community College and received his degree in Mortuary Science. John is a Certified Crematory Operator by the National Funeral Directors Association. He worked at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home & Crematory as a Mortuary student. John worked at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service in Iowa City before returning to Caldwell Parrish.

John is a member of Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in West Des Moines, Knights of Columbus Council 12422, Urbandale Chamber of Commerce, Iowa Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association and the Cremation Association of North America. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends, exercising, golfing, and is an avid Iowa Hawkeyes and New York Yankees fan.

Ryan Morford

Funeral Director
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Ryan grew up in Clarion and graduated in 2008 from Clarion Goldfield High School. Following high school Ryan attended DMACC in Ankeny where he received his associate degree in (field of study) and then enrolled in their Mortuary science program. Ryan graduated in 2011 and began his internship at Andrews Funeral Home in Belmond. After working for several years there he pursued his career as a funeral director with Murdoch Funeral Home in Marion. Ryan joined Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home & Crematory in 2017 and is based out of the McCalley Chapel in Adel.


Ryan enjoys being part of the community and helping others. He is a member of the Adel Rotary Club and is a Shriner and Mason. Ryan enjoys spending time with his family and friends, hunting, fishing and being outdoors.

Tom Collins

Funeral Director
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Tom is a native of Winterset and a graduate of Winterset High School.  He attended the University of Iowa, Drake University and graduated with a Mortuary Science degree from Miami-Dade Community College in Miami, FL. He began his practice with his father, Rival W. Collins, at Collins Funeral Home in Winterset.  He has since kept with the business practice for over 40 years.

Tom and his wife, Terri, have three daughters, and two granddaughters.  His family keeps him busy, but he finds time to go jogging and play pool with his friends.  As a member of the Winterset Lion’s Club, he participates as a “specialty crew member” for their annual variety show.  He is also a Board Trustee for the Madison County Memorial Hospital.

Shannon Heinen

Pre Need Counselor
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Shannon grew up on a farm south of Ogden and is a 1996 graduate of Ogden Community High School.  After high school she attended Iowa State University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Services in 2001.  Following college, she worked for the Iowa Department of Public Health for seven years before becoming a stay at home mom. 

Shannon joined the staff at Caldwell Parrish in the fall of 2016 and is currently studying for her degree in Mortuary Science from Des Moines Area Community College.  She is a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.  She and her husband, Doug, live in West Des Moines with their three daughters.  Shannon enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading and cheering for the Iowa State Cyclones. 

Anna Stiles

Administrative Assistant
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Jim Raddatz

Funeral Director
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James D. Raddatz, better known as Jim, has been a licensed funeral director since graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Mortuary Science. He holds a license in both Iowa and Minnesota, and belongs to state and national associations for funeral directors and cremation providers. He has years of experience working in funeral homes in Rochester, Minnesota; Breckenridge, Minnesota; and Des Moines. He is originally from southern Minnesota, moving to Des Moines in 1978 and buying his own business in 1987.

Jim has a license to write preened funeral insurance and also designs monuments and gravestones for the families he serves. He designed the current funeral home building in 1995 and had it built to best meet the needs of families. Jim enjoys a network with Central Iowa funeral directors and provides many services for them when needed. He is pleased that his daughter, Gretchen, has followed in his footsteps to be a funeral director in Minnesota, and daughter, Ingrid continues to help him here.

As active director, he has limited spare time, but loves to watch his Minnesota teams on TV and also follows basketball and football for Drake, Iowa State and Iowa University. He is a member of the Masons and the Scottish and York Rites, Grace United Methodist Church, the Des Moines Civic Center and an active supporter of The Salvation Army. He served in the Marine Corps Reserve Program after college. He feels strongly that a life should be honored and remembered, and he is pleased to help people make a plan for memorializing in a way that is special, unique and comforting.

Lowell Coburn

Funeral Director
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Tim Meyer

Funeral Director Assistant
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Beth Shields

Funeral Service Assistant
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Paul Welch

Funeral Service Assistant
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Charlie Hart

Funeral Director Assistant
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Jerry Schrock

Funeral Service Assistant
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Phil Macumber

Funeral Service Assistant
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Dean Forbes

Funeral Director Assistant
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Steve Pedersen

​Funeral Service Assistant
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Donna Neideigh

Funeral Service Assistant
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Dave Leonetti

Funeral Director Assistant
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Jane Martens

Funeral Service Assistant
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Howard Harrell

Support Staff
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