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
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John R. Parrish Funeral Director / Owner
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Scott A. Glover General Manager / Funeral Director
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Shannon Heinen Pre Need Counselor

Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home & Crematory

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Amanda Sweerin Funeral Director
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Daniel Gelhaus Funeral Director
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Bethany Fast Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Jennifer Klein Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Kim Weber Office Manager
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Jim Raddatz Retired Funeral Director
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Lowell Coburn Retired Funeral Director
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Jesse Uitermarkt Mortuary Student
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Sherri Rohrbaugh Mortuary Student
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Mark Weaver Funeral Director Assistant
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Charlie Hart Funeral Director Assistant
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Chris Lang Funeral Director Assistant
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Dave Leonetti Funeral Director Assistant
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Dean Forbes Funeral Director Assistant
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Peter Kiernan Funeral Director Assistant
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Tim Meyer Funeral Director Assistant

Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home & Crematory - Adel

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Ryan Morford Funeral Director
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Anna Stiles Administrative Assistant
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Beth Shields Funeral Director Assistant
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Tana Belgarde Funeral Director Assistant
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Jerry Schrock Funeral Director Assistant
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Steve Pedersen ​Funeral Director Assistant
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Pat Gilliland Funeral Director Assistant

Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home & Crematory - Winterset

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Alex Wright Funeral Director
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Tom Collins Funeral Director
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Tina Thompson Administrative Assistant
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Darcey Paullin Funeral Director Assistant
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Mary Beth Stephens Funeral Director Assistant
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Donna Neideigh Funeral Director Assistant
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Ben Neideigh Funeral Director Assistant
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Gary Barker Funeral Director Assistant
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Doug Messerschmitt Funeral Director Assistant
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Howard Harrell Funeral Director Assistant
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Paul Welch Funeral Director Assistant
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Phil Macumber Funeral Director Assistant

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.

Scott A. Glover

General Manager / Funeral Director
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Scott is an Iowa licensed funeral director and embalmer.  As an Iowa native, he grew up in Spencer, IA where he graduated from Spencer High School.  Scott attended the University of Northern Iowa and then went on to graduate with his Associates of Mortuary Science Degree from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL.  He started his career as an apprentice funeral director with Chicago Jewish Funerals in the Chicagoland area and then worked for Kolbus-John V. May Funeral Home, Lawrence Funeral Home, The Elms Funeral Home and Nelson Funeral Home, all in Chicagoland.  Scott furthered his career by becoming one of the youngest Managing Partners for Carriage Services in Nampa, Idaho at Alsip and Persons Funeral Home.

Since 2012, he has learned the importance of always giving 100% to every family.  Scott lives by the motto, "You only get one opportunity to perform the perfect funeral for a loved one!"

Scott and his wife, Samantha, have one daughter, Frankie, and three adorable dogs: Sophie (English Lab), Sadie (Golden Retriever) and Stanley (English Cream Golden Retriever).

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his growing family, golfing, being involved in the community and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes.

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 has been the Pre-Arrangment Coordinator since 2019. She is a member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and the Rotary Club of Northwest Des Moines. Shannon enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading and cheering for the Iowa State Cyclones. 

Amanda Sweerin

Funeral Director
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Amanda graduated from Capri College in Cedar Rapids in 2011 with a degree in Cosmetology. While working as a licensed Cosmetologist, she finished her Liberal Arts degree at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa then later attended DMACC where she graduated with a degree in Mortuary Science. While attending classes at DMACC, Amanda joined the Hamilton's team as a Family Services Assistant in 2014, and then became an intern in 2015 after graduation. After graduation, she became a fully licensed Funeral Director at Hamilton's Funeral Home until 2019. Amanda soon after joined the team at Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home in July of 2019.

Daniel Gelhaus

Funeral Director
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Bethany Fast

Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Jennifer Klein

Funeral Director & Embalmer
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Kim Weber

Office Manager
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Jim Raddatz

Retired 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

Retired Funeral Director
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Jesse Uitermarkt

Mortuary Student
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Sherri Rohrbaugh

Mortuary Student
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Alex Wright

Funeral Director
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Alex is a native of Chariton, Iowa and a graduate of Chariton High School in 2013. Upon Graduation, he attended the University of Iowa and in 2017 obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training. Following his time at Iowa, Alex pursued a degree in Mortuary Science from Des Moines Area Community College. After graduation, He served his internship at Hamilton’s Funeral Home in Des Moines. Alex joined Caldwell Parrish Funeral Home and Crematory in 2019.

Alex enjoys being outdoors as much as possible by hunting and being active. Alex and his wife Lexi love to spoil their fur baby Winston. Alex is a member of the Winterset Rotary club and looks forward to serving the community of Winterset.

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.

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.

Anna Stiles

Administrative Assistant
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Tina Thompson

Administrative Assistant
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Darcey Paullin

Funeral Director Assistant
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Beth Shields

Funeral Director Assistant
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Mark Weaver

Funeral Director Assistant
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Charlie Hart

Funeral Director Assistant
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Chris Lang

Funeral Director Assistant
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Dave Leonetti

Funeral Director Assistant
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Dean Forbes

Funeral Director Assistant
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Peter Kiernan

Funeral Director Assistant
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Tana Belgarde

Funeral Director Assistant
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Jerry Schrock

Funeral Director Assistant
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Steve Pedersen

​Funeral Director Assistant
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Mary Beth Stephens

Funeral Director Assistant
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Donna Neideigh

Funeral Director Assistant
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Ben Neideigh

Funeral Director Assistant
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Gary Barker

Funeral Director Assistant
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Doug Messerschmitt

Funeral Director Assistant
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Howard Harrell

Funeral Director Assistant
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Paul Welch

Funeral Director Assistant
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Pat Gilliland

Funeral Director Assistant
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Phil Macumber

Funeral Director Assistant
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Tim Meyer

Funeral Director Assistant
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