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Our Staff

Our Staff


Rebecca Bear
Floral Shop Manager

Rebecca Bear, "Beckie", has been a Professional Florist for 35 years. She has a passion for floral and interior design. She is in her tenth year as a Manager for Lincoln Memorial Floral Shop. She and husband, Glenn, enjoy their family of 5 children and 9 grandchildren. Beckie celebrates her time away from work with interests including travel, motorcycling, gardening, and decorating projects.

Steven Brunken
Funeral Director

A graduate of the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science, he has been a Funeral Director/embalmer since 1977. Steve is a board member on the Bureau of Examining Boards for Funeral Directing. He is a Past Potentate, member of Sesostris Shrine, Scottish Rite, Hickman Lodge #256 AF&AM and Ivanhoe Lodge #447 AF&AM. Steve is married with two children and he is an avid Husker fan and golf enthusiast.

Kelly Coleman
Director of Operations - Wisconsin South/Nebraska

I have been in the cemetery service industry for over 15 years. I have lived in Wisconsin my entire life, with the majority spent in Racine, Green Bay and Milwaukee. My favorite part of what I do is to exceed our families' expectations. I look forward to the opportunity to meet all of our families personally and reconnect with those that I have met in the past.

Angela Erickson
Director of Community and Family Services

Angela started her career with Lincoln Memorial in March of 2000 right after obtaining her Associates Degree in Business Administration. She started her employment as a Family Service Counselor assisting families with pre-planning along with assisting families when a death occurs. She has enjoyed working with many families over the years. Currently, Angela is the Executive Director of Family Services for our Nebraska Facilities

Kyla Hudson
Funeral Director

Kyla has been with Lincoln Memorial since January 2012. She was active duty Air Force for six years as an Intelligence Analyst. Kyla graduated from Kansas City Kansas Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science. She is a member of American Legion Post 500. Kyla and her husband, Ryan, live in Lincoln with their dogs, Max and Pickles.

Russell Johnson
Funeral Director

Russell A. “Russ” Johnson was licensed in the State of Nebraska as a Funeral Director in 1985 and as an Embalmer in 1986. He has served families in the Lincoln area since that time. He began his association with Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home in 1996. Russ and his wife, Theresa, have two children, Matthew and Lauren.

Lisa Kelly
Office Manager

Lisa has been with Lincoln Memorial for 14 years. As office manager, she is responsible for all Administrative processes. She is a Nebraska native and belongs to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church and is an active member of the Altar Society.

Martin Meister
Funeral Director

A lifelong Lincoln resident, Marty is a second generation funeral director, following his father Clarence J. Meister. He received his diploma in mortuary science from Des Moines Area Community College. He has been with Lincoln Memorial since May of 2011. Marty has been happily married for 27 years and has one daughter. He is also a member of First Plymouth Congregational Church. Also, Marty is a Stephens' Minister..

Ed Rivera
Manager - Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home

Ed Rivera has served in the funeral industry for more than 20 years as both a licensed funeral director and a funeral home manager, Ed also actively participates in numerous community outreach programs. As manager, Ed and his team of dedicated professionals will ensure families receive personalized, caring service.

John Taylor
Cemetery Superintendent

John started his career with Lincoln Memorial Park in March of 2010. He has worked as a cemetery superintendent for 15 yrs. prior to coming to Lincoln Memorial Park. He spent 13 years in the city of Cozad, NE where he was also in charge of the parks throughout the city.