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Linda Holm

Owner/Funeral Director

Linda has actually been a funeral director at our Melrose funeral home since 2000. She was previously employed as a licensed funeral director through Benson Funeral home in St. Cloud, Minnesota and also Brenny Funeral dwellings of Albany and Holdingford, Minnesota. She is a 1998 graduate of the university of Minnesota (B.S. Mortuary Science).

On December 11, 2019, she became the brand-new owner the the funeral residences with the support of she husband, Brad.

Linda was increased in Sauk Centre. She and her husband, Brad, reside in Albany, with their 2 sons, Brandon and also Kyle.


Mark Thompson

Funeral Director

Mark join our staff as a funeral manager in October the 2007, after functioning at funeral residences in Minneapolis for eight years, most recently at Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapels. He i graduated from Bemidji State college (B.S. Biology, Chemistry) and in 1999 indigenous the university of Minnesota (B.S. Mortuary Science). Mark thrived up in northern Minnesota and enjoys fishing, hunting, and most various other outdoor activities.

He and also his wife, Sara, and their 2 daughters, Nora and also Hazel, reside in Sauk Centre.


Sara Thompson

Independent Prearrangement Specialist

Sara functions as an elevation prearrangement specialist functioning with ar members come prearrange and also prefund their funeral arrangements.

She prospered up in main Minnesota. She is a 2002 graduate the the university of Minnesota (B.S. Mortuary Science) and then functioned at Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapels in Minneapolis.

She and also her husband, Mark, and also their 2 daughters, Nora and also Hazel, reside in Sauk Centre.


Linda Sue Hall

Grief Specialist/Receptionist

LindaSue joined our staff in 2019 as our grief specialist and also started functioning as our receptionist in 2020. She has been a grief counselor because that over 17 years functioning as a BereavementCoordinator because that Heartland Hospice. She facilitates grief support teams in Annandale, Foley, Brainerd and also the St. Cloud areas. Lindais a 2004 graduate of St Cloud state through a licensed society worker degree and also aminor in Gerontology.

Shegrew up on a dairy farm in the Kimball/South Haven area and is the oldest frequently children. Lindaand her family members have stayed in Albany area because that over 35 years. Sheis not a stranger come the life brokenness of losing someone you love todeath.


Jerry Beddow

Jerry joined us in 1995 together a funeral assistant. That is retirement after many years at Sauk centre High School, mostly as principal.

He resides near Sauk Centre through his wife, Renee.

George Peters

George has actually been a funeral assistant through us because 1997. The is retirement from farming and previously offered on the plank of directors because that Stearns electrical Cooperative.

He resides near Sauk Centre through his wife, Delores.

Rollie Gilk

Rollie joined our employee as a funeral assistant in 2004, after functioning at the Brenny Funeral dwellings in Albany and Holdingford for countless years. He enjoys gift a institution bus driver.

He resides in Albany with his wife, Tillie.

Ralph van Beck

Ralph has been a funeral assistant with us because 2014. That is retired from farming yet is still active in the farming business.

He resides in Melrose with his wife, Linda.

Dan Meyer

Dan join our employee as a funeral assistant in 2018. Dan and also his wife, Char live near Meire Grove. They have three married children and six grandchildren.

Jon Coltvet

Jonathan Scott Coltvet, period 41 of Sauk Centre, passed away Thursday, June 7, 2007 in ~ St. Mary"s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, following substantial open heart surgery.

Jon moved to Sauk centre in September that 1988 to start his career as a funeral director with Schad Funeral Homes. Jon had the great pleasure of offer his whole career under the indict of Bernie Schad and also Pat Patton that Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services, many recently together the manager of the Melrose funeral home.

Jon will be substantially missed through his wife, Sarah and also son, Alex the Sauk Centre; parents, Sherman and Rachel Coltvet the Rochester; siblings, Elizabeth McGeeney (Jim) and also niece, Anna that Rochester, Tim Coltvet (Maren) and niece, Linnea, and nephew, Anders the Plymouth, and also Stephanie Coltvet that Minneapolis. That is likewise survived by his mother-in-law, Nina Anderson that Blackduck; brothers-in-law, Steven Anderson (Kelly Fries) and nephews, Lukas and also Reilly the St. Francis, Philip Anderson that Brownsville, Texas, Joseph Anderson (Julie Muller) and niece, Adrienne, and also nephew, Max the Roseau; sister-in-law, mar Anderson (Craig Cameron) and also nephew, Elliot, and niece, Clara that Tenstrike; plenty of aunts, uncles, and also cousins.

Bernie Schad

Bernard J. "Bernie" Schad, age 80 that Melrose, passed away unexpectedly complying with a huge heart strike Monday, December 5, 2011 in ~ the Melrose Area Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota.

In 1966 Bernie and also Mary relocated to Melrose and he started serving the community and also surrounding areas as your funeral director. He later broadened Schad Funeral dwellings to encompass the funeral homes in Grey Eagle, Sauk Centre, and also Freeport. In 1993 the funeral residences were marketed to Pat and also Sue Patton that Sauk Centre and Bernie ongoing to work-related until his retirement from permanent funeral directing in 1995. Over the previous 16 years he had continued to job-related at the funeral house whenever he to be needed, which consisted of participating in the annual Service of Remembrance hosted just the day before his death.

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Survivors encompass his wife, mary Schad that Melrose; four children, Julie (Mel) Schaefer of Melrose, Joe (Angela) Schad the Maple Grove, Mike (Kerry) Schad that West Yellowstone, Montana, and also Patrick (Teresa) Schad the Melrose; ten grandchildren, Ben (Lane) Schaefer the Sauk Centre, Jillian (J.J.) Megge of south Lyon, Michigan, Jon (Jessica) Schaefer of St. Cloud, Joey (friend, Jenna Burns) Schaefer of St. Cloud, Tucker Landis that Minneapolis, Samantha Schad the Maple Grove, Mandy Lakso the Superior, Wisconsin, Kanika Lakso the West Yellowstone, Montana, Gracie and also Logan Schad the Melrose; 2 great-grandsons, Jordan Schaefer and also Tyson Lakso; 6 brothers and sisters, Mike (Marge) Schad the Grove City, Ohio, Jeanine Ryan of Rochester, Virginia (Dave) Carlson that St. Michael, Suzanne (Jim) blacksmith of Salt Lake City, Utah, Tom Schad that Burnsville, Loretta (John Hendrickson) Gosse that Bloomington.