Staff

Staff

Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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Bruce Pearson Owner / Funeral Director / Certified Crematory Operator

Bruce Pearson is Owner of Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center. He started working at the funeral home’s Corning facility as a funeral director in 1989, and purchased both the Corning and Creston locations in 2003. Born in Lincoln, NE, Bruce attended the University of Nebraska, and went on to earn a degree in Mortuary Science from Kansas City Kansas Community College. He has one daughter, along with a significant other, Cindy McDermott, who herself has three children. Bruce also has a biological sister and four foster siblings. In his free time, Bruce enjoys playing golf, camping, watching sports (especially college football), and vacationing with family.

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Devin Hunter Funeral Director/Certified Crematory Operator

Devin Hunter joined the team at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center as a funeral director in 2014. He is originally from Adair, IA, and earned an Associate’s Degree in General Studies, and an Advance Standing diploma in Mortuary Science from Des Moines Area Community College. Devin and his wife, Monica, got married in 2015. Devin enjoys learning about funeral history and serving our community however he can. In his free time, he enjoys being with his family and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes, Green Bay Packers, and Southwest Valley Timberwolves.

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Doug Leonard Office Manager/Certified Crematory Operator

Doug Leonard has worked as an Office Manager at the Corning location since 2014. Doug is originally from Corning, IA. He earned a degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, and graduated from Undergraduate Pilot Training at the United States Air Force Base in Enid, OK. He went on to serve in the Air Force for nearly six years, primarily as an instructor pilot. Doug is a retired postmaster, having worked with the U.S. Postal Service for almost three decades. He and his wife, Michelle, have been married for 46 years, and have three children and four grandchildren. In his free time, Doug enjoys gardening, working outside on his small farm, and spending time with his kids and grandkids.

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Michelle Mostek Office Manager

Michelle Mostek has worked as an Office Manager at our Creston location since mid-2018. She was born and raised in Creston, is a Creston High School graduate, and went on to attend Southwestern Community College. Michelle’s pride and joy are her three children. Danielle lives in California and works for CBS, Payne is at Syracuse University studying to become a lawyer, and Ashton is heading to The University of Northern Iowa after graduating from Southwestern Community College. In Michelle’s free time, you can find her with her husband of 20 years, Rick, on the golf course or the water. She also enjoys traveling to spend time with her children.

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Denny Abel Support Staff

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Judy Antisdel Support Staff

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Jody Downing Support Staff

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Janet Mellinger Support Staff

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Jamie Neubauer Support Staff

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Jeanne Piel Support Staff

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Ron Piel Support Staff

Bruce Pearson

Owner / Funeral Director / Certified Crematory Operator
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Bruce Pearson is Owner of Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center. He started working at the funeral home’s Corning facility as a funeral director in 1989, and purchased both the Corning and Creston locations in 2003. Born in Lincoln, NE, Bruce attended the University of Nebraska, and went on to earn a degree in Mortuary Science from Kansas City Kansas Community College. He has one daughter, along with a significant other, Cindy McDermott, who herself has three children. Bruce also has a biological sister and four foster siblings. In his free time, Bruce enjoys playing golf, camping, watching sports (especially college football), and vacationing with family.

Devin Hunter

Funeral Director/Certified Crematory Operator
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Devin Hunter joined the team at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center as a funeral director in 2014. He is originally from Adair, IA, and earned an Associate’s Degree in General Studies, and an Advance Standing diploma in Mortuary Science from Des Moines Area Community College. Devin and his wife, Monica, got married in 2015. Devin enjoys learning about funeral history and serving our community however he can. In his free time, he enjoys being with his family and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes, Green Bay Packers, and Southwest Valley Timberwolves.

Doug Leonard

Office Manager/Certified Crematory Operator
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Doug Leonard has worked as an Office Manager at the Corning location since 2014. Doug is originally from Corning, IA. He earned a degree from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, and graduated from Undergraduate Pilot Training at the United States Air Force Base in Enid, OK. He went on to serve in the Air Force for nearly six years, primarily as an instructor pilot. Doug is a retired postmaster, having worked with the U.S. Postal Service for almost three decades. He and his wife, Michelle, have been married for 46 years, and have three children and four grandchildren. In his free time, Doug enjoys gardening, working outside on his small farm, and spending time with his kids and grandkids.

Michelle Mostek

Office Manager
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Michelle Mostek has worked as an Office Manager at our Creston location since mid-2018. She was born and raised in Creston, is a Creston High School graduate, and went on to attend Southwestern Community College. Michelle’s pride and joy are her three children. Danielle lives in California and works for CBS, Payne is at Syracuse University studying to become a lawyer, and Ashton is heading to The University of Northern Iowa after graduating from Southwestern Community College. In Michelle’s free time, you can find her with her husband of 20 years, Rick, on the golf course or the water. She also enjoys traveling to spend time with her children.

Denny Abel

Support Staff
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Judy Antisdel

Support Staff
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Jody Downing

Support Staff
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Janet Mellinger

Support Staff
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Jamie Neubauer

Support Staff
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Jeanne Piel

Support Staff
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Ron Piel

Support Staff
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