Jon L. Schmidt
Funeral Director, FD, CFSP & Owner
Jon grew up on a farm near the small
town of West Bend, Iowa. After graduation
from high school, he pursued other interests while attending college in Fort
Dodge and Iowa Falls where he completed a agricultural marketing degree. Jon’s first exposure to funeral service came as
a monument salesman for a group of funeral homes in and around Creston, Iowa. While assisting the funeral homes
with services a passion soon grew within him. So, he set off to attend Worsham
College of Mortuary Science in Des Plaines, IL where he received his mortuary degree in 1988.
The first location to serve families as a funeral
director was in Hampton, Iowa, then moved to Parkersburg, Iowa. March of 1994, He and his
wife, Robin, were able to purchase funeral homes in Centerville and Moulton,
Iowa where Schmidt Family Funeral Homes began serving families for over 23 years.
2017, Schmidts sold the funeral homes and moved to Omaha, NE to be near their daughters’ families; Blair
Kauzlarich and her husband, Kyle, and their children, Vivian, Hank, and Callum of
Omaha, and Avery Dickinson and her husband, Blake, and their children, Chase and
Theo of Council Bluffs. At this time,
their son, Graydon was entering funeral service in Ankeny, Iowa.
Jon continued to work at an Omaha funeral home until, September of 2021, when he and his wife along with
their son, Graydon, purchased the Hockenberry Family Care in Atlantic. The Schmidts are pleased they are able to be
close to family while serving those of Atlantic, Anita and Adair,
Iowa. Jon is a licensed funeral director in the
states of Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska. Also, a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner,
a notary for the state of Iowa and holds an Iowa insurance license.
Jon’s passion for funeral
service runs deep. He believes “Creating A Higher Standard Of Service” for those families they
serve, is up most important.