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For more than 100 years, Gering Memorial Chapel has provided Gering, Nebraska, and the surrounding communities with fine funeral and cremation care. With just 8,500 people, this Nebraska Panhandle community is special, and as the only funeral home located here, we take our mission of compassion very seriously. We treat people from all walks of life like they are members of our very own family—because in many ways they are.

A comfortable and convenient funeral home

Reception room at Gering Memorial ChapelLocated in the heart of town, at the corner of 11th and R streets, Gering Memorial Chapel is a comfortable place to plan a funeral or cremation and celebrate life. A traditional funeral chapel with wooden pews seats 125 guests. The reception room seats up to 25 for a gathering of family and friends before or after a funeral or memorial. From a breakfast buffet to afternoon cookies and coffee to a sit-down dinner, we are happy to help arrange food and drinks.

A caring team committed to personalized service

Chapel at Gering Memorial Chapel Our funeral home team prides itself on attention to detail and going the extra mile. There is almost nothing we won’t do to ensure that your family is well cared for. Whether you need a ride in a snowstorm or a few extra moments with your loved one, we make it happen. We have spent our careers caring for friends and neighbors, and we carry a true passion for guiding families through their most difficult moments.

We believe that it’s important to take the time to acknowledge the life of a loved one. We design services that celebrate the individuality of a person, taking care to incorporate as many personal touches as possible. We work hard to ensure that each service is unique. From an outdoor celebration with local musicians and a dove release to a cremation scattering following a trail ride to anything between or beyond, we’ll make it happen.

Our private crematory

Cremation is an increasingly common choice, but not everyone knows that cremation can also include a beautiful ceremony or even a viewing with visitation. From a cremation without a funeral service to a cremation with a memorial that follows, we help you understand the variety of arrangements that are possible and partner with you to create a unique service for your loved one.

Our Scottsbluff sister location, Dugan-Kramer Funeral Home & Crematory operates a private crematorium only a few minutes away. All of the cremations for Gering Memorial Chapel are performed at that location, which means your loved one is always in our care.

We are here for you

Our goal is kindness, compassion and one-of-a-kind service. Whether you are planning a funeral or cremation ahead of time or need immediate assistance, call us anytime, day or night.


Front exterior at Gering Memorial Chapel Edward and Otto Prohs founded Gering Memorial Chapel in 1914 as Prohs Brothers Hardware, Plumbing, Furniture and Undertaking. Their brother, William, joined the firm later, when the location was at the north end of Prohs Furniture Gallery on 10th Street.

Rosella Boley purchased the funeral home in 1944. She built a new facility at the corner of 11th and R streets in 1947—which remains our location today. C. Stewart and Ruth Dennis purchased the funeral home in 1953 and ran it until ownership merged Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in 1970.

Gering Memorial Chapel was extensively remodeled in the early 1990s.

Gering becomes part of the Allnutt family

Rick Allnutt and Susan Hughes purchased Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in January 2014 and both Dugan-Kramer and Gering Memorial Chapel became part of the highly reputable Allnutt Funeral Service family. The Allnutt story dates back to 1886 in Greeley, Colorado. Rick’s company began serving western Nebraska in 1998, when he purchased the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball.

Allnutt Funeral Service joined the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers in 2017. Family proprietors Rick Allnutt and Susan Hughes and Bill and Dee Allnutt carry on the family enterprise, which includes 12 locations in western and northern Colorado and western Nebraska.







At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"From my first visit with Mary Nau and throughout the planning for the funeral for my husband, Mary assisted with compassion, understanding, and competence to help ensure all details were accounted for and special for all aspects in the funeral arrangements. I feel so blessed to have her and Gering Memorial Chapel assisting in the funeral process for honoring my husband. My family was able to deal with the loss of their father knowing that everything had been taken care of without having any added stress during this difficult time."

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October 2020

"Everything was handled with great care from the staff. It was very convenient to have everything taken care of with one visit: funeral arrangements, cemetery, flowers, stone engraving. It took some stress off during a very difficult time. The staff at Gering Memorial Chapel are all very kind, friendly, supportive and very accommodating to any wishes or concerns we had."

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June 2020

"The director and staff are very caring and very professional and know there job they have been handling all of our family needs at the time of our family's need for a long time"

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January 2020

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