Associates

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    Mark J Kacer

    Manager

    Mark Kacer has been a licensed funeral director since 1995. Mark’s true passion is helping families through their most difficult times, building relationships and adapting to their personal desires and needs. Born in Des Moines and raised in Altoona, Mark graduated from Grand View College in Des Moines and earned his mortuary degree from Kansas City Kansas Community College. Mark has been married for 24 years to his wife, Laura. Together, they have twin daughters. Mark enjoys spending time with family and friends, outdoor activities and soccer.

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    Casey Mark Smith

    Funeral Director

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    Tiffany Marie Taylor

    Funeral Director

    Tiffany Taylor has been serving at McLaren’s Resthaven Chapel and Mortuary since August 2013. Although beginning in a part time position, she quickly became a full time office manager while still in the mortuary science school. Tiffany graduated from the mortuary science program in 2015 and became a licensed funeral director in December 2016. She is very proud and honored to guide families through some of the most personal and tough times in life.

    When she is not serving families, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her family, playing fetch with her dogs, kayaking down the rivers in Iowa, camping and caddying for her husband around the state.

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    Andrew David Wegener

    Funeral Director

    Andrew has been serving families as a funeral director since 2007. He grew up on a farm in northern Iowa, received his mortuary science diploma from Des Moines Area Community College and has lived in the Des Moines area ever since his graduation. Andrew is driven by the connections he makes with each family he serves. In his free time, Andrew enjoys participating in recreation leagues for many different sports as well as golfing, fishing, watching movies, and being around family and friends.