Do your loved ones know your final wishes?
Don’t leave the burden behind for your family. There are hundreds of decisions that will have to make made in a very short amount of time, when they are already under stress and feeling at a loss. Nickie Gard and Melissa Theisen from Gunderson Funeral Home walk you through the basics of advanced planning to provide your family with peace of mind.
Melissa Theisen, Advanced Planning and Aftercare Specialist: Melissa grew up in rural Montello but has called the Madison area home for over 30 years. She has a passion for helping people, and considers it an honor to help families have memorable experiences at a difficult time.
Nickie Gard, Licensed Funeral Director and Advanced Planning and Aftercare Specialist: Nickie graduated from the Des Moines Community College Mortuary Science Advanced Standing Program in 2020, and in early 2021 she earned her funeral director’s license. She is also a certified National Veteran’s Benefits representative. Nickie feels privileged to work with families to create peace of mind.