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Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel

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Joseph T. Reimers Funeral Director

Joe is a 2005 graduate of Humboldt High School, a 2007 graduate of Kirkwood Community College and a 2010 graduate of the Des Moines Area Community College of Mortuary Science. Joe began working at Adams Funeral Home in 2007 and became a Licensed Funeral Director in 2011. Joe is married to Katie (Christensen) Reimers, who is also from Humboldt. They have a daughter, Ivy and son, Scout.

Joe is a proud member of the Ames Noon Rotary Club. In his free time Joe enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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Larry A. Schroeder Funeral Director

Larry was born in Boone and a lifeling resident, except for Mortuary College. Larry is a 1972 graduate of Boone High School and a 1974 graduate of DMACC Boone Campus. He graduated, Cum Laude, from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1975. He began working with his father, Richard "Sonny" Schroeder and uncle, James Schroeder, at Schroeder Funeral Home in the fall of 1975. Larry opened Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel, at Sixth and Marshall, in 1986, to continue three generations of the Schroeder family in funeral service in Boone and the surrounding areas, which, his grandfather, Harry W. Schroeder established in 1932.

Larry is married to Darcy (Pervier) Schroeder, also of Boone. They have one son Timothy "Tim" Schroeder and wife Audra, and two grandchildren, Laural and Logan. Larry is dedicated to the funeral profession, and enjoys hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.  He is a member of the Church of the Sacred Heart, Knights of Columbus and Boone Day-Breakers Kiwanis.

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Ryan B. Kester Funeral Director ryan@schroederreimers.com

Ryan B. Kester, the son of Kevin and Joni (Peterson) Kester is a native of Davenport, Iowa. He graduated
from Assumption High School in Davenport, Iowa. He then graduated from Scott Community College in
Bettendorf, Iowa with an Associates of Arts Degree. He continued his education at the Des Moines Area
Community College in Ankeny, Iowa where he received his Degree in Mortuary Science. After college,
he was united in marriage to Carolyn Siskoff and made their home together in Boone, Iowa. Carolyn and
Ryan have one son, Cameron Roy Kester.


Ryan worked for Peterson Funeral Service in Indianola, Iowa as a funeral associate when he was in
school for Mortuary Science. He also volunteered at Hamilton’s Funeral Home and Dunn’s Funeral
Chapel in Des Moines, Iowa during his schooling. After graduating from DMACC, Ryan accepted a
position as a Funeral Director Intern at the Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in
Muscatine, Iowa. After completing his internship, he began his career as a Funeral Director at Grau
Funeral Homes and Cremation Services in September of 2012. In July of 2017, Ryan accepted a position
at the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel in Boone, Iowa.


Ryan is a member of the Church of the Sacred Heart in Boone, Iowa. Ryan is also a member of the
National Funeral Directors Association, Iowa Funeral Directors Association and the Southwest Wisconsin
Funeral Directors Association.


In his free time, Ryan enjoys socializing with friends, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Most of all,
Ryan enjoys spending time with his family.

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Randy Craven Funeral Assistant

Randy was born and raised in Boone. He is a 30 year veteran of the Boone Fire Department, retiring in 2009 as the Assistant Chief.  He began working at Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel in 1997. Randy and his wife Kathi have 5 children and 8 grandchildren, living in the Des Moines area and Denver, Colorado.

In his free time, Randy is very committed to following his children’s careers and his grandchildren’s many activities.

Joseph T. Reimers

Funeral Director
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Joe is a 2005 graduate of Humboldt High School, a 2007 graduate of Kirkwood Community College and a 2010 graduate of the Des Moines Area Community College of Mortuary Science. Joe began working at Adams Funeral Home in 2007 and became a Licensed Funeral Director in 2011. Joe is married to Katie (Christensen) Reimers, who is also from Humboldt. They have a daughter, Ivy and son, Scout.

Joe is a proud member of the Ames Noon Rotary Club. In his free time Joe enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Larry A. Schroeder

Funeral Director
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Larry was born in Boone and a lifeling resident, except for Mortuary College. Larry is a 1972 graduate of Boone High School and a 1974 graduate of DMACC Boone Campus. He graduated, Cum Laude, from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1975. He began working with his father, Richard "Sonny" Schroeder and uncle, James Schroeder, at Schroeder Funeral Home in the fall of 1975. Larry opened Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel, at Sixth and Marshall, in 1986, to continue three generations of the Schroeder family in funeral service in Boone and the surrounding areas, which, his grandfather, Harry W. Schroeder established in 1932.

Larry is married to Darcy (Pervier) Schroeder, also of Boone. They have one son Timothy "Tim" Schroeder and wife Audra, and two grandchildren, Laural and Logan. Larry is dedicated to the funeral profession, and enjoys hunting, fishing, and being outdoors.  He is a member of the Church of the Sacred Heart, Knights of Columbus and Boone Day-Breakers Kiwanis.

Ryan B. Kester

Funeral Director
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Ryan B. Kester, the son of Kevin and Joni (Peterson) Kester is a native of Davenport, Iowa. He graduated
from Assumption High School in Davenport, Iowa. He then graduated from Scott Community College in
Bettendorf, Iowa with an Associates of Arts Degree. He continued his education at the Des Moines Area
Community College in Ankeny, Iowa where he received his Degree in Mortuary Science. After college,
he was united in marriage to Carolyn Siskoff and made their home together in Boone, Iowa. Carolyn and
Ryan have one son, Cameron Roy Kester.


Ryan worked for Peterson Funeral Service in Indianola, Iowa as a funeral associate when he was in
school for Mortuary Science. He also volunteered at Hamilton’s Funeral Home and Dunn’s Funeral
Chapel in Des Moines, Iowa during his schooling. After graduating from DMACC, Ryan accepted a
position as a Funeral Director Intern at the Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in
Muscatine, Iowa. After completing his internship, he began his career as a Funeral Director at Grau
Funeral Homes and Cremation Services in September of 2012. In July of 2017, Ryan accepted a position
at the Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel in Boone, Iowa.


Ryan is a member of the Church of the Sacred Heart in Boone, Iowa. Ryan is also a member of the
National Funeral Directors Association, Iowa Funeral Directors Association and the Southwest Wisconsin
Funeral Directors Association.


In his free time, Ryan enjoys socializing with friends, hunting, fishing and being outdoors. Most of all,
Ryan enjoys spending time with his family.

Randy Craven

Funeral Assistant
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Randy was born and raised in Boone. He is a 30 year veteran of the Boone Fire Department, retiring in 2009 as the Assistant Chief.  He began working at Schroeder-Reimers Memorial Chapel in 1997. Randy and his wife Kathi have 5 children and 8 grandchildren, living in the Des Moines area and Denver, Colorado.

In his free time, Randy is very committed to following his children’s careers and his grandchildren’s many activities.