Our Staff


Brad Ramaekers: Brad graduated from Genoa High School. He received his B.S. degree in Biology from UNL and his degree in Mortuary Science from University of Minnesota. He has been a licensed Funeral Director since 1990. He moved to Columbus in 1996 from Omaha. Brad is a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, where he is active in the Knights of Columbus-Council # 9264 and a member of Columbus Baseball Association. Brad is married to Shellie Pearson and they have three boys: Zach, Darrick, and T.J.


Gary Sharman: Gary graduated from Sidney High School. He attended Concordia College, Central Community College-Platte Campus and graduated from Kansas City Kansas Community College with an Associate of Science degree in Mortuary Science. He has been a licensed Funeral Director since 1999 and has worked with Gass Haney Funeral Home since 1998. He is a member of Peace Lutheran Church. Gary is married to Jean Torczon and they have four children: Captain USAF Jonathan(Brittany), Erika (Tye Hanke), Jared, and Derek, Grandchildren: Talia Hanke and Khloe Sharman.


Jon Keyes: Jon graduated from Bible Baptist Christian School. He received his Associate of Science Degree from Central Community College and completed the Mortuary Science Program through Des Moines Area Community College. He has been a licensed funeral director since 2017 and has been with Gass Haney Funeral Home since 2013. He is married to Amber Anderson and they are members of Bible Baptist Church.


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