Our Staff

Our Loess Hills Funeral Home staff is here to serve you and your family.

Scott Erickson – Funeral Director/Owner
Scott is a second generation funeral director from Webster City, Iowa. Scott attended Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge where he graduated with an A.A.S. in 2001. To further his education, Scott earned his Mortuary Science degree from Mesa Community College in Mesa, Arizona in 2002. He then returned to Webster City to work along side his father who owns and operates Foster Funeral and Cremation Center. A family funeral home with a strong commitment and dedication to the families of Hamilton County.

In May of 2004 Scott returned back to Scottsdale, Arizona, where he took a position as preneed counselor for Great Western Funeral Planning to gain more experience in pre-need sales. In May of 2006 he returned back to Webster City to continue working at the family funeral home, and later that year he earned the designation of a Certified Pre-Planning Consultant with the National Funeral Directors Association. In 2007 he founded Foster Monument Company which handles all various types of memorial choices for families and their loved ones.

On August 1, 2011 Scott become the owner of Hertz Funeral Homes in Carson, Glenwood and Malvern and Hertz Monument Company. In the spring of 2012 the funeral home changed the name to Loess Hills Funeral and Cremation Center.

Scott handles all facets of the operations at Loess Hills Funeral and Cremation Center. He has great knowledge in advance funeral planning and granite memorials for loved ones.

Scott and his wife Ashley, have two children a son, Jaxon and a daughter, Vivian. They reside in Glenwood. They belong to and support a variety of different clubs and organizations throughout the communities they serve.

Scott wants to carry on the tradition of commitment and dedication to the families of Southwest Iowa by offering unique and personalized services as the life lived.

Deb Smith, Office Assistant
Deb is the full-time office assistant, answers phones, assists with visitations and funerals, and many other tasks, for Loess Hills Funeral and Cremation Center. She previously worked at the pharmacy in Malvern for 32 years before the business closed in 2007. Deb and husband Terry live near Malvern.

Terry Amburn, Funeral Assistant
Terry works part-time assisting with funeral notice cards in Glenwood and nearby communities, helps with funerals and other tasks. Terry and his wife Annette live near Glenwood.

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