Our History

Scott Erickson – Funeral Director/Certified Crematory Operator (CCO)/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 became 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.

On November 1, 2015, Scott became the owner of Kirsch Funeral Chapel in Shenandoah which was renamed Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Center. In December of 2017 an onsite crematory was built on the property of the Nishna Valley Funeral Home, SWI Cremation.

Scott and his wife Ashley, have two children a son, Jaxon and a daughter, Vivian. Another member of the Erickson family and community is Haze, the families Bernese Mountain Dog who is a certified grief therapy dog. They reside in Glenwood, where 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.

Scott Erickson Family

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