Staff

Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

Back row left to right: Curtis D. Twigg (Funeral Director and Co-Owner), Becky Twigg (Curtis' Wife), Douglas D. Twigg (Founder), and Craig M. Twigg (Funeral Director and Co-Owner)
Front row left to right: Mathison Twigg & Morgan Twigg (Children of Curtis & Becky) and Kathy Twigg

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Doug Twigg Founder

Doug graduated from the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science, Milwaukee in 1969. He received his Funeral Director license in October of 1970. He worked for funeral homes in Estherville, IA, Clarksville, IA, Keokuk, IA, and Waterloo, IA through the years. Prior to purchasing the Beidelman Funeral Homes in August of 2000, he worked as manager of Bruce's Funeral Home in Fort Dodge, IA for 16 years. Doug retired around 2012-2013.  Doug passed away on June 14, 2019 from Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson's Disease.

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Curtis Twigg Funeral Director & Co-Owner

Curtis graduated from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service, Houston, TX in 1993. He served his internship at McLaren's Funeral Chapel, West Des Moines, IA and received his Funeral Director license in October of 1994. In 1995, he went to work with his father in Fort Dodge at Bruce's Funeral Home. He followed his father with the purchase of the Beidelman Funeral Homes in August of 2000. Curtis and Becky have two daughters, Mathison & Morgan. Mathison and Morgan have both graduated from DMACC in Ankeny. Becky can be seen working alongside her husband with visitations and funerals when needed and answering the phones.

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Craig Twigg Funeral Director & Co-Owner

Craig is the latest addition to the funeral home staff, joining his Dad and brother in the fall of 2010 as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. After completing his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Huron University in Huron, South Dakota, Craig decided to explore his long time interest in funeral service and enrolled in the Mortuary Science Program at San Antonio College in San Antonio, Texas, graduating in 2005. His funeral directing career began working at funeral homes in Waterloo, Iowa, Dallas, Texas, and in San Diego, California.

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Funeral Assistants

 -  Don Hamilton
 -  John Millhollin
 -  Duane Hayes

Doug Twigg

Founder
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Doug graduated from the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science, Milwaukee in 1969. He received his Funeral Director license in October of 1970. He worked for funeral homes in Estherville, IA, Clarksville, IA, Keokuk, IA, and Waterloo, IA through the years. Prior to purchasing the Beidelman Funeral Homes in August of 2000, he worked as manager of Bruce's Funeral Home in Fort Dodge, IA for 16 years. Doug retired around 2012-2013.  Doug passed away on June 14, 2019 from Lewy Body Dementia and Parkinson's Disease.

Curtis Twigg

Funeral Director & Co-Owner
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Curtis graduated from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service, Houston, TX in 1993. He served his internship at McLaren's Funeral Chapel, West Des Moines, IA and received his Funeral Director license in October of 1994. In 1995, he went to work with his father in Fort Dodge at Bruce's Funeral Home. He followed his father with the purchase of the Beidelman Funeral Homes in August of 2000. Curtis and Becky have two daughters, Mathison & Morgan. Mathison and Morgan have both graduated from DMACC in Ankeny. Becky can be seen working alongside her husband with visitations and funerals when needed and answering the phones.

Craig Twigg

Funeral Director & Co-Owner
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Craig is the latest addition to the funeral home staff, joining his Dad and brother in the fall of 2010 as a licensed funeral director and embalmer. After completing his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Huron University in Huron, South Dakota, Craig decided to explore his long time interest in funeral service and enrolled in the Mortuary Science Program at San Antonio College in San Antonio, Texas, graduating in 2005. His funeral directing career began working at funeral homes in Waterloo, Iowa, Dallas, Texas, and in San Diego, California.

Funeral Assistants

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 -  Don Hamilton
 -  John Millhollin
 -  Duane Hayes