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 Our Caring Staff

At Lundberg Funeral Home, we are honored to have earned the trust and confidence placed in us by those that we serve. From the time the first phone call is received, throughout the service and beyond, each staff member at our funeral home contributes in an important way. We are very proud of our staff at the funeral home, and hope that you will take the time to learn more about them below. 

 

 Susan Klicka

Manager/Licensed Funeral Director

Sue was born the youngest of seven children to Jerome and Brona Lodermeier, and raised in Goodhue, MN.  While in high school, she was active in volleyball, basketball, softball, annual staff and class leadership. After graduating from Goodhue High School in 1982, she attended Mankato State University for two years, transferring to the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities Campus to pursue a degree in mortuary science. Prior to graduating, she completed her internship with Kok Funeral Home in St. Paul Park.

After graduating with her Bachelor of Science Degree in Mortuary Science in 1986, Sue was employed with Thurston-Lindberg Funeral Home in Anoka for a short time. In October 1986, Sue moved to Cannon Falls, and has been with Lundberg Funeral Home and Kok Funeral Home since that time.

Sue married Dave Klicka in June 2003 and they have four children. She continues to play volleyball, golf and ski with her family, and enjoys sports (including the Vikings!)   Sue is a member of St. Pius V Catholic Church in Cannon Falls, where she has served on the parish council.

 

 

 

 

 

 Jeff Shaft

Licensed Funeral Director

Jeff began working with staff and families at Lundberg Funeral Home in the fall of 2016.

He grew up in El Dorado, Kansas where he graduated from high school in 1978. Following high school, Jeff graduated from the Wesley School of Nursing as a Registered Nurse and he spent several years working in neonatal intensive care.

In 1989, Jeff graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mortuary Science. Jeff served his internship in Rochester, Minnesota, and he worked as a licensed funeral director in Albert Lea for 26 years.

Jeff feels that funeral service is truly his calling in life and he loves being able to provide help and guidance to families.

Jeff and his wife Joy have two sons. He is active in the Episcopal Church, the Lion’s Club, and is a member of the Sons of the American Legion. Jeff is a sports fan, and he enjoys music, trivia, reading, and he is passionate about playing guitar.

 

 

 

 

 Michael Shea

Licensed Funeral Director

Mike grew up in Glenwood, Minnesota the oldest of five children. He graduated in 1987 from Glenwood High School. In 1992, he married his high school sweetheart, Lara. They both went on to graduate from the University of Minnesota in 1994 with degrees in Mortuary Science. They returned to their home town and served families at the Hoplin Funeral Home for over 11 years. In 2006, they moved to Missouri to work in children's ministry before returning to Minnesota in 2009. It was at that time that Mike returned to working in funeral service. Mike joined the staff in 2011 and is looking forward to serving the community. 

After many years of experience, Mike knows the committment necessary to work with and walk beside families during difficult situations. He feels that attention to detail and serving the individualized unique needs of each family is critical. Mike considers it an honor to be a part of that sacred moment of saying goodbye to a loved one. 

Mike and his wife, Lara have four children, two sons and two daughters. In his spare time, he enjoys being engaged in his children's lives, reading, do-it-yourself projects, playing all kinds of sports and staying active in their church. 

 

 

 

  Heidi Ferguson

Licensed Funeral Director

Heidi Ferguson was raised in Barnesville, Minnesota; and graduated from Barnesville High School in 1991. She attended the University of Minnesota, Morris before transferring to the Twin Cities campus where she graduated with high distinction from the Program of Mortuary Science in 1995. Upon graduation Heidi was awarded the MFDA Award of Merit and the MFDA Past President's Continuing Education Award.

Heidi has been with Kok Funeral Home since April of 1998. Heidi and her husband Corey, who is also a licensed funeral director, live in Cottage Grove and they have two children. Heidi is active in her church, Grey Cloud Elementary School and the Chamber of Commerce.

In her spare time Heidi enjoys scrapbooking and reading. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Ken Rubenzer

Pre Arrangement Specialist

Ken was born in Berlin Germany to a kind and loving mother who survived the war and a father who met her as a young American GI during the Berlin airlift. After graduating from White Bear Lake High he joined the US Air Force. Shortly afterwards he married his high school sweetheart, Lynn. Together they have two happily married sons with 4 grandchildren between them. Ken's background shows he is very active in the senior market earning the Certified Senior Adviser designation, and has helped individuals and families understand their long term care issues and the choices available to them including the preservation of their assets. 

Upon the death of his father, Ken was responsible for making all the funeral arrangements. The experience working with the funeral director left an important impression in Ken’s mind of the importance of pre-arranging the individual’s final wishes. Since then he has assisted many people with their final expense needs through funding vehicles which assured that their last wishes would be achieved. Ken’s goal is to help others understand the pre-planning process and design a plan that reflects their life and allow the family to be free of the burden of making difficult decisions at that most painful time. 

Ken is available to meet with individuals and families by appointment and can be reached by calling the funeral home.

 

 Dean Anderson

Support Staff

Dean was born in Red Wing, and  grew up on a farm with three brothers in the Spring Garden Area.  He graduated from Cannon Falls High School in 1956.  

After high school, he joined the National Guards.  Dean worked as a carpenter and retired in 1999.  He is a lifelong member of Spring Garden Lutheran Church.

 Dean has worked at Lundberg Funeral Home since December, 2000.

 Dean and his wife, Donna married in 1963 and have two sons, a daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren.  Their third son, Darren died at age 21 in June, 2000. 

Dean enjoys flea markets, antiquing, hiking, "Find a Word" books and playing cards.


 

 Donna Anderson

Support Staff

Donna was born and raised on a farm in Sogn Valley, the middle child of a sister and brother.  She graduated from Cannon Falls High School in 1961 and attended the University of Oregon in Eugene, OR and the University of Minnesota.

She is a certified foot/hand reflexology graduate of the Sister of Roselind Gefre Schools and Clinics of Massage.  Besides working at Lundberg Funeral Home and doing reflexology, Donna is a part-time paraprofessional at the Cannon Falls High School.  She is also a member of Spring Garden Lutheran Church.

Donna and her husband, Dean married in 1963 and have two sons, a daughter-in-law, and four grandchildren.  Their third son, Darren died at age 21 in June, 2000.

Donna enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, jigsaw puzzles, reading and playing cards.

May we comfort others as we were comforted!!

 

 

 

 

 

 Lyle Noble

Support Staff

Lyle was born and raised on a farm near Blooming Prairie, Minnesota. He taught math and science in Beloit, Wisconsin before moving to Cannon Falls in 1967. He retired from the Cannon Falls School System in 2000 and then worked for Vasa-Spring Garden Mutual for 10 years. 

Lyle enjoys doing some woodworking projects and traveling with his wife, Jeri.

 

 

 

 

 

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