Meet the Staff

Jeff G. Volzke - Owner/Funeral Director

Jeff Volzke Jeff G. Volzke - Funeral Director
Jeff graduated from Seward High School in 1987 and from Southeast Community College in Milford in 1989. He then attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and Concordia University Seward, Nebraska where he completed his State of Nebraska requirements. Jeff graduated from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1993 in Dallas, Texas. He has held a Nebraska Funeral and Embalmers License since 1994. He is the 2nd generation of funeral directors in his family.
Jeff and his wife Kirsten were married in 1993 and have three children – Makenna, Jaden and Olivia.
Jeff is a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Nebraska Funeral Directors Association, Seward Cemetery Board, Seward Volunteer Fire Department - Reserves, Seward Chamber of Commerce, charter member of the Seward Youth and Community Club,Seward County Ducks Unlimited.

Deroyce G. Volzke

Deroyce Volzke Deroyce G. Volzke - RETIRED
Deroyce is a graduate of Utica High School. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Concordia University in Seward. He then attended San Francisco College of Mortuary Science - San Francisco, California and graduated in 1966 with an Associate Degree in Mortuary Science. Deroyce was employed at a local funeral home until he opened Volzke Funeral Home as owner and operator in 1972, and worked there until his retirement in 2016. Deroyce and Leora were married in 1965 and have four chidren - Jill, Jeff, Joy, Jane and 13 grandchildren.
Deroyce is a member of St. John Lutheran Church. Served in the US Army and a member of the Utica American Legion Post #49. He is active in a variety of church and civic committees. He is the Past President of the Seward Cemetery Board, Past President of Seward Kiwanis, Seward Chamber of Commerce and Izaak Walton League. Deroyce has been a member of the Seward Volunteer Fire Department for twenty five years. He is a member of the Nebraska Funeral Directors Association.
INTERESTS: Singing with the Keytones Choir, wood working, fishing and hunting

Kirsten Volzke

Secretary / Funeral assistant

Richard Mailand

Funeral assistant

Maurice Zwick

Funeral assistant

Jaden Volzke

Funeral assistant

LaVern Stuhr

Funeral assistant

Mike Meyer

Funeral assistant

Paul Soulek