David E. Haug
Dave was raised on a dairy farm near Willow Lake, SD and graduated from Willow Lake High School in 1968. He then studied electronics and radio broadcasting at Brown Institute in Minneapolis. Following graduation and receiving his First Class Radio Operators License, he moved to Devils Lake, ND and worked as an engineer and announcer at KDLR Radio for many of years. Following training at the Southeastern Signal School in Ft. Gordon, GA, Dave served a six year enlistment in the Army National Guard as a radio teletype operator.
Dave began working part-time at the Burke Funeral Chapel in 1977. He graduated from Lake Region Junior College at Devils Lake in 1982 and in March of 1985 as an honor student from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago. Dave served his internship at Zimmerman-Burke Funeral Home in Devils Lake and in 1986 became the manager of Nelson Funeral Home in Walhalla, ND. He married Tammy Moore at Walhalla, and they have a daughter, Bethanie. The family moved to Maddock in March of 1992, where Dave continued employment at the Nelson Funeral Home as a director in Maddock, Leeds, Minnewaukan and Esmond, ND.
They are members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Esmond, where Dave is on the council and serves as church organist. He serves on the board of directors of the Maddock Community Center and the Maddock Moeller Home Apartments. He is also a member of the North Dakota Funeral Directors Association and the American Legion. He enjoys collecting and restoring old radio equipment.
Dave is committed to providing unparalleled care to the families he serves. He enjoys computers and creating truly personal and meaningful memorial folders for services.
Dean Steinwand and Marnie Brooks Steinwand
Marnie is a third generation funeral director. She is a UND graduate and received her mortuary degree in 1996. Having worked in the funeral home on a limited basis prior to that time, Marnie started full time in 1996 serving Cavalier County at her family's Brooks Funeral Home with her father. Upon her father's death in 2004, she assumed full responsibility for serving the needs of the communities. Among other community boards, she served on the North Dakota Funeral Directors Association and served as their President in 2005-2006. Marnie and Dean have a true respect for funeral service and providing families with professionalism and compassion. Dean and Marnie strive everyday to not just keep up with funeral service and families unique needs, but to exceed them.
Marnie wrote her insurance exam in 2003 and has provided knowledgable professional pre-need funding services since that time. She believes that having a solid knowledge base in trusting, medical assistance guidlines and insurance laws is crucial to assisting families in pre-arranging funding. She also believes that instead of having a family deal with a non-funeral director stranger to set up funding, that they should instead be able to sit down with their local funeral director and walk through the pre-planning/funding process.
Dean is currently in banking full time, having previously been with the FDIC and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. He was raised on a farm near Wales, ND and his farm roots draw him to the monument services of Nelson Funeral Home. We have invested in how families are able to choose a memorial, having added CAD drawing systems so that we can sit down with a family and create a really meaningful memorial with them. Families can see it and adjust it before it is 'set in stone'. We also work deligently to keep costs down without sacrificing quality.
Dean and Marnie purchased the Nelson Funeral Homes in 2009 from Chuck Dunnigan because they have a true and genuine love for funeral service and how gratifying it is to impact and help a family during their time of loss. We know that David Haug sincerely cares for the people of the area, and we look forward to working with him as he continues to be there when they need him.