Our staff's commitment to you

Our staff is experienced in understanding and accommodating the needs of all beliefs, faiths, lifestyles, and relationships. We are here to educate about death care, answer your questions and guide you through the decisions, and will encourage you to take your time to figure out the most meaningful and fitting way to honor your loved one and incorporate the elements that you and your family find meaningful ceremony.

Our pledge to your loved one is to give of ourselves with integrity, professionalism, grace and compassion.

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Jeffrey R. Hartquist Funeral Director

Jeff was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was raised in Pipestone, Minnesota. He attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota where he received his B.A. Degree, majoring in Business, before attending the University of Minnesota where he received his B.S. Degree in Medical Science, majoring in Mortuary Science. Along with his license in funeral service, he is a licensed insurance agent, specializing in funeral burial insurance.

 

He began his vocation in the Twin Cities, Minnesota area. In 2004, Jeff joined the family-owned funeral home with his wife, Sara, and moved to Luverne, Minnesota. In 2013, Jeff and Sara purchased the family business from his parents, Randy and Cindy Hartquist.

 

Jeff and his family are active members of Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne where Jeff has served on stewardship ministry and participated in bell choir. He is a member of the Luverne Lions Club and the Luverne Rotary Club, and he has served on the Luverne Chamber of Commerce Board and the Luverne Area Community Foundation Board. He has been very active in the Minnesota Funeral Director's Association holding numberous positions including serving as its President in 2016-2017. He still remains active in the association serving on the legislative committee. He also serves on the University of Minnesota Mortuary Science Department Advisory Committee and continues to promote the professional whenever and wherever he is able. He and his wife Sara have three sons, Henry, Benjamin and Graham.

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Randall G. Hartquist Funeral Director

Randy was born and raised in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1970 with his B.S. Degree in Medical Science, majoring in Mortuary Science. During this time, he married his wife, Cindy. Randy has been active in funeral service throughout his years and has served on many positions within the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association, most recently serving as the Southern Regional Director.

 

He is an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pipestone where he has chaired various committees, served as an Elder, twice served as chairman of the congregation, and sings in the church choir. Within the community, he has served on many boards, including the United Way, Pipestone Chamber of Commerce, Minnesota West Community and Technical College Advisory Board, Past President of the Pipestone Band Board, Past President of the Hiawatha Club, Pipestone Performing Arts Board, and Past President of the Pipestone American Cancer Society Board. He annually chairs the "Love Lights A Tree" fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. He enjoyed his ten-year membership in the Opland Singers, and he is a member of the Kiwanis Club. While he served as Lieutenant Governor of Kiwanis, he organized and chartered Pipestone's Golden K Club. He has lifetime memberships as a Vietnam Veteran in the Pipestone V.F.W. Post #3814 and Michael-Boock American Legion Post #6 where he is a past Post Commander. He and his wife Cindy have four children.

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Cynthia C. Hartquist Certified Pre-Arrangement Specialist

Cindy was born in Chamberlain, South Dakota and was raised in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She attended Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge before being married to her husband, Randy.

 

She is an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pipestone and is active in the community, focusing volunteer efforts on the Pipestone Enrichment Foundation. She is also a member of Chapter C PEO and the Hiawatha Club. She is on the Board of Directors of First Bank and Trust in Pipestone, and she currently serves on the City of Pipestone Charter Commission. She and her husband Randy have four children, nine grandsons and three granddaughters.

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Lewis Epple Funeral Director

Lewis was born in Waconia, Minnesota and was raised on a beef cattle farm in Montrose, Minnesota. He grew up there, loving the outdoors and spending time with his two brothers and sister. Lewis has been a life-long member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, going to Mt. Olive Lutheran Grade School in Delano, Minnesota and West Lutheran High School in Plymouth, Minnesota. While he was a student at West he was a member of the traveling choir. He enjoyed visiting the many WELS churches in the area and meeting new people every Sunday. Lewis enjoyed working for the Three Rivers Park District on the west side of the cities throughout his high school and college years. He worked there as a seasonal carpenter’s assistant. While there he did fun/odd projects, worked with the full time carpenters, and learned how to use many different and fun power tools.

 

In October of 2012 Lewis was married to his wife, Jenna, and they lived in Maple Grove, Minnesota while they both finished up school. In May of 2013 he graduated from the University of Minnesota - Minneapolis with a B.S. Degree in Medical Science, majoring in Mortuary Science. In the end of June, Lewis and Jenna moved to Pipestone to be members of the Hartquist Funeral Home family. Since that time they have bought a home and filled its bedrooms with three beautiful little girls, Juniper, Beverly, and Matilda!  They spend their "free time" at home, usually, enjoying their time together.   They also head to the Twin Cities to visit their families when they can.  They have enjoyed making their house a home, and planting their first garden in the summer of 2018, which was fun!  Lewis has truly loved becoming more and more connected with the community of Pipestone and also the people of the surrounding communities as he serves families where he is needed!

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Greta L. Parker Funeral Director

Greta was born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota and was raised in Dayton, Minnesota. During high school, Greta and her family relocated to a hobby farm in Hanover, Minnesota, where she enjoyed caring for a variety of animals including horses, goats, chickens, and more. While in high school Greta participated in the “Postsecondary Education Options” program and was able to earn her A.A. degree majoring in Liberal Arts through North Hennepin Community College. She then furthered her education at the University of Minnesota where she earned her B.S. degree in Medical Science, majoring in Mortuary Science.

 

In October of 2017, Greta moved to Luverne and joined Hartquist Funeral Home. In August of 2018, Greta relocated to Tyler, Minnesota and since then has been proud to serve the communities surrounding our Tyler and Lake Benton Chapels. During her time in college, Greta met Zach Parker and they were married in the fall of 2019. In her free time, Greta enjoys spending time with her pets and working on projects in her home with her husband. Greta is looking forward to getting involved in more local activities and learning about her new communities!

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Zachary Parker Funeral Director

Zach was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He graduated Rockford High School in 2014 and spent two years completing his general education at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. During this time, Zach found his calling in funeral service while working part-time at Canale Funeral Homes. He is especially grateful for his great role models at Bliss-Witters and Pike Funeral Home in Cedar Springs, Michigan and the three years he spent there.

 

In 2016, Zach relocated to Minneapolis where he attended the University of Minnesota and continued working as a funeral attendant. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science majoring in Mortuary Science in 2018. Shortly after, Zach moved to Tyler, Minnesota and was employed at Stephens Funeral Service beginning in August of 2018. In January 2021, Zach joined team at Hartquist Funeral Home. He is excited to get to know his communities and continue his passion of serving families.

 

Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his two dogs, George and Gizmo, and his three cats, Phyllis, Pancake, and Squash. He also enjoys biking, working on remodeling projects at his home, and going on spontaneous weekend trips with his wife, Greta, who is also a funeral director and their son, Lincoln.

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Matthew Nath Funeral Director Apprentice

Matt lived his early life in Cottonwood, Minnesota before moving to Luverne, Minnesota where he graduated high school in 2007. Throughout school, Matt was involved in the community through St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, youth groups, volunteer work and various employers. Upon graduation, Matt moved to Brookings and attended South Dakota State University where he recevied his Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. While at college, he met his wife, Tracie, and the two soon started their life together. They lived and worked in Brookings, Dell Rapids, Sioux Falls, Yankton, and finally returned to Luverne, now with three children in tow. Matt has been working as a Registered Nurse, focusing on elderly care in nursing homes, home health care, and hospice care. After ten years as a nurse, Matt has decided to follow his passion and return to school to become a Funeral Director.

 

Matt enjoys spending time with his family going hiking and biking, playing board games, and going to the movie theaters. He and his wife also love to travel, visiting antique and thrift stores wherever they go. He is very involved in the American Reformed Church, serving as a Junior High Youth Group leader, as well as participating in many volunteer projects and Bible studies. When he has time alone to relax, Matt enjoys playing board games, reading or writing and has one published novel through Christian Faith Publishing.

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Stacy Haubrich Administrative Professional

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Wanda Jarchow Administrative Professional

Jeffrey R. Hartquist

Funeral Director
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Jeff was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and was raised in Pipestone, Minnesota. He attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota where he received his B.A. Degree, majoring in Business, before attending the University of Minnesota where he received his B.S. Degree in Medical Science, majoring in Mortuary Science. Along with his license in funeral service, he is a licensed insurance agent, specializing in funeral burial insurance.

 

He began his vocation in the Twin Cities, Minnesota area. In 2004, Jeff joined the family-owned funeral home with his wife, Sara, and moved to Luverne, Minnesota. In 2013, Jeff and Sara purchased the family business from his parents, Randy and Cindy Hartquist.

 

Jeff and his family are active members of Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne where Jeff has served on stewardship ministry and participated in bell choir. He is a member of the Luverne Lions Club and the Luverne Rotary Club, and he has served on the Luverne Chamber of Commerce Board and the Luverne Area Community Foundation Board. He has been very active in the Minnesota Funeral Director's Association holding numberous positions including serving as its President in 2016-2017. He still remains active in the association serving on the legislative committee. He also serves on the University of Minnesota Mortuary Science Department Advisory Committee and continues to promote the professional whenever and wherever he is able. He and his wife Sara have three sons, Henry, Benjamin and Graham.

Randall G. Hartquist

Funeral Director
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Randy was born and raised in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1970 with his B.S. Degree in Medical Science, majoring in Mortuary Science. During this time, he married his wife, Cindy. Randy has been active in funeral service throughout his years and has served on many positions within the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association, most recently serving as the Southern Regional Director.

 

He is an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pipestone where he has chaired various committees, served as an Elder, twice served as chairman of the congregation, and sings in the church choir. Within the community, he has served on many boards, including the United Way, Pipestone Chamber of Commerce, Minnesota West Community and Technical College Advisory Board, Past President of the Pipestone Band Board, Past President of the Hiawatha Club, Pipestone Performing Arts Board, and Past President of the Pipestone American Cancer Society Board. He annually chairs the "Love Lights A Tree" fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. He enjoyed his ten-year membership in the Opland Singers, and he is a member of the Kiwanis Club. While he served as Lieutenant Governor of Kiwanis, he organized and chartered Pipestone's Golden K Club. He has lifetime memberships as a Vietnam Veteran in the Pipestone V.F.W. Post #3814 and Michael-Boock American Legion Post #6 where he is a past Post Commander. He and his wife Cindy have four children.

Cynthia C. Hartquist

Certified Pre-Arrangement Specialist
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Cindy was born in Chamberlain, South Dakota and was raised in Fort Dodge, Iowa. She attended Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge before being married to her husband, Randy.

 

She is an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Pipestone and is active in the community, focusing volunteer efforts on the Pipestone Enrichment Foundation. She is also a member of Chapter C PEO and the Hiawatha Club. She is on the Board of Directors of First Bank and Trust in Pipestone, and she currently serves on the City of Pipestone Charter Commission. She and her husband Randy have four children, nine grandsons and three granddaughters.

Lewis Epple

Funeral Director
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Lewis was born in Waconia, Minnesota and was raised on a beef cattle farm in Montrose, Minnesota. He grew up there, loving the outdoors and spending time with his two brothers and sister. Lewis has been a life-long member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, going to Mt. Olive Lutheran Grade School in Delano, Minnesota and West Lutheran High School in Plymouth, Minnesota. While he was a student at West he was a member of the traveling choir. He enjoyed visiting the many WELS churches in the area and meeting new people every Sunday. Lewis enjoyed working for the Three Rivers Park District on the west side of the cities throughout his high school and college years. He worked there as a seasonal carpenter’s assistant. While there he did fun/odd projects, worked with the full time carpenters, and learned how to use many different and fun power tools.

 

In October of 2012 Lewis was married to his wife, Jenna, and they lived in Maple Grove, Minnesota while they both finished up school. In May of 2013 he graduated from the University of Minnesota - Minneapolis with a B.S. Degree in Medical Science, majoring in Mortuary Science. In the end of June, Lewis and Jenna moved to Pipestone to be members of the Hartquist Funeral Home family. Since that time they have bought a home and filled its bedrooms with three beautiful little girls, Juniper, Beverly, and Matilda!  They spend their "free time" at home, usually, enjoying their time together.   They also head to the Twin Cities to visit their families when they can.  They have enjoyed making their house a home, and planting their first garden in the summer of 2018, which was fun!  Lewis has truly loved becoming more and more connected with the community of Pipestone and also the people of the surrounding communities as he serves families where he is needed!

Greta L. Parker

Funeral Director
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Greta was born in Robbinsdale, Minnesota and was raised in Dayton, Minnesota. During high school, Greta and her family relocated to a hobby farm in Hanover, Minnesota, where she enjoyed caring for a variety of animals including horses, goats, chickens, and more. While in high school Greta participated in the “Postsecondary Education Options” program and was able to earn her A.A. degree majoring in Liberal Arts through North Hennepin Community College. She then furthered her education at the University of Minnesota where she earned her B.S. degree in Medical Science, majoring in Mortuary Science.

 

In October of 2017, Greta moved to Luverne and joined Hartquist Funeral Home. In August of 2018, Greta relocated to Tyler, Minnesota and since then has been proud to serve the communities surrounding our Tyler and Lake Benton Chapels. During her time in college, Greta met Zach Parker and they were married in the fall of 2019. In her free time, Greta enjoys spending time with her pets and working on projects in her home with her husband. Greta is looking forward to getting involved in more local activities and learning about her new communities!

Zachary Parker

Funeral Director
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Zach was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He graduated Rockford High School in 2014 and spent two years completing his general education at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. During this time, Zach found his calling in funeral service while working part-time at Canale Funeral Homes. He is especially grateful for his great role models at Bliss-Witters and Pike Funeral Home in Cedar Springs, Michigan and the three years he spent there.

 

In 2016, Zach relocated to Minneapolis where he attended the University of Minnesota and continued working as a funeral attendant. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science majoring in Mortuary Science in 2018. Shortly after, Zach moved to Tyler, Minnesota and was employed at Stephens Funeral Service beginning in August of 2018. In January 2021, Zach joined team at Hartquist Funeral Home. He is excited to get to know his communities and continue his passion of serving families.

 

Outside of work he enjoys spending time with his two dogs, George and Gizmo, and his three cats, Phyllis, Pancake, and Squash. He also enjoys biking, working on remodeling projects at his home, and going on spontaneous weekend trips with his wife, Greta, who is also a funeral director and their son, Lincoln.

Matthew Nath

Funeral Director Apprentice
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Matt lived his early life in Cottonwood, Minnesota before moving to Luverne, Minnesota where he graduated high school in 2007. Throughout school, Matt was involved in the community through St. Catherine’s Catholic Church, youth groups, volunteer work and various employers. Upon graduation, Matt moved to Brookings and attended South Dakota State University where he recevied his Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing. While at college, he met his wife, Tracie, and the two soon started their life together. They lived and worked in Brookings, Dell Rapids, Sioux Falls, Yankton, and finally returned to Luverne, now with three children in tow. Matt has been working as a Registered Nurse, focusing on elderly care in nursing homes, home health care, and hospice care. After ten years as a nurse, Matt has decided to follow his passion and return to school to become a Funeral Director.

 

Matt enjoys spending time with his family going hiking and biking, playing board games, and going to the movie theaters. He and his wife also love to travel, visiting antique and thrift stores wherever they go. He is very involved in the American Reformed Church, serving as a Junior High Youth Group leader, as well as participating in many volunteer projects and Bible studies. When he has time alone to relax, Matt enjoys playing board games, reading or writing and has one published novel through Christian Faith Publishing.

Stacy Haubrich

Administrative Professional
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Wanda Jarchow

Administrative Professional
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