NEW ULM - Minnesota Valley Funeral Homes recently paid dividends of $45,000 to families served in 2004.
Thus far in 2013, more than $164,500 has been paid in dividends.
Minnesota Valley Funeral Homes and Cremation Services operate under a state law that governs co-ops. Any profits at the end of the year are paid back to families served by the funeral home.
The association has a seven-member board of directors - Bob Schabert, president; Richard Lieb, vice president; Jim Flatau, secretary/treasurer, and directors, Frank Bianchi, Dean Wels, Tony Guggisberg and Grace Rubischko.
Staff includes General Manager and Licensed Funeral Director Bruce Savoy and licensed funeral directors David Goplin, Peter Macho, and intern Kari Obbink. Another licensed funeral director and former New Ulm resident, Emily Daves, will join the staff in January 2014.
Minnesota Valley Funeral Homes operates two locations in New Ulm and has facilities in Nicollet, Gibbon and Hanska. Memberships are available by contacting Minnesota Valley Funeral Homes.