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Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Nathan Streed

Nathan Streed

Funeral Director/Owner/President

Nathan Streed was raised in Ortonville, MN, attended Willmar Community College and graduated from the University of Minnesota. He joined our staff in 1993 as a Funeral Director/Mortician and became a partner in June of 1998.


Nathan and his wife, Wendy, who works for the Church of St. Mary, live in Willmar and have five sons.  Isaiah (Megan), Zechariah, Noah, Kaden and Jacob. He is a member of Church of St. Mary where he is a Eucharistic Minister, does A/V, and serves on the Building-Grounds and Cemetery Committee.  He also serves as the Sexton of St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.  He is an active member of the community having served or is currently serving on the following boards: Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce, Public Policy Committee, United Way of Kandiyohi County, Rice Hospice, City of Willmar Zoning Appeals, 100 Yard Club, Willmar Take Down Club and Willmar Public Schools Board of Education. He currently is the Board President for Bethesda Homes of Willmar.


Nathan enjoys attending sporting events and playing golf at Hawk Creek in Raymond.  He is committed to helping and caring for the families wishes to create a meaningful service of remembrance.


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Steve Maher

Steve Maher

Funeral Director/Owner/Vice President

Steve Maher grew up in Benson and is a 1994 graduate of the University of Minnesota. He joined our staff in June of 2000 as a Funeral Director/Mortician and mainly serves the Johnson Funeral Home in New London, Belgrade and Paynesville. Steve became a partner in the funeral home in June of 2004.


He and his wife, Kristy, a school counselor at New London-Spicer High School, live in Spicer with their daughter, Emily.  Their daughter, Mackenzie lives in Colorado and their son, Maxwell is in college.  Steve is a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Church and the New London Lions Club.


He enjoys the outdoors, hunting, golfing, and spending time with his family. Steve's experience in funeral service started in high school when he began working for the funeral home in his hometown of Benson. "I was attracted to the opportunity of serving people. I find it very rewarding and challenging to help guide and care for people as they create a meaningful tribute for their loved one. I can't imagine anything more rewarding than serving people at one of the most difficult times in life."


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Tony Whelchel

Tony Whelchel

Funeral Director

Tony joined our staff in March of 2006 as a Funeral Director/Mortician. Tony will be working out of our Paynesville office where he will be serving the communities of Paynesville, Belgrade and New London. 


He was born and raised in Nebraska. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mortuary science from Wayne State College in Wayne, NE. He is a member of Paynesville Lutheran Church. In his spare time, Tony enjoys sports, music, hunting and fishing. Tony became interested in funeral service when a close friend of his family died. From then on I wanted to make sure that everyone received the proper care they need.


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Ryan DeGree

Ryan DeGree

Funeral Director

Ryan grew up in Willmar and is a 2008 graduate of Willmar Senior High, a 2010 graduate of Ridgewater Community College and a 2013 graduate of the University of Minnesota.


He joined Harvey Anderson and Johnson Funeral Homes as a director in 2014 and primarily serve families from Willmar, Clara City and Kerkhoven but will assist as needed with the Johnson Funeral Homes. While in college, he worked as a Directors Assistant at Harvey Anderson and Johnson Funeral Home and also at Morris Nilsen Chapel in Richfield, MN. 


Ryan is married to Kristi (Elkjer), who works at Life Science Innovations, and they live in Willmar with their son, Landon. They are  a members of Refuge Church, where her family has gone for many years. He is a member of the Next organization in Willmar and also is an ambassador for the Willmar Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce and West Central Ducks Unlimited. 


In my spare time, I enjoy football, basketball, golf, hunting and spending time with my family.


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Justin Bos

Justin Bos

Funeral Director

Justin is a native of Willmar and a graduate of Willmar High School. He attended Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, graduating with a degree in biochemistry, and the University of Minnesota, graduating with a degree in Mortuary Science. Justin worked as a funeral director in the Twin Cities before returning to the Willmar area in 2003. He is a member of the School Board for Willmar Public Schools, Vice Chair of the Willmar Civic Scholarship Association, and President of the Willmar Sertoma Club. He has also served on the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center Board and the Willmar Hockey Association Board. Justin is an active member of Vinje Lutheran Church, where he has served on the church council, the nominating committee and as a lector and an usher. Justin lives in Willmar with his wife, Sara and their two children, Colin and Meryl.  In his spare time, Justin enjoys watching his children’s activities, playing hockey and spending time with family and friends.  


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Chris Martins

Chris Martins

Office Manager

Chris Martins joined our staff in 1993 as office manager. She is a native of Willmar and a graduate of Willmar Area Vocational Technical Institute. Chris and her husband Ray, a corrections officer for Kandiyohi County, live in Willmar and have two grown children, Abby and Ben. She is a member of Vinje Lutheran Church. She enjoys watching baseball, tennis and movies, reading and spending time with family and friends.


As office manager, Chris is responsible for the filing of legal documents, notifying Social Security, preparing and filing insurance claims, accounts receivable/accounts payable and payroll, as well as assisting the directors in coordinating obituary notices and service information. It is estimated that there are approximately 50 details that must be attended to when a death occurs. We help complete as many of these details as possible to help lessen the burden on our families. "I am proud to be part of the Harvey Anderson and Johnson Funeral Homes staff and being of help to you and your family."



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Deborah Magnuson

Deborah Magnuson

Assistant

Deborah is a native of Willmar, and a graduate of Willmar High School, Class of 1988. Following high school, she worked as an interior designer in Minneapolis, before returning to Willmar in 2009 with her two daughters, Jaylynn and Anna Mae.  She lives in Spicer, and is engaged to Rick Rolffs, a retired Kandiyohi County Sheriff’s Deputy.   Deborah joined Harvey Anderson – Johnson Funeral Homes in 2009.

 

She is a member of Calvary Lutheran Church and Spicer Lion’s Club. 

 

Deborah is an assistant who helps with funerals, visitations and as a hostess for our reception area.  She became interested in funeral service after the loss of her older brother, Jay, at a young age and also other family members.  Deborah feels honored to work with families and help them through the loss of their loved ones. 

 

She also owns a landscaping business which she enjoys and finds therapeutic.  She enjoys the outdoors, entertaining friends, and spending time at the family cabin on Green Lake.    




Rick and Brenda Swenson

Rick and Brenda Swenson

Assistants

Rick and Brenda Swenson retired in 2007 and began working for the funeral home shortly thereafter.  Rick worked as the New London-Spicer Middle School Principal for 29 years and Brenda at ACMC for 27 years.  They have 2 children and 3 granddaughters.  Their son and his family have lived abroad for 10 years and are currently in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and their daughter and her family live in South St Paul.  In their spare time they participate in activities at Peace Lutheran Church in New London.  Rick plays pickleball 5 times a week and Brenda is close behind with 2 times a week. 





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