History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Nilson Funeral Home, opened by Dennis Nilson, began serving local and visiting families in 1997. Dennis and his family have been active members of the central Missouri community since 1975. A licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer, he graduated Worsham Mortuary School in Chicago in 1973. In 2010 Nilson Funeral Home entered into business with Parker Funeral Service, and in 2015 both funeral homes joined with Millard Family Chapels to create a unique family of funeral homes that are able to serve any mid-Missouri family specifically for their needs. Other employees include Clay Vogl (Funeral Director and Embalmer), Kaitlyn Voss (Funeral Director and Embalmer), and Shawna Crane (Office Manager).


Our Valued Staff

Dennis  Nilson

Dennis Nilson, Manager


Don Jefferson

Don Jefferson, Funeral Assistant