Our Staff

Our staff's commitment to you 

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Matt T. Myers Funeral Director-Manager

Matt T. Myers, manager of Livingston-Sondermann, is a Callaway, NE native, where he graduated from High School.  After graduating from Mid Plains Community College in North Platte, Matt attended the Kansas City Kansas School of Mortuary Science, where he graduated in 2007. He is involved with many local civic groups, serving as an active member of the Knights of Columbus, and the Masonic Lodge. Matt enjoys golf, fishing and spending time with his family. Matt is honored to serve Grand Island and the surrounding communities and is committed to serving the families of Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home with dignity and compassion. 



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Bob Labedz Family Services Coordinator

 
Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services is pleased to announce that Bob Labedz has joined the staff as their Family Services Coordinator. Bob and his wife Paulette have lived in Grand Island for the past 21 years. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska. He has 16 years of experience in the funeral industry. He is also a Viet Nam Veteran, a member of the Grand Island American Legion Post 53, the Platte River Cosmopolitan Club, and the Saddle Club. He volunteers at the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity and as a coach for the Grand Island Youth Baseball Association. He will be assisting Grand Island and surrounding area families in many aspects of funeral service including, pre and post funeral service care as well as cemetery and memorial planning. He can be reached at 308 382-7070.

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Stephanie (McMullen) Crosby Office Manager

Stephanie (McMullen) Crosby joined the funeral home in 2012 as our office manager. She works with the funeral directors to bring our community the reassurance that loved ones and their families are cared for after they have passed. Her job includes filing vital records with The State of Nebraska, The Social Security Department and The County Attorneys Offices as well as Doctors and medical staff. She also assists anyone looking into family genealogy/ancestry in this area dating back to 1910. Stephanie is a Grand Island native and 2003 graduate of Grand Island Sr, High School. She and her husband, Clifford, reside in Grand Island with their three sons: Ian, Kassius and Truett.  

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Doug Adler Funeral Assistant

Doug Adler joined Livingston-Sondermann in 2012 as a Funeral Assistant. Mr. Adler received his Bachelor’s Degree from Creighton University and his Masters from Kansas State. He has 34 years’ experience in education as the Human Resources Manager for Central Community College in Grand Island. Adler is active in the First Presbyterian Church, including the choir and bell choir. He also is involved in the Grand Island City Singers; he is a board member of the Grand Island Softball Association for 20+ years and an umpire for 30 years. He is a loving grandfather and lives in Grand Island with his wife Linda.

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Steve Miles Funeral Assistant

Steve is a native of Denver, Colorado where he graduated from Jefferson High School. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Midland Lutheran College in 1970 and his Masters of Science Degree in 1975 from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He taught school for 38 ½ years until his retirement in 2006. He is actively involved in many Grand Island community organizations and is a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. Steve’s experience in funeral service dates back to when he worked for Bader -Rozanek Funeral Home in Fremont, Nebraska during his college days at Midland. He and his wife Vernelle have two grown sons and twin granddaughters.

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Chuck Wellensiek Funeral Assistant

Chuck is a native of Syracuse, Nebraska. He graduated from Syracuse High School and Peru State College. He began his teaching career in Table Rock, Nebraska before moving to Cairo to become Band Director at Centura High School. He retired in 2005 after 36 years at Centura. Chuck is a member of the Cairo Methodist Church, the Cairo Village Board and the Board of Directors at Centura Hills Golf Club. Chuck and his wife Mary have two sons and four grandchildren: Wes and his wife Kristi and children Emma and Cami of Hastings and Mike and his wife Nicole and children Henry and Sophie.

Matt T. Myers

Funeral Director-Manager
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Matt T. Myers, manager of Livingston-Sondermann, is a Callaway, NE native, where he graduated from High School.  After graduating from Mid Plains Community College in North Platte, Matt attended the Kansas City Kansas School of Mortuary Science, where he graduated in 2007. He is involved with many local civic groups, serving as an active member of the Knights of Columbus, and the Masonic Lodge. Matt enjoys golf, fishing and spending time with his family. Matt is honored to serve Grand Island and the surrounding communities and is committed to serving the families of Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home with dignity and compassion. 



Bob Labedz

Family Services Coordinator
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Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services is pleased to announce that Bob Labedz has joined the staff as their Family Services Coordinator. Bob and his wife Paulette have lived in Grand Island for the past 21 years. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska. He has 16 years of experience in the funeral industry. He is also a Viet Nam Veteran, a member of the Grand Island American Legion Post 53, the Platte River Cosmopolitan Club, and the Saddle Club. He volunteers at the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity and as a coach for the Grand Island Youth Baseball Association. He will be assisting Grand Island and surrounding area families in many aspects of funeral service including, pre and post funeral service care as well as cemetery and memorial planning. He can be reached at 308 382-7070.

Stephanie (McMullen) Crosby

Office Manager
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Stephanie (McMullen) Crosby joined the funeral home in 2012 as our office manager. She works with the funeral directors to bring our community the reassurance that loved ones and their families are cared for after they have passed. Her job includes filing vital records with The State of Nebraska, The Social Security Department and The County Attorneys Offices as well as Doctors and medical staff. She also assists anyone looking into family genealogy/ancestry in this area dating back to 1910. Stephanie is a Grand Island native and 2003 graduate of Grand Island Sr, High School. She and her husband, Clifford, reside in Grand Island with their three sons: Ian, Kassius and Truett.  

Doug Adler

Funeral Assistant
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Doug Adler joined Livingston-Sondermann in 2012 as a Funeral Assistant. Mr. Adler received his Bachelor’s Degree from Creighton University and his Masters from Kansas State. He has 34 years’ experience in education as the Human Resources Manager for Central Community College in Grand Island. Adler is active in the First Presbyterian Church, including the choir and bell choir. He also is involved in the Grand Island City Singers; he is a board member of the Grand Island Softball Association for 20+ years and an umpire for 30 years. He is a loving grandfather and lives in Grand Island with his wife Linda.

Steve Miles

Funeral Assistant
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Steve is a native of Denver, Colorado where he graduated from Jefferson High School. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from Midland Lutheran College in 1970 and his Masters of Science Degree in 1975 from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He taught school for 38 ½ years until his retirement in 2006. He is actively involved in many Grand Island community organizations and is a member of Messiah Lutheran Church. Steve’s experience in funeral service dates back to when he worked for Bader -Rozanek Funeral Home in Fremont, Nebraska during his college days at Midland. He and his wife Vernelle have two grown sons and twin granddaughters.

Chuck Wellensiek

Funeral Assistant
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Chuck is a native of Syracuse, Nebraska. He graduated from Syracuse High School and Peru State College. He began his teaching career in Table Rock, Nebraska before moving to Cairo to become Band Director at Centura High School. He retired in 2005 after 36 years at Centura. Chuck is a member of the Cairo Methodist Church, the Cairo Village Board and the Board of Directors at Centura Hills Golf Club. Chuck and his wife Mary have two sons and four grandchildren: Wes and his wife Kristi and children Emma and Cami of Hastings and Mike and his wife Nicole and children Henry and Sophie.