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.

Livingston Sondermann Funeral Chapel

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Matt T. Myers Funeral Director-Manager matt.myers@livson.com

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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Hayley L. Griess Apprentice Funeral Director hayley@livson.com

Hayley Griess, joined Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home in 2019 as an apprentice funeral director. She grew up in Hastings and graduated from Hastings Senior High in 2012. She continued her education getting her Bachelors in Heath Systems and minor in Studio Art at Hastings College and then achieved a Mortuary Science Degree at Kansas City Kansas Community College, graduating in 2018.

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Stephanie (McMullen) Crosby Family Services Coordinator stephanie@livson.com

Stephanie (McMullen) Crosby 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. Stephanie has a passion for genealogy and enjoys helping others with local research dating back to the early 1900’s.  

 

She joined the funeral home in 2012 as our office manager and now currently serving as our Family Service Coordinator. Stephanie is Licensed with the Nebraska Department of Insurance and is responsible for writing pre-arrangements as well as fulfilling after care needs.  

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Michaella Norman Funeral Clerk and Assistant michaella@livson.com

Michaella Norman joined Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home in 2017 as a funeral clerk. She grew up in Fullerton and Grand Island, graduating in 2012 from Grand Island Senior High. She is currently furthering her education to become a funeral director. She and her fiancée, Jaime, and their two children, Erick and Ellie, reside in Grand Island. 

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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.

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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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Victor Aufdemberge Funeral Assistant

Victor is a native Nebraskan but lived all of his teenage years in Wisconsin where he graduated from Oconomowoc High School. He attended the University of Nebraska and graduated in 1966 with a Bachelor of Architecture Degree and with a beautiful wife-Kathy. Today, three daughters and a son are following their own careers. After seven years with architectural firms in Wisconsin, he and family moved to Grand Island to practice architecture. Vic is active in the community: Trinity Lutheran Church's choir & boards, the Salvation Army Advisory Board, the Downtown Improvement Board, and he sings with the Barbershop Quartet. He joined Livingston-Sondermann team of Funeral Assistants during the summer of 2018.

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. 



Hayley L. Griess

Apprentice Funeral Director
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Hayley Griess, joined Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home in 2019 as an apprentice funeral director. She grew up in Hastings and graduated from Hastings Senior High in 2012. She continued her education getting her Bachelors in Heath Systems and minor in Studio Art at Hastings College and then achieved a Mortuary Science Degree at Kansas City Kansas Community College, graduating in 2018.

Stephanie (McMullen) Crosby

Family Services Coordinator
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Stephanie (McMullen) Crosby 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. Stephanie has a passion for genealogy and enjoys helping others with local research dating back to the early 1900’s.  

 

She joined the funeral home in 2012 as our office manager and now currently serving as our Family Service Coordinator. Stephanie is Licensed with the Nebraska Department of Insurance and is responsible for writing pre-arrangements as well as fulfilling after care needs.  

Michaella Norman

Funeral Clerk and Assistant
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Michaella Norman joined Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home in 2017 as a funeral clerk. She grew up in Fullerton and Grand Island, graduating in 2012 from Grand Island Senior High. She is currently furthering her education to become a funeral director. She and her fiancée, Jaime, and their two children, Erick and Ellie, reside in Grand Island. 

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.

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.

Victor Aufdemberge

Funeral Assistant
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Victor is a native Nebraskan but lived all of his teenage years in Wisconsin where he graduated from Oconomowoc High School. He attended the University of Nebraska and graduated in 1966 with a Bachelor of Architecture Degree and with a beautiful wife-Kathy. Today, three daughters and a son are following their own careers. After seven years with architectural firms in Wisconsin, he and family moved to Grand Island to practice architecture. Vic is active in the community: Trinity Lutheran Church's choir & boards, the Salvation Army Advisory Board, the Downtown Improvement Board, and he sings with the Barbershop Quartet. He joined Livingston-Sondermann team of Funeral Assistants during the summer of 2018.