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Our Staff

David Fry

Owner, Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

David M. Fry is a fifth generation funeral director. He purchased the funeral home from Robert & Pat Sheets in 1991 and have continued the hometown tradition of personal service ever since. He has been licensed as a Funeral Director in Iowa since 1975 and is also licensed in Indiana and North Carolina in the same capacity. He has had the privilege of caring for the dead while helping families through the darkest days of their lives. Having lost his own father at an early age has given him a first hand appreciation of personal loss. He holds an Iowa Life Insurance license which enables me to help families establish insurance based funeral trust accounts for prepaying of funerals before they are needed.

The funeral home is a member of the International Order of the Golden Rule (IOGR) an association of independent, family owned funeral homes. David recently served on the Board of Directors of IOGR and currently serves as the District Governor in District 2 for the Iowa Funeral Directors Association and also serves on the Legislative Committee for IFDA.

David is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, a member of the Tipton Lions Club, the Tipton Chamber of Commerce, the Tipton Economic Development Corporation and serves on the Board for the Volunteer Services of Cedar County.

Amber L. (Fry) Boedeker

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Amber L. (Fry) Boedeker is the sixth generation in the Fry family. After graduating from Huntington University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology/Sociology, Amber worked as a social worker for 7 years then moved into the insurance/financial services field for five years. She currently holds Personal, Commercial and Life Insurance Licenses. Having grown up as a funeral director’s daughter, she has spent many years in and around funeral homes. The desire to pursue mortuary science never left her repertoire, so Amber became licensed in the state of Iowa in November of 2014.

Amber is proud that Fry Funeral Home is a member of the International Order of the Golden Rule (IOGR) but even more pleased with the integrity and commitment of her father’s role as the 2013-2014 President of the organization. Amber is also a member of the Iowa Funeral Director’s Association and the National Funeral Director’s Association. Amber and her husband, Brian, have a “Brady Bunch” family composed of 5 kids, Ian, Jacob, Isaac, Justin and Brooke; they keep things busy and entertaining.

Goldie Kelley

Hostess, Support Care

Dan Laing

Visitation/Funeral Support Care

Lyle Fitch

Visitation/Funeral Support Care