Our Staff


Warner Funeral Home is owned and operated by longtime Spencer area residents, Joel Roos, Brad Hawn and Jeff Swank. We are very pleased to have a staff of caring professionals who are dedicated to provide real comfort to the families we serve.

Joel Roos

Joel Roos, Funeral Director

Joel has been a licensed funeral director since 1984 and a partner in Warner Funeral Home since 1992. He received his B.A. degree from Buena Vista College in Storm Lake in 1982 and a degree in Mortuary Science from Dallas School of Funeral Service in 1983.

Joel is a member of Hope Reformed Church in Spencer. He is a member of the Masonic Lodge, past member of the Spencer Jaycees, Iowa Great Lakes Chapter of the American Red Cross and a past board member of the Spencer Tailtwister High School Booster Club.

Joel and his wife, LuAnn have three children: Nate, Maggie and Ben.

Brad Hawn

Brad Hawn, Funeral Director

Brad has been a licensed funeral director since 1985 and a partner in Warner Funeral Home since 1994. He attended the University of Northern Iowa and received his B.A. degree from Buena Vista University in Storm Lake, Iowa and a degree in Mortuary Science from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago, IL in 1984.

Brad serves on the Iowa Board of Mortuary Science Examiners. He is a member of the Hope Reformed Church in Spencer. Brad is a past board member of the Spencer Family YMCA where he also served on the Century Club, as well as the Endowment Committee. He served as a board member on the Clay County American Heart Association for several years as the Communications Chairman. He is also a member of the Spencer Rotary Club, past member of the Spencer Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, and a past member of the Spencer Jaycees.

Brad enjoys being involved in his daughter Abby and son Bailey’s lives and activities.

Jeff Swank

Jeff Swank, Funeral Director

Jeff has been a licensed funeral director since 1996 and has been working at Warner Funeral Home since 2000 and became a partner at Warner Funeral Home in 2006. He received his A.A. degree from Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny in 1994 and a degree in Mortuary Science from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL in 1995.

Jeff is a member of Grace United Methodist Church and Kiwanis. Jeff and his wife, Carla, have two children, Michael and Marisa.

Casey Vaughan

Casey Vaughan, Funeral Director

Casey received his funeral directors license on 2008, He has attended the University of Sioux Falls, Iowa Lakes Community College and is a graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL. where he received his degree in Mortuary Science.

Casey is a member of the Spencer Jaycees and Sacred Heart Church in Spencer and a member of the YMCA.

Diane Sparks

Diane Sparks, Administrative Assistant and Aftercare Consultant

Diane is the Administrative Assistant and Aftercare Consultant for Warner Funeral Home. She also facilitates "Circle of Care", our grief support group. Diane began working for the funeral home in 1999.

Diane is a lifetime resident of the Spencer area and is a member of Hope Reformed Church. She and her husband, Dwight, enjoy spending time with their three sons: Curt and wife, Sara and daughters, Lillian and Elleanor; Tyler and his wife, Addie; and Tony.

Kris Bender

Kris Bender, Family Service Counselor

Kris, a resident of Spencer, is a Preplanning Consultant for Warner Funeral Home and works in the area of advanced funeral planning. She received her accreditation through the National Funeral Directors Association.

Kris was raised in Lake City, Iowa. She and her husband Scott have two children, Blake and Brooke. They have lived in Spencer for the past 20 years where they enjoy being active in their church, schools and community.

Part-time Staff

We would like to recognize and express our appreciation to our part-time staff for their hard work and dedication.


  • Tammy Rozeboom
  • Marjorie Eeten
  • Loretta Adrian
  • Gary Klett
  • Larry Rozeboom
  • Gary Kuiper
  • Char Petersen
  • Kathleen Whittenburg
  • Norma Raveling

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