NEW?ULM - Minnesota Valley Funeral Homes & Cremation Services recently paid back another set of dividends, according to General Manager Bruce Savoy.
More than $16,5000 was paid to those families who had funeral services with the association in 2012. With this dividend, according to Savoy, a total of almost $75,000 has been paid to members thus far in 2013.
Minnesota Valley Funeral Homes operates as a co-op funeral home, which means its profits are paid back to members that utilize its services as a dividend.
Minnesota Valley has two funeral home locations in New Ulm, a North Chapel and a South Chapel, a funeral home in Nicollet, another in Gibbon and one in Hanska. New Ulm's North Chapel also has a cremation facility.
Officers on the board of directors are Bob Schabert, president; Dick Lieb, vice president; Jim Flatau, secretary/treasurer; other board members are Dean Wels, Tony Guggisberg, Frank Bianchi and Grace Rubischko. In addition to Savoy, licensed funeral directors are David Goplin, Peter Macho, and Nicole Frisk. Kari Obbink is an intern