History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Justice C. Pfetzing moved to Havana, Illinois from Hanover, Germany in 1857.  He was a cabinetmaker and undertaker.  He had ten children, two of which, Oscar and Henry Pfetzing, carried on the funeral service.  Oscar had two daughters.  The eldest daughter, Bula, married Grover Hurley and had two sons.  These two sons, Richard and E. Jay Hurley purchased the funeral home in Havana.  After WWII, in 1946, they purchased another funeral home in Petersburg.

In 1971, Richard's son, Jerry Hurley, joined the firm.  In 1997, the Cain Funeral Home in Mason City was purchased from Don and Lorena Cain.  In January of 2000, the Styninger Funeral Homes in Mason City, San Jose and Greenview were acquired.  In May of 2000, Michael J. Hurley, the son of Jerry and Janis Hurley, graduated from the University of Minnesota Program of Mortuary Science.  He then joined the family firm to to become the fifth generation of funeral directors. In 2006, Lintner Funeral Home in Chandlerville was added, and is now known as Lintner-Hurley Funeral Home. In 2012, the Maas Funeral Home in Manito was purchased from Randy Maas and is now known as Maas-Hurley Funeral Home. In August of 2013, we added a crematory facility to our location in Havana.

Our Valued Staff

Gene  Harris

Gene Harris, Funeral Director Assistant

Jerry  Hurley

Jerry Hurley, Funeral Director

Michael Jay Hurley

Michael Jay Hurley, Funeral Director

David  Pratt

David Pratt


Darrel "Butch" Stiltz, Funeral Director Assistant

Randy  Maas

Randy Maas, Funeral Director

Casey  Folkes

Casey Folkes, Funeral Director

Mariscia Harnacke Fairow

Mariscia Harnacke Fairow, Funeral Director

Don  Gunterman

Don Gunterman, Funeral Director Assistant

Billy  Lemme

Billy Lemme, Funeral Director Assistant

Dave  Flickinger

Dave Flickinger, Funeral Director Assistant

Shannon  Olson

Shannon Olson, Office Assistant