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

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.

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

  • Jerry  Hurley

    Jerry Hurley Funeral Director

  • Michael Jay Hurley

    Michael Jay Hurley Funeral Director

  • Casey  Folkes

    Casey Folkes Funeral Director

  • Randy  Maas

    Randy Maas Funeral Director

  • James Sipes

    James Sipes Funeral Director

  • Mariscia Fairow

    Mariscia Fairow Funeral Director

  • Ian  Denton

    Ian Denton Funeral Director

  • Jessie  Seward

    Jessie Seward Office Manager

  • Bob Emme

    Bob Emme Funeral Director Assistant

  • Darrel

    Darrel "Butch" Stiltz Funeral Director Assistant

  • Dave  Flickinger

    Dave Flickinger Funeral Director Assistant

  • David  Pratt

    David Pratt Funeral Director Assistant

  • Don  Gunterman

    Don Gunterman Funeral Director Assistant

  • Tim Lindsay

    Tim Lindsay Funeral Director Assistant

  • Billy  Lemme

    Billy Lemme Funeral Director's Assistant

  • Dan Pfanz

    Dan Pfanz Funeral Director Assistant