Our staff's commitment to you

Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Mike Hoy Funeral Director

My career in funeral service began when I was fourteen years old. I began working for a family owned funeral home in Council Bluffs in the spring of 1992. Everyday after school and throughout the summer I would ride my bicycle to the funeral home. I would wash cars, care for the lawn and help with other duties. A couple of summers later, once I had a driver’s license, my role changed significantly. I began driving to the cemetery and helping on all of the services and during evening visitations. I became so passionate about funeral service that I found my early life revolved around working at the funeral home.

Life for me has always been about service to others. While attending college, the owners of the funeral home sold their ownership to a national firm and there was no room for me after this acquisition. Seeking service to others, I took a job with the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office as a corrections officer and that led to being promoted as a deputy sheriff. Eventually, I was hired by the Iowa Department of Public Safety. During my 10 year career, I served in the Division of Criminal Investigations and as a state trooper with the Iowa State Patrol.

I found my time serving in law enforcement personally rewarding, especially the helping others in my community, my passion for helping families with funeral service never was silenced. During my time with the Iowa State Patrol, I was able to complete my education as a funeral director and for a few years I worked two jobs. I worked as a trooper on the midnight shift and as funeral director/mortician during the day.

In August of 2011 my family and I opened a funeral home that we call our own. The Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home and Crematory is an extension of my life in service to all of you.

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Bud Kilnoski Leading Associate

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Jill Hoy Staff Associate

After graduating high school, I earned my degree from Bellevue University, majoring in Psychology and a Minor in Sociology. My employment background is working for the Pottawattamie County Jail as a Detention Officer, a Social Worker for the Iowa Department of Human Services and a School Interventionist through the Area of Education. By far, the most important job is being mother to our two young children.

I am committed to excellence in our services, compassion towards your family, showing love and care in my actions. It is my hope that I lighten the burden of our families who have experience loss; always working to ensure your final memory of your loved one, be a comforting one.

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Robert Marshall Prearrangement Consultant

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Linda Danker Prearrangement Consultant

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David Rogness Funeral Director, Mortician

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Steve Chapman Funeral Director, Mortician

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Andrea Rief Staff Associate

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Samantha Fischer Staff Associate

I grew up in a farming family near Council Bluffs and went to Lewis Central schools. My husband, Cody, and I still live and work on the farm. It is extremely important to me to honor the people who have spent their lives working hard for the community we live in.

I joined the Hoy-Kilnoski team in November of 2014 while attending University of Nebraska at Omaha. I say team, but the people here are more like an extension of my family, and that is the feeling we hope to bring to all of the families we serve. You are just as important as our own. We are here to honor your loved one and the legacy they have left behind, but also to comfort you in a most difficult time. My hope is to help make it a little easier.

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Shelly Redden Staff Associate

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Andrew Morton Fleet and Facilities

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Jessy Acosta Fleet and Facilities

Mike Hoy

Funeral Director
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My career in funeral service began when I was fourteen years old. I began working for a family owned funeral home in Council Bluffs in the spring of 1992. Everyday after school and throughout the summer I would ride my bicycle to the funeral home. I would wash cars, care for the lawn and help with other duties. A couple of summers later, once I had a driver’s license, my role changed significantly. I began driving to the cemetery and helping on all of the services and during evening visitations. I became so passionate about funeral service that I found my early life revolved around working at the funeral home.

Life for me has always been about service to others. While attending college, the owners of the funeral home sold their ownership to a national firm and there was no room for me after this acquisition. Seeking service to others, I took a job with the Pottawattamie County Sheriff’s Office as a corrections officer and that led to being promoted as a deputy sheriff. Eventually, I was hired by the Iowa Department of Public Safety. During my 10 year career, I served in the Division of Criminal Investigations and as a state trooper with the Iowa State Patrol.

I found my time serving in law enforcement personally rewarding, especially the helping others in my community, my passion for helping families with funeral service never was silenced. During my time with the Iowa State Patrol, I was able to complete my education as a funeral director and for a few years I worked two jobs. I worked as a trooper on the midnight shift and as funeral director/mortician during the day.

In August of 2011 my family and I opened a funeral home that we call our own. The Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home and Crematory is an extension of my life in service to all of you.

Bud Kilnoski

Leading Associate
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Jill Hoy

Staff Associate
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After graduating high school, I earned my degree from Bellevue University, majoring in Psychology and a Minor in Sociology. My employment background is working for the Pottawattamie County Jail as a Detention Officer, a Social Worker for the Iowa Department of Human Services and a School Interventionist through the Area of Education. By far, the most important job is being mother to our two young children.

I am committed to excellence in our services, compassion towards your family, showing love and care in my actions. It is my hope that I lighten the burden of our families who have experience loss; always working to ensure your final memory of your loved one, be a comforting one.

Robert Marshall

Prearrangement Consultant
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Linda Danker

Prearrangement Consultant
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David Rogness

Funeral Director, Mortician
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Steve Chapman

Funeral Director, Mortician
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Andrea Rief

Staff Associate
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Samantha Fischer

Staff Associate
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I grew up in a farming family near Council Bluffs and went to Lewis Central schools. My husband, Cody, and I still live and work on the farm. It is extremely important to me to honor the people who have spent their lives working hard for the community we live in.

I joined the Hoy-Kilnoski team in November of 2014 while attending University of Nebraska at Omaha. I say team, but the people here are more like an extension of my family, and that is the feeling we hope to bring to all of the families we serve. You are just as important as our own. We are here to honor your loved one and the legacy they have left behind, but also to comfort you in a most difficult time. My hope is to help make it a little easier.

Shelly Redden

Staff Associate
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Andrew Morton

Fleet and Facilities
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Jessy Acosta

Fleet and Facilities
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