Greg Zabka

Greg W. Zabka is a graduate of Fullerton High School. He attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for two years and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science from the University of Minnesota in 1973. Greg was employed with a mortuary in Lincoln, Nebraska for 5 years prior to joining the staff of Wood Brothers Funeral Chapel in Seward in 1978. In August of 1998, Greg and Dixie Zabka purchased the funeral home and have worked together at Zabka Funeral Home. Greg is currently the Past President of the Nebraska Funeral Directors Assn. and is a member of the National Funeral Directors Assn. Greg is a member of the United Methodist Church where he is active on numerous church committees; he is also a member of Oliver Lodge No. 38 A.F. & A.M.; Seward Chamber of Commerce, Seward Rotary Club; a member of Memorial Health Care Systems and formerly on the Board of Directors, member of the Board of Directors of Cattle National Bank and Trust Company and the City of Seward Cemetery Board. Greg and Dixie's family includes their daughter Melissa and her husband Jeff Luebbe and grandsons, Lawson Paul & Layne Gregory, grand-daughter; Layla Rosa and Taylor; and daughter, Monica and her husband Alex Sommerfeld.

Dixie Zabka

Dixie grew up in Fullerton, Nebraska and is a graduate of Fullerton High School.  Greg and Dixie were married in 1971 and moved to Minnesota where Greg completed mortuary school and Dixie was employed at Twin City Federal Bank.  Upon returning to Lincoln, Nebraska in 1973, Dixie completed her degree at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science degree in education.  After their daughters Melissa and Monica were born, Dixie worked part-time for Selection Research, Inc. (now Gallup) and in 1981 began employment with the School District of Seward in the District Office where she was employed for 17 years.  When Greg and Dixie purchased the funeral home in 1998, Dixie began working at the funeral home with Greg.  Dixie is a member of the Seward United Methodist Church where she enjoys singing with the Chancel Choir, United Methodist Women and has served on many committees.   She is also a member of the Seward Area Chamber of Commerce, P.E.O. Chapter CC,  Seward Magazine Club, and Ladies Economic Group of Seward.  Dixie enjoys walking, music, traveling and especially being actively involved with family - particularly their grandchildren, Lawson, Layne, Layla and Taylor and living each day with gratitude!

Bradley Perdue

Brad graduated from Red Oak High School in Red Oak, IA, in 1988.  He went on to attend New England Institute at Mt. Ida College in Boston, MA, and finished his education at the Kansas City College of Mortuary Science in 1992.  Brad is a licensed funeral director in Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota.  He is the President of Seward Rotary Club, Board of Directors for the Seward Housing Authority, Seward Chamber of Commerce where he serves on the Board of Directors, Seward Ambassadors and Past President of Seward Youth Community Club.  He is also a member of the Nebraska and National Funeral Directors Associations. He is serving as the President Elect for the Nebraska Funeral Director Association.  Brad was employed at a funeral home in Colorado for 12 years before moving to Sioux City, Iowa, in 2004.  Brad joined the staff at Zabka Funeral Home in June of 2011.  Brad and his wife, Jill, were married in October of 1994 and have 2 daughters. Macy is a Freshman at Iowa Western and Makena is a Sophomore at Seward High School.  Jill works as a para at Seward Elementary School. In their pastime they enjoy watching Macy and Makena in their various activities. Brad and Jill love riding their motorcycle and Brad enjoys playing golf.  They are members of the Seward United Methodist Church.

Part Time Staff

Monica & Alex Sommerfeld, Melissa & Jeff Luebbe, Jill Perdue, Luther Klenke, Gary Fett, Ruthe Reiling, Carla Schwahn, Candy Herrold, Daina Cepure - Sain, Ken & Mary Meyer, Paul Soulek

Cemetery Staff

Ralph Grummert, Clarence Mertins, Howard Krieser, Richard Horton, Trey Barnes, Larry Blecha, Michael Shriver and Terry Kamprath

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