Parrott & Wood

Cedar Falls & Waterloo Funeral Services & Burials

The Waterloo & Cedar Falls area’s newest funeral home facilities.

Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories

Welcome to Parrott and Wood Chapel of Memories Funeral Home and Crematory in Waterloo. Our guiding philosophy is to provide the highest level of service to everyone at their time of loss.

Even if you’ve previously been involved in planning a funeral service, each experience is unique. Our funeral directors will provide you with the information necessary to help you make the best decisions when honoring a loved one. Our staff of funeral service assistants come from diverse backgrounds and experiences with a singular focus to bring compassion and professionalism to you during visitations and services.

In addition to “at-need” services, Parrott & Wood can help you gather information and make decisions “pre-need”. There are many advantages to pre-planning and pre-paying for your services. We would welcome the opportunity to meet with you and share how you can make your final wishes known to your family and, possibly, save money in the process. In addition to private appointments, our staff offers educational opportunities throughout the communities we serve.

In addition to our caring staff and service philosophy, we also offer the area’s finest facility.

We have the area’s only funeral home operated crematory so your loved one never leaves our care.  Our funeral home chapel can be configured to hold an intimate service, or expand to seat 150 guests comfortably.   Our family room offers a convenient area for refreshments during visitation as well as a place for children to spend time, where they can still be close by, but in a more child friendly area.

Our Funeral Directors

Nick Skurdal

Nick Skurdal, Nick has worked for Overton and Parrott & Wood Funeral Homes since 2008.  He grew up in West Union and currently lives at the Overton Funeral Home in Dysart with his chocolate lab, MacGyver.  Nick loves to golf and attends Zion Lutheran Church in Dysart.

Christine Erie

Christine Erie has worked for Overton and Parrott & Wood Funeral Homes for over 13 years.  She is a Waterloo native and still lives here with her husband, Greg, who is a Waterloo Police Officer and her son, Henry.  The Eries are members at Blessed Sacrament Church.

Jen King

Jen King has worked for Overton and Parrott & Wood Funeral Homes for 3 years.  She lives in Cedar Falls with her husband, Brian, who is Senior Pastor at Nazareth Lutheran Church.  They have for children:  Taylor, a Jr. at Wabash College; Justin, a Sophomore at St. Olaf College; Nathan, a Sophomore at CFHS; and Grace, an 8th grader at Peet Middle School.

Our Family Services Counselor

Bob Fread

Bob Fread has been on the Overton and Parrott & Wood Funeral Homes Team for 9 years.  He lives in Hudson with his wife, Sue, and they have 2 daughters:  Sara and Hannah.  He is licensed in Iowa as a pre-arranged funeral agent.  Bob also serves as pastor of Ripley United Church in Christ of Traer.

Our Team

Tama County Staff

Tama County Staff

Back Row (L to R):  Russell Drinovsky, Nick Skurdal, Richard Arp and Bob Fread.  Front Row:  Christine Erie, Jen King, Sheila Graveman, Sandy Sheda, Garnet Mehlert and Pat Clark.  Not pictured:  Kathy Manfull.



24 Hour Immediate Service

Our main goal at Iowa Funeral Planning is to provide our customers with assistance and options when it comes to planning a funeral. We know how overwhelming this process can be, and we are here to help get you through it. Our counselors are trained, compassionate professionals and will work with you, your wishes and your budget to plan funeral services to best fit your situation. All of our initial consultations are free of charge and completely confidential. There is no obligation to purchase anything when you use this site or contact us with questions. In the case of imminent death of a loved one, Iowa Funeral Planning offers 24 hour immediate assistance to help you make decisions regarding funeral arrangements as easy as possible. Call us today at 888.682.7002 for a free and confidential consultation with no obligation.

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