Staff

Outstanding service is our #1 priority

Get to know the Grandon staff, dedicated to helping families celebrate a life lived. We provide peace of mind, available 24/7 for your convenience.


Tim GrandonTim Grandon

Funeral Director, Owner

Tim is a licensed Funeral Director and has been employed in the funeral industry for over 30 years.     Tim enjoys his profession as it allows him to meet new people every week and use his innate communications abilities. Tim is involved in The Rotary Club of Ames, where he sits on the orientation board, Arcadia Lodge, Moose Lodge, and is a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ames. Tim has always followed the Rotary 4 way test and motto, “Service Above Self.” Tim enjoys time with his family and his grandchildren.  You may find him on a local golf course or out walking enjoying the great community we live in.


Kim GrandonKim Grandon

Owner

Kim is the wife of Tim Grandon. Although she is employed full time, as a Secretary for the Facilities Engineering Unit at the National Centers for Animal Health in Ames, she has supported Tim for many years while he has served numerous families during his funeral career.  Kim is also a member of the First United Methodist Church.  Kim enjoys spending time with her family, friends and playing with their grandchildren.  She enjoys just being outside enjoying the sunshine and fresh air, and golfing from time to time.


Vaughn DohseVaughn Dohse

Funeral Director

Vaughn has been in Funeral Services since 2014, and graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in 2015. His focus is to provide a positive and caring environment for each family he serves. Originally from Clinton, Iowa, Vaughn found it easy to transition into the Ames community. He is involved with the Ames Jaycees, serving as the Individual Development VP, and is also an active member of YPA. Outside of work Vaughn enjoys spending time with family and friends, or just playing his piano and guitar.


Meagan SmithMeagan Smith

Administrative Assistant

Meagan is our energetic, friendly, 24 years young, hard working Administrative Assistant. Being from the Ames area for several years, she’s passionate about our community and people. From writing thank you cards, answering the phone, to helping families in their time of need, she’s our go-to gal. She has four siblings, and is engaged to be married in April 2018. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, family, and friends, cuddling with her adorable dog, learning and playing with makeup trends, and watching her favorite Netflix shows and movies.


Bill YungclasBill Yungclas

Funeral Associate

Bill is a native of Webster City, but has been in Ames since completing three years of active duty in the U.S. Army and marrying Barbara in 1962. They lived at 707 Beach for 41 years before moving to Northcrest Retirement Community in 2009. He especially likes being involved in the United Church of Christ, Masonic organizations, and volunteering at Mary Greeley Medical Center. He has worked with Tim since the opening of Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care in 2007.


Fred VogtlinFred Vogtlin

Funeral Associate

Fred was born and raised in the Ames/Gilbert area and has lived in the area his whole life.
He married Linda Fiscus and together raised two sons in Gilbert. Fred and his wife now enjoy their three grandchildren.
Fred worked at ISU for 38 years and moved into town after retirement. He then worked several years for Ames Community Bank (now Vision Bank). He joined the staff at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care on a part time basis.
Fred is a member of Gilbert Lions Club, Story City American Legion, on the board of the Gilbert Cemetery Association, and is actively involved at Memorial Lutheran Church in Ames.
Fred is enjoying life to the fullest.


Annette SebranekAnnette Sebranek

Funeral Associate

Annette Sebranek is a wife, mother and grandmother who has lived in the Ames area for over 40 years. She spent over 30 years providing home daycare for newborn to 4 year olds while raising her two daughters. She now provides grandmotherly attention to 6 grandsons and 1 grand-daughter. She began her career in the bereaved care industry with Stevens Memorial Chapel where she worked from 1997-2001, and in 2011 she joined Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care where she continues to provide support and care for those involved with the services offered. She is described by those for whom she has served as “thoughtful, caring and warm.” Annette has had much experience in compassion and caring with her work in childcare and is always ready to assist families with the extra care and touches that make the experience at Grandon’s one of kindness and compassion.


Kirk GeistKirk Geist

Funeral Associate

Kirk Geist has been a Gilbert resident since 1979. He has been involved in building materials sale and sales management for over 30 years. Prior to that he spent 18 years in technical sales representing Dow Chemical building products in eight Midwestern states. As a lifelong proponent of energy efficiency, he has served on various boards and committees including a two year term on the Governors Green Advisory Council. Supporting the building industry, Geist has served as a board member and president of the Ames Home Builders Association. He is currently on the Home Builders Association of Iowa Board of Directors, Executive Board and serves as State Membership Director.

Kirk’s greatest claim to fame and achievement has been “yes, I’m Mrs. Geist husband”. Pauline spent 32 of her 40 years in education at Gilbert Elementary thrilling several generations of kindergarteners with Animal Island. Their two daughters are Gilbert graduates. Kristen Geist is currently teaching 8th grade language arts and coaching cross country in Ankeny. Kelly Geist Johnson is a neonatal transport nurse with Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines.

Geist is a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Industrial Education and comes from a family that boasts 8 current or retired educators. Swimming and golf are his two greatest interests with watching volleyball at all levels a close third. Hecklers are invited when he line judges Gilbert home games.


Paul WhitePaul White

Funeral Associate

Paul has lived his entire life in Ames. Paul spent nearly 47 years as a research technician working with the corn breeding group in the Agronomy Dept. at ISU. His wife, Cheryl, worked 43 years at the Iowa Department of Transportation, the last several years as administrative assistant to the director.

Paul and Cheryl have two sons, Matthew and Benjamin, both currently living in Ames. Paul and Cheryl are active members of St. Andrew’s Lutheran church where Paul is a charter member.


Rich FellinghamRich Fellingham

Funeral Associate

Rich Fellingham is the retired President and CEO of Special Olympics Iowa.  Before joining Special Olympics he worked in radio news and sports for 30 years.  Rich continues to be the play by play voice of Iowa State Women’s Basketball.  Rich and his wife Alice have lived in Ames since 1982.  They have seven children and 14 grandchildren.  In his spare time Rich enjoys walking and biking for exercise and playing golf.

 

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