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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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
Roger has lived in Ames for since 1990; he met his wife Cathy in High School and they have been happily married since 1977. Cathy and Roger have one daughter Megan. Roger has been a Pastor and an Investment Adviser. He is a Certified Funeral Celebrant and also a Pre-Need Funeral Planner. Roger joined Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care as a Part-Time Associate in 2018. Roger is a member of Cornerstone Church and a Volunteer for Wings of Refuge in Ames. Roger enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends and golf.
Lance has been in the Funeral industry for over 11 years. Lance enjoys working in the funeral field and the opportunity to meet new people. Lance is from Le Grand, Iowa and attended East Marshall High School and is a graduate of DMACC Mortuary Science Program. Lance enjoys cooking new dishes with his wife, Katie, and playing with their two dogs Summer, and Dani. In the warmer months you can find him on the local golf courses or tending to his lawn.
Chuck is a native of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, but has lived in Iowa since 1949. He and Mary were married in 1964, while he was in the College of Dentistry at the University of Iowa. Chuck served as a dentist in the Army for two years. He practiced in Sac City for 13 years before coming to Ames, where he practiced for 31 years, retiring in 2010. Chuck takes great pleasure in his four granddaughters, golf, fishing woodworking and the Ames community.
Fred Lewis has lived in Ames since 2002. He is father to one son, and he has one granddaughter. Fred is a retired United Methodist minister having served local Iowa churches over the past forty years in Ankeny, Janesville, Clear Lake and finally at the Ames First UMC. He assisted and supported the start of the Food at First on-profit organization in Ames to help address and meet the hunger needs and poverty here and in the surrounding communities. Fred was appointed to serve ten years on the Ames Commission on the Arts. Fred is often described as being compassionate, creative, caring, generous, and a loyal friend. In his spare time, he enjoys supporting the performing and visual arts, traveling, and cooking. Fred was raised in Griswold, Iowa, and graduated from high school there before going on to earn a B.A. from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa, and both a Master of Divinity degree and a M.A. from The Methodist Theological School in Ohio, at Delaware, Ohio.
Leslee A. Tromp
Funeral Director Intern
Leslee has been a resident of Gilbert for 17 years and is a graduate of the DMACC Mortuary Science Program. She enjoys reading, volunteer work and supporting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Beginning August of 2018, Leslee has worked at Grandon Funeral and Cremation Care and has enjoyed serving the Ames Community and is looking forward to serving families in the future.