About Us

Our Valued Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Donna Henderson
Funeral Director/Owner
Donna obtained her license initially in Atlanta, GA and worked as lead funeral director and office manager for Alfonso Dawson's Mortuary. She returned to Des Moines in 2001 and became licensed in Iowa. She has owned Henderson's Funeral Serv...
Matthew Gilgen, F.D.
Funeral Director
Matthew Gilgen is a Licensed Funeral Director fand embalmer, who completed his studies in Mortuary Science at DMACC. Matthew Gilgen, has worked in Marshalltown and Reinbeck as a funeral director and an insurance liaison, and has been with t...
Jermain Henderson
Funeral Assistant
Jermain is the next generation of Henderson's to serve our community. He loves working with young people, and has three children of his own. He hopes to soon complete studies at DMACC in Mortuary Science....
Deb Breeden
Deb Breeden is our accounting wiz with over 30 years of experience and well versed in multiple accounting systems. Deb previously worked in Mount Pleasant and we are very lucky to have as a part of the team. She is a mother and grandmother...
Terrance Butts
Funeral Assistant
Terrance currently is employed part timea as a Funeral Assistant. He is the Youth Pastor at Christ Apostolic Church, is marraied and has 6 children. It is his dream to one day attend mortuary school....
Lawrence Brooks
Funeral Assistant
Lawrence is a returning member of our staff. He moved back to Des Moines in 2020 to start his Mortuary Science Degree. He is one step away from completing a degree in Theological Studies. He has a marvelous speaking and singing voice. L...