Tim and Kristi Daum
Owners - Funeral Director/Embalmer
Tim Daum and his wife Kristi were born and raised in Cozad, Nebraska. The couple graduated from Cozad High before going on to further their educations. Tim completed his pre-requisite mortuary studies at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and later went on to graduate from Kansas City Kansas School of Mortuary Science. Tim obtained his degree in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service and passed The National Funeral Director’s Board Examination, earning his Embalmer License. Tim worked for many different firms while in school, including Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad; Strattman-Obrien Funeral Home in Kearney; W.L. Frye & Son Funeral Home in Olathe, KS; Schrader’s Brown County Mortuary in Horton and Hiawatha, KS; and Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington, NE. Tim received both his Kansas and Nebraska Funeral Director and Embalmer Licenses following his internships at Schraders and Reynolds-Love.
Kristi also attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and Kearney majoring in elementary education and early childhood special education. Throughout the years she has enjoyed teaching pre-school, substitute teaching, and providing early intervention services as a Service Coordinator for Early Childhood Connections in Eastern Colorado. Kristi also plays an active role in the funeral business, working alongside Tim.
Tim and Kristi were married in the spring of 1995, and today their family has grown to include children Aly, Brenleigh, and Drew. Aly received her Master’s Degree in International Affairs from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M. She has four years of experience as an Intelligence Specialist for the United States Air Force and is currently working in the Denver area as an Intelligence Analyst for the Department of Homeland Security's Rocky Mountain Region. Brenleigh is a graduate of Concordia University where she played basketball and majored in Biology, as well as NCTA graduate where she obtained a Vet Tech Degree. She is currently employed by Red Willow Animal Clinic in McCook. Drew is a 2020 McCook High School graduate who will attend Dordt University in Sioux Center, IA in the fall where he will major in Engineering and play football for the Defenders.
In July of 2010, Tim and Kristi acquired Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook. They have enjoyed being back in their home state and have become actively involved in their community. Tim is a past District #7 President for the Nebraska Funeral Director’s Association and a member of the Optimist Club, while Kristi enjoying volunteering with the McCook Chamber, serving on numerous boards throughout the community and is also a member of the McCook Cordials. As a family, the Daums attend McCook Christian Church and are active in bible studies and youth group. Tim and Kristi are honored to provide the families of Southwest Nebraska with quality, caring funeral service and constantly seek to improve that service with new, innovative ideas.