Staff

Our dedicated staff members are here to provide support, compassion, and information to help you through your journey of grief and the celebration of your loved one’s life.

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Andy Langehough Funeral Director

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Andy is a 1986 graduate of the University of Minnesota Mortuary Science Program. A native of western South Dakota, he moved to Minneapolis in 1982 to attend Golden Valley Lutheran College. He began his funeral service career in 1984 as a night attendant at a funeral home in Brooklyn Center, MN. He has worked as a funeral director in Mountain Lake, Mankato, St. Paul and Princeton, MN. In 2001, Andy and his wife Suzanne moved to Northfield with their three children, Leigh, Rachel and Dan. They are members of St. John’s Lutheran Church and enjoy time with their families and their dog Knightly. Andy is active in many Northfield community organizations and Suzanne is an active member of PEO Chapter FR.

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Preston Eidenschink Funeral Director

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Preston graduated from high school in Long Prairie, Minnesota, and attended Moorhead State University. He continued his education in Dallas, Texas, where he graduated from mortuary school with distinction. He served his internship at West Funeral Home in West Fargo, North Dakota. He was employed with the Furey Funeral Home in Frazee, Minnesota, and Michaelson Funeral Home in Owatonna. He began working at Bierman Funeral Home and Benson & Langehough Funeral Home in January 2016. Preston is married to Susan who is employed by Northfield Public Schools. The couple have two daughters, Paige and Abby. Preston and Susan have three adopted rescue dogs, Willow, Rachel and Scout. In his spare time, Preston enjoys golfing, running and working outdoors. He also enjoys following high school and college wrestling, and is a member of the Elks Club. Preston attends St. Dominic's Catholic Church and enjoys being active in the community.

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Bryce Beckstrand Funeral Director

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Bryce was born and raised in Jamestown, ND. After graduating from high school, he moved to Fargo, ND to complete his first undergraduate degree in Business Management. He graduated from NDSU in 2016. He and his wife, Anna, were married that summer. They then moved to Minneapolis where Bryce completed his second undergraduate degree in Mortuary Science at the U of M.

Bryce worked for West Funeral Home while attending NDSU. He also worked for funeral homes in the greater Minneapolis area while attending the U of M. After Bryce graduated from the U of M, he and Anna moved to Northfield where he worked with the Northfield Funeral Homes until July of 2018.

In August of 2018, Bryce started working at Korsmo Funeral Service in Moorhead, MN, as a licensed funeral director. Bryce and Anna left the Fargo-Moorhead community in October of 2019, with excitement in the opportunity to work with the Northfield Funeral Homes again.

Bryce has come to enjoy running since high school and has run in several races including a 30-mile race last summer. He also enjoys CrossFit type workouts, especially when he can do them with his friends. Bryce and Anna stay active in their local church and the community. They are both members of the Northfield Lion’s Club and Bryce is a member of the Northfield Rotary Club. They enjoy exercising together, outdoor activities, road trips and spending time with their families.

 

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Jim Bierman (1950-2022) Funeral Director – Emeritus

Jim was a Northfield native; his family settled in the area in the 1800s. He assumed the funeral home business from his grandfather, father and uncle. Jim was well respected in the Northfield area, and he retired (again) in 2017 after 40+ years of service to the community. 

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Duane Benson (1939-2021) Funeral Director – Emeritus

Duane was a graduate of the University of Minnesota’s School of Mortuary Science. He purchased the Zanmiller Funeral Home in 1966 and the Anderson Funeral Home in 1971, consolidating locations at 201 East Fourth Street. He retired in 2001, but continued to serve regularly at funerals. Duane was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, a former member of the Jaycees and is a 50-year member of Rotary. He was an avid golfer, longtime member of the Northfield Golf Club, and a regular at morning coffee at the Hideaway. He and his wife, Marie, enjoyed time with family, especially their grandchildren.

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Ray Ozmun Funeral Assistant

Ray is a near lifelong Northfield resident. He is a Korean War veteran and has served with the American Legion Honor Guard, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon and the Northfield Veterans Memorial Park Committee. He has been District and State Chairman for Sons of the American Legion since 1979 and served for 38 years on the Rural Fire Board for Waterford Township. He can be found most mornings exercising at the Northfield Senior Center. Ray and his wife Mary are members of Trinity Lutheran Church.

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Charlene Klemenhagen Funeral Assistant

Charlene retired from the Rosemount/Apple Valley/Eagan School District after 38 years of service, and joined the funeral home staff shortly thereafter. She is a lifelong Northfielder, and has served on the Waterford Township and Greenvale Cemetery boards for many years. Her part-time hobbies include farming and growing garlic.

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Paula Bonelli Funeral Assistant

Paula has been a resident of Northfield since 2017. She is married with 2 grown children. She enjoys cooking, spending time with her grandchildren, travel, and occasionally camping.

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Sue Hollinger Funeral Assistant

Sue is a native of Northfield and graduated from Northfield High School followed by a 23-year career at St. Olaf College.  She is married and her and her husband, Joe, are active farmers in rural Dundas.  They have one grown son and are members and volunteers at the Church of St. Dominic.  Sue is also on the Board of Directors at Calvary Cemetery.  She enjoys gardening, baking, and bird watching.  

Andy Langehough

Funeral Director
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Andy is a 1986 graduate of the University of Minnesota Mortuary Science Program. A native of western South Dakota, he moved to Minneapolis in 1982 to attend Golden Valley Lutheran College. He began his funeral service career in 1984 as a night attendant at a funeral home in Brooklyn Center, MN. He has worked as a funeral director in Mountain Lake, Mankato, St. Paul and Princeton, MN. In 2001, Andy and his wife Suzanne moved to Northfield with their three children, Leigh, Rachel and Dan. They are members of St. John’s Lutheran Church and enjoy time with their families and their dog Knightly. Andy is active in many Northfield community organizations and Suzanne is an active member of PEO Chapter FR.

Preston Eidenschink

Funeral Director
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Preston graduated from high school in Long Prairie, Minnesota, and attended Moorhead State University. He continued his education in Dallas, Texas, where he graduated from mortuary school with distinction. He served his internship at West Funeral Home in West Fargo, North Dakota. He was employed with the Furey Funeral Home in Frazee, Minnesota, and Michaelson Funeral Home in Owatonna. He began working at Bierman Funeral Home and Benson & Langehough Funeral Home in January 2016. Preston is married to Susan who is employed by Northfield Public Schools. The couple have two daughters, Paige and Abby. Preston and Susan have three adopted rescue dogs, Willow, Rachel and Scout. In his spare time, Preston enjoys golfing, running and working outdoors. He also enjoys following high school and college wrestling, and is a member of the Elks Club. Preston attends St. Dominic's Catholic Church and enjoys being active in the community.

Bryce Beckstrand

Funeral Director
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Bryce was born and raised in Jamestown, ND. After graduating from high school, he moved to Fargo, ND to complete his first undergraduate degree in Business Management. He graduated from NDSU in 2016. He and his wife, Anna, were married that summer. They then moved to Minneapolis where Bryce completed his second undergraduate degree in Mortuary Science at the U of M.

Bryce worked for West Funeral Home while attending NDSU. He also worked for funeral homes in the greater Minneapolis area while attending the U of M. After Bryce graduated from the U of M, he and Anna moved to Northfield where he worked with the Northfield Funeral Homes until July of 2018.

In August of 2018, Bryce started working at Korsmo Funeral Service in Moorhead, MN, as a licensed funeral director. Bryce and Anna left the Fargo-Moorhead community in October of 2019, with excitement in the opportunity to work with the Northfield Funeral Homes again.

Bryce has come to enjoy running since high school and has run in several races including a 30-mile race last summer. He also enjoys CrossFit type workouts, especially when he can do them with his friends. Bryce and Anna stay active in their local church and the community. They are both members of the Northfield Lion’s Club and Bryce is a member of the Northfield Rotary Club. They enjoy exercising together, outdoor activities, road trips and spending time with their families.

 

Jim Bierman (1950-2022)

Funeral Director – Emeritus
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Jim was a Northfield native; his family settled in the area in the 1800s. He assumed the funeral home business from his grandfather, father and uncle. Jim was well respected in the Northfield area, and he retired (again) in 2017 after 40+ years of service to the community. 

Duane Benson (1939-2021)

Funeral Director – Emeritus
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Duane was a graduate of the University of Minnesota’s School of Mortuary Science. He purchased the Zanmiller Funeral Home in 1966 and the Anderson Funeral Home in 1971, consolidating locations at 201 East Fourth Street. He retired in 2001, but continued to serve regularly at funerals. Duane was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, a former member of the Jaycees and is a 50-year member of Rotary. He was an avid golfer, longtime member of the Northfield Golf Club, and a regular at morning coffee at the Hideaway. He and his wife, Marie, enjoyed time with family, especially their grandchildren.

Ray Ozmun

Funeral Assistant
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Ray is a near lifelong Northfield resident. He is a Korean War veteran and has served with the American Legion Honor Guard, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon and the Northfield Veterans Memorial Park Committee. He has been District and State Chairman for Sons of the American Legion since 1979 and served for 38 years on the Rural Fire Board for Waterford Township. He can be found most mornings exercising at the Northfield Senior Center. Ray and his wife Mary are members of Trinity Lutheran Church.

Charlene Klemenhagen

Funeral Assistant
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Charlene retired from the Rosemount/Apple Valley/Eagan School District after 38 years of service, and joined the funeral home staff shortly thereafter. She is a lifelong Northfielder, and has served on the Waterford Township and Greenvale Cemetery boards for many years. Her part-time hobbies include farming and growing garlic.

Paula Bonelli

Funeral Assistant
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Paula has been a resident of Northfield since 2017. She is married with 2 grown children. She enjoys cooking, spending time with her grandchildren, travel, and occasionally camping.

Sue Hollinger

Funeral Assistant
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Sue is a native of Northfield and graduated from Northfield High School followed by a 23-year career at St. Olaf College.  She is married and her and her husband, Joe, are active farmers in rural Dundas.  They have one grown son and are members and volunteers at the Church of St. Dominic.  Sue is also on the Board of Directors at Calvary Cemetery.  She enjoys gardening, baking, and bird watching.