Our Staff


Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

William J. Lauber

William J. Lauber

Owner/CFSP/CCO

William is the owner, licensed funeral director and embalmer for Lauber Funeral and Cremation services.  He was a 1981 Graduate Geneva, Nebraska High School, attended Kearney State College, 1986 graduate, University of Minnesota, BS degree, Mortuary Science. In 2000, he completed the requirements to earn the national certification of Funeral Service Practitioners and became a certified crematory operator in 2018.  

William purchased Moore's Funeral Home, Friend, Milford and Beaver Crossing in January 1992. We are a member of the Nebraska Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. William was elected as President of the Nebraska Funeral Directors Association for the years 2002-2003 and represented the State of Nebraska as Policy Board member for the National Funeral Directors Association. Bill served a five-year term on the Board of Examiners, Funeral Directors and Embalmers, for the Nebraska State Department of Health. 

Bill serves as chairman of the Legislative Committee for the NeFDA and was instrumental in various legislative bill passages. He drafted legislation which increases the irrevocable amounts for families purchasing pre-arranged funerals, and was head draftsman for developing language in Nebraska's new cremation legislation past in 2003.  He has testified in numerous hearings at the Unicameral for bills that effect funeral home establishments and the families they serve.  He and his wife, Christy, live in Milford, Nebraska and have four children, Whitney, twins Michael and Madison, and Regan. He is a member of the Milford United Methodist Church where he serves in various capacities. He is past president of the Milford Chamber of Commerce, member of the Kiwanis Club, Milford, the Friend, Milford and Beaver Crossing Chambers of Commerce, member of both the Friend and Milford Masonic Lodges, member of the Shrine, Scottish Rite and Order of the Eastern Star.  His hobbies include flying, boating, golfing and scuba diving.  


Kay Stinson

Kay Stinson

Preplanning Consultant/Administrative Assistant

Kay has twenty-five years experience in the funeral profession, currently serves as the funeral home's administrative assistant, as preplanning consultant and assists during at-need consultations. Kay began her career in the funeral profession in 1988 as a preplanning consultant and in 1996 she was the first person in the State of Nebraska to complete studies for and receive National Certification as a Preplanning Consultant. 

She is a mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, widow and parent of a deceased child; therefore, she understands your grief and your concerns from her own first-hand experience. She joined the staff of Lauber-Moore Funeral Homes as a preneed consultant in 1992 and continues working full-time doing whatever is necessary to operate a hometown business. 

In 1998, Kay trained and became a registered representative of Rock Of Ages Memorials, providing the appropriate individualized memorials to "tell the story" of your loved one(s) at the most reasonable price for the quality of granite you choose. She also works with families who have monuments and markers in cemeteries that need repair or refurbishing. She is a resident of Friend and a member of the United Methodist Churches in Friend and York. She has served the Friend church as Finance Chair and as a member of the Administrative Council and Finance Committee. She is a member of the Friend Chamber of Commerce serving on the Ambassador committee and currently is the secretary. She is also a member and past president of the Friend Rotary Club, and currently serves club secretary. She is a former member of Lions. Kay's family includes two sons, a daughter, four grandchildren and a two great-grandsons.


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