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Get to know the Pet Cremation Iowa staff, dedicated to helping families celebrate a life lived. We provide peace of mind, available 24/7 for your convenience.

Ryan Fredregill

Funeral Director, Owner – [email protected]

Ryan was born in Des Moines, the son of Fred and Jolene (Saxton) Fredregill. When Ryan was two, his parents moved to Zearing and opened Fredregill Funeral Home. Ryan attended and graduated from Colo-NESCO high school in 1999. He than attended Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science and graduated with a degree in mortuary science in 2000. Ryan relocated to Kansas City and worked for Park Lawn Funeral Home there for over two years. In 2003, he decided to move back to Iowa and assist his father with the family business. Ryan started Fredregill Family Funeral Home in Baxter in the spring of 2009, bought his father out in 2016.

Ryan and the girls attend the United Congregational Church of Christ in Baxter, and is a member of the Baxter Fun Committee, National Funeral Director’s Association, American Society of Embalmers, Baxter Masonic Lodge, and Za-Ga-Zig Shrine. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, riding motorcycles, camping, boating, but most of all helping families during their time of need. Ryan has a true understanding of small town Iowa and how important the funeral ceremonies are to the community. It truly is Ryan’s calling and passion in life to be able to serve.

Luke Nessa


Luke grew up on a farm outside of Zearing only a mile away from Ryan.  He attended Colo-NESCO high school and continued to the University of Iowa.  Studying Economics and competing on the track team while earning multiple letters he learned about dedication and loyalty.  After college he worked at two agricultural equipment manufacturers before returning to his parents business, NESSA Inc.  It was expanding at a rapid pace.  A lover of pets and a believer in proper memorialization of any family member, he paired with Ryan to create Pet Cremation Iowa.


Heidi Barber

Director of Pet Cremation Iowa – [email protected]

Heidi joined Pet Cremation Iowa in 2018 and is an integral piece to the success and satisfaction of our clients and Vet clinics.  She coordinates the services to regional Iowa Vet clinics and maintains the crematory process.  She is always available when you need her most.  Heidi is an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan and lives in Baxter with her husband Rocky.  She spends her free time camping and boating with her husband and her two Huskies Jasmine and Zoey.


Dana Bucklin

Client Services

Dana loves any outdoor activities! Besides sports and softball, she enjoys planting flowers in her yard and watching something bloom every season! Dana is a valued educator in the Baxter School District.


Rich Hill

Funeral Assistant

Rich joined Fredregill Funeral & Cremation Care in 2016 as a funeral assistant after he retired from OSHA. He has been a great addition and is always willing to help a family in any way possible. He is a certified crematory operator and assists in the pet cremation process in many instances.

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