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Funeral Directors

Eric S. Londeen Eric, a Chapman, Kansas native, is a third generation funeral director. Eric attended Kansas State University and then graduated from Kansas City Kansas Community College with his Associates degree in Mortuary Science in December 1985. Eric joined the funeral home staff as an apprentice in 1986, and became a partner in 1993. Eric's wife, Julie, is a bookkeeper after having worked for many years at Kansas Farm Bureau and later Realty Executives Weis Real Estate. Eric and Julie have two daughters, Kirsten and Emily. Locally Eric is a member of the First Lutheran Church, Manhattan Sunflower Lions Club, Lafayette Lodge # 16 A.F. & A.M., ISIS Temple of Salina, KS, Manhattan Shrine Club, Manhattan Country Club, and served on the board of directors of the Homecare and Hospice Foundation and on the Campaign Leadership Committee for the Good Shepherd Hospice House. Eric was honored in 2015 with the "Award of Harmony" by the Little Apple Barbershop Chorus. Professionally Eric served as president of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association 2011-2012, and is also a member of the National Funeral Directors Association.

Brian W. Waddington Brian was raised in Belleville, Kansas and is a 1990 graduate of Decatur Community High School, Oberlin, Kansas. He graduated from the Mortuary Science program at Kansas City Kansas Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in 1993. Brian worked as a funeral director in Washington and Smith Center, Kansas prior to moving to Manhattan in January 2005, when he joined the staff of Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home. He became a partner in 2013. Brian attends the St. Thomas More Catholic Church and is a member of the Masonic Lodge and the ISIS Shrine. Professional memberships include the Kansas Funeral Directors Association and National Funeral Directors Association. He is married to Brandi Neel of Wamego. Brandi earned her bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Development from Kansas State University in May 2011. They have 3 children. Brian enjoys attending dirt track races, working on his house and spending time with his family and friends.

Shane D. Lohse Shane joined the staff of Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home in September of 2008 as an apprentice funeral director, becoming a partner in 2013. Originally from Hanover, Kansas, he graduated from Hanover High School in 1999. In 2008 he graduated from the Kansas City Kansas Community College with an Associates Degree in Mortuary Science. While attending college he lived and worked at a funeral home in Lawrence, Kansas. He and his wife, Traci, moved to Manhattan from Topeka in December of 2008. They have two children, Maddix and Glavin. They are members of St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Manhattan. An avid sports fan Shane is a registered sports official with the Kansas High School Activities Association in the sports of basketball and football. His hobbies include playing golf and fishing. Shane and his family enjoy traveling and attending sporting events. Shane's professional memberships include the Kansas Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association.