History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

Our beautiful Redwood Falls facility was built in the mid-1920s as the Hardy family residence. John Hoepner purchased the building around 1960 and it has served the community as a funeral home ever since. The photo at the top of our website is Ramsey Falls, located in our 217 acre city park, Alexander Ramsey park.

Our Valued Staff

  • Alan  Hillestad

    Alan Hillestad, Owner/Director/Licensed Pre-Need Consultant

    Alan Hillestad realized his life-long dream in February 2011 when he purchased Nelson-Martin Funeral Service. A long-time resident of the Redwood Falls-Morgan area, Al has worked as a funeral director in the surrounding communities since 1995. He grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, attended Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, and received his degree in mortuary science from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, Illinois. Al and his wife Jennifer have six children Isabel, Aleeha, Jackson, Noah, Tevin and Camren.

  • Diane Radel

    Diane Radel, Funeral Assistant

  • Carrie  Werner

    Carrie Werner, Funeral Assistant

  • Jim  Johnson

    Jim Johnson, Funeral Director