Our staff's commitment to you

All great businesses share a common trait - people make the difference. The caring associates at Fox Funeral Home have been serving the community one family at a time. Below you will find bio’s on each of our knowledgeable and dedicated staff. Please feel free to contact any of us, we’re always here to help.

 


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CHRIS AND TIMOREE KLINGLER FUNERAL DIRECTOR

 

Chris Klingler is a native of Hastings, NE where he graduated from Hastings Senior High School in 1996. He attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and received his education in funeral service in Kansas City, Kansas. After returning to Nebraska, Chris began his service as a funeral director at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont where he worked for Ed Moser, who served as his mentor while learning the funeral business. After spending time in Fremont, Chris moved to Lincoln to work and eventually manage Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. While working in Lincoln Chris met his wife, Timoree. After longing to return to a smaller community to better serve and develop relationships with a close knit community, Chris began serving the areas of Crete and Wilber with Kuncl Funeral Home.

 

When the opportunity arose to partner with Fox Funeral Home, Chris and his wife Timoree (a Beatrice native) jumped at the opportunity to return to his wife’s hometown. In January of 2018, Chris and Timoree purchased Fox Funeral Home in Beatrice, Adams, Plymouth and Zink-Fox Funeral Home in Sterling. Chris is a member of the Beatrice Noontime Kiwanis Club and is currently serving as Treasurer, "Catch The Glow" Planning Committee with the Beatrice Hospital Foundation, the Fraternal Order of Eagles #531, the Beatrice Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Sons of the American Legion Post #27 and is currently serving on the Veteran's Club House Committee. Chris also served on the Good Samaritan Advisory Board & Blue River LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) Advisory Council. He and Timoree are members of St. John Lutheran Church in Beatrice. In his free time he enjoys golfing, anything sports related, attending community events and spending time with their rescue dogs.

 

Timoree (Adams) Klingler is a native of Beatrice where she graduated from Beatrice Senior High School in 1997. She is a 2002 graduate of the University of Nebraska at Kearney and has served the Nebraska Legislature as a Legislative Aide since 2004. Timoree currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Beatrice Humane Society and is passionate about animal rescue. In her free time she enjoys running with the Homestead Running Club and competing in both half and full marathons. She also enjoys golf, yardwork and participating in community events.

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PAUL AND DEB FOX FUNERAL DIRECTOR

Paul Fox is a lifelong resident of Beatrice where he graduated from high school in 1974.

He attended and graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln. He attended the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service and in 1987 returned to Beatrice to begin his career in funeral service with his Dad.

Paul is active in several community organizations including Beatrice Sertoma Club, Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce, Beatrice Mary YMCA and has served on the Gage County United Way Board. He is a member of Christ Community Church where he serves as an usher. He enjoys golfing and attending sporting events.

His goal is to continue the personal and quality funeral service his father began in 1966.

Debbie Fox began the pre-need program for Fox Funeral Home in 1988. She completed her training in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and has been licensed with the Nebraska Department of Insurance since 1988.  Debbie is also a licensed practical nurse.

Paul and Debbie were married in 1980 and they have three children; Stephen, a graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University, is married to Alicia (Exstrom) and they live in Lincoln; Lauren is married to Alex Oas and they live in Robins Air Force Base in Georgia; Michael is a math teacher in a Lincoln Middle School.

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ARVID WIEST FUNERAL DIRECTOR

Arvid is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Kearney, with a degree in Business Administration with management emphasis, and the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service.

He is a Certified Preplanning Consultant  and licensed with the Nebraska Department of Insurance.  Arvid is serving his second five year term as a member of the Nebraska Board of Funeral Directing and Embalming.

He is a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church where he plays the organ.  He is past president of the Beatrice Rotary Club and a former board member for the Beatrice Chamber of Commerce, Beatrice Rotary Club, Gage County Crimestoppers, the Carnegie Restoration Project, and the Nebraska Funeral Directors Association.   

His wife, Althea, works at Mosaic in Beatrice. They have two grown children, Aron Wiest and his wife Wendy of Lincoln and Abby Houseman and her husband Cameron of Olathe, Kansas. Arvid and Althea are also the proud grandparents of Jacob and Aubrey Wiest and Cohen and Hadley Houseman.

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Additional Funeral Staff

  • Amy Lee
  • Chuck Bright
  • Ila Burger
  • Ruth Buss
  • Glennys Lienemann
  • Joyce May
  • Bill Moslander
  • Janet Murray
  • Vane Rengstorf
  • Matt Schmitt
  • Don Schuster
  • Eugene Sullivan
  • Dave Warren
  • LaVon Wasserman

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HARRY AND NANCY FOX, FOUNDERS

The late Harry Fox attended Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago, Illinois and had been licensed for over 50 years. After opening Fox Funeral Homes in 1966 he began a life-long endeavor to provide the highest quality funeral service in Beatrice and surrounding area.

As a member of numerous clubs and committees he had helped enhance Beatrice by his community service and sense of loyalty. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church.

Harry and Nancy Fox are survived by three children, Kathy Huls and her husband David, Suzy Muhlbauer and Paul Fox and his wife Deborah, ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

CHRIS AND TIMOREE KLINGLER

FUNERAL DIRECTOR
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Chris Klingler is a native of Hastings, NE where he graduated from Hastings Senior High School in 1996. He attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and received his education in funeral service in Kansas City, Kansas. After returning to Nebraska, Chris began his service as a funeral director at Moser Memorial Chapel in Fremont where he worked for Ed Moser, who served as his mentor while learning the funeral business. After spending time in Fremont, Chris moved to Lincoln to work and eventually manage Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home. While working in Lincoln Chris met his wife, Timoree. After longing to return to a smaller community to better serve and develop relationships with a close knit community, Chris began serving the areas of Crete and Wilber with Kuncl Funeral Home.

 

When the opportunity arose to partner with Fox Funeral Home, Chris and his wife Timoree (a Beatrice native) jumped at the opportunity to return to his wife’s hometown. In January of 2018, Chris and Timoree purchased Fox Funeral Home in Beatrice, Adams, Plymouth and Zink-Fox Funeral Home in Sterling. Chris is a member of the Beatrice Noontime Kiwanis Club and is currently serving as Treasurer, "Catch The Glow" Planning Committee with the Beatrice Hospital Foundation, the Fraternal Order of Eagles #531, the Beatrice Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Sons of the American Legion Post #27 and is currently serving on the Veteran's Club House Committee. Chris also served on the Good Samaritan Advisory Board & Blue River LOSS (Local Outreach to Suicide Survivors) Advisory Council. He and Timoree are members of St. John Lutheran Church in Beatrice. In his free time he enjoys golfing, anything sports related, attending community events and spending time with their rescue dogs.

 

Timoree (Adams) Klingler is a native of Beatrice where she graduated from Beatrice Senior High School in 1997. She is a 2002 graduate of the University of Nebraska at Kearney and has served the Nebraska Legislature as a Legislative Aide since 2004. Timoree currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Beatrice Humane Society and is passionate about animal rescue. In her free time she enjoys running with the Homestead Running Club and competing in both half and full marathons. She also enjoys golf, yardwork and participating in community events.

PAUL AND DEB FOX

FUNERAL DIRECTOR
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Paul Fox is a lifelong resident of Beatrice where he graduated from high school in 1974.

He attended and graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln. He attended the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service and in 1987 returned to Beatrice to begin his career in funeral service with his Dad.

Paul is active in several community organizations including Beatrice Sertoma Club, Beatrice Area Chamber of Commerce, Beatrice Mary YMCA and has served on the Gage County United Way Board. He is a member of Christ Community Church where he serves as an usher. He enjoys golfing and attending sporting events.

His goal is to continue the personal and quality funeral service his father began in 1966.

Debbie Fox began the pre-need program for Fox Funeral Home in 1988. She completed her training in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and has been licensed with the Nebraska Department of Insurance since 1988.  Debbie is also a licensed practical nurse.

Paul and Debbie were married in 1980 and they have three children; Stephen, a graduate of Nebraska Wesleyan University, is married to Alicia (Exstrom) and they live in Lincoln; Lauren is married to Alex Oas and they live in Robins Air Force Base in Georgia; Michael is a math teacher in a Lincoln Middle School.

ARVID WIEST

FUNERAL DIRECTOR
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Arvid is a graduate of the University of Nebraska at Kearney, with a degree in Business Administration with management emphasis, and the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service.

He is a Certified Preplanning Consultant  and licensed with the Nebraska Department of Insurance.  Arvid is serving his second five year term as a member of the Nebraska Board of Funeral Directing and Embalming.

He is a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church where he plays the organ.  He is past president of the Beatrice Rotary Club and a former board member for the Beatrice Chamber of Commerce, Beatrice Rotary Club, Gage County Crimestoppers, the Carnegie Restoration Project, and the Nebraska Funeral Directors Association.   

His wife, Althea, works at Mosaic in Beatrice. They have two grown children, Aron Wiest and his wife Wendy of Lincoln and Abby Houseman and her husband Cameron of Olathe, Kansas. Arvid and Althea are also the proud grandparents of Jacob and Aubrey Wiest and Cohen and Hadley Houseman.

Additional Funeral Staff

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  • Amy Lee
  • Chuck Bright
  • Ila Burger
  • Ruth Buss
  • Glennys Lienemann
  • Joyce May
  • Bill Moslander
  • Janet Murray
  • Vane Rengstorf
  • Matt Schmitt
  • Don Schuster
  • Eugene Sullivan
  • Dave Warren
  • LaVon Wasserman

HARRY AND NANCY FOX, FOUNDERS

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The late Harry Fox attended Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago, Illinois and had been licensed for over 50 years. After opening Fox Funeral Homes in 1966 he began a life-long endeavor to provide the highest quality funeral service in Beatrice and surrounding area.

As a member of numerous clubs and committees he had helped enhance Beatrice by his community service and sense of loyalty. He was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church.

Harry and Nancy Fox are survived by three children, Kathy Huls and her husband David, Suzy Muhlbauer and Paul Fox and his wife Deborah, ten grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.