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Eric J. Locke

Eric J. Locke, staff photo

Eric J. Locke, funeral director, joined Locke Funeral Home full time in 2001 after graduating from Kansas City Kansas Community College with a degree in Mortuary Science. Eric began working for Locke Funeral Home while attending Hoover Intermediate School washing cars, mowing the lawn and other building maintenance tasks. He graduated from West High School in 1996 and the University of Northern Iowa with a B.A. in Business Management in 2000.

Eric earned the Eagle Scout Award from Boy Scouts in 1993.  He is a classroom volunteer with Junior Achievement. He is a Past Exalted Ruler of Waterloo Elks Lodge #290, is past Chair of the Board of Directors for Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – Iowa, and currently serves on the Otto Schoitz Foundation board.

“I have had the opportunity growing up to learn from my father and grandfather and to witness first hand the way in which they helped families who placed their trust in Locke Funeral Home. This unique learning experience has helped to shape me not only as a funeral director, but also as a person. I have developed a great deal of respect for the level of trust that people place in Locke Funeral Home when calling on us to help them in their time of need.”

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