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Staff members of Hahn-Groeber Funeral & Cremation Services are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors.

Our Team

Richard W. “Rich” Groeber

Richard W. “Rich” Groeber

Owner

Richard W. “Rich” Groeber graduated from the Indiana College of Mortuary Science with an Associate’s Degree in Mortuary Science in 1974. As a student, Rich was employed at the former Moore Funeral Home in Marshall, IL. He received his Illinois license in 1977 and his Indiana license in 1983 after moving to Lafayette. He and his wife, Donna, purchased the Hahn Funeral Homes in January 2005. The name was changed to Hahn-Groeber Funeral Homes.

Rich is a member of the Independent Funeral Directors of Indiana; a member and a regional chairperson of the International Order of the Golden Rule; a board member of the 5 Points Child Safety Center and Fire Museum; St. Mary Cathedral in Lafayette; Knights of Columbus; Sons of the American Legion and Beta Phi Sigma Fraternity and the Professional Car Society. Donna is a nurse with Riggs Community Health Clinic in Lafayette.

Jeffrey S. Burks

Jeffrey S. Burks

Funeral Director/Embalmer

Jeffrey S. Burks graduated from Vincennes University with an Associate’s Degree in Funeral Service Education in 1995. He completed an internship at Robert D. Loose Funeral Home in Anderson, IN from 1995-97 where he became a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer.

Jeff spent time as an insurance agent, selling insurance for Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance from 2005-2008, receiving the Pacesetter Award during that time. He returned to the funeral business, joining the Hahn-Groeber Funeral Homes as a staff member in 2008. There, Jeff focuses on embalming and preplanning. He also specializes in sheltering assets by setting-up Irrevocable Funeral Trusts using various Pre-Need Insurance Companies for tax-free growth & Medicaid compliance.

Jeff is a Freemason and member of the Tippecanoe Lodge #492 and Greater Lafayette High 12.

Joshua R. Groeber

Joshua R. Groeber

Funeral Director’s Assistant

Joshua is a graduate of Lafayette Jefferson High School and attended Vincennes University. He has been employed as a funeral director’s assistant at Hahn-Groeber Funeral Homes since 2006. He and his wife, Rachel, have a daughter, Olivia.

Joseph D. Bloom

Joseph D. Bloom

Funeral Director’s Assistant

Joseph D. Bloom graduated from Indiana State University with a degree in Public Accounting. He worked at The Lafayette Life Insurance Company as an Assistant Treasurer and was active on various committees in the insurance and accounting industry on state and national levels before he retired. Joe was a good friend of the former owner of Hahn-Groeber Funeral Homes.

Joe is active in his church, St Mary Cathedral and The American Legion. He is also an officer in The Knights of Columbus; a board member of Operation Roundup Trust of Tipmont REMC and active in the community.

Lory Nettles

Lory Nettles

Greeter

Lory Nettles worked as a nurse for some years before beginning a career in media sales. She worked in radio before becoming a TV salesperson for the local CBS station. She also has experience in real estate.
Lory was first connected to Hahn-Groeber Funeral Homes when she utilized the home’s services. She was very pleased with the personal service she and her family had received. After approaching Rich Groeber about adding the position of a greeter at the funeral home, she joined the team.

Lory is a member of St Mary Cathedral Church where she is involved with the Altar/rosary Society and is an Extra Ordinary Eucharistic Minister at Masses. She also visits nursing homes and brings the Eucharist to hospital patients.