Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories in Waterloo, Iowa features a team of professional and compassionate funeral planning specialists, including funeral directors, funeral director interns, a family service counselor and funeral service assistants. Keep reading to find out more about our history of providing compassionate, personalized funeral planning, or to contact us, click here.

Funeral Directors

Nick Skurdal

Nick has worked for Overton and Parrott & Wood Funeral Homes since 2008. He was raised and attended schools in West Union, Iowa and attended Wartburg College, majoring in business administration. Nick received his mortuary science degree from DMACC, then interned with Kaiser-Corson Funeral Homes in Waverly. He currently lives at the Overton Funeral Home in Dysart, Iowa with his Wife, Cara, and their chocolate lab, MacGyver. Nick loves to golf and attends Zion Lutheran Church in Dysart, where he sings in the choir. When time allows, he enjoys traveling and has been to Europe, Australia, Panama and Mexico.

Christine Erie

Christine started with Overton Funeral Homes and Parrott & Wood Chapel of Memories in 2003. She was raised in Waterloo. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and attended Worsham College of Mortuary Science. In 2017, Christine pursued other ventures, but in 2020, returned to where she got her start and to the friends and neighbors she served for many years. Christine and her husband Greg are lifelong residents of Waterloo, and are members of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. They have one child, Henry, who attends Columbus High School. She is very active in the community and a huge supporter of her son’s sporting events.



Bob Fread

Our family services counselor, Bob Fread, has been on the Overton and Parrott & Wood Funeral Homes team since 2008. He lives in Hudson, Iowa with his wife, Sue, and they have two daughters, Sara and Hannah. He is licensed in Iowa as a pre-arranged funeral agent, and also serves as pastor of Ripley United Church of Christ of Traer, Iowa. Bob enjoys attending Waterloo Bucks baseball games and UNI football and basketball.


Built in 2003, the current location brought together Parrott & Wood Funeral Home, which was previously located on Commercial Street, and Chapel of Memories, which was on 4th Street in Waterloo. With a spacious, modern look and feel, this facility is highly accessible, with everything on one level and adaptable with semi-permanent walls to allow multiple events to occur simultaneously. We are conveniently located just off Highway 20 and San Marnan Road, with ample parking close to our main entrance. We also offer a family hospitality room where you can serve refreshments during your visitation to your immediate family and/or guests. Parrott & Wood is also the only locally owned funeral home with an on-site crematory, which means your loved one never leaves our care if you’ve selected cremation services.