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.

Jen King

Jen has worked for Overton and Parrott & Wood Funeral Homes since 2012. She was born in Waterloo but raised in Ankeny. Jen also attended Wartburg College, where she studied business administration (marketing & management). Before getting her mortuary science degree from DMACC, she worked as a marketing and foundation director in healthcare and a Marketing & Communications Specialist at UNI. She lives in Cedar Falls, Iowa with her husband, Brian, who is Senior Pastor at Nazareth Lutheran Church. She is a movie buff, enjoys cooking and, most of all, spending time with her family, which includes four children: Taylor, Justin, Nathan, and Grace.

Hannah Raibikis

Hannah was raised in Des Moines, Iowa and is the daughter of a Polk County Deputy Sheriff and a Photo Studio Administrator with Meredith Corporation. Hannah graduated from Dowling Catholic High School then attended DMACC, where she received her Associates Degree in Liberal Arts. She completed her mortuary science degree in 2017 and received her funeral director license in October of 2018. Hannah lives at the funeral home in Traer and is an avid collector of all things vintage.


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.