Katy Hamilton – Funeral Director & Owner
Katy Hamilton, a Pine City native, is the daughter of Lee (Julie) Raudabaugh of Pine City and Robin (Gigi) Raudabaugh of Elk River. Katy graduated from Pine City High School in 1999. After high school she attended Hamline University and graduated with degrees in Criminal Justice, Anthropology, and Forensic Science. In the fall of 2005 she began classes in Mortuary Science at the University of Minnesota and graduated in August of 2006. She immediately began working as a funeral director, being shared only part time at Akkerman Ingebrand before becoming full time in 2008.
Katy and her husband Matt, a heavy equipment operator, call Day, MN their home. In her free time, Katy enjoys reading, watching movies, crafting, 4-wheeling, hunting, and spending time with her family and friends. Katy and Matt have no children, but have a Pomeranian named Cricket and two German Shorthair Pointers, Dice and Cash that they love.
Katy Hamilton is also a Certified Funeral Celebrant. A Funeral Celebrant is a professional who has been trained in the specific area of planning and conducting personalized funeral services, memorial services, celebrations of life, graveside services or tributes for families that desire a very personalized experience. While a Funeral Celebrant’s expertise may be used in either faith-based or secular services, a Celebrant may be especially helpful to families that prefer a secular service. The Funeral Celebrant meets with a family and helps them to design a service that reflects the life and attributes of their loved one, and then conducts that service at a place of the families choosing.
This practice is widely used in New Zealand and Australia and there are now approximately 1600 Certified Funeral Celebrants throughout the United States and Canada. Ingebrand Funeral Homes is very pleased to be able to offer the expertise of a Funeral Celebrant to the families we serve. If you would like more information about Celebrant led services, please make an appointment to meet with Katy.
Ashley Eggert – Funeral Assistant
Ashley Eggert, grew up in Mora and is the daughter of Todd and Debi (Stenstrom) Holmes. After graduating from Mora High School in 2003, Ashley attended college, receiving a degree in nursing. She worked as a nurse for 11 years before joining the funeral home staff in January of 2017. In the fall of 2017, Ashley began Mortuary Science School through Des Moines Area Community College and is working toward becoming a fully licensed funeral director.
Ashley lives in Mora with her two children, Dylan and Haleigh. In her free time, she likes camping and spending time with her family and friends. Ashley enjoys being a volunteer fire fighter on the Mora Area Fire Department.
Kathy Menze – Office Assistant
Kathy Menze joined our staff as office assistant in 2001, and she now works two days a week.
She grew up in New York Mills, MN. Kathy has lived in the Mora area since 1967 where she and her husband Larry raised their two children; and now have three grandchildren who are her pride and joy. Unfortunately, after 55 years of marriage, Kathy lost her husband Larry in April of 2021. She continues to help us here in the office.
Katy, Ashley, and Kathy are here to serve you. You may call us anytime 24/7 for immediate assistance when a death occurs at: 320-679-1933 (Mora) or 320-396-2121 (Braham).
With other questions or concerns, or to schedule an appointment for pre-arrangement with Katy, please call us during our regular business hours, 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 320-679-1933 (Mora) or 320-396-2121 (Braham). If you do need to talk to us after regular office hours, dial our business number for immediate assistance. Our answering service will get a message to us and we will return your call.
You can also e-mail us anytime at email@example.com
By mail, please send correspondence to:
Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral & Cremation Services
825 South Union Street
Mora, MN 55051
Rock-Ingebrand Funeral & Cremation Services
120 South Broadway Avenue
P.O. Box 168
Braham, MN 55006
We sincerely appreciate your trust and confidence and the opportunity to serve your family.
Katy, Ashley and Kathy