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Zachary J. Coffin

Zachary J. Coffin

Owner/Funeral Director/Embalmer/Certified Crematory Operator

Zach grew up mostly in Lincoln, Nebraska and graduated from Lincoln High School in 2003. He earned his Associates of Applied Science Degree in Land Surveying/Civil Engineering from Southeast Community College in Milford, Nebraska in December of 2004.

Zach then went on to earn an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Mortuary Science from Kansas City Kansas Community College in Kansas City, Kansas in December of 2007. He completed his National Board Certification from The International Conference of Funeral Service Examining Boards that same month.  Zach completed his Nebraska State Board Certification in the spring of 2008 and was licensed as a Funeral Director/Embalmer in July of 2008.

Zach completed his Kansas State Board Certification and was licensed as a Kansas Funeral Director and Embalmer in January of 2011. He is also a licensed preneed insurance seller and Certified Crematory Operator.

In 2016 Zach and Todd Dierberger purchased Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice and Plymouth, Hall Funeral Chapels in Auburn, Falls City and Johnson and Southeast Nebraska Crematory in Beatrice from Vaughn and Tina Wright.

Zach's professional involvements include the National Funeral Directors Association and the Nebraska Funeral Directors Association where he served as District 2 President  and currently as Chair of the Scholarship Committee. His civic involvements include Board Member on Beatrice Board of Public Works, Board Member on Beatrice Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Osceola Masonic Lodge #65, Sesostris Shrine, Scottish Rite Valley of Lincoln, Sons of the American Legion Post #27, Eagles Aerie #531 and Beatrice Rotary Club. Zach is also a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Beatrice.

Zach is married to Natalie (Dorn) and enjoys hunting, golfing, and spending time with their children, Brixton, Brooks, Sydney and Chloe.

Telephone: 1-402-223-2341


Todd S. Dierberger

Todd S. Dierberger

Owner/Funeral Director/Embalmer

Todd Samuel Dierberger is a 1995 graduate of Beatrice High School. After attending Peru State College where he played baseball for two years, he graduated from Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1999 with a Funeral Directing and Embalmer’s License. 

Todd began his funeral service career by working for Jon Reichmuth at Reichmuth Funeral Homes outside of Omaha, Nebraska. In 2003, he became the manager of the Wherry Mortuary in Humboldt, Nebraska and later in 2005 partnered with Vaughn Wright and Joseph Davis in owning the Wherry Mortuaries and Monument Company. In 2016 Todd and Zachary Coffin purchased Harman-Wright Mortuary in Beatrice and Plymouth, Hall Funeral Chapels in Auburn, Falls City and Johnson and Southeast Nebraska Crematory from Vaughn and Tina Wright.

Todd was born in York, Nebraska but grew up in Beatrice after age two. He was united in marriage to Samantha Becerra of Nebraska City, Nebraska on March 13, 2002. They have one son, Ethan, and a daughter Avery Jane. 

Todd is a member of The Christian Church in Humboldt and serves as deacon. He is the current Assistant Governor of Area 4 for Rotary District 5650 and is Past-President of the Humboldt Club. Todd served as President of the Humboldt Chamber of Commerce in 2007 and is a current board member of the Colonial Acres Nursing Home in Humboldt. Todd also is an assistant den leader for Troop #387 in Humboldt. 

In his spare time, he enjoys coaching his kids activities, fishing, hunting, golfing, vacationing with family, playing basketball, and following any of the Husker teams.

Lawrence Penner

Lawrence Penner

Funeral Assistant/Pre-arrangement Counselor/Certified Crematory Operator



Robin Butler

Robin Butler

Office Manager

Robin joined our team in September of 2018. She moved to Beatrice a few years earlier from Northern California and spent winters in Arizona before settling here permanently year-round.

She comes from a background in Real Estate and Human Resource Office Management.

Robin has five children, seven grandchildren and two great-grandsons. She is founder of the Little Angels project here in Beatrice and enjoys being involved in the community. 

Her hobbies include reading, sewing, gardening and travel. Robin’s greatest passion is her spending time with her grandchildren and looks forward to more time with them upon her retirement.


Dalton Hartig

Dalton Hartig

Funeral Assistant

Dalton is a Beatrice native who graduated from Beatrice High School in 2017. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Exercise Science from Nebraska Wesleyan University Lincoln in 2021.

Dalton is currently enrolled at Des Moines Area Community College in the Mortuary Science Program.  

In his spare time, he enjoys sports, outdoor activities and spending time with his younger brothers.

His plan is to continue his education in Mortuary Science and remain on staff here at Harman-Wright Mortuary once he has completed his degree.



Angie Zulauf

Visitation Assistant



Karen Probst

Visitation Assistant



Jerry Hecox

Funeral Assistant



Ronald Buss

Funeral Assistant



Alan Schuster

Funeral Assistant



Jerry Lamkin

Funeral Assistant



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