Our Staff

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Darren Houseman Owner, Licensed Funeral Director

Darren Houseman received his Mortuary Science Degree in 1995 from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, Illinois. 

Prior to coming to Clear Lake in 2002, Darren worked in Skokie, Illinois, Pipestone, MN and Luverne, MN.  In 2004, Darren and Jessica became sole owners of Houseman Funeral Home in Clear Lake and Toronto and in 2005 became a partner in the Birk Funeral Home.  In 2010 Darren and Jessica became sole owners and merged the five funeral locations into one business. 

Over the years Darren has been involved in the Clear Lake Kiwanis Club, Deuel County Good Samaritan Advisory Board, Deuel County Memorial Hospital and Clinic Board of Directors, Clear Lake Golf Club Board, Cancer Walk, Snow Queen Committee, Employer/Employee Committee and the Playground Committee for Deuel Schools. 

Darren and his wife, Jessica have four children; Jenna, Delaney, Dylan and Jaryn and reside in Clear Lake and are members of the United Methodist Church.

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Josh L. Bekaert Licensed Funeral Director

Josh is from Clear Lake,SD were he graduated from Deuel High School. He attended SDSU for his pre-mortuary science degree before attending Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL. He served his apprenticeship at the Kuhler Funeral Home in Huron, SD. Josh was licensed in SD in October of 2005 and he has recently obtained his MN license to practice mortuary science.

Darren Houseman

Owner, Licensed Funeral Director
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Darren Houseman received his Mortuary Science Degree in 1995 from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, Illinois. 

Prior to coming to Clear Lake in 2002, Darren worked in Skokie, Illinois, Pipestone, MN and Luverne, MN.  In 2004, Darren and Jessica became sole owners of Houseman Funeral Home in Clear Lake and Toronto and in 2005 became a partner in the Birk Funeral Home.  In 2010 Darren and Jessica became sole owners and merged the five funeral locations into one business. 

Over the years Darren has been involved in the Clear Lake Kiwanis Club, Deuel County Good Samaritan Advisory Board, Deuel County Memorial Hospital and Clinic Board of Directors, Clear Lake Golf Club Board, Cancer Walk, Snow Queen Committee, Employer/Employee Committee and the Playground Committee for Deuel Schools. 

Darren and his wife, Jessica have four children; Jenna, Delaney, Dylan and Jaryn and reside in Clear Lake and are members of the United Methodist Church.

Josh L. Bekaert

Licensed Funeral Director
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Josh is from Clear Lake,SD were he graduated from Deuel High School. He attended SDSU for his pre-mortuary science degree before attending Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Wheeling, IL. He served his apprenticeship at the Kuhler Funeral Home in Huron, SD. Josh was licensed in SD in October of 2005 and he has recently obtained his MN license to practice mortuary science.