Nick and Family
Nick grew up on a farm north of Galva, Iowa, the son of RoxAnne and Jon Jensen. He graduated from Galva-Holstein High School in 1998 and from the University of Iowa in 2003 where he was a four-year letter winner as a pitcher on the baseball team. He went on to further his studies at Kansas City Kansas Community College where he earned his degree in Mortuary Science. Nick is involved in the Correctionville Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis, Holstein Town and Country Club Board, a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Galva, coaches t-ball, and is a member of the Iowa Funeral Director’s Association where he is currently serving as District 5 Governor and the National Funeral Director’s Association. In his spare time, Nick enjoys the outdoors, any sporting activities and spending time with his family.
Sara grew up in Camanche, Iowa, a small town on the Mississippi River, the daughter of Rhonda and Kevin Meyermann. She attended Camanche High School and graduated in 1998. Sara attended the University of Iowa and played volleyball, then continued on to play volleyball for a short time with the Olympic Training Team. Sara earned a B.S. in Leisure Studies and a certificate in Entrepreneurship, and then became a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist upon graduation. Sara worked as an Activity Director for the Good Samaritan Society in Laurens, Iowa before having children. Currently Sara enjoys working from home while caring for the couple's two children. She is in charge of the personalization of the funeral service (folders, thank you's, videos, etc.) as well as working visitations and funerals. Sara is active in Kiwanis, Galva-Holstein Scholarship Foundation, Moms For The Park, a member of the Stubbs Memorial Library Board, and a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Galva.
Nick and Sara met at the University of Iowa and were married after graduating from college. They lived in Sioux Rapids, Iowa and Cordova, Illinois prior to purchasing Barker Funeral Home in January of 2008. Nick, Sara, daughter, Rowan and Ryan and son, Raif are currently living in the old funeral home in Holstein. The family enjoys golfing, fishing and camping together. They are Iowa Hawkeye fans and enjoy watching the Hawks in whatever sport they are playing.