Douglas C. Wymore
Douglas (Doug) C. Wymore, Funeral Director/Certified
A native of Nebraska City, NE, Doug worked for a funeral home
in Nebraska City (part time) while going to school from 1970 until his high
school graduation in 1974. While going to college at Peru State Doug continued
to work part-time during this period. Doug also attended Northwest Missouri
State University in Maryville, MO.
At Peru State College Doug completed his State of Nebraska
Funeral Director/Embalmer pre-requisites. Following college Doug worked for a
funeral home in Nebraska City before enrolling in Mortuary College. In 1981
Doug received an honor along with is father, Lloyd H. Wymore as being the first
and only “Father and Sons’ yearly award at the Optimist Banquet in Nebraska
City. This was for outstanding work that was done in the community for that
year by the two of them. Doug was also a member of the Nebraska City Rescue
Squad from 1974 through 1981 where he was a certified Emergency Medical
In 1979 Doug enrolled at Commonwealth College of Mortuary
Science in Houston, TX where he graduated with honors in August of 1980.
Upon graduation from Mortuary College Doug served his one-year
apprenticeship with a Nebraska City funeral home before he took his State board
exams and became a licensed Funeral Director in January of 1981 and then a
licensed Embalmer in January of 1982.
Doug continued working for a funeral home in Nebraska City
until the summer of 1985 when he moved to Lincoln, NE and then became Sales
Manager for Speidell Monuments. Then in January 1988 Doug moved to Syracuse, NE
and began working for Fusselman Funeral Homes in Syracuse, Palmyra and
In 1991 Doug purchased interest/shares in the funeral homes.
Then in the same year Doug purchased the funeral homes in Weeping Water and
Elmwood, NE. In 1994 Doug purchased the remaining interest of the Fusselman
Funeral Homes and merged the funeral homes in Weeping Water and Elmwood with
the Syracuse, Palmyra, and Louisville locations. At that time the name was
changed to Fusselman-Wymore Funeral Homes.
In 1998 Doug purchased the Caldwell Funeral Home in
Plattsmouth, NE and totally remodeled it inside and outside and made it handicap
accessible. After the completion of the funeral home the name was changed to
Fusselman Wymore Funeral Homes.
In June of 2010 Doug sold his funeral homes and moved to
Milford, NE where he worked for Bill Lauber at the Lauber Moore Funeral Homes
in Milford and Friend, NE until October of 2018.
After leaving the Lauber Funeral Homes Doug retired after
some health issues but came back to work for Bill Lauber in the fall of 2021.
Doug helped Bill part-time when Bill left on vacations and family functions.
Bill also appointed Doug to be in charge of monument sales
for the funeral homes in Milford and Friend, NE, where he has a combined knowledge
and experience in the monument business of 40 years, where he was a manager of
one monument company and a sales manager of another company.
Doug has served on many organizations and boards in the past
years, including the Nebraska Funeral Directors Association where he served
several offices from 2000 to 2008. Doug served as President of the Nebraska
Funeral Directors Association from 2003 to 2004. He also served as a Policy
Board Officer of the National Funeral Directors Association representing Nebraska
on a national level for a term of five years. The National Funeral Directors
Association is an organization of over 20,000 members, funeral directors all
over the world.
As President of the Nebraska Funeral Directors Association,
Doug received many awards and recognitions, including a special recognition
award from the Executive Board of the National Funeral Directors Association in
2004 at the State convention held in Kearney, NE. An officer from the NFDA
presented this award to Doug at their convention banquet.
In March of 2018 Doug received his certificate to be a
Certified Crematory Operator (CCO) through the National Funeral Directors
Association. He is certified to operate a crematory in Nebraska.
In June 2021 Doug received his recognition plaque of being a
licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer for 40 years at the Nebraska Funeral
Directors Association convention in Lincoln, NE.
Doug has two children and three grandchildren. A daughter
Brianna Wymore and Bentley and Jace Wymore of Syracuse and a son Matthew Wymore
and his fiancé Tasha Ryan and their daughter Amira’ Lynn Rose Wymore of
On March 19th following the accident of the
Lauber’s, Whitney Lauber, President and owner of Lauber Funeral and Cremation
Services asked if I would be the new manager and run the everyday operations of
the funeral homes in Milford and Friend, NE and Blue Valley Crematory. I was
honored to accept this and responsibility and told them “Yes.”