I n 1899, Welcome McLaughlin became a licensed Embalmer. He operated the Funeral Home on the second floor of the McLaughlin Building on Commercial Ave in Highmore. In 1912, he turned the Funeral Business over to F.I. Schilling. C.P. Swanson made the coffins for the Funeral Home. In 1941, A.N. and Marjorie Hurd purchased the funeral equipment and a house on Commercial Ave in Highmore for their home and the Hurd Funeral Home. Mike and Delores Luze purchased the business in 1975 and converted half of the garage into a Funeral Chapel. Luze built the current Funeral Home at 306 Iowa Ave in 1991. In January of 2005, Mike and Delores sold Luze Funeral Home to John F. Luce, Jr. John passed away September 9, 2005 in a plane accident. Mandy Luikens and Tiffany A. Hofer purchased the funeral home on October 18, 2006 from the Luce Family. The funeral home continues to be an independently family owned and operated business.