Gerts is proud to be under new ownership, with renovations underway!

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Gerts, Windler & Keller Funeral Home staff have decades of experience operating funeral homes. We can provide you with a full scope of funeral care services, and will make everything as easy as possible for you and your loved ones.

G. David Keller

G. David Keller

Owner & Funeral Director/Embalmer (Licensed)

I am originally from Pennsylvania when I left to go into the military in 1989. I was a proud soldier of the US Air Force and achieved the Air Force Achievement Medal, among other accomplishments as I served during the first Gulf War. After the military, I moved to Knoxville, TN where I started my apprenticeship in funeral service. I attended Gupton-Jones College of Mortuary Science in Atlanta, GA in 1993 and went back to Knoxville area to manage funeral homes. In 1995, I was recruited to manage a facility in Memphis, TN. In 1999, I became self-employed owning the largest sub-contracting agency in the south, subsequently, starting a funeral home as well as a crematory, flower shop and cremation society. I stayed in Tennessee until I sold all of the businesses to start a slower pace to be a “small-town funeral director”. Thus, I came to Indiana to buy some funeral homes. I now am proud to own Gerts, Windler & Keller Funeral Homes & Cremation Services in Brook, Fowler, and Goodland, Indiana, as well as Shelby & Keller Funeral Homes in Covington, IN.  We have our own crematory and the renovations have made us  as attractive as you deserve. My goal is to be dedicated to personal family service and not be a conglomerate or factory. It was obvious to me that if I had more than one funeral home, I could compete with the large corporations and still be very active in my business. The economy of scale will also allow me to give the most compassionate pricing...GUARANTEED! I am a certified cremationist, funeral director, embalmer who will always try to stay active in my community, while always giving back to those that help sustain my locally owned business.


Bill Balensiefer

Bill Balensiefer

Owner/Director of Operations (Unlicensed)

Bill and his wife Cindy enjoy spending time with their (4) children & (6) grandchildren. They have two dogs, Chloe & Ollie. They manage their rental property business after they both retired. Bill is a retired executive from Wal-Mart and Cindy is retired from Archer, Daniel & Midland and they attend St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kentland. The family, though work took them other places, originally are from Benton County which is where they, ultimately, came back to live. While Bill is passionate about serving others in their time of need, he also has remodeled the funeral homes and helps maintain them. He is unbelievably handy and has brought the chapels up to date rather quickly.

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Rick Gerts

Former Owner (Licensed)



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