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Sutton Memorial and Mclaughlin Funeral Chapels

Staff Bios

Kevin Perrien – President/Funeral Director

Kevin grew up in Sutton and graduated from Sutton High School in 1993. He graduated from Midland Lutheran College in 1997 and then attended mortuary school in Kansas City, Kansas graduating in 1998. Upon graduation, he worked in the Nebraska Panhandle before returning to Sutton in 2004. He is married to Tonya Perrien and they have four children, Jackson, Dayvie, Garrison and Kennedy. In his spare time he enjoys sporting events and keeping up with his family.


Shaun Farmer – Vice-President/Funeral Director

Shaun is life-long Geneva resident graduating from Geneva High School in 1998. He graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2002 and then attended mortuary school in Mesa, Arizona graduating in 2003. Upon graduation, he worked for a brief time in Omaha before returning to Geneva in 2004. He is married to Heidi (Lightwine) Farmer. In his spare time he enjoys construction projects, yard work, running with his wife, spending time with his dogs, and golfing.


Mike Brower – Partner/Funeral Director

Mike was born and raised in Geneva. He started a new chapter in his life when he left Geneva after graduating from Fillmore Central High School in 2004 and went on to play football at North Dakota State University for five years. After completing his schooling at NDSU with a Bachelor's Degree in 2009 he continued his education in Kansas City, KS where he went to mortuary school and graduated in 2011. Mike then started his one year apprenticeship with Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home in Lincoln, NE in 2011 and after completing his apprenticeship was hired on as a full-time member of their staff until 2014, when he returned to Geneva to start working with his father, John, and the staff at Farmer & Son Funeral Home. He is married to Heather (Carlson) Brower and they have one son, Emmitt Brower. His interests outside of work include; hunting, fishing, BBQ, sports, coaching, golfing and more than anything time with his wife, son, family and friends.


John Brower – Partner/Funeral Director

John is a life-long resident of Geneva. He graduated from Geneva High School in 1973. He attended Nebraska Wesleyan University and then graduated from the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in 1977. He is a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. John enjoys hunting, fishing and motorcycle riding. He is married to Kathie Brower and they have two children, Nicole and Michael.


P.R. Farmer – Partner/Funeral Director

P.R. is a life-long Geneva resident. He graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 1969 and then attended the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science graduating in 1970. He returned to the family business in 1971. He is married to Betty Farmer and they have three children: Nathan of Omaha, Shaun & wife Heidi Farmer of Geneva, and Paige Farmer and special friend Drew Weedin of Omaha. In his spare time, P.R. enjoys concerts, riding motorcyles, and especially golf.