About Metcalf

For over 50 years, Metcalf Funeral Home has been guided by the values instilled in us by our founder, Robert Metcalf. Bob began his career as a funeral director with Roper & Sons before founding Metcalf Funeral Home in 1961. Metcalf operated Metcalf Funeral Home as a privately-held family business until its sale to Prime Successions, a national funeral home chain in 1992. In early 2004, Metcalf Funeral Home returned to local ownership when it became part of the Roper & Sons family, joining two of the oldest names in the Lincoln funeral home community.

Once again a family-owned business, Metcalf Funeral Home continues to operate with the ideals Robert Metcalf held valuable, including “serving every family with honesty, integrity, and dignity.”

Our Staff

Steve Olson, Funeral Director
Joined Roper & Sons in 2000 and Metcalf Funeral Home in 1976.

Family:  Wife:  Cheryl.  Children:  Leif, Erik and Krystal.  Grandchildren:  Jackson, Jacob, Chloe, and Makenna.

Background:  Steve is originally from Ceresco, NE. He began his professional career in 1976 at Metcalf Funeral home and joined Roper & Sons in 2000. Steve is a graduate of the University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service Education. His interests include spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Organizations/Memberships:  Lincoln Berean Church; Kiwanis Club of Lincoln; Comet Lodge #229 and Sons of American Legion in Ceresco, Downtown Lincoln Kiwanis Club and Lincoln IDPA Club.




Scott Edstrom,  Funeral Associate
Joined Roper & Sons in 2004 and Metcalf Funeral Home in 1983

Family:  Wife:  Mary Ann.  Daughter:  Justine and son-in-law Ben.  Daughters:  Holly, Bethany, Kelcy and  son Austin.

Background:  Scott was raised on a farm near Ceresco, NE, graduating from Raymond Central High School. Scott enjoys camping with his family and yard work.

Organizations/Memberships:  Member of Capital City Christian Church; Sons of the American Legion – Ceresco, NE.




Our Professional Staff

Sarah Henson
Joined Metcalf in 2010

Family:  Parents, Tom and Sheila Henson.  Brother and sister-in-law, Joel and Kaytlyn Henson.

Background:  Originally from Bayard, NE, graduated from Bayard High School and Southeast Community College, Lincoln.  Sarah enjoys spending time with friends and family, movies and music.

Organizations/memberships:  State of NE licensed esthetician





Jodi Freeman,  Outreach and Education Coordinator
Joined Roper & Sons in 2013

Family:  Husband:  Shane, works for Novartis/GSK; married February 28, 2015.  Children:  Travis, 23, lives in Chico, CA.  Kylah, 20, works at an Alzheimer’s Special Care facility &studying for her CAN.  Madison, 11, student in LPS, a 6th grader at Mickle Middle School.

Background: Jodi is originally from Omaha, Nebraska, but has lived in Lincoln since June of 2013. She has over ten years of experience in marketing and outreach in human services organizations. She is a graduate of Bellevue University with a BS in Human Service Administration and a Master of Public Administration. Interests include spending time with her family and their three dogs, and soon, training her yearling horse. Jodi is passionate about using her life experiences to help others learn and grow.

Organizations/Memberships: BNI-Business Boosters, Caregiver Education Group Board of Directors, Rotary 14, Lincoln Independent Business Association (LIBA); Volunteer at Epona Horse Rescue


Jennifer Clark,  LMHP, Grief Counselor
Joined Roper & Sons in 2006

Family:  Jerry, Bev and dog Allie

Background:  Jennifer grew up in the Air Force and lived in the US and Europe. She has fifteen years’ experience in the human services field, and over three years’ experience with therapy and grief counseling.   She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Eastern Nazarene College in Massachusetts and her Master’s degree in Counseling from Doane College in Nebraska.  Jennifer works full time as a therapist with adolescents and individuals with developmental disabilities.   Interest include spending time with her family and friends, missions trips, learning more about how the brain works when we grieve and military psychology.  She is passionate about helping people and showing every one that there is always hope!

Organizations/Memberships: Member of Connecting Pointe Church of the Nazarene, member of the International Association of Trauma Professionals, volunteers for various events and causes. 


Our Advance Planning Staff

Theresa Scherer,  Family Service Manager
Joined Roper & Sons in 2012

Background:  Professional pre-planning agent since 1994