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
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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:  First Street Bible 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

Kayleigh Hennington  
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Joined Metcalf in 2018

Parents: Carrie and Steve Fangman. Sister Taelynn Fangman. Dog Sissy. Cat  Jax.  

Background:  Born and raised in Lincoln, Ne, graduated from Lincoln Lutheran High School, and certified as a nursing assistant. Kayleigh enjoys spending time with family and friends, gardening, ice cream, and helping others.




Our Advance Planning Staff

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

Background:  Professional pre-planning agent since 1994