COVID-19 Notice

A Tradition Of Service Since 1863

At Major Erickson Funeral Home we are committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment for the families we serve and those that come to support them in their time of sorrow.  We are actively monitoring updates from the CDC, IDPH and our state and national associations regarding COVID-19 and are proactively taking steps to ensure the safety of our families, guests and staff. We have put the following plan into place:

  • Requiring all visitors and staff to wear a face covering and to follow CDC guidelines on protecting themselves and others from respiratory diseases.
  • Adding extra steps to our daily cleaning routine, including sanitizer in high-touch areas.
  • Increasing our hand sanitizing opportunities throughout our facility.
  • Arranging our chapel chairs to control the path of guests entering and exiting.
  • Adhering to social distancing guidelines requring a distance of 6 feet from one another.
  • Encouraging friends to share their sympathies with families using online condolences available on our website and Facebook page.
  • Offering live streaming of services through our Facebook page with family consent.

Given how quickly the situation is changing, we are monitoring new developments and continue to reevaluate daily.  We appreciate your understanding as we strive to ensure our families receive the support they need while keeping them, their guests and our staff safe and healthy.  Please don't hesitate to call us with any questions.



Brian Cataldo



On Monday evening, November 16, 2020 Governor Kim Reynolds addressed Iowans and reviewed her latest Public Health Proclamation.  This Proclamation goes into effect at 12:01 A.M., November 17, 2020 and goes through at least December 10, 2020.

1.  Indoor gatherings of more than 15 people are prohibited, including arrangements conferences, prearrangements, visitations, family viewings, funeral lunches, etc. - the limit of 15 people includes any funeral directors and/or clergy present.

2.  Outdoor gatherings of more than 30 people are prohibited, including visitations, graveside services, etc. - the limit of 30 people includes any funeral directors and/or clergy.

3.  Spiritual and religous gatherings (indoor and outdoors), including funerals, are not prohibited, but it is up to the church or host of a religous gathering to implement reasonable measures to ensure social distancing and to require masks.