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Our Staff

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Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Renee Rosemore

Renee Rosemore

Office Manager

Renee grew up on a farm near Mooreton, ND. She graduated from Wahpeton High and then attended NDSCS.   She joined the staff at Vertin-Munson in the fall of 2018 and takes pride in being part of such a caring family.  After working in the printing industry for the last 20 years, Renee finds helping families create personal and meaningful tributes for their loved ones very rewarding.

Renee enjoys walking, reading, gardening and bonfires with family and friends.  She lives in Wahpeton with her husband Bob, together they enjoy spending time with their three grown children and six grandchildren.


Whitney Demarais

Whitney Demarais

Funeral Director Intern

Whitney was born in Crookston, MN, and spent her childhood in East Grand Forks, MN. In 2009, her family moved to Morris, MN, where she graduated from Morris Area High School in 2018. She received an associate degree from Alexandria Technical and Community College in 2019, and in December of 2020, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science.

 

After attending a relative’s funeral, Whitney felt called to funeral service and began working part time at the funeral home in Morris to further explore the field. She takes pride in guiding families through a difficult period in their lives and is determined to help remove some of the stress for those facing the loss of a loved one.

 

In her personal time, Whitney enjoys watching movies and hockey, playing softball, hunting pheasant and deer, fishing, and spending time with family and friends. 


Shanna Grumbles

Shanna Grumbles

Funeral Director Intern

Originally from Breckenridge, MN, Shanna has degrees in medical lab science and mortuary science. She previously served as a part-time Funeral Assistant here at the funeral home and worked as a Lab Tech at Essentia Health in Wahpeton for 16 years prior to making a career switch. Shanna feels a strong sense of purpose in helping others. She is a volunteer mentor for BIO Girls. In her spare time, Shanna enjoys crafting and spending time with her family. She is married to Brad Anderson and has one daughter, Hayley Grumbles. Shanna also has a grandson named Bennett.


Craig Caspers

Craig Caspers

Licensed Funeral Director (Semi-Retired)

Craig grew up in Wahpeton and graduated from Wahpeton High School. He earned degrees from North Dakota State College of Science and Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD. Craig was employed by First Bank Systems in Aberdeen until 1978. Due to his father's illness, Craig returned to Wahpeton, and he and his two brothers managed their family business, Caspers Seven Levels of Home Furnishings. While working as a buyer for the furniture store, Craig met several individuals in the furniture industry who were also licensed funeral directors, and they encouraged him to consider the rewarding and meaningful life of a funeral director.

Craig graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Minnesota in 1987 and began serving families at Vertin-Munson soon after. He was mentored in the profession by Bernard "Bun" Munson, who had managed the business for 27 years.

While Craig enjoyed his career in banking and furniture, he has found the work of being a funeral director as the most rewarding and fulfilling. Because he grew up in Wahpeton and is familiar with so many families in the community, Craig is able to develop a close, personal experience while serving the Wilkin-Richland area. 

Craig has discovered through his funeral director experience that although life does not always follow a plan, it is through caring for others and having compassion for those grieving that helps all of us get through difficult times. Craig values spending time with his two children and five grandchildren. His wife, Sue, passed away in 2019.


Elaine Schneider

Elaine Schneider

Grief Care Coordinator

Elaine has been working with families at Vertin-Munson since 1999. She is a graduate of Hillsboro High School, the University of Minnesota-Moorhead, and North Dakota State University. Elaine retired in May, 2007, after 34 years of teaching. She has been interested in counseling for most of her teaching career and has written grants to acquire training in the field for teachers to use in their own classrooms. She later went on to gain a master's degree in counseling in 1994 and was licensed as a counselor in North Dakota in 1995. Having experienced many losses in her own life, working in funeral service was a natural progression for her.

What Elaine likes best about her position is meeting so many wonderful families and sharing their grief as she gets to know them. She does much of her aftercare work by phone and written correspondence, but she loves meeting with family members for coffee and making home visits, including visits to nursing homes where a surviving spouse or parent may reside. 

Elaine states, "Families are so grateful for the smallest kindness at this very difficult time, which makes my work very gratifying.  I never want to intrude on family's privacy, so I take the time to provide a level of support that the family wishes, and that may be purely social or none at all.” Elaine believes education in the grief process is also very important since sometimes just knowing what's ‘normal’ when grieving is such a reassurance to a surviving loved one.

Elaine and her husband, Terry, live in Wahpeton, where they are active members of St. John's Catholic Church. She enjoys gardening, walking outdoors, reading, continuing education, and traveling. Elaine has also worked part-time as an addiction counselor and has been doing volunteer crisis counseling in the areas of domestic violence and sexual assault for Three Rivers Crisis Center since 1995. Over the years, she has been a member of several teaching and counseling organizations.


Brenda Klosterman

Brenda Klosterman

Advance Funeral Planner

Brenda was raised in Mooreton, ND, and is the youngest daughter of Wayne and Janice Ward. After graduating from Wahpeton High School in 1986, Brenda attended NDSCS and Moorhead State University for business administration. She has worked in human resource/office administration jobs for the past 30 years. Her last position was at Dow AgriSciences in Breckenridge, where she worked for 19 years. Brenda lives by Mooreton with her husband, Troy, who farms in the area. Together they have two grown daughters, Sydney and Madison, who are both attending college to pursue the nursing profession, and a teenage son, Logan, who attends Wahpeton High School. In her personal time, Brenda enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Brenda is excited to be a part of the funeral home business and to serve families as our Advance Funeral Planner. She is dedicated to learning about and sharing the many options families have for making funeral arrangements in advance as a gift to their loved ones. 


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