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Arnold Weirup and family

Arnold Weirup and family

Funeral Director/Owner

Arnold Weirup is a native of Maquoketa, Iowa. He received his Iowa State Funeral Director's License in 1988 and joined the staff here at Behner Funeral Home. Arnie and his wife, Denise, are the parents of a son, Kyle and twin daughters, Kayla and Krystal. Denise is the Secretary and After Care Coordinator. The family attends Fairfield Friends Church.

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Jim Salts

Jim Salts

Funeral Home Assistant

Jim Salts and wife, Joan.  Jim retired from the National Guard in 2002. They are the parents of one son and have four grandchildren. They are members of the First United Methodist Church, Fairfield, IA.


Dave Goehring

Dave Goehring

Funeral Home Assistant

Dave and his wife Rhonda, were born and raised in Fairfield. He works  part time for Behner Funeral Home & Crematory, INC. Dave and Rhonda are members of the First United Methodist Church. He has served on various committees.


Dennis Smithburg

Dennis Smithburg

Funeral Home Assistant

Dennis Smithburg was born in Fairfield.  Moved to Phoenix in 1964. In 1965 Dennis married Carolyn Kinyon of Tipton.  She moved to Arizona and they both completed High School in Phoenix.  Dennis graduated from Arizona State in 1971.  Dennis and his family returned to Fairfield in 1974.  He taught in the Fairfield District for 10 years. Dennis was Supervisor at Fairfield Aluminum for 10 years and Maintenance Supervisor for Dexter Foundry for 10 years.  Retired 2009 to the farm.  Dennis and Carolyn have 8 children, 25 Grandchildren and 2 Great Grandchildren.


Ray 'Doc' Woody

Ray "Doc" Woody

Funeral Assistant



Patricia 'Patti' Redinger

Patricia "Patti" Redinger

Funeral Director



Joan Salts

Joan Salts

Funeral Assistant/Secretary



Behner Funeral Home Staff

Behner Funeral Home Staff


First Row - Patti Redinger, Joan Salts, Denise Weirup

Second Row - Raymond "Doc" Woody, Dave Goehring, Jim Salts, Dennis Smithburg, Arnold Weirup



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