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McKee Mortuary Inc.
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1401 State Road 114 West
| North Manchester, IN 46962
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Tel: 1-260-982-6700

Our Staff

Joe Egner

Joe Egner

Owner & Funeral Director

Joe Egner is the son of Ed Egner, Kelli (Moore) and Daryl Shoemaker. He graduated from Manchester High School in 2005 and Manchester University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management. He became a staff member of McKee Mortuary in 2014, and married Bri Walgamuth of Akron, Indiana in 2016. They welcomed the birth of their daughter, Vivian Kate, in 2017 and their son, Christian Matthew, in 2021. Joe is a lifelong resident of North Manchester, a member of Saint Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, and a member of the Knights of Columbus. Joe graduated from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in June 2017, and is a licensed funeral director and certified crematory operator. He became the owner of McKee Mortuary on August 15, 2019. 


Kelly L. McKee

Kelly L. McKee

Pre-Arrangement Counselor

Kelly is a 1986 graduate of Manchester High School and has been providing funeral service to the North Manchester area since 1992. She holds an Indiana Life Insurance License and is a Certified Crematory Operator. Kelly is the daughter of Ira and Nancy Lewis of rural Silver Lake and has two children, Abby (Troy) Martin and Mattie McKee. She is the proud grandmother of Malery. Kelly is a member of the North Manchester Chamber of Commerce Board, the Manchester Symphony Orchestra, and First Brethren Church. She attends Warsaw Community Church and serves on the Board of Directors at Timbercrest Senior Living Community. She is also a past board member of Junior Achievement.


David W. Nordmann

David W. Nordmann

Funeral Director, Pre-Arrangement Counselor and Monument Sales

David is a 1975 graduate of Manchester High School and a 1988 graduate of Mid-America College of Funeral Service in Jeffersonville, IN. A funeral director and embalmer, David has provided funeral service in North Manchester for 41 years. His parents are Wayne and Earlene Nordmann of rural Roann. He married Louise J. Blocher in 1982. They have two children, Christopher, and his wife Shayla and their son Mason of North Manchester and Amanda and her husband Brandon Fannin and their children Braylon, Emmalyn, Brycen and Addisyn of rural Rochester, IN. David is a member and past president of the North Manchester Lions Club.


Mattie McKee

Mattie McKee

Receptionst/Administrative Assistant

Mattie graduated from Manchester High School in 2018 where she pitched for the girls Varsity softball team. She is currently attending Manchester University. Mattie is the daughter of Kelly McKee, and retired owner, Mike McKee. She serves as receptionist and administrative assistant handling daily office operations as well as assisting with visitations and funeral services.


Heidi Lovett

Heidi Lovett

Administrative Manager

Heidi graduated from Kokomo High School in 2004 and went on to receive her bachelors degree in English literature through Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College. She married Charlie Lovett (Manchester High School class of 2006) in 2010 and welcomed the birth of their son, Booker Marshall, in 2014. Heidi joined the staff of McKee Mortuary in 2021 where she serves as an administrative manager and receptionist.


John Ross Fawley

John Ross Fawley

Service Assistant

Ross is a 2001 graduate of Manchester High School and a 2006 graduate of Indiana University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Fine Art. He is a practicing artist and professional designer, who lives within his hometown of North Manchester, Indiana.  He is the son of Pam Fawley, and the late Jon Fawley. He is also father to his son, Ezra. He is a member of the North Manchester Missionary Church, and joined the staff of McKee Mortuary in 2018. Ross assists with visitations and funeral services.


Larry G. Lengel

Larry G. Lengel

Service Assistant

Larry is a 1969 graduate of Wabash High School  a veteran of two years in the United States Army, and served four years in the National Guard. The son of Leon Jr. and Betty Lengel, he has lived in North Manchester for 18 years. He married his wife, Debbie Parker, in 2000 and has two daughters Heather (John Ziko) Lengel and Megan (Mike) Petro, and a step-daughter, Amy Tezekjian.  Larry also has four grandchildren: Wyatt Brown, Grant, Bailey and Madison Petro.  He is a member of the United Methodist Church and is a retired volunteer firefighter (34 years) with Pleasant Township Fire Department.


Michael Callahan

Michael Callahan

Service Assistant

Michael Callahan graduated from Manchester High School in 1971. He and his wife, Pam, have lived in Chester Township since 2005. Most of his life, Michael has made his living in the metals recycling industry, working as a self-employed broker for the past 25 years. He also substitutes as a bus driver for Manchester Community Schools. Pam, a native of Huntington, has worked at Peabody Retirement Community since 2007, and is currently in Human Resources. Married in 1991, their blended family consists of five children and eight grandchildren. They are active members of Congregational Christian Church where Michael also serves as deacon. Michael helps care for the families at McKee Mortuary during visitations and funeral services.


Caleb Bandow

Caleb Bandow

Service Assistant

Caleb Bandow is a 2017 graduate of Tippecanoe Valley High School. Following graduation, he became employed at Zimmer Biomet in Warsaw, IN. Caleb works part time serving the families at McKee Mortuary.


Cody Egner

Cody Egner

Service Assistant

After graduation from Manchester High School in 2015, Cody enlisted as a reservist in the United States Air Force. Cody is a lifelong resident of North Manchester. He is the son of Scott and Kim (Southern) Egner. Cody is the grandson of the late Donald Egner, Carolyn Wolf (Kent) Harting, and the late Linda Southern.

He is currently employed as a water operator with American Water Company, Wabash, IN. He is also a reserve police officer for the town of North Manchester.  Cody is a member of Saint Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church, North Manchester and the Knights of Columbus. Cody assists families at McKee Mortuary during visitations and funeral services.


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