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
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  
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
Joined Roper & Sons in 2012

Background:  Professional pre-planning agent since 1994