Professional Staff


With two locations serving communities throughout Central Oregon, our team of experienced and compassionate professionals is here to provide comfort and guidance through a challenging time and assist you with planning a service of remembrance for your loved one.

Mike McNeil

Mike McNeil
Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Originally from Minnesota, Mike graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1982. He moved to Oregon in 1993, and worked in Astoria until 2003. He is veteran of the US Army. Mike and his wife Shannon have been married for over 20 years and have five grown children, five grandchildren and two dogs. After working in California for several years, Mike came back to Bend in July 2014. “We were very happy to have the opportunity to come back to Central Oregon, we really do love this area.” In his free time, Mike enjoys bowling, golf and reading.



Creed Lute

Creed Lute
Funeral Director

Born and raised in Oregon, Creed lived in the Willamette Valley until 1985, when he moved to Bend. He has been in cemetery and funeral service since 1988. He worked as sexton and cemetery supervisor for 12 years. He then served an apprenticeship and has been serving families as a funeral director for 10 years. He enjoys spending time with his three children and three grandchildren. He has been happily married to his wife, Angela, for 18 years. When he is away from the office, he enjoys hunting, fishing and hiking.



Erick R. Scheiderman

Erick R. Scheiderman
Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

Erick joined the Daniel Family of Funeral Homes as a Funeral Director/Embalmer in September of 2012. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Governor’s State University in University Park, IL and an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Funeral Service Education from Mt. Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. He became licensed as a Funeral Director/Embalmer in the State of Oregon in 2012.

Erick grew up in Southern California and moved to Central Oregon in 2002. He met his wife Angela in 2005. They have three beautiful daughters, When not serving families, Erick and his family can be usually found on Crescent Lake or on the Puget Sound aboard their 25-foot sailboat.

Erick says, "Working in the funeral profession, I have the honor of providing comfort and guidance to families at one of the most difficult times of their lives. Working with the family group that is lead by Jerome & Dawna is just that… family."

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Bend Location

63875 N Highway 97, Bend, OR 97703

Phone: (541) 318-0842 | Fax: (541) 382-3613

Redmond Location

485 NW Larch Ave., Redmond, OR 97756

Phone: (541) 504-9485

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