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Dana Makepeace

Dana Makepeace

Manager/Licensed Funeral Director

Dana was born and raised in the small town of Cologne, MN. Since the young age of 7 it has been her dream to serve families through funeral service. After high school she attended the University of Minnesota. While attending school she worked for the Anatomy Bequest Program until she graduated with her Bachelor degree in Mortuary Science. Throughout the years she has gained invaluable experience in both large firms and small family owned funeral homes. She also had the privilege of working for LifeSource Organ & Tissue Donation where she led teams through donation procurements.

Dana later relocated to Bend, Oregon where she managed a Funeral Home, Cemetery and Crematory for several years. After realizing how much she missed family, friends and the comforts of home, she returned to Minnesota.

Dana has had a passion for serving families since she was a young child and considers funeral service her calling in life. She is excited to be working at Miller Funeral Home with a wonderful team.

Dana resides in Plymouth with her husband, three children and two dogs. In her free time she enjoys summers at the pool, competing in triathlons, and spending time with her family and dear friends.  

Email: dana@millerfuneralfridley.com


Steven Anderson

Steven Anderson

Licensed Funeral Director

Steven was raised in Brooklyn Park, and his first job was bagging groceries at Holiday Foods in Fridley. He worked at the Fridley Target until graduating from Park Center High School in 1980. 

Steve attended the University of Minnesota in search of a medical degree. While going to college, he worked at Hennepin County Medical Center on an Oncology Unit. This experience helped him understand some of the pain and suffering that individuals endure and the loss that families encounter while struggling with the effects of cancer and death. Because of the life changing experiences he had with these individuals and their family members, Steve changed his educational direction and in 1985, registered for the Mortuary Science Program at the University of Minnesota. After graduating from the University of Minnesota in 1987, Steve joined the Miller family and has been with them since that time. 

Steve and his wife Monie were married in 1985 and they live on a small hobby farm just north of Anoka. Steve and Monie are very actively involved with their children and with their church. 

Our team here works very hard and often times very long, with compassion, sincerity, and integrity, to meet the needs of those who chose to use our home in the disposition of their loved one’s remains.

Email: steve@millerfuneralfridley.com


Mark Stohlberg

Mark Stohlberg

Licensed Funeral Director

Mark was born in Fresno, California to a pastor’s family, and he lived most of his life in the Twin Cities area. Mark attended Minnehaha Academy, North Park College and the University of Minnesota where graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mortuary Science.

Mark has one daughter Gretchen, and her husband Chris; two sons, Devin and Chris; and two grandsons, Aidan and Logan. Mark is an active member of Salem Covenant Church in New Brighton. He enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren, as well as church activities, including singing in the church choir.

Email: mark@millerfuneralfridley.com


Steve Houfek

Steve Houfek

Licensed Funeral Director

Steve grew up on the farm in Southern Minnesota and graduated with a high school class of less than forty students.  He matriculated to Gustavus Adolphus College where he earned a degree in Psychology then continued to the University of MN-Twin Cities for his degree in Mortuary Science.  Having been in the field for well over two decades he has been committed to service and helped several thousand families over the course of his career.  He resides in the Northwest Suburbs with his wife, children, and the family dog. .

Email: stevehoufek@millerfuneralfridley.com


Brady Hernandez

Licensed Funeral Director

Brady was born and raised in Brooklyn Park. She attended the University of Minnesota Program of Mortuary Science where she graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor's of Science.

Brady started her career in Albert Lea, serving families in the Southern Minnesota communities. In 2013, she and her husband were married and made the decision to move back to the Twin Cities to be near family and friends.

From 2014-2017 Brady worked for Miller Funeral Home and rejoined the staff in 2019 after she and her husband welcomed their first child.

She enjoys trips to the lake and spending time with her husband, son and two doodles, Charlie and Murphy. She is happy to be back helping the families in Fridley and it's surrounding communities.

Email: brady@millerfuneralfridley.com


Stepan Matyushev

Licensed Funeral Director



Mark Waznik

Mark Waznik

Certified Crematory Operator

Mark has been a part of the team at Miller Funeral Home since 2007.

After working with Kim for some time, Mark soon found out that he enjoyed contributing to the experience of celebrating the life of people’s loved ones. Creating the “just right” atmosphere is quite rewarding to Mark, knowing that families appreciate the care and consideration they receive.

Mark is present at many of the services and visitations through Miller Funeral Home, and he also helps prepare many of the details beforehand.

Mark and his wife, Holly live in Coon Rapids.

Email: markw@millerfuneralfridley.com


Holly Waznik

Holly Waznik

Office Manager

Holly joined the staff in May 2017 as Office Manager at Choice Cremation in Fridley. 

Holly is a Registered Nurse, having received her degree at the University of Minnesota in 1983. She retired from a 33 year nursing career in December 2016 and is now enjoying a new work landscape and a change of pace, providing support for a wonderful, hard-working group of co-workers.

 Holly and her husband, Mark have a son, a daughter, a daughter-in-law and a son-in-law.  They also have two small dogs of their own and their two grand dogs round out their family nicely. 



Robert Friis

Robert Friis

Support Staff



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