Tim Daum and his wife Kristi were born and raised in Cozad, Nebraska. The couple graduated from Cozad High before going on to further their educations. Tim completed his pre-requisite mortuary studies at the University of Nebraska, Kearney and later went on to graduate from Kansas City Kansas School of Mortuary Science. Tim obtained his degree in Mortuary Science and Funeral Service and also passed The National Funeral Directorís Board Examine, earning his Embalmer License. Tim gained hands on experience at several different firms while in school including Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad, Strattman-Obrien Funeral Home in Kearney, NE, and W.L. Frye & Son Funeral Home in Olathe, KS. Tim received both his Kansas and Nebraska Funeral Director and Embalmer Licenses following his internships at Schraderís Brown County Mortuary in Horton and Hiawatha, KS and Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington, NE.
Kristi also attended the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and Kearney majoring in elementary education and early childhood special education. Throughout the years she has enjoyed teaching pre-school, substitute teaching and providing early intervention services as a Service Coordinator for Early Childhood Connections in Eastern Colorado.
Kristi also plays an active role in the funeral business, working alongside Tim.
Tim and Kristi were married in the spring of 1995, and today their family has grown to include children Aly, Brenleigh and Drew. As a family, the Daums enjoy snow skiing in the Rockies, attending Husker football games, spending time as a family and relaxing at the in the summer. They regularly attend the Evangelical Free Church in McCook.
In October of 2000, Tim and Kristi purchased The Love Funeral Homes in Limon, Burlington, and Cheyenne Wells, Colorado from Ernie and Lori Love. The couple moved their family to Colorado in order to carry on the Love family tradition of providing family owned funeral service to the families of Eastern Colorado. The family made Limon their home for ten years, and will always consider it a privilege to serve such a wonderful community.
In August 2006, Tim and Kristi, along with business partners Tim and Tawnya Strauser, purchased Blase Memorial and Blase-Wetzel Memorial Chapels in Gothenburg and Curtis, Nebraska.
In July of 2010, with a dedicated staff in place, and knowing the Colorado families they had grown to love were in good hands, Tim and Kristi acquired Carpenter Breland Funeral Home in McCook, Nebraska, moving their family closer to home. They have enjoyed being back in their home state and are excited about becoming actively involved in their new community.