History & Staff

Our History

With over twenty eight years of experience as a funeral director, I was blessed with the opportunity to open All Faiths Funeral Home in March 2000.  All Faiths Funeral Home is committed to providing service to people of all faiths while serving the entire Grand Island area and surrounding communities. We have earned the reputation of honoring every family and loved one with great honor and respect and we take great pride building trust and lifetime relationships.  Earning a solid reputation is who we were; now keeping that reputation is our continued commitment.

A funeral should be about celebrating life and giving thanks for the life lived and loved.  All Faiths Funeral Home helps create those healing moments during times of remembrances. 

Daniel D. Naranjo 

Our Valued Staff

Dan Naranjo

Dan Naranjo, Funeral Director / Owner

Dan has been a funeral director since 1985. A North Platte, NE native having graduated from North Platte Senior High, class of 1981, Dan attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and graduated from Kansas City, KS Mortuary School. Dan and his wife Korinna have been married since 1983 and have two children, Kaytlyn and Dylan. The opening of All Faiths Funeral Home on March 15, 2000 was a blessing in Dan's ministry as a funeral director. Dan's daughter, Kaytlyn joined the firm in December 2012. Dan is a member of St. Leo's Catholic Church, Grand Island Rotary, South Locust Business Association and St. Francis Medical Center. He has served on the board of directors of Central Plains Chapter of the American Red Cross, Heartland United Way, Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce, Grand Island Community Foundation and is serving on the board of directors for Home Federal.

Laurie Sheffield

Laurie Sheffield, Funeral Director

Laurie Sheffield, a licensed funeral director and embalmer, has been with All Faiths Funeral Home since April of 2007. Originally from Southwest Nebraska, Laurie graduated from McCook Community College with an Associate Science Degree. She is a 2006 graduate of Kansas City Kansas Mortuary Science College. The last few years has exceeded all expectations of how rewarding her chosen profession would be. Laurie is proud to be a part of all that All Faiths represents.

Katie Smydra

Katie Smydra, Funeral Director

Katie Smydra is a licensed funeral director and embalmer and has been with All Faiths since December 2013. Originally from Curtis, NE, Katie graduated from Medicine Valley High School, attended McCook Community College, and graduated from Arapahoe Community College in 2012. She was previously employed at Blasé-Strauser Memorial Chapel in Gothenberg. She is married to Kyle Smydra, of Saint Paul.

Stacie Ruiz

Stacie Ruiz, Funeral Director

Stacie Ruiz is a licensed funeral director and embalmer and joined the All Faiths family in November 2017. After spending 15 years in the nursing profession, she followed her calling into funeral service. Stacie is a 2015 graduate of Kansas City Kansas Mortuary Science College. Formerly of Lincoln, she is now making her home in Grand Island and looks forward to being a part of the many service opportunities Grand Island has to offer.

Kaytlyn Henson

Kaytlyn Henson, Creative Director / Office Manager

Kaytlyn began working at All Faiths Funeral Home in December 2012, as Creative Director and Office Manager. Formerly employed at Roper and Sons Funeral Home in Lincoln. Graduate of Grand Island Senior High School. Married to Joel Henson, from Bayard, NE. Together they have son, Thomas Daniel and daughter, Myla Virginia. Member of Abundant Life Church and Committee Member for the YWCA of Grand Island. Honored to be a part of the family business and blessed to help serve this wonderful community.

Joel Henson

Joel Henson, Funeral Director Apprentice

Joel was born and raised in Bayard, Nebraska and moved to Grand Island in 2013. He is currently taking classes at CCC in Grand Island and will be transferring next fall to Des Moines Area College for Mortuary Science. He has been with All Faiths since January 2016. His family includes, wife Kaytlyn, son Thomas, and daughter Myla. Joel is a member of Abundant Life Christian Center. He enjoys hunting and the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.

Cathy Fosselman

Cathy Fosselman, Family Service Coordinator

Cathy Fosselman is a licensed life insurance producer with Homesteaders Life Company and began working at All Faiths in April 2014 as Family Service Coordinator. She has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Kansas State University and has worked with senior citizens in Grand Island since 1988. She is a Grand Island Habitat for Humanity volunteer and a past board member and board president of the Grand Island YWCA. Cathy and her husband Steve attend Third City Christian Church and enjoy traveling to Florida to see their two daughters and grandson. She is happy to be a part of the All Faiths family.

Dana Newman

Dana Newman, Administrative Assistant

Dana Newman began working at All Faiths in October 2017. She and her husband Rocky were both born and raised in Grand Island and have three grown children. Dana has been a part of this community all her life and has served in many capacities. She feels honored to be a part of the ministry at All Faiths.

Marilyn Fischer

Marilyn Fischer, Visitation & Reception Associate

Steve Kuck

Steve Kuck, Funeral Associate

Rod Clement

Rod Clement, Funeral Associate

Roger Roscoe

Roger Roscoe, Funeral Associate

Jerry Kuhlmann

Jerry Kuhlmann, Funeral Associate