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YML adds two partners

By The Mercury

Douglas P. Meloan and Eric S. Londeen, co-owners of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home added Brian W. Waddington and Shane D. Lohse to the firm.

Waddington has been with the firm as a licensed staff member since 2005. He was raised in Belleville, and was previously a funeral director in Washington and then Smith Center.

Waddington is a member of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association and is also a member of the Masonic Lodge in Manhattan and the Isis Shrine in Salina

Waddington is married to Brandi Waddington.

They attend St. Thomas More and St. Isidore Catholic Churches.

They are looking forward to becoming new parents next spring.

Lohse has been with the funeral home as a licensed staff since 2010.

Lohse was born and raised in Hanover.

He previously worked for a funeral home in Lawrence, while attending mortuary school in Kansas City., Kan.

Lohse is a member of the Kansas Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. 

He is also a registered sports official in both football and basketball in the state of Kansas.

Lohse and wife Traci have one daughter, Maddix “Maddi” and are members of the St. Luke’s Lutheran Church.

Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home was founded in 1925 as the Ryan Funeral Home, which was at 616 Poyntz Ave.

The firm moved into their current location at 1616 Poyntz Ave. in 1959.

Former partners in the firm have been James Ryan, C.A. “Cab” Burliew, Ferrol Cowan, Ray N. “Buzz” Edwards and William D. Yorgensen. 

Meloan joined the funeral home in 1981 and became a partner in 1988. Londeen joined the funeral home in 1986 and became a partner in 1993.

According to Meloan and Londeen, the funeral home will continue to operate under the same name.

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