William J. Lauber
William is the owner, licensed funeral director and embalmer for Lauber Funeral and Cremation services. He was a 1981 Graduate of Geneva, Nebraska High School, attended Kearney State College, 1986 graduate of the University of Minnesota with a BS degree in Mortuary Science. In 2000, he completed the requirements to earn the national certification of Funeral Service Practitioners and became a Certified Crematory Operator in 2018.
William purchased Moore's Funeral Home of Friend, Milford and Beaver Crossing in January 1992. The firm is a member of the Nebraska Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. William was elected as President of the Nebraska Funeral Directors Association for the years 2002-2003 and represented the State of Nebraska as Policy Board member for the National Funeral Directors Association. Bill served a five-year term on the Board of Examiners, Funeral Directors and Embalmers, for the Nebraska State Department of Health.
Bill serves as chairman of the Legislative Committee for the NeFDA and was instrumental in various legislative bill passages. He drafted legislation which increases the irrevocable amounts for families purchasing pre-arranged funerals, spearheaded legislation introducing limited lines of pre-need insurance with the NE dept. of insurance, successfully introduced the Rights of Disposition bill that updated the Nebraska probate code and provisions regarding dispositions and was head draftsman for developing language in Nebraska's new cremation legislation that was passed in 2003. He has testified in numerous hearings at the Unicameral for bills that effect funeral home establishments and the families they serve. He and his wife, Christy, live in Milford, Nebraska and have four children, Whitney, twins Michael and Madison, and Regan. He is a member of the Milford United Methodist Church where he serves in various capacities. He is past president of the Milford Chamber of Commerce, member of the Kiwanis Club, Milford, the Friend, Milford and Beaver Crossing Chambers of Commerce, member of both the Friend and Milford Masonic Lodges, member of the Shrine, Scottish Rite and Order of the Eastern Star. His hobbies include flying, boating, golfing and scuba diving.