About Us | Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home

History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

This Funeral Home has served Humboldt County for over 80 years under the professional guidance of Alex Duncan (1929 – 1953), R.A. “Heinie” Skaugstad (1935 – 1947), Harvey Bogaard (1947 – 1959), Ray Lindhart (1959 – 1974), Scott Mason (1974 – 2000), Lincoln Mason (2000 - 2018), and now William Jorgensen since 2018. It has been often said that these men were here to take care of those who have died. In actuality, we are here to care of you, the ones left behind, to honor your loved ones the way in which you wish them to be honored.

Our Valued Staff

LeRoy Jorgensen

LeRoy Jorgensen, Funeral Director Assistant

LeRoy grew up west of Hampton, Iowa on a farm and graduated from Franklin Consolidated High School at Latimer and Iowa State University. He moved to Humboldt in 1968 and worked at Fort Dodge Animal Health for 35 years before retiring in 2002. LeRoy was the mayor of Humboldt for 8 years and served on the city council for 8 years. He was also a member of the Humboldt ambulance service for 38 years. He started working for Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in 2002. He is married to Jan and they have 4 children.


Russell "Russ" Christensen, Funeral Director Assistant

A graduate of Humboldt High School, and ISTC College, Russ has dedicated himself to the Humboldt Community by teaching, coaching baseball and basketball, and has been working for Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home for 14 years. He has also previously worked at Phillips 66 and Petroleum Marketers of Iowa for 42 years. Russ is married to Carol and has two children, Mark and Angie.


Marvin "Mel" Smith, Funeral Director Assistant

Mel started working at the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in December of 2017. He is a life long resident of Humboldt/Dakota City. Mel graduated from Humboldt High School in 1975. He retired as a Vice President of Campus Services at Friendship Haven after working there for 21 years- prior to that he was director of maintenance at the Humboldt Hospital. Mel is married to Jenean and they currently reside in Dakota City.

Penny Lindstrom

Penny Lindstrom, Pre-Arrangement Counselor

Penny began serving the Mason-Lindhart Funeral Home in early May of 2018. She formerly owned and operated the H&R Block Franchise in Humboldt for 15 years. After selling her business in 1995, she went into the insurance business, and continued with that until 2018. When the opportunity arose to work for Mason-Lindhart, she jumped at the chance to come back to Humboldt to work and had hopes of reconnecting with the community of Humboldt. She is available to help anyone who is desiring to pre-arrange their funeral plan, she can meet at the funeral home or in the homes of the clientele, whichever they prefer.