Andrew Merschman- Funeral Director

Andrew started working at Gay & Ciha in October of 2023. Originally from Durant, his career in funeral service began his first summer back from college at the University of Iowa, when Bentley Funeral Home hired him to set up chairs and mow the funeral home lawn. Intrigued by the profession in general, Andrew was specifically drawn to the idea of helping and guiding families through their most difficult days. Eventually he transferred to Des Moines Area Community College and completed their Mortuary Science program.

Following his graduation from DMACC, Andrew completed his funeral director internship at a group of funeral homes near Mason City. He moved back to Iowa City to be closer to family and friends in Durant and the Quad City area.

When he is not serving our families at the funeral home, you can usually find Andrew reading, playing games, watching his Iowa Hawkeyes and Chicago Bears, fishing, or spending time with his family, friends, and cats. You can also find him walking the trails around Iowa City and North Liberty with his girlfriend and her dogs.