Our staff's commitment to you


Our staff is committed to providing support, compassion, information, and direction as needed to all members of our community, their families, and friends who are dealing with loss and grief.

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Thomas M. Belford President/Owner and licensed funeral director

President/Owner and licensed funeral director. A life-long resident of Omaha, Nebraska, Tom graduated from Creighton Prepatory School and the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He joined the John A. Gentleman Mortuaries in 1980. He is the third generation of his family to be in funeral service.

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Douglas J. Schroeder General Manager and Licensed Funeral Director

General Manager and Licensed Funeral Director. Doug was born in Carroll, Iowa and is a graduate of Kuemper High School in Carroll, Iowa, Creighton University in Omaha, Ne. and the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in Dallas, Texas. He has been married for 36 years to his wife Mary and has two children, Lindsey Thomas and Cory Schroeder; two grandsons, Brooks Thomas and Tate Schroeder. He has been with John A. Gentleman Mortuaries since 1976 when he returned from mortuary training to do his apprenticeship. Doug was licensed as a Funeral Director and Embalmer in Nebraska and Iowa in 1977 and has been with John A. Gentleman ever since.

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Daniel Matzke Funeral Director and Embalmer

Daniel Matzke graduated from Blair High School is 2010. He obtained his Associates Degree in Applied Sciences from Kansas City Kansas Community College, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State College. In 2015 he began his career at the John A. Gentleman Mortuaries as an apprentice. In 2016, he became a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer.

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Brian Sunseri Funeral Director and Embalmer

Brian is a former resident of Dubuque, Iowa, He graduated University of Northern Iowa in 1995 and the University of Minnesota Mortuary Science Program in 1996. He joined the John A. Gentleman Mortuaries as a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the late 1990’s and is licensed in Nebraska and Iowa.

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Tony Allmon Funeral Director and Embalmer

He started his career with the John A. Gentleman Mortuaries in June of 1990 after completing a Mortuary of Science Degree at the Kansas City Community College. Following a year as an apprentice, he was licensed in 1991 as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. He has since worked in many facets of the funeral profession and have served many wonderful families in their time of need.

John A Gentleman Mortuaries - Bellevue/Sarpy County Chapel

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Peggy Hall Funeral Director and Embalmer

Peggy Hall is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the state of Nebraska. She grew up in a military family and moved to Bellevue, Nebraska in 1999. A year after high school she joined the Air Force and served 4 years. After being honorably discharged, Peggy moved to New York where she attended Nassau Community College. In May of 2009 she graduated with an AAS degree in Mortuary Science. She then moved back to Nebraska and began her career in funeral service. Peggy served her apprenticeship and worked in funeral service over 4 years before joining John A. Gentleman Mortuaries in June of 2014. She is married and has two sons.

Thomas M. Belford

President/Owner and licensed funeral director
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President/Owner and licensed funeral director. A life-long resident of Omaha, Nebraska, Tom graduated from Creighton Prepatory School and the University of Nebraska-Omaha. He joined the John A. Gentleman Mortuaries in 1980. He is the third generation of his family to be in funeral service.

Douglas J. Schroeder

General Manager and Licensed Funeral Director
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General Manager and Licensed Funeral Director. Doug was born in Carroll, Iowa and is a graduate of Kuemper High School in Carroll, Iowa, Creighton University in Omaha, Ne. and the Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science in Dallas, Texas. He has been married for 36 years to his wife Mary and has two children, Lindsey Thomas and Cory Schroeder; two grandsons, Brooks Thomas and Tate Schroeder. He has been with John A. Gentleman Mortuaries since 1976 when he returned from mortuary training to do his apprenticeship. Doug was licensed as a Funeral Director and Embalmer in Nebraska and Iowa in 1977 and has been with John A. Gentleman ever since.

Peggy Hall

Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Peggy Hall is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the state of Nebraska. She grew up in a military family and moved to Bellevue, Nebraska in 1999. A year after high school she joined the Air Force and served 4 years. After being honorably discharged, Peggy moved to New York where she attended Nassau Community College. In May of 2009 she graduated with an AAS degree in Mortuary Science. She then moved back to Nebraska and began her career in funeral service. Peggy served her apprenticeship and worked in funeral service over 4 years before joining John A. Gentleman Mortuaries in June of 2014. She is married and has two sons.

Daniel Matzke

Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Daniel Matzke graduated from Blair High School is 2010. He obtained his Associates Degree in Applied Sciences from Kansas City Kansas Community College, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Wayne State College. In 2015 he began his career at the John A. Gentleman Mortuaries as an apprentice. In 2016, he became a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer.

Brian Sunseri

Funeral Director and Embalmer
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Brian is a former resident of Dubuque, Iowa, He graduated University of Northern Iowa in 1995 and the University of Minnesota Mortuary Science Program in 1996. He joined the John A. Gentleman Mortuaries as a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in the late 1990’s and is licensed in Nebraska and Iowa.

Tony Allmon

Funeral Director and Embalmer
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He started his career with the John A. Gentleman Mortuaries in June of 1990 after completing a Mortuary of Science Degree at the Kansas City Community College. Following a year as an apprentice, he was licensed in 1991 as a Funeral Director and Embalmer. He has since worked in many facets of the funeral profession and have served many wonderful families in their time of need.