Our Staff

Our staff is comprised of dedicated professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

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Katy Hamilton

Katy Hamilton

Funeral Director & Owner, MN Life Insurance Agent, Certified Celebrant

Katy Hamilton, a Pine City native, is the daughter of Lee (Julie) Raudabaugh of Pine City and Robin (Gigi) Raudabaugh of Sunrise. Katy graduated from Pine City High School in 1999. After high school she attended Hamline University and graduated with degrees in Criminal Justice, Anthropology, and Forensic Science. In the fall of 2005 she began classes in Mortuary Science at the University of Minnesota and graduated in August of 2006. She immediately began working as a funeral director, being shared only part time at Akkerman Ingebrand before becoming full time in 2008.  On June 21, 2021 Katy purchased the Funeral Homes from Mike & Jane Ingebrand.

Katy and her husband Matt, a heavy equipment operator, call Day, MN their home. In her free time, Katy enjoys reading, watching movies, crafting, 4-wheeling, hunting, and spending time with her family and friends. Katy and Matt have no children, but have a Pomeranian named Cricket and two German Shorthair Pointers, Dice and Cash that they love.

Matt Hamilton

Matt Hamilton

Funeral Assistant & Maintenance Supervisor

Matt Hamilton, husband to Katy, officially joined the team in February 2022.  He helps with in-home removals, funeral services and is often found making deliveries for the funeral home.

Matt is originally from McGregor, MN and a former heavy equipment operator he enjoys hunting, being outdoors and taking care of the dogs.

Lucas Raudabaugh

Lucas Raudabaugh

Funeral Assistant, Certified Life Tribute Celebrant, Certified Crematory Operator

Lucas lives in the Pine City, MN area with his wife Carey, and son Trent. He is also Katy’s older brother. After assisting with funeral services since 2018, he has joined the staff full-time in April of 2022.

Lucas is also a seasonal employee with the Pine City Parks and Rec department, caring for the city cemeteries. In the winter, Lucas plows snow in the surrounding communities. He also volunteers many hours as a crew leader and administrator with The Boundary Waters Advisory Committee, a MN non-profit that advocates and maintains historic hiking trails in the BWCA. In his free time, he enjoys camping with family, backpacking trips, and working in his flower and vegetable gardens.

Lucas is a Certified Funeral Celebrant. A Funeral Celebrant is a professional who has been trained in the specific area of planning and conducting personalized funeral services, memorial services, celebrations of life, graveside services or tributes for families that desire a very personalized experience. While a Funeral Celebrant's expertise may be used in either faith-based or secular services, a Celebrant may be especially helpful to families that prefer a secular service. The Funeral Celebrant meets with a family and helps them to design a service that reflects the life and attributes of their loved one, and then conducts that service at a place of the families choosing.

Lucas is a Certified Crematory Operator, through the International Cemetery, Cremation, and Funeral Association.  Certification assures our families that their loved one is in the hands of a specialist.  

Krista Matson

Krista Matson

Business Manager

Krista joined our staff in July 2021.

She is from the Hinckley/Pine City area and is married to Roy and has a son named Levi. Krista is excited to join the team after working twenty years in Community Education at the Hinckley/Finlayson School District. Her favorite part of the job is being able to work for family and having windows in the office area. When away from the office, she owns a herd of registered dairy goats which she exhibits regionally and enjoys spending time at her family’s hunting cabin.

Kathy Menze

Office Assistant

Kathy Menze joined our staff as office assistant in 2001, and she now works two days a week.

She grew up in New York Mills, MN. Kathy has lived in the Mora area since 1967 where she and her husband Larry raised their two children; and now have three grandchildren who are her pride and joy. Unfortunately, after 55 years of marriage, Kathy lost her husband Larry in April of 2021. She continues to help us here in the office.

Carey Raudaubaugh

Carey Raudaubaugh

Funeral Assistant

Carey lives with her husband Lucas and son Trent in Rock Creek, MN. As a member of the Hamilton Funeral Homes family, she recently became an assistant, helping with large funerals and memorial services. She is well known in the community, caring for Kanabec County residents and their families since 2005 as an RN at Kanabec County Community Health. She also works as an RN at Outlook Clinic part time.

In her time away from work she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, camping trips up the North Shore, vacations with her sisters, reading and watching her favorite shows.

Ashley Eggert

Funeral Assistant

Ashley Eggert, grew up in Mora and is the daughter of Todd and Debi (Stenstrom) Holmes. After graduating from Mora High School in 2003, Ashley attended college, receiving a degree in nursing. She worked as a nurse for 11 years before joining the funeral home staff in January of 2017.

Ashley lives in Mora with her two children, Dylan and Haleigh. In her free time, she likes camping and spending time with her family and friends. Ashley enjoys being a volunteer fire fighter on the Mora Area Fire Department.

We are here to serve you. You may call us anytime 24/7 for immediate assistance when a death occurs at: 1-320-679-1933 (Mora) or 320-396-2121 (Braham)

Our normal business hours are 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday 

If you do need to talk to us after regular office hours, dial our business number for immediate assistance. Our answering service will get a message to us and we will return your call.

You can also e-mail us anytime at hamiltonfhs@gmail.com

By mail, please send correspondence to:

Akkerman Chapel - Mora
825 South Union Street
| Mora, MN 55051, MN 55051
Tel: 1-320-679-1933
| Fax: 1-320-679-0857
Rock Chapel - Braham
PO Box 168; 120 South Broadway Avenue
| Braham, MN 55006
Tel: 320-396-2121
| Fax: 320-396-0387

We sincerely appreciate your trust and confidence and the opportunity to serve your family.

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