Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed 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.
Owner, Funeral Director and Pre-Planning Consultant
Evan is a licensed funeral director and co-owner of DeJong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home. He joined the group in 2013 after graduating at the top of his class with highest honors from Carl Sandburg College with a degree in Mortuary Science.
Evan is the son of Jim and Melissa Printy. Growing up in the funeral business, Evan took an interest in it at a young age. From the time he was old enough to set up chairs Evan has worked at his family’s firm. Evan came to work at DeJong-Greaves in June, 2013, to serve his internship and continued to work for them until purchasing the funeral home in 2020. Evan is also licensed as a Preneed Sales Agent and can contract for preneed trusts and assist families with funeral pre-planning.
Evan resides in Keokuk and is a member of the Lions Club, Rotary, and New Testament Christian Church, where he serves on the worship team.
When Evan is not working, he can be found spending time with his family, playing pickleball, golfing, attending community events, and spending time with his two young daughters, Ellie and Nora.
Owner, Funeral Director and Pre-Planning Consultant
Jim is a licensed funeral director and co-owner of DeJong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home. A graduate of Worsham College of Mortuary Science, Jim began his career in funeral service working for Bill and Dirk DeJong in 1989. A native of Hancock County, Jim is honored to serve the tri-state area where he was born and raised. When he is not working, Jim enjoys spending time with his family.
Office Manager/Graphic Designer
Amanda Bentzinger joined DeJong-Greaves-Printy Funeral Home in June of 2020. If you call the funeral home during business hours, you will likely hear her friendly voice on the other end of the line. Amanda answers the funeral home phones, manages the office, assists families with any questions they may have, and creates beautiful funeral programs and DVD tributes - personalization is her specialty.
Amanda has worked in Keokuk for over twenty years. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Scott, their children, grandchildren and families.
Bob is a licensed funeral director for DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Centers. Bob helps on many funerals and assists with many other details at the funeral home.
Bob Kraus with his wife Susie became the third generation of the family to own Greaves Mortuary. They operated the business from 1972 until 2011 when it was bought by Dirk and Terry DeJong and became part of the new DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Centers. Bob and Susie are enjoying retirement and spending lots of time traveling to see children and grandchildren. Bob plays golf whenever he gets a chance.
Funeral Director Intern
Zane attended DMACC, where he earned his degree in Mortuary Science, and is a licensed funeral director intern. Zane was born and raised in Carthage, where he resides with his wife Erin and his daughter Natalie. Zane enjoys spending his free time hunting, golfing, or playing tennis.
Funeral Director, Funeral Celebrant
Dirk is the son of G. William and Dorothy DeJong, who bought the Pearson Funeral Home in 1944 and established DeJong’s Funeral Home. From the time of his birth, he lived in the funeral home building with his family. He helped with the work at the funeral home in many ways. He helped set up tents, carry and drive flowers, answer telephone calls, and whatever else he was asked to do. He graduated from Keokuk High School in 1967 and from SCC. Following his marriage to Theresa Neff in 1972, he attended Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science. Following his graduation, he served an internship at Westover Funeral Home in Des Moines, Iowa. In 1975, he and Theresa returned to Keokuk to join the family firm. He again worked along-side his father and learned to appreciate “Bill’s” knowledge and experience. Following Bill’s death in 1993, Dirk assumed the leadership roll and purchased the business from his mother and sisters.
Dirk is licensed as a Funeral Director and Embalmer in Iowa, Illinois, and Missouri and attends annual continuing education classes to stay current in his knowledge and skills. He is also licensed as a Preneed Sales Agent and can contract for preneed trusts and help families deal with existing insurance policies.
He is active in the community. He has served in leadership positions and on the boards of several organizations. He is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, Masonic Lodge and Shrine, Sons of the American Legion, Keokuk Lions Club, Rotary, Elks Lodge, and has been active in other organizations through the years. He also belongs to National, Iowa and Tri-State Funeral Directors Associations.
Family has influenced him deeply and his four daughters and their families are extremely important to him.
His interests include bicycling, golf, gardening, stained glass, and woodworking.
Funeral Director, Certified Funeral Celebrant
Born in Hancock County, Illinois, Terry moved with her parents, Estel and Cecel Neff, to Keokuk in 1958. She attended Keokuk Public Schools, graduating in 1969. She attended SCC and University of Iowa. Terry married Dirk DeJong in 1972 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Keokuk. She moved with him to Dallas, Texas, then to Des Moines, and back to Keokuk. Terry was a stay-at-home mother with their four daughters until 1983. She then began helping and doing part-time work at the funeral home.
Becoming more and more active and interested in the work, she attended both SCC and Carl Sandburg College and received her degree in Mortuary Science in 1997. She became licensed as a Funeral Director and Embalmer in Iowa and Illinois in 1998. She is also licensed as a Preneed Sales Agent and can contract for preneed trusts and help families deal with existing insurance policies. She attended training and became a Certified Funeral Celebrant in 2009. She enjoys helping plan and leading the celebrations of life and remembrance services held at either of their Celebration of Life Centers or at other places selected by families. She is interested in the varied music selected and used in religious and secular services to express the personality of each person remembered and their families.
She is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, P.E.O. International Sisterhood, Keokuk Area Hospital Auxiliary, National, Iowa and Tri-State Funeral Directors Associations, and is a trained Hospice Volunteer. Family is the center of her life, working side-by-side with Dirk, keeping track of four daughters and sons-in-law, four young grandchildren, and adopted shelter dog, Tupelo.
Her interests include gardening, sewing, crocheting, and stained glass.