We are locally-owned and have been serving the Montevideo area since 1909. We provide all facets of death care services and are pledged to serve all faiths, customs and desires. We have established this site to enable you to find out as much information as you want in a user-friendly format. If you should have questions, or would like additional information, always feel free to contact us.
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.
Kevin and Judy TeBeest
Licensed Funeral Directors/Owners
Kevin and Judy were born and raised in Montevideo and graduated from Montevideo High School. Kevin received his degree in mortuary science from the University of Minnesota in 1985 before joining Anderson Funeral Home in 1992. Judy also graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1985 and in 2014, completed the mortuary science program from the Des Moines Area Community College. In addition to being a licensed mortician, Judy is also trained as a funeral celebrant, a Certified Professional in Funeral Planning, a licensed social worker, and holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Southwest Minnesota State.
Kyle and Camille TeBeest
Licensed Funeral Directors
Born and raised in Montevideo,
Kyle attended Montevideo High School and graduated in 2012. He attended the
University of Minnesota to pursue his degree in Mortuary Science. Camille, a 2011
graduate of St. Charles High School, attended Minnesota State University –
Mankato and received an Associate Degree before transferring into the Mortuary
Science Program at the University of Minnesota.
Camille graduated from the program in 2016 obtaining her Bachelor of
Science in Mortuary Science and began working with Mankato Area Funeral Homes. Following his graduation from the program in
2016, Kyle worked with Parker Kohl Funeral Home in Faribault, MN until July of 2017
when they both joined his family firm.
They were married in September of 2018 and live in Granite Falls with
their daughter, Campbell and golden retriever, Minne. Kyle is active with the
Montevideo Chamber of Commerce where he serves on the Board, and is also a
member and Board member of the Montevideo Lions Club. In addition to being a
funeral director Kyle is a Certified Crematory Operator and a Certified Funeral
Celebrant. Camille keeps busy with the
Granite Falls Lions Club as a Board member, and spends as much free time as she
can with her family back home. She is a
Certified Professional in Funeral Planning, and both she and Kyle are graduates
of the Minnesota Funeral Directors Association Leadership Academy. They attend Granite Falls Lutheran Church
where Kyle serves on the Music/Worship Committee.
Lynette was born
and raised in Pipestone, Minnesota. She graduated from SDSU with a B.S.
in Business Administration. She and her husband, Rick, moved to
Montevideo in 1983 where they raised their three sons. She worked as the
Inside Sales Manager at MTI for 35 years. She loves spending time with
family and friends, golfing, walking and her morning coffee. Lynette feels
that in this new career she is truly helping others through very difficult
Kurt Dahl was born in Dawson and moved to Montevideo in 1953. He graduated from Montevideo and began a 47 year career in the publishing and advertising field. He is married to his wife Jenell of 47 years and have three children. Kurt retired in 2016 and returned to Montevideo. He is an avid motorcycle rider and member of District 7 American Legion Riders.
Michelle was born in Granite Falls
and graduated from Granite Falls – Clarkfield High School. Following high school she attended Rasmussen
College for Early Childhood Education and Accounting. Upon receiving her degree, she opened her own
daycare and was a licensed provider in Montevideo for many years. Michelle is married to her husband, Jeff, and
they have six children and one grandchild with one on the way. In her free time she enjoys camping with her
family and riding their Harley Davidson trike.
The Anderson Funeral Home was first established in Albee, South Dakota, in 1908. The founders were John M. Anderson and Joseph G. Anderson, sons of Carl and Martha Anderson. Joseph learned the art of embalming in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1907 and John attended the University of Minnesota in the first mortuary class conducted there in 1909. They decided to move to the rapidly growing village of Watson in 1909 and named the firm - Anderson and Anderson Undertakers. They moved the business to Monte video in 1912 and rented the Paris Fream building on North 1st Street next to the River side Hotel. The brothers were among the few embalmers in those early years and traveled to the surrounding communities of Clara City, Maynard, Boyd, Dawson, Madison, and Benson. They were also one of the first to have a motorized hearse and provided livery service to many area towns. The Anderson brothers worked together until 1927 when Joseph moved to Appleton and established a funeral service there.
John Anderson operated alone until sons Arnold and Kenneth became involved in the business. They began as handymen and drivers and joined the firm following WWII. Arnold purchased the Johnson Funeral Home in Benson and remained there until 1951 when he was recalled into military service. He returned to Monte video and the funeral home in 1954. A cousin of Arnold and Kenneth, Russell Anderson, worked with them for over 30 years before retiring in 1991.
The business changed somewhat over the years as technology and the community changed. As terminology changed the name was changed to Anderson Mortuary and later to Anderson Funeral Home. The firm suffered a setback in 1934 when a fire damaged the rear of the building. Extensive remodeling was accomplished and the firm stayed in the building now housing Main Street Dental Care.
In 1948 the firm followed the trend for funeral homes to relocate away from commercial districts and built a new funeral home at the corner of 3rd Street and Washington Avenue. In the 1960s when Highway 7 was rerouted through town near the funeral home, the building was remodeled to fit with that change. The funeral home building was extensively remodeled in 1999, adding a new separate chapel and multi-purpose room, as well as becoming fully handicap accessible.
Again adapting to changes in the profession, in 1999 the funeral home entered into a cooperative venture with funeral homes in nearby communities to operate a crematory and maintain better control over the cremation process. The name of the business was changed to Anderson Funeral Home and Cremation Service to reflect this change.
The funeral home was involved in providing ambulance service for many years. Because of having multiple ambulances and hearses available, they provided livery service for many neighboring communities. They operated an ambulance service until 1967 when the Chippewa County- Montevideo ambulance service was established.
Anderson Funeral Home also shares a long history of service in the Milan area. They worked with Ray Strand and Strand Funeral Service for many years before fully assuming control of the business in 2001. Michael Dahl joined the firm in 1975, Kevin TeBeest joined the firm in 1992 and Careleen Helgeson joined the firm in 2003. Arnold and Kenneth officially retired from business, Michael Kevin and Carleen continued to help carry on the longstanding tradition of the Anderson Funeral Home's service to the Montevideo area. Michael purchased controlling interest in the business in 1990 and transferred controlling interest to Kevin TeBeest in 2012. Judy TeBeest joined the staff as a licensed mortician in 2015 and Kyle and Camille TeBeest joined in 2017.
The staff of Anderson's have a long history of involvement in their community and profession. John Anderson began serving as coroner in 1916 and continued to serve as county coroner for many years until the state recommended that the coroner be a physician. The firm has been involved in their state and national associations, with both Arnold Anderson and Michael Dahl serving as president of the state association and Michael Dahl serving on the national board. Kenneth served as civil defense director in Chippewa County for many years and both he and Michael were involved in the emergency preparedness/mass disaster committees in the state. Arnold served on the State College Board and on the Minnesota Department of Health Board.
As the firm enters its second century of service to Montevideo, the name will again be changed, this time to Anderson-TeBeest Funeral Home and Cremation Service, to reflect the cur-rent change in the firm. Anderson Funeral Home has provided service to grieving families in the Montevideo area for many years. Throughout its history, the funeral home has strived to provide the best possible service, continually upgrading professional knowledge, facilities and equipment to provide the best caregiving possible. As we complete our first century of service in Montevideo, we look back with pride to our past and look forward to serving this community and area in the kind, caring manner expected of us and offering exceptional service to the families we serve.
Anderson-TeBeest Funeral Home & Cremation Service
629 North 3rd St. PO Box 512 Montevideo, MN 56265
Anderson-TeBeest Funeral Home of Granite Falls
845 Highway 212 West PO Box 97 Granite Falls, MN 56241