History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

 In 1948, Sterling and Arlene Nelson followed their dream and established a funeral home on the corner of 400 North and Main Street in Logan. The Nelsons dedicated their lives to serving those in need with compassion, respect, and dignity and established a tradition of trust with the citizens of Cache Valley. A new funeral chapel was erected in 1961 at 162 East 400 North, Logan, and a viewing area added some time later in Smithfield.

In 1969 John and Beverly Wheeler joined the funeral home and worked alongside the Nelsons, excelling with their service-oriented attitude and their commitment to professional excellence. In 1979 G. Ward Taylor of Rogers and Taylor Funeral Home in Tremonton became affiliated with Nelson Funeral Home, having worked with Sterling in his formative years as a funeral director. In 1982, Michael J. Chatterton joined the Nelson Funeral Home team as a funeral director, and in 1996 David M. Simmons was added to the staff.

Fifty years later, we at Nelson Funeral Home, are indebted to Sterling, Arlene and their family. We are appreciative of their hard work and dedication to serving our community.

The tradition of trust initiated by the Nelsons over 50 years ago continues today. We not only take time to understand individual needs before and during the services, we continue to assist families after arrangements have been completed. We understand that the love of a family never grows old - it just grows. A love that lasts forever.

Our Valued Staff

  • Brad Heugly

    Brad Heugly, Funeral Director

    Brad is a native to Cache Valley. He graduated from Logan High School and then attended Utah State University and graduated from Arapahoe Community College with a degree in Mortuary Science. Brad has been a part of this company since he started in the funereal industry in 2009. Brad served an LDS mission where he learned to speak Spanish. Brad began working in the funeral industry because of his sincere desire to help those in need. He loves what he does and wouldn’t trade it for anything. Brad and his wife, Emily, reside in North Logan with their 3 kids.

  • Isaac  Heaps

    Isaac Heaps, Assistant Director

    Isaac was born and raised in Sandy, Utah but would spend time here with his extended family that cultivated a love for Cache Valley. He graduated from Hillcrest High School in Midvale, Utah and later fulfilled the desire to move to Logan where he graduated from Utah State University. Isaac has always enjoyed working with people and finally found his calling in the funeral industry. He and his wife Shama have two boys and enjoy spending time together as a family.

  • Tyler Wilkinson

    Tyler Wilkinson, Assistant Director

    Tyler graduated from Logan High School and Utah State University, and he is currently pursuing a Mortuary Science degree at Arapahoe Community College. Tyler began working part time in the funeral industry in 2018. He discovered a passion for supporting those in need, which led him to pursue a career change to funeral service. As a Cache Valley native, Tyler finds fulfillment helping families and loved ones in our community. His passion is spending time with his wife, Krista, and their children.

  • M. Jake Nyman

    M. Jake Nyman, Apprentice Funeral Director

    Born and raised in Cache Valley, Jake graduated from Logan High School in 2016. From a young age Jake always knew he wanted to work in the funeral industry, and help serve people in their time of need. Jake wants to make it his personal goal that every family he helps feels comfort and at peace when working with them. Jake recently married his wife Rylee (Goodman) Nyman and is currently pursing a degree in mortuary science, and looks forward to continuing to serve his friends and family of Cache Valley for years to come!

  • Dale  Heugly

    Dale Heugly, Funeral Assistant/Viewing Attendant