Our Staff


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.

Martin Jeffrey Holm

Jeff is the owner and licensed funeral director of the Holm Funeral Home. He purchased the Holm Funeral Home in 1998 from his father Larry Holm. Jeff was born in Fort Madison Iowa in 1958 and moved with his family to Sigourney in 1959 where his parents started the Holm Funeral Home. He graduated from Sigourney High School in 1977, the University of Iowa in 1981, and the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service in 1982. He served his internship at the Murdoch Funeral Home in Marion and returned to Sigourney in 1983 to work for his parents. His mother died in 1984, Larry died in 2009. Jeff is a member of the Iowa Funeral Director Association, the Sigourney Lions Club, the Knights of Columbus in Harper, the Keokuk County Historical Society, Lancaster Heritage, St Mary Catholic Church in Sigourney, serves on the Historic Preservation Commission, and Keokuk County Hospice Board. Jeff is an avid Sigourney Savage and Iowa Hawkeye fan, he enjoys fishing, gardening, and playing golf.


Shirley Holm

Shirley is the secretary/ receptionist/ hostess at the Holm Funeral Home.  She moved to Sigourney after her marriage to Jeff. Shirley has been involved at the Holm Funeral Home for many years helping with visitation and funerals. She has served on the Lewis Memorial Fountain Committee, Keokuk County Extension Council, Keokuk County Hospice Board; she is a member of St Mary Catholic Church, the Altar and Rosary Society, Keokuk County Historical Society, in Sigourney. She enjoys volunteering with community projects.


Carolyn Holm-Eslick

Carolyn Holm-Eslick

Carolyn was a 2010 graduate of Sigourney High School, and a 2012 graduate of Kirkwood Community College. She went on to the Des Moines Area Community College of Mortuary Science where she received her Diploma in Mortuary Science. She has been a licensed funeral director since 2016.

Carolyn continues the family tradition of funeral service by being the third generation funeral director for the Holm Funeral Home.

Carolyn is married to Mitch Eslick, he is an elementary physical education teacher and varsity basketball coach for the Sigourney Community School district. Carolyn enjoys volunteering, camping and cheering on the Sigourney Savages. Carolyn is a member of Iowa Funeral Directors Association, The Keokuk County Expo Board, Sigourney Pride, St. Mary Catholic Church and Altar and Rosary Society.


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