Outstanding service is our #1 priority

Get to know the Fredregill staff, dedicated to helping families celebrate a life lived. We provide peace of mind, available 24/7 for your convenience.


Ryan Fredregill

Funeral Director, Owner – [email protected]

Ryan was born in Des Moines, the son of Fred and Jolene (Saxton) Fredregill. When Ryan was two, his parents moved to Zearing and opened Fredregill Funeral Home. Ryan attended and graduated from Colo-NESCO high school in 1999. He then attended Dallas Institute of Mortuary Science and graduated with a degree in mortuary science in 2000. Ryan relocated to Kansas City and worked for Park Lawn Funeral Home there for over two years. In 2003 he decided to move back to Iowa and assist his father with the family business. Ryan started Fredregill Family Funeral Home in Baxter in the spring of 2009, bought his father out in 2016, and added the Polk City location in 2016.

Ryan and the girls attend the United Congregational Church of Christ in Baxter, and is a member of the Baxter Fun Committee, National Funeral Director’s Association, American Society of Embalmers, Baxter Masonic Lodge, and Za-Ga-Zig Shrine. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, riding motorcycles, camping, boating, but most of all helping families during their time of need. Ryan has a true understanding of small town Iowa and how important the funeral ceremonies are to the community. It truly is Ryan’s calling and passion in life to be able to serve.

Hailee, Sydnee, and Louie


Ryan has three wonderful children. Hailee is 11, Sydnee is 9, and Louie is just a baby. The girls are best friends and love playing outside, their dog Zoee, princesses, playing dress up, gymnastics, softball, and going to grandma’s house.

Carrie Diehl

Pre-Planning Specialist, Baxter Location – [email protected]

Carrie joined Ryan at the funeral home in 2013 and has been a great addition. She wears many hats from being a services assistant to meeting with families and guiding them through all of the planning options. .

Fred Fredregill

Funeral Director, Zearing Location

After 44 years in the funeral business Fred is finally slowing down but fills in when needed.

107 East Fox Ave., Baxter, IA 50028
310 North Center Street, Zearing, IA 50278