Karen King

Contact Information


800-477-3633 Ext. 7704

(515) 371-3219


Who I am

King Family PortraitI have been with Homesteaders my entire professional career…46 years, and I wouldn’t change a thing! I joined Homesteaders in 1972, as a policy typist - that’s correct - this was before computers, I actually typed the face-page of our policies! After experiencing success in a variety of departments, I was thrilled when the chance to lead the Account Executive Home Office team became available. I knew it would be the perfect opportunity to apply my customer service and communication skills to help my funeral home customers achieve success. I live in Grimes, Iowa, with my husband, Larry (no, not that Larry King) and our two cats, Bailey and Kahlua. I am a member of the Iowa Funeral Directors Association, the International Customer Service Association, Toastmasters, Model T Ford Club and a passionate volunteer for Camp Heart Connection. I enjoy exercising and spending time with my large family and friends.

Why I joined Homesteaders

Homesteaders Home OfficeI joined Homesteaders because of its wonderful family-friendly environment and the opportunity for continued personal and professional advancement. I have gained a real appreciation for what funeral professionals do. You are truly in the business of caring and I am happy to be able to provide the best in funeral service funding and support services. I am excited for the chance to share my vast experience and knowledge with you so you can concentrate on taking care of your customer’s needs.

What I do

Home Office Region Group PortraitAs a Regional Director, I’m focused on helping my customers succeed. It is my job to listen to your challenges, find solutions and provide you with the tools you need to reach or exceed your goals. My extensive customer service experience, consulting skills and knowledge of the funeral industry give me the confidence to help you develop on-target marketing plans to grow your business and achieve success.

From our blog

Feb 15

Low-Cost Video Tools for Your Funeral Home Marketing

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Feb 7

Why Everyone on Your Staff is Part of Your Pre-need Team

I think you’d be hard-pressed to find many professions that require such a strong willingness to go above and beyond expectations as the funeral profession. On any day, any member of your firm’s...

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Jan 31

Funeral Home Marketing Ideas to Implement in 2019

It’s a new year, full of exciting challenges and fresh goals. And it’s the perfect time to evaluate your funeral home marketing to ensure you’re staying up-to-date with best practices and devoting...

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