Randy Lahey was born in Dubuque, Iowa where his family had farmed for many years. He attended Upper Iowa University and graduated in 1980 from Mid-American College of Funeral Service, graduating as class Valedictorian. In early years, he served families of all religious denominations throughout Iowa and Minnesota. The Laheys purchased the Haylock-O'Hara Funeral Home in Maquoketa in 1988 from Bernice Haylock and LaVanche O'Hara. In 2003, the Laheys purchased the Hayden Funeral Homes, of Olin, Oxford Junction, Wyoming and Lost Nation, Iowa.
Courtney Dawson originated from Mechanicsville, Iowa daughter of Tom and Judy Strickler. She graduated from North Cedar High School in 2008 then attended Des Moines Area Community College for Mortuary Science. She now resides in Wyoming, Iowa with her husband Chad and their adorable daughter Abigail.