Justin Wozny: Roper & Sons

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Roper & Sons Funeral Home (www.roperandsons.com) is now in its 115th year of serving Lincoln, NE families with honor, integrity, and dignity.

From pre-planning and funeral services to providing outreach services such as grief support groups and monthly educational topic breakfasts, Roper & Sons is a trusted resource that remains dedicated to those in our community. Justin Wozny is a Funeral Director at Roper & Sons Funeral Home.

Tell us a little about your role at Roper & Sons. – I work in all aspects of the business from the first time we meet with a family until well after services have concluded, which may be weeks, months and even years down the road.

How did you get started in the business? – I grew up in Lexington, NE and before high school I started working at the local funeral home, doing odd jobs; mowing, washing cars, etc. As I got older I would be involved in the more day to day aspects and found a deep interest in the ability to help others through the most difficult times in their lives. Sixteen years later, I still have that interest and the more I age, the more rewarding it becomes to assist any and every family in their time of need.

What is the biggest challenge you’ve faced professionally? – I would say the biggest challenge for me is working with all types of family dynamics and situations. It will always be a challenge because most often this is the first time you have met these people, and two families are never the same. So the ability to adjust and go sometimes from one end of the spectrum to the other can be difficult.

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off? – Relax, play golf, or work on spontaneous projects.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? – “Life always has a funny way of working itself out” — My mom would and still tells me this to this day.

If you could choose any other profession to be successful in, what would it be? – Pediatrics. I enjoy working with children because they remind me and show us the most honest view of life; something we seem to get away from as we grow older.

What is your favorite movie? – Patch Adams.

What is your favorite TV show? – I don’t really have a favorite, but I do find myself watching (or having it on in the background) the Discovery Channel and Food Network often.  I guess one of the actual shows I watch more than others is Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives and I have no reason why.

If you could have dinner with one famous person from the past or present, who would it be? – There would be two: Fred Rogers (Mr. Rogers Neighborhood) or Theodore Suess Geisel, better known as Dr. Suess. Their viewpoints on life and timeless wisdom are entirely different; however, one in the same.

If our readers would like to contact you, how should they do so? – Feel free to call me at (402) 476-1225 or email me at justin@roperandsons.com. All are also welcome to visit our website, www.roperandsons.com, or stop by and see us at 4300 O Street.

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