In 1856, Conrad Laufersweiler opened one of the first funeral homes in Iowa that was devoted to funeral service. At that time, funeral directors worked from the furniture stores. Charles Laufersweiler joined his father in funeral service in Fort Dodge, Iowa and Charles' daughter, Mary also was active in running the funeral home until she married Keith Fielding, and they moved to Milo, Iowa to start the Fielding Funeral Home.
In 1952, they bought into the Beardsley Funeral Home in Chariton and operated Fielding Funeral Home until Keith sold the funeral home to his son, Clark. Throughout the following 50 years, many funeral homes have come and gone in Chariton, but Fielding's has remained a constant presence. We are proud to be a part of Chariton and intend to continue this funeral service tradition for many years to come.
--Clark & Maureen Fielding
The caring and experienced professionals at Fielding Funeral Home are here to support you through this difficult time. We offer a range of personalized services to suit your family’s wishes and requirements. You can count on us to help you plan a personal, lasting tribute to your loved one. And we’ll carefully guide you through the many decisions that must be made during this challenging time.
You are welcome to call us at any time of the day, any day of the week, for immediate assistance. Or, visit our funeral home in person at your convenience. We also provide a wealth of information here on our web site so you can learn more from the privacy of your own home.