History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

Our History

Ubben-Lentz Funeral Home opened on March 1, 2013. Jayme E. Lentz has owned Lentz Funeral Homes in Algona, Livermore and Burt since 2006. Jessica S. Ubben has been employed with Lentz Funeral Homes in Algona, Livermore and Burt since 2010. Jayme and Jessica purchased the building for Ubben-Lentz Funeral Home on March 1, 2013. With extensive remodeling, Ubben-Funeral Home started serving the Humboldt area of Iowa. Jessica grew up in this area and together Jayme and Jessica felt it was a good fit and opportunity for them. Jessica graduated from Humboldt High School in 2005. After high school Jessica continued her education at Des Moines Area Community College and graduated from the Mortuary Science Program in 2008. Her funeral home career started with Ewing Funeral Homes in Britt, Kanawha and Clarion in 2007. Through Ewing's she completed her apprenticeship and became a Licensed Funeral Director. Jessica and her husband Matt were married on October 10, 2009 in Humboldt. In August of 2010, Jessica started working for Lentz Funeral Homes in Algona, Livermore and Burt and has been employed by Jayme Lentz since. Jayme graduated from Emmetsburg High School in 1991. After high school he joined the U.S. Army and served as a medical specialist in Fort Riley, Kansas. He also served in the Iowa Army National Guard for four years. His funeral home career began at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home in Davenport in 1999. In August 2001 Jayme and his wife moved to Iowa Falls where he worked for Surls Funeral Home. His search began to find a funeral home to own. He had looked at a couple of funeral homes including the Lentz Funeral Homes. Moving back to this area just seemed to make sense to Jayme and his wife Melissa. Jayme and his wife Melissa have owned Lentz Funeral Homes in Algona, Livermore and Burt since January 1, 2006. Both Jayme and Jessica look forward to serving Humboldt County.

Our Valued Staff

  • Jessica S. Ubben

    Jessica S. Ubben, Owner, Funeral Director

    Jessica S. Ubben was born and raised in Humboldt, where she graduated from High School in 2005. Jessica received an Associated of Science degree from Des Moines Area Community College in 2007 and an Advance Standing Diploma in Mortuary Science from Des Moines Area Community College in 2008. In 2007 she began working at Ewing Funeral Home in Britt, Kanawha, and Clarion where she served her apprenticeship. In August of 2010 Jessica joined Lentz Funeral Home in Algona, Livermore and Burt. Jessica is a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Humboldt Noon Kiwanis and 100+Women Who Care of Humboldt County. Jessica lives in Dakota City with her two children, Griffin age 6 and Deegan age 4. Being a mom is Jessica's life passion. In her spare time she enjoys spending time outdoors, cooking and reading.

  • Jayme E. Lentz

    Jayme E. Lentz, Owner, Funeral Director

    Jayme E. Lentz was born and raised in Emmetsburg, where he graduated from High School in 1991. He enlisted in the U.S. Army as a medical specialist.
    Jayme served at Fort Riley, Kansas, where he obtained the rank of sergeant and was awarded the expert field medical badge. Jayme received an Associated of Arts degree from Iowa Western Community College in 1997, Associated of Applied Mortuary Science from Carl Sandburg College in 2000, and a Bachelor of Elected Studies from St. Ambrose University in 2001. In 1999 he began working at Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home in Davenport where he served his apprenticeship. In August of 2001 Jayme joined Surls Funeral Home in Iowa Falls. On January 1, 2006 Jayme and Melissa purchased the Lentz Funeral Homes. Jayme is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Algona Rotary Club, Burt Lions Club, Algona American Legion Post #90, Kossuth County Pheasants Forever Banquet Committee, the Algona family YMCA Board of Directors and the Iowa Funeral Directors Association where he is serving as the Immediate Past President. Jayme enjoys hunting, camping, and fishing.