The Brick-Meger Funeral Home has had a longtime presence in
Owatonna. Founded in 1897, the original location was on Cedar
Avenue in downtown Owatonna. This location served as both a funeral
home and furniture store. Around the turn of the century, funeral
directors were also cabinetmakers. The undertaker would make all
the burial arrangements with the family and then return to his shop
to construct the casket.
In 1964, the business moved to it present location on Austin Road.
Through the 112-year history of the business, it has seen several
changes in ownership. Bill Brick ran the business until 1988. James
Postlewaite assumed ownership at that time and operated it until
the present owner, Glen A. Meger, took over in 2000.
Glen A. Meger
Glen A. Meger is the owner of Brick-Meger Funeral Home and the
Medford Funeral Home. A native of Belle Plaine, Minnesota, he
attended Minnesota State University Mankato and graduated from the
University of Minnesota School of Mortuary Science. He and his wife
Cheryl make their home in Owatonna and are the proud parents of
three sons; Mike, Alex and Brett. Glen is an avid wrestling fan
having followed Mike and Alex through their high school and
collegiate wrestling careers. He is also a certified
wrestling official and referees at the high school level matches in
various locations across Southern Minnesota.
Tim Thomas is a Minnesota-licensed mortician and has twenty
years of funeral service experience in the Owatonna and Medford
areas. Tim served six years in the U.S. Navy and he is a graduate
of the University of Minnesota School of Mortuary Science. He also
has advanced education and training in forensic death
investigation. Tim is very active in the Owatonna community. He has
appeared in numerous theatrical productions with the Little Theater
of Owatonna and the Merlin Players. He had served for over ten
years as the Flower Dept. Superintendent for the Steele County Free
Fair, in addition to being a member of the organizing committee for
Owatonna's Festival of the Arts. Another interest for Tim is
landscape design, with an emphasis on container gardening.
Tim Rice handles the advertising and public relations for the
Brick-Meger organization. He brings experience in this field after
a 32-year career with Federated Insurance. Rice graduated from
Truman State University with a degree in Business
He and his wife Linda are the proud parents of two children and
five grandchildren. Tim is active in the Owatonna Knights of
Columbus, where he is an Honorary Member, and served at the state
level as a District Deputy for more than four years.
In addition to his advertising and public relations duties, he
is available to assist at funerals and visitations.
John (Jack) Dillemuth
John (Jack) Dillemuth is a Director's Assistant for the
Brick - Meger organization. He has worked part-time for the past 13
He works as a greeter for visitations and memorial
ceremonies. He assists at funeral services, and is a driver
of the funeral coach. Jack had this to say about his position, "I
am very humbled to be of assistance to the grieving family and
He grew up in Owatonna and Steele County, graduating from
Owatonna High School, and was a volunteer fireman for many years.
In addition Jack has been Special Deputy with the Steele County
Sheriff's Department for over 50 years. He is presently a part-time
Bailiff/Jury Attendant for the District Judges at the Steele County
He was employed at OTC/SPX Corporation for over 41 years after
high school, and worked in all phases of the plant, with the last
23 years as a Manufacturing Engineer in the Process and Production
He and wife Marilyn have been happily married for over 52 years.
They have three grown children and seven grandchildren in their