Locke Is Growing: Check Out Our Newest Location

Posted on November 01, 2021

We’re excited to welcome a new location to the Locke family of businesses—Locke at Tower Park. Located at 4140 Kimball Avenue in Waterloo, Iowa, this state-of-the-art facility will be the first of its kind in the Cedar Valley.

Locke at Tower Park brings with it a number of changes and expanded service offerings. However, you can rest assured—you will still find the compassion, experience, and expertise you have come to expect from Locke’s at all our locations.

Evolving Needs

Since Locke’s opened in 1945, our mission has been to serve the needs of the community. As those needs have changed, Locke’s has changed and expanded to match. Locke at Tower Park is the next step in that evolution.

“Locke at Tower Park allows us to build on our already strong foundation,” said Eric J. Locke, funeral director. “Contemporary services, including nondenominational alternatives or celebration of life ceremonies, continue to be a growing request in our community. Locke at Tower Park expands our ability to provide these contemporary experiences for families at an affordable price.”

Locke at Tower Park will be home to the Life Celebration Center, Locke Cremation Service, and Continuous Care Grief Support. Additionally, Kearns Funeral Service, which was purchased by the Locke’s in 2013, will relocate to the new facility. The new facility will also offer options for outdoor settings and expanded catering selections, as well as the serving of alcohol.

Same Commitment

Locke’s remains committed to serving the needs of the community. Our other family-owned and operated locations will continue to care for your needs before, during, and after a loss. Locke on 4th, for example, will see some updates, but will still offer the traditional spaces you’re familiar with, including a chapel with pews and large visitation areas. 

“We will continue to deliver the complete array of funeral and cremation services you have trusted Locke’s to provide for four generations,” Eric said. “The only change in services is in terms of expansion.”

You’ll also see the same familiar faces around. Everyone—the Locke family and the entire staff—plans to continue their work with Locke Funeral Services and looks forward to the new facility, along with the enhanced options coming soon.

“We’re honored to be able to care for our community,” Eric said. “With the opening of Locke at Tower Park, we plan to bring new jobs to Waterloo and add even more caring funeral professionals to help you.”

You’re Invited

Construction on Locke at Tower Park is going smoothly, and we plan to be ready to serve you in our new location by November. We will soon be holding an open house event to welcome you to the new space. Please watch for open house dates and times.

In the meantime, you can find out more about the new location by going to If you have any questions or are in need of any funeral services, please contact us at 319-233-6138. We are always here for you.



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