History & Staff
Personalized service options allow you to honor your loved ones in a way that is both meaningful and healing. We hope to provide support and caring while delivering memorial services that celebrate life and help families find the peace they deserve.
If you’re seeking an honorable celebration of life, we invite you to learn more about where we came from, our vision, and the dedicated people behind our work.
A History of Caring
Jerry & Janette Rost
The Rost Funeral Home opened in 2005 when Jerry and Janette Rost purchased the business and it as continued to grow along with the Mountain Home community.
Jerry’s career in funeral service began more than fifty years ago in Boise, ID and he is very proud of the fact that he has spent his entire career serving families in the Treasure Valley. Along the way, Jerry and Janette acquired an 1897 horse drawn funeral carriage, which is on display in the funeral home along with a large mural depicting how the carriage was used in the 19th and early 20th century.
As the only funeral home in Elmore County, the staff at Rost Funeral Home have worked hard to be active members of the community and to be there to take care of families in every way possible when the need arises.
Our Staff’s Dedication to Respectful Care
A funeral, or memorial service, should provide family members and loved ones with the chance to reflect, remember, and celebrate a life well-lived. Our goal is to create exceptional services and experiences that fulfill the wishes of your loved one. Our experienced Funeral Directors provide guidance on the crucial first steps toward healing.
Location Leader/Funeral Director
Nickie grew up in a small, rural, farming town in Pennsylvania. After graduating high school, she married Mike Campbell. In 1995, Mike joined the US Air Force and together they started a new adventure! In 2005, after being stationed in Mountain Home for several years, they received orders overseas to Italy. There, Nickie began studying Mortuary Science through the distant learning program at The Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and received her license.
Upon their return back to Mountain Home in 2007, Nickie began working for Rost Funeral Home, becoming a full time team member in 2008.
Not only is she a licensed funeral director/embalmer, she is also a full time mother of 7 children and a proud grandmother to 6. Nickie enjoys supporting her children in all their sporting events and volunteering when asked.
Joni was born in Mountain Home (3rd generation), and was raised in Boise, and Featherville, Idaho. She graduated from Borah High School, and attended Boise State University. She worked in the banking / insurance industry for 23 years. During this time she held Life, Health, Property and Causality Insurance licenses, and was the National Client Satisfaction Manager, supporting 13 states of lending officers from Vermont to Alaska.
In August of 2005, she started her employment with Rost Funeral Home. Working in the funeral home environment, and helping a family through a difficult time has been so rewarding.
In Joni’s spare time, she and her husband Allan spend it enjoying Idaho by hiking, camping, 4 wheeling, fishing, hunting, snowmobiling, and snow shoeing. She is a proud step mom to 4, and grandma to 13. She is an active real estate agent, and still holds her life insurance license to assist families with burial insurance at the funeral home. She and Allan are volunteers for the Elmore Search and Rescue, Pine/Featherville ambulance and the Elmore County Extrication Unit.
Bill Gossett grew up in the Tampa Bay Florida area, were he graduated from Gulf High School. Following high school Bill began his studies in Culinary Arts after graduating he was honored to be chef and manager at several 5 star resorts and hotels throughout the country. Continuing his education, Bill moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 1996 where he attended Arizona State University. Shortly after was excepted to the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science where he studied, practiced and graduated in 2000 at the top of his class and was awarded the Dr. L.W. Hosford Leadership Award.
After working in the funeral industry since he was 17 years old and still in high school, Bill returned to Phoenix as a licensed mortician and so began his professional career in funeral service.
The last 10 years Bill has held different positions and titles within the funeral industry. Bill has practiced in Arizona, Florida, Kentucky and now blessed to be in Idaho.
Bill has been working and involved in the death care industry most of his life, in the last couple years Bill personally has experienced losing his parents and siblings within months of one another. Experiencing such loss Bill feels it has given him a renewed commitment compassion, dedication on another level to allow him to provide the families he serves just has they were his own family.
Family being so important to Bill he relocated to the Boise, Idaho area to be close to his sister and her kids. Bill feels honored and grateful to be given the opportunity to join the staff at Rost Funeral Home and is just excited to be part of the team. Bill lives within walking distance of the funeral home and is looking forward to getting more involved in community and church events.