I n 1926, Bert deMalignon moved to Bowdle and established deMalignon Funeral Home. He operated the business until his death in 1956. Mrs. deMalignon managed the business until October of that year when she sold it to Ray Schriver.
In June 1961, Saginaw, Michigan native Floyd Miller purchased the funeral home from the Schrivers and he and his wife, Helen, established deMalignon-Miller Funeral Home.
In 1963 the Millers added a funeral chapel in Selby which was operated out of the former First National Bank building on Selby's Main Street. In 1967 they constructed a new funeral chapel located at 110 W Scranton Street, northeast of the Walworth County Courthouse.
The Millers continued running the business until 1973 when they moved to Aberdeen where they purchased the Huebl Funeral Chapel. That year Aberdeen native R.E. "Ed" Ackerson moved to Bowdle to operate Miller Funeral Home. In January 1992 Ed and his wife, Pat, moved to Aberdeen.
Lien Funeral Home's current manager and owner, Stickney native Scott Lien, began his tenure in January 1992. A second generation funeral director, Scott graduated from Stickney High School in 1983 and Worsham College of Mortuary Science in DesPlaines, IL in March 1986. Before moving to Bowdle he helped at his parent's businesses, Lien Furniture and Funeral Home in Stickney. He married Gale Brandsrud, an Estelline native, on June 5, 1993. In addition to being kept busy as the Bowdle Public School kindergarten teacher and as an EVOC driver for the Bowdle ambulance, she is also involved in many aspects of the funeral business. The Liens are also kept very busy at home, raising Aaron and Lydia, both born in 2001. The family was formed through adoption, an act near and dear to the Lien's hearts.