(d) By Whom Served. Process
may be served inside or outside this state by the sheriff
of the county where the service is made, or by a deputy,
or by any other person over the age of 18 years, not a party
to the action.
(e) Personal Service.
Personal service shall be as follows:
Upon a natural person over the age of 18 years by delivering
a copy thereof to the person, or by leaving a copy at the
(1) Usual place of abode, with any person
over the age of 18 years who is a member of the person's
family, or at the person's usual place of business, with
the person's secretary, bookkeeper, manager, or the chief
clerk; or by delivering a copy to an agent authorized by
appointment or by law to receive service of process;
(2) Upon a natural person between the ages
of 13 years and 18 years...;
(3) Upon a person [who has] a conservator;
(4) Upon a partnership of other unincorporated
association, by delivering a copy of thereof to one or more
of the partners or associates, or a managing or general
(5) Upon a private corporation, by delivering
a copy thereof to any officer, manager, general agent, or
(6) Upon a municipal corporation...
(7) Upon a county...
(8) Upon a school district...
(h) Manner of Proof.
(1) If served in a state or territory of
the United States by a sheriff or U.S. Marshall, or a deputy,
by such person's certificate with a statement as to date,
place, and manner of service;
(2) If by any other person, by the person's
affidavit thereof, with the same statement;
(3) If by mail, by the certificate of the
clerk showing the date of the mailing, and the date the
clerk received the return receipt;
(4) If by publication, by the affidavit
of publication, together with the certificate of the clerk
as to the mailing of copy of the process where required;
(5) By the written admission or waiver
of service by the person or persons to be served, duly acknowledged.
(j) Amendment. At any
time in its discretion..., the court may allow any process
or proof of service to be amended, unless it clearly appears
that material prejudice would result to the substantial
rights of the party against whom the process is issued.
(k) Refusal of Copy. If
a person to be served refuses to accept a copy of the process,
service shall be sufficient if the person serving the process
knows or has reason to identify the person who refuses to
be served, identifies the documents being served and offers
to deliver a copy of the documents to the person who refuses
to be served.