Funeral Home Happenings April 11, 2017

 

Written by Samantha Ward

 

Funeral directors and funeral home owners constantly strive to improve themselves for their community and the families they serve.

 

Unfortunately, they don’t often get the recognition they deserve. That’s why Frazer Consultants regularly features the accomplishments of funeral directors and funeral homes in our Funeral Home Happenings blog. See what your peers and colleagues have been up to lately!

 

Holder-Wells Funeral Home Expands

Holder-Wells Funeral Home in Moss Point, Mississippi, has expanded with the purchase of Coastal Funeral Home, Coastal Cremations, and Serene Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

 

Read more at Sun Herald.

 

Johnson Funeral Home Named Small Business of the Year

Johnson Funeral Home in Louisiana took home the title of Small Business of the Year at the Chamber of Southwest Louisiana’s March EXPO Luncheon.

 

Read more at American Press.

 

Dengel & Son Mortuary Purchases Penwell-Gabel Locations

Craig and Cindy Dengel, owners of Dengel & Son Mortuary in Ottawa, Kansas, have purchased three locations formerly known as Penwell-Gable Funeral Homes.

 

Read more at The Miami County Republic.

 

Gorden Funeral Residence, Inc. Gets New Owners

Gorden Funeral Residence, Inc. in Allegan and Hopkins, Michigan, is now under the ownership of Tim Ofield of Ofield Funeral Home in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This change in ownership comes because the current owners, Steve and Mary VanderVeen, have decided to retire.

 

Read more at Allegan Co. News.

 

Samuel A. Teolis Funeral Home Features Museum

Unlike most other museums, the museum in the basement of the Samuel A. Teolis Funeral Home encourages handling the artifacts.

 

Read more at Ellwood City Ledger.

 

TJ McGowan Funeral Home Featured in Story

TJ McGowan Funeral Home in Haverstraw, New York, is featured in a news article for celebrating lives.

 

Read more at Rockland County Times.

 

Story Features History of Messinger Mortuaries in Scottsdale

Paul Messinger was born and raised in Scottsdale, where he later founded Messinger Mortuaries in 1959.

 

Read more at AZ Central.

 

Olsen Funeral Home in New Hands

Olsen Funeral Home in Jefferson, Wisconsin, is now owned by Jake Gibson, who has worked as a funeral director in Wisconsin for the past four years.

 

Read more at Daily Union.

 

If you or someone you know deserves recognition, email us at samantha@frazerconsultants.com. We’d love to feature you or them in our next installment of Funeral Home Happenings!

 

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