The Chandler Funeral Association began serving the Chandler community in 1928. There were 79 charter members who paid a one-time fee of $5.00 per family. The minutes were written in both Dutch and English for the first 10 years. The first horse-drawn hearse was purchased for $62.50, and members could use the hearse for free, while non-members were charged $5.00.
In 1938, the Association purchased the church barn for $75.00, which became the funeral home until it was destroyed in a tornado in 1992. The funeral home was then built in its current location in 1993.
Now the cost of membership is a one-time fee of only $6.00, which covers spouses, and any unmarried children.
In November, 2013, the board re-established the membership discount program. Discounts include a 10% discount on services selected and casket selected at the time of arrangements, a free visitation service, and free memorial merchandise and printing materials.
Membership also gives you a voting right in how the funeral home conducts its business and services. A seven-member board of directors maintains the operations of the business. The services of Chandler Funeral Association are very competitively priced.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A MEMBER FOR US TO SERVE YOU!
Over the years, area funeral directors have assisted the Chandler Funeral Association with the funerals. Steve Almlie of Almlie Funeral Home in Tracy has been our Funeral Director since 2001. His son, Seneca, began in 2006. In 2013, Seneca Almlie took over as the official director with Chandler Funeral Association, and his father helps out when needed.