In 1953 Howard H. Michel Funeral Home opened at 5930 Southwest Avenue. In 1955 Howard Michel married Evelyn Ludwig, and together, grew the business to the point of building a beautiful chapel next to the original building in 1975. After Howard Michel passed away in 1996, their son Kevin joined his mother and continued the business until March 2016 when they sold to Calvin and Chris Whitaker. The Whitaker's retained the 63 year name and will continue offering services from a family owned and operated funeral home.
***History of Michel Funeral Home wrote by Richard & Walter Scholl. Childhood friends of Kevin Michel.