Since 1910, Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home has been serving families in Spokane and the surrounding area.
John B. Hazen and Charles P. Jaeger opened their funeral home in the residential area of North Monroe Street, utilizing the parlor of an existing residence for this purpose. Hazen & Jaeger thus became the first provider of mortuary services outside of the business district of Spokane. This concept was so well received that they soon recognized the need for a larger facility.
In 1922, Hazen & Jaeger opened their newly-built funeral home at 1306 North Monroe Street, a stately facility specially designed to meet the funeral needs of the Spokane community with a large chapel, several visitation rooms, a modern embalming facility and a state-of-the-art crematory. Once again, the community response was so positive that the facility was expanded in 1927 to add a second chapel and additional visitation facilities.
Hazen & Jaeger has served as a leader in the funeral service profession since its early days when Mr. Hazen served as the first president of the National Embalmers’ Association and as president of the Washington State Association of Morticians for eight years.
Upon the construction of their crematory facility in the early 1920s, Hazen & Jaeger provided cremation services to the Spokane community, as well as to smaller communities throughout the Inland Empire and beyond. Over the years, Hazen & Jaeger has provided cremation services to more than 50 other funeral homes, allowing them to provide cremation options to the families they served in Spokane, the Palouse, Cheney, Deer Park and Colville, as well as in Central Washington, North Idaho, Montana and Canada.
As the Spokane area expanded, Hazen & Jaeger continued their tradition of serving families where they live. In 1955, the beautiful new Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home opened at 1306 North Pines Road, providing a second funeral home to better serve the region’s growing population.
Hazen & Jaeger has been serving the Spokane community longer than any other funeral home, and has maintained a strong commitment to its early pledge of “Courtesy, Kindness and Service.” This commitment to serving the Spokane community has never been limited to only funeral-related needs. The founders, their families and staff have served the Spokane community in a variety of ways, including service on the School Board and on the boards of several area charities, foundations and senior housing associations. They have actively supported the arts, various churches, civic groups and fraternal organizations. Many have proudly served their nation in the military.
There also has been a long standing commitment to the safety of children in the Spokane community. In 1959 Hazen & Jaeger funded the distribution of “The Cautious Twins” materials that taught children how to avoid personal danger. Today they provide the Dignity Memorial Escape School® program, bringing a vital abduction prevention message to children at their schools, churches and other venues.
Since its simple beginnings in 1910, the rich legacy of serving families in their time of need continues at Hazen & Jaeger Funeral Home. Their caring staff is committed to providing the highest quality of personal service available. Hazen & Jaeger’s reputation of excellence is your assurance that they will be there when you need them.