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For nearly 100 years, Bridgeport Memorial Chapel has provided Bridgeport, Nebraska, and the surrounding communities, with funeral and cremation care. With just 410 families, this Nebraska Panhandle community is special, and we take our mission of caring for our friends and neighbors very seriously. We treat people like they are members of our very own family—because in many ways they are.

A comfortable and convenient funeral home

Front exterior at Bridgeport Memorial ChapelLocated in the heart of Bridgeport, next door to the library, Bridgeport Memorial Chapel is a comfortable place to plan a funeral or cremation. A small garden in front of the funeral home is a peaceful place to sit and think. Our charming funeral chapel, with white wood pews, accommodates up to 90 guests. We are privileged to provide a place for people to honor their loved ones, remember and celebrate life.

A caring team committed to personalized service

Our funeral home team prides itself on attention to detail and going the extra mile. There is almost nothing we won’t do to ensure that your family is well cared for. Whether you need a ride in a snowstorm or a few extra moments with your loved one, we will try to make it happen. We have spent our careers caring for friends and neighbors, and we carry a true passion for guiding families through their most difficult moments.

We believe that it’s important to take the time to acknowledge the life of a loved one. We design services that celebrate the individuality of a person, taking care to incorporate as many personal touches as possible. We take extra care to ensure that each service is unique. From an outdoor celebration with local musicians and a dove release to a cremation scattering following a trail ride to anything between or beyond, we can help make it happen.

Our private crematory

Floral arrangement in a vase on top of a table inside a funeral home. Cremation is an increasingly common choice, but not everyone knows that cremation can also include a beautiful ceremony or even a viewing with visitation. From a cremation without a funeral service to a cremation with a memorial that follows, we help you understand the variety of arrangements that are possible and partner with you to create a unique service for your loved one.

Our Scottsbluff sister location, Dugan-Kramer Funeral Home & Crematory operates a private crematorium just 40 minutes away. Bridgeport Memorial Chapel cremations are usually performed at that location, which means your loved is always in our care.

We are here for you

Our goal is kindness, compassion and friendship. Whether you are planning a funeral or cremation ahead of time or need immediate assistance, call us anytime, day or night.

History

Chapel at Bridgeport Memorial ChapelBridgeport Memorial Chapel was established in 1929 as North Funeral Home. It was purchased in 1934 by Walter Canaday, who renamed it Canaday Funeral Home. In 1955, Bob Holechek bought the funeral home and changed the name to Holechek Funeral Home.

The business again changed hands in 1970, when it was purchased by Norman Christensen, who ran it until 1991, when ownership was merged with Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel. At that time, Bridgeport Memorial Chapel was remodeled and modernized.

Bridgeport becomes part of the Allnutt family

Rick Allnutt and Susan Hughes purchased Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in January 2014 and both Dugan-Kramer and Bridgeport Memorial Chapel became part of the highly reputable Allnutt Funeral Service family. The Allnutt story dates back to 1886 in Greeley, Colorado. Rick’s company began serving western Nebraska in 1998, when he purchased the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball.

Allnutt Funeral Service joined the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers in 2017. Family proprietors Rick Allnutt and Susan Hughes and Bill and Dee Allnutt carry on the family enterprise, which includes 12 locations in western and northern Colorado and western Nebraska.

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100% SERVICE GUARANTEE

At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully. Learn about our Dignity Difference benefits.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"My family and I were very happy with the professionalism of everyone and highly recommend your services. Thank you for being there when mom passed."

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November 2019

"VERY SATISFIED"

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June 2019

"HIGHLY RECOMMEND - QUITE PLEASED"

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August 2018

Meet Our Team

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    Tammy Lutz

    Manager
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    Mary Beth Mau

    Funeral Director
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