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Since 1932, Lisle Funeral Home has been serving the culturally diverse greater Fresno community by providing multi-faith funeral and cremation services.

Personalized funeral services

Regardless of whether you or your loved one have chosen burial or cremation, a personalized funeral or memorial service fills an important role in allowing friends and family to say their last goodbyes, and by honoring, recognizing and celebrating the life of your loved one. We include personalized details in every funeral service we plan, and this leaves lasting and healing impressions on our families and their guests.

It’s our honor to help you plan a celebration that reflects the personality and passions of you or your loved one. Whether that plan includes a traditional burial or cremation, we can help you find inspiration from your life and turn that inspiration into a memorable service filled with thoughtful and meaningful details.

Commitment to community

For 85 years, we have been an active supporter of a variety of local organizations in the Fresno community. We also provide numerous outreach programs that greatly benefit our community, including Dignity Memorial Escape School®, Dignity Memorial Smart & Safe Living®, the Dignity Memorial Public Servants Program and the Dignity Memorial Homeless Veterans Burial Program, among others.

Trusted provider

We are proud to be a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose Lisle Funeral Home, you not only receive the compassionate care you expect from a locally operated establishment, but also the benefits you deserve from the largest and most trusted network of funeral, cremation and memorialization services.


John N. Lisle established 2 funeral homes in Sanger. He also ran the local telephone company, along with a furniture and hardware business. In 1913, he sold both funeral homes and purchased the Beal Brothers Funeral Home in Fresno and renamed it Lisle Funeral Home.

In 1932, he purchased the Swift Mansion and moved to the current location of Lisle Funeral Home. While Lisle Funeral Home has occupied the Swift Mansion since 1932, the home itself dates back to 1905 when Harvey Swift, an early Fresno lumberman, designed and built it for $40,000 to $50,000—an extraordinary sum in the early 1900s. In 1939, the Calaveras Chapel was added on the southern end of the building, and in 1960, a smaller chapel named after Mr. Lisle was added to the north end.

With a beautiful Georgian Revival-style building and ties to local historical figures, Lisle Funeral Home is an intricate part of the Fresno landscape and continues to be regarded among the most prestigious funeral homes in the greater Fresno area. Since opening in 1905, the Swift Mansion has hosted costume balls, birthday parties, church affairs and other social events.






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.

"Unfortunately we have had to make arrangements for two family members within this year. Duanna helped us with both. She is so kind, considerate and really has a heart for people like myself who have to go through this unforeseen circumstance when a love one passes away. She made sure to answer any questions at all hours when needed during the preparing for our services. Chris also helped for one of the services and he very much appreciated as well."

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October 2020

"Since we are in a difficult time in our lives, ie: the Corona Virus Pandemic I would say that my experience overall was like none that has been experienced so far. I live 200 + miles from where my loved one passed. All arrangements were dealt with by phone calls. Christopher Gray was outstanding in all areas. We did have a family representative at the burial site and I was told that everything went as planned. Our family has used Lisle Funeral Home on 7 occasions in the past 60 years and would like to thank Christopher and everyone involved in taking care of us"

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September 2020

"We have used Lisle's funeral Home for 5 members of our family through the years. They are very pleasant and helpful. I have made my own funeral arraingments recently, I have worked with different employees their and everyone has been great to work with. Chris has recently helped me bury my step dad and he did a perfect job. So hats off to everyone at Lisle's. Thank you, very much"

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September 2020

"Although, this was a very difficult time in our lives with losing two very important and loved family members within months of each other, Duanna was amazing. She was caring, sympathetic and made us feel like family."

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September 2020

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  • Fresno Funeral Home Manager -  Lisle Funeral Home

    Christopher Ralph Gray

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