- Catered Receptions
- Funeral Celebrants
- Event Space
- Multicultural Funerals
Our funeral home and chapel
Harry A. Nauman & Son is a full-service funeral home with a large formal chapel that can seat 225 guests. For more intimate services, we also have a smaller chapel that seats up to 40 guests. Our reception room can cater to 125 seated guests. We pride ourselves in catering to your needs and wishes, no matter how big or small the request.
At Harry A. Nauman & Son, we help you create a service that honors the uniqueness of one’s life and will be long-remembered. We are committed to providing you with the highest quality of personal service and can present many options, including celebration of life services, military and veterans funerals, memorial services, cremation, graveside services, church services, catering, and transportation or shipping services.
We support the Sacramento community and are members of: Better Business Bureau, National Funeral Directors Association, California Funeral Directors Association, Sacramento Chamber, Hispanic Chamber, and the Asian-Pacific Chamber. We are also supporters of United Way, Paint the Town Sacramento, SPCA, Front Street Animal Shelter, Susan G. Komen Foundation, LIFT, AARP, Operation Backpack, Toys 4 Tots, Veterans Volunteers, Blue Star Moms, Every 15 Minutes, Volunteers of America, Shriners Hospitals for Children, Veterans of Foreign War, American Legion and our very own Dignity Memorial® Public Servants Program.
When you choose Harry A. Nauman & Son, you not only receive the compassionate care you expect from a locally-operated establishment, but also the value you deserve from the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. Whether you are planning ahead or you’re in immediate need of funeral or celebration arrangements, our licensed funeral directors and family service counselors are available 24 hours-a-day to assist you.
The early years
In 1903, several Sacramento funeral directors and embalmers formed a partnership at 1324 J Street. The partners included Harry A. Nauman, a salesman for Ingram & Bird furniture store; William Bath, the proprietor of the Arcade House rooming house; and Bath’s son Nicholas. After 6 years, the partnership dissolved and Harry A. Nauman moved the business to 1811 G Street, where he operated his funeral home independently for many years.
In 1913, Mr. Nauman was joined by his son, Harry A. Nauman Jr., who learned the business and received his license in 1916. On February 9, 1928, a corporation was formed by Harry A. Nauman Sr., his wife Clara, Harry A. Nauman Jr., his wife Elsa and C. M. House. That same year, the Nauman family constructed a new, modern, Spanish-style facility at 2021 28th Street, which included all the latest features for funeral homes.
In December 1941, both Harry A. Nauman Sr. and his wife Clara died, and the business was continued by Harry A. Nauman Jr.
A changing Sacramento community
After World War II, many changes developed in the funeral industry due to the diverse mix of new residents in the Sacramento community. What was once considered a “traditional funeral” began to change as many families requested something special or personalized at their services. Harry A. Nauman & Son served families of all ethnicities and religions, and offered what was most meaningful to each and every family—and continues these standards today.
With the population of Sacramento increasing, it soon became evident that freeways would have to be built, and the site that was suggested for an East-West freeway would eliminate the Harry A. Nauman & Son building on 28th Street. A new location for the funeral home was found on Freeport Boulevard, directly across from William Land Park. The new building incorporated large front windows—giving the space an open feeling—and a large foyer where families could visit with their friends.
Harry A. Nauman remained active in the business into his 80s but passed away in 1986. Our team continues the tradition established so many years ago by the Nauman family by serving each family with dignity, integrity and professionalism.