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With a history dating back to 1903, Harry A. Nauman & Son has been an important part of the Sacramento, California, community for more than a century. Harry A. Nauman founded our business on dignity, honor, respect and service excellence, and these continue to be our standards today.

Our funeral home and chapel

Harry A. Nauman & Son is a full-service funeral home with a large formal chapel that seats up to 225 guests. For more intimate services, we also have a smaller chapel that seats up to 40. Our reception room seats up to 70 friends and family members for a catered event. We pride ourselves on meeting your needs and wishes, no matter how big or small the request.

Personalized services

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.

Community involvement

We support the Sacramento community and are members of the Better Business BureauNational Funeral Directors AssociationCalifornia Funeral Directors AssociationSacramento ChamberHispanic Chamber and Asian-Pacific Chamber. We also support the SPCAFront Street Animal ShelterSusan G. Komen FoundationAARPToys 4 TotsVeterans VolunteersBlue Star MomsEvery 15 MinutesShriners Hospitals for ChildrenSacramento LGBT CenterSacramento PrideLand Park Community AssociationVeterans of Foreign WarAmerican Legion and our very own Dignity Memorial ® Public Servants Program.

Trusted provider

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.

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Interested in learning more? Call us at 916-452-6157 to request a custom quote.

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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.

"Having recently experienced funeral directors at three large Sacramento entities, I can, without hesitation, recommend the services provided by Harry A. Nauman and Son. I have buried three family members over the past three years and funeral director, Buffie Lynch, has assisted me with the preparations, the viewings, the services, a lunch reception (that I never thought I wanted but it made it so much easier than having people to the house and less chaotic than figuring out numbers for a restaurant reservation). She also assisted with cemetery coordinations and became an advocate when the cemetery didn't want to honor grave purchase that had been preplanned 20 years earlier. The care she provides to survivors are matched by the respect and care she shows the deceased when preparing their bodies. If you have to die (and you do), I highly recommend calling Buffie Lynch to preplan your memorial exactly how YOU want it. No one wants to think about dying but do yourself and your loved ones a favor and prepare your funeral now (including your eulogy) so that your wishes are met and your loved ones can be stress free allowing them to focus on the grieving process."

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September 2020

"Buffy was the best. Her gentle calm suggestions, sprinkled with a bit of light hearted spirit, made my sister and me feel very secure. Her choice of Tim Fanelli as our celebrant was perfect. He captured the essence of our Mother and spoke of her life with dignity, humor and reverence. We could not have had two better people to usher us through this emotional time. Our sincere thanks to both of them."

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March 2020

"Nauman and Son is a very clean and peaceful place. The staff, especially Tonya have been very friendly and helpful. Thank you for helping us get through this hard time."

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March 2020

"If you need help in creating a service for your loved one, these people at Nauman and Son will work to help you. You will be put at ease, all will be explained, you will feel no pressure. We now have wonderful memories made possible by the excellent staff at Nauman and Son."

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February 2020

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