Acacia Memorial Park & Funeral Home

14951 Bothell Way Ne Seattle, WA


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    John M Krake


    John never imagined becoming a funeral director. However, growing up a pastor's kid, he has always had compassion for people who are hurting. Despite believing he would spend his days following in his father's footsteps and serve in a church setting, John believes he has found his niche in the funeral service profession. It has provided him the opportunity to minister to and express compassion for people. John strives to alleviate the vulnerable feelings of the families he serves by being an honest, trustworthy and caring guide in the midst of such a difficult and overwhelming situation.

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    James V Larkin

    General Manager

    Vince Larkin has served as our general manager since July 2007. He holds a Bachelor of Mortuary Science from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science (1990) and a Bachelor of Science in sociology from the University of Utah (1992). Following graduation, Vince relocated to Seattle and became a member of the Dignity Memorial team in 1993.

    A 5th-generation funeral professional, Vince began working in the funeral industry planting petunias in the cemetery. Feeling called to funeral service, he has served in nearly every capacity. Although he misses directly serving client families, he is honored to support his team as they serve our community families.

    Vince currently serves on the board of the Church Council of Greater Seattle, is an active member of All Pilgrims Christian Church and greatly enjoys playing piano.

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    Chelsey Ann Stitt

    Funeral Director

    Chelsey Stitt has served families in the Seattle area since 2015. Originally from Minatare, Nebraska, she uses her Midwest charisma to make every family feel comfortable. She graduated from mortuary science school in Mesa, Arizona, and began a career at Melcher’s Mission Central Care facility shortly after. She worked for 5 years as an embalmer and then became a funeral director.

    Coordinating with Maricopa County Child Protective Services, Chelsey was humbled to offer assistance with children and infants who "went to be with angels" while under the state’s care.

    When she is not working, Chelsey likes to shop at Pike Place, cook, knit and go to art fairs.