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Kriegshauser Mortuary-West Chapel


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Kriegshauser Mortuary-West Chapel, also known as Kriegshauser West, has served St. Louis County families since 1959. Our mortuary at 9450 Olive Boulevard in Olivette, Missouri, has been a cornerstone of dependable, helpful funeral service to residents of central and western St. Louis County for generations.





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Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.

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Funeral home amenities

Reception room at Kriegshauser Mortuary-West ChapelThe staff at Kriegshauser Mortuary-West Chapel understands the needs of our St. Louis community. You'll find a spacious funeral home with lighted on-site parking and a comfortable environment for any funeral ceremony or wake. We host all types of services, including traditional funerals, cremations and celebration of life events. Whether you have an immediate need or want to plan ahead, our caring, professional staff will help your family. It's our goal to plan a celebration that is personal to your family and friends while offering comfort and compassion.

Share your service ideas

Your family is special, and funeral services should honor your traditions. Our funeral directors will guide you through everything you need to create a personal tribute for yourself or a loved one. When you visit Kriegshauser Mortuary-West Chapel, we'll discuss costs, visitation schedules and ways to make the service as special as your loved one.

Share your loved one's hobbies and accomplishments, and we'll use those details as inspiration. We're also happy to help with writing thoughtful obituaries, organize catering and refreshments, and suggesting cemetery and mausoleum options in the area.

We honor veterans

At Kriegshauser Mortuary-West Chapel, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level One Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

A trusted provider

Our national affiliation of trusted funeral, cremation and memorialization services will make any request at your time of need a simplified selection of services and products not available outside of the Dignity Memorial® network. Kriegshauser Mortuary-West Chapel has a long-standing reputation for funeral service in St. Louis, and we consider it an honor to serve your family. Please contact us if you have questions or to learn more about our funeral and cremation options.


Front exterior building at Kriegshauser Mortuary-West ChapelThe story of Kriegshauser Mortuary-West Chapel in St. Louis, Missouri, begins in 1891, when Herman Kriegshauser established a St. Louis-based funeral service business with his son, George. Eventually, George's funeral business became known as the George Kriegshauser Livery and Undertaking Co., located at 4104 Manchester Road. A new funeral home subsequently opened at 4228 S. Kingshighway and became known as Kriegshauser South in 1929. George passed away in 1930.

Continuing family traditions

George’s widow, Rose, operated the funeral home with her children until 1949, when she passed away, leaving the business to her children. During the 50s, her grandsons, Robert, George Jr., James, Herman and Richard Kriegshauser all joined the business.

Growing with the times

A 2nd Kriegshauser Mortuary was established in 1959 in St. Louis County in Olivette. Officially named Kriegshauser Mortuary-West Chapel, it is known locally as Kriegshauser West.

Various Kriegshauser family members have been an integral part of this location, helping families during their time of need. The current staff of Kriegshauser West includes funeral directors, George G. Kriegshauser, Robert E. Kriegshauser and Karl Beke, managers, Edward A. Lindner and Robert Polydys, as well as other team members with long histories of service to the mortuary.

Our dedication to service and commitment to the community has enabled us to offer custom funerals and memorials in St. Louis. We're proud to assist families and hope to do the same for you.


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