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Vancouver Funeral Chapel


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At Vancouver Funeral Chapel, we have proudly served the Vancouver, Washington, community since 1929. Our beautiful funeral home and chapel is conveniently located at 110 East 12th Street in downtown Vancouver and is near Interstate 5 and Portland International Airport.

We understand losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience, and at Vancouver Funeral Chapel, we are committed to helping you with compassionate, professional and personal service.





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Interested in learning more? Call us at 360-693-3633 to request a custom quote.


Our Difference

When planning a funeral, you should feel confident in your funeral provider. The Dignity Memorial family of funeral homes, crematories and cemeteries is backed by the largest network of funeral providers in North America. We are proud to offer valuable services to families that only we can offer. Learn more about the Dignity Difference.

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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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Your Trusted Provider

Foyer at Vancouver Funeral ChapelWe are a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose Vancouver Funeral Chapel, you not only receive the compassionate care you expect from a locally-operated establishment but also the value you deserve from the largest and most trusted network of funeral, cremation and memorialization services.

It is our honor to serve families in the Vancouver and Greater Portland area. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance or if you would like more information about our funeral and cremation services.

We Honor Veterans

We Honor Veterans level 4 badgeAt Vancouver Funeral Chapel, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Four Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we are honored to serve our nation’s heroes and take this responsibility seriously. We have taken steps to ensure our staff is knowledgeable of all the benefits available to military veterans and their families.

In addition, we host community events annually in honor of our veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations. 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.


Vancouver Funeral Chapel was established in 1929 by Charles Kirch and was known as Kirch Funeral Home. Kirch had purchased the residence from Dr. Roane. The original owner of the home was a prominent banker named Hugh Phillips who relinquished the house in 1907, resulting in the residence being used for various purposes over the next several years.

In 1936, Ronald DuFresne purchased Kirch Funeral Home in partnership with Hazel Smith, one of the first licensed female embalmers in Washington state. It was at this time that the funeral home name changed to Vancouver Funeral Chapel.

Today, we are a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers.


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