I n 1954 my parents had a dream to own their own business. They purchased an old farm house on 9 Mile Road in a town that was then known as East Detroit. After extensive remodeling they opened for business with their first funeral home. The early years were very lean. Mom worked for the Packard Motor Car Company, and Dad worked nights at the Chrysler stamping plant. Two years after opening that funeral home, the church next door offered to purchase the funeral home property so a new church building could be erected. At about the same time Clifford Reid who owned the funeral home at our current location, placed his business up for sale. With the sweat equity of the first farm house my parents managed to scrape together the down payment and bought out the Reid Funeral Home. The buy out created the new name, Read Schultz Funeral Home. Upon the death of Mr. Read, his name was dropped and the funeral home is now known as the S. K. Schultz Funeral Home.
Today our funeral home still sits at that location on Gratiot avenue at Toepfer (8 ½ Mile road). The old structure of the funeral home still stands but extensive remodeling has brought many of the comforts associated with a modern building. Yet our history is not forgotten. The leaded glass doors, stained glass windows and oak beams still feature prominently in our home.
Blending tradition with modern conveniences is part of our philosophy. Each family we serve has special wishes. It could be a favorite song playing in the background on our digital sound system, or grandma's special verse on a computer generated, laser- produced prayer card.
Knowing when to look to the future and remember the past is a key area of our business. Following traditions and integrating modern requests are an everyday part of our service. Whether it be a traditional religious song or a personal video, we are here to assist you in making the funeral meaningful for your family.
The S. K. Schultz Funeral Home is member of the Trust 100 Funeral Home Network. Trust 100 is a group of family owned and operated funeral homes who have grouped together to provide the families we serve the highest quality funeral services available at reasonable prices. The Trust 100 network of funeral homes encourages you, the consumer, to talk with your funeral director long before our services are needed. This way you can have a clear and concise idea of what a funeral service consists of, and what would it cost today. When you know what the costs are, our funeral directors can show you how to lock in those costs at today's prices. Once you have completed your prearrangement you have the peace of mind knowing the funeral is exactly what you want.
For information about funerals, preplanning or a tour of our facilities call us here at our funeral home.