W hat is now called the Walter R. Christ Funeral Home, Inc., actually started in 1936 as the John G. Mertz Funeral Home at this address. Laureldale's First and only Funeral Home.
Walter R. Christ purchased the Mertz funeral home from John G. Mertz in 1972. Walter and his wife Carolyn (Trexler) had run the business with the help of Paul Rissmiller F.D.
Walter desired to prepare for retirement and selected the Kuhn and Stitzel families to continue his legacy.
On December 7, 2001, the Kuhn and Stitzel Family of the Edward J. Kuhn Funeral Home, Inc. purchased the Walter R. Christ Funeral Home, Inc. And it continues to operate under the Christ name.
The Christ Funeral Home is staying a Independently owned and operated funeral home in this community. Our family serves your family with dignity and understanding.
The Blankenbiller Funeral Home was started in 1889 under the name Weidner Funeral Home and later the Daniel Christ Funeral Home.
The Kuhn and Stitzel Families aquired the Blankenbiller Funeral Home October 25, 2012 and continue to operate the funeral home as Blankenbiller Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
As professionals in our community, our commitment is echoed not only in our genuine concern, but through our civic involvement and fair pricing standards.
As a family born and raised in Berks County, we have a sincere desire to assist all families with detailed and quality service.