Robert “Bob” Stehn along with his wife, Sandy founded the funeral home in 1977; moving to Milwaukie with their three children, Julie Dowhaniuk, Mark Stehn and Tammy Steffens. They came in with the notion of entrenching themselves into the area, so that when someone entered the door, they were not just a person, but a member of their community. They became involved with Milwaukie Masonic Lodge, Milwaukie Elks Lodge, Al Kader Shriners, Order of the Eastern Star, Job’s Daughters and various other community groups and events.Mr. Stehn owned and operated the funeral home until 2009, when Alzheimer’s caused him to retire. He served over 4,000 families in his 35 years of service to the community. He died in May of 2019, after having been a part of the Milwaukie community for 42 years. The funeral home continues with his wife, Sandy and their son, Mark.
Sandra “Sandy” Stehn continues to own and operate the funeral home with her son, Mark. They continue to operate with the same principals as when she and Robert opened the funeral home in 1977. Service is the reason they started the funeral home and personal service is why we are still here. With the goal that whatever someone's hopes are, we can essentially "hold their hand" through the process and honor their dreams and beliefs. Sandy, their son, Mark and our staff continue to maintain the personal touch that makes us unique to the community and sets us above a more corporate run funeral home and we continue to carry on the tradition of encouraging all our staff to be involved with the Milwaukie community.
Mark has been a Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1987 and also a Licensed Insurance Agent since 2011. He grew up in Milwaukie and spent 15 years working for a small town Funeral Home until 2004 when he became the Executive Director for the Oregon Funeral Directors Association, managing the Association until 2011.He became a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner in 1994, served on the National Funeral Directors Association Policy Board as the Oregon Representative for 5 years and served on the Funeral Service Education Advisory Board at Mt. Hood Community College. He is a member of the Clackamas Rotary Club, serves on the Providence Milwaukie Foundation Board, Celebrate Milwaukie Board, Milwaukie Pioneer Cemetery Association Board and has been appointed by the Governor to serve on the Oregon State Medical Examiners Board.
Amanda was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. She graduated from St. John the Baptist Catholic School in Milwaukie before attending Rex Putnam High School. In 2022, she earned an Associate’s of Applied Science (with honors) in Funeral Service Education from Mt. Hood Community College. She is a Licensed Embalmer and Funeral Service Practitioner and is studying to become a Licensed Insurance Agent. Amanda is bilingual in both English and Spanish, with an interest in helping the Latino community. When not working, she’s busy saving for her next trip to see family in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Susie grew up in Milwaukie and began working here in 1987 as a part-time student employee. After graduating from Milwaukie High School she left for a short time, but returned to the company in 1997 as our Office Manager. When not working she enjoys spending time with her family, camping, fishing and going to the beach.
Jesse has lived in the area all his life. When not assisting us with a funeral service, he works as an escort and manager for Eternal Honor Funeral Escort Services, LLC. He also works in his family’s business, Heritage Pacific International, a local urn distribution company. In his free time, he loves to fish, go four-wheeling and visits to the beach with his family.
Elizabeth works as part of our aftercare program reaching out to our families after services to check-in on their well being.Her greatest passion is to help and serve those in her community. She also enjoys gardening, reading, and spending time with family.