HISTORY

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

HISTORY OF SPAULDING & CURTIN

Spaulding & Curtin Funeral Directors is a four generation family owned and operated funeral service firm.

Mr. Spaulding entered funeral service in 1905 in Buchanan, Michigan, before moving to Rochester in 1911, where he operated an undertaking and furniture establishment until moving to Ferndale in 1927.  

Verner Spaulding and Albert Steinbaugh operated a funeral home on Vester Avenue until 1938 when the firm became Spaulding & Son. In 1939, Verner and his son, Merton moved the operation to their newly constructed facility on the present site, said to be the first funeral home built as such in Oakland County.

Mr. Stienbaugh and J. Joe Wessels, who was an employee of Spaulding and Stienbaugh, formed a partnership which has evolved into the present firm of Wessels and Wilk of Pleasant Ridge.

Merton and son-in-law, Patrick Curtin, formed the partnership Spaulding & Curtin in 1960.  Kevin Curtin, Patrick's son, Merton's grandson and Verner's great-grandson, joined the firm in 1984 and eventually became the managing partner until his death in 2007.  The funeral home continues to be owned and operated by the Curtin Family.

Funeral customs are in transition as cremation and memorial services increase. We pride ourselves in maintaining the family tradition of providing caring and personalized professionalism to all families, with respect and dignity, in whatever manner they wish to be served.


In Memory of PAST OWNERS AND EMPLOYEES

Kevin was born September 11, 1960 to Patrick and Carolyn (Spaulding) Curtin in Detroit . He is the great grandson of our founder, Verner Spaulding, making him the fourth generation of family to operate the funeral home. 

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FUNERALS AS UNIQUE AS YOUR LIFE

Life is full of opportunities to show someone we love them. One such opportunity is the funeral or memorial service. Such a loving event celebrates the choices they made, the relationship you shared, and honors the memory of your loved one.

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