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 History

In the early to mid 80's a handful of corporations around the country began a mission to consolidate as many of the family-owned funeral homes possible in an attempt to corner the marker share. With the threat of competition no longer an issue, these corporations began charging exorbitant rates and turning the American Funeral Industry into a multi-billion dollar market. It was during this period, when the Newby Funeral Home fell prey to such acquisition. Dick Williams, Lawrence Matetzschk, Bob Dumbeck, and Eugene Ridings came together and founded Elgin Funeral Home with the desire to ensure Elgin and the surrounding communities would continue to have a family-owned and affordable option to funeral service.

Josh Hausladen joined Elgin Funeral Home in 2008, and immediately began implementing innovative ways to offer memorial options to the families we serve.  In 2009, Elgin Funeral Home became the first funeral home in Bastrop County to offer an integrated website as well as video memorials, which could be played during services and online.  Although, Josh continually seeks out innovative ways to serve, his true passion and calling has always been the amazing care of the deceased and their family.

Josh’s wife, Jamie, joined the family business in 2010.  Jamie has been vital to the day to day operations of the funeral home, as well as being a kind and loving spirit to those in a time of need.  In 2018, with the encouragement and support of Kathryn Dumbeck, Jamie opened a flower shop at the funeral home.  Jamie’s gift for compassion and creativity has made Elgin Funeral Home a special place of solace. 

We invite you to come by and visit with usduring normal business hours.  And, weare always available by phone or email. We always enjoy meeting with the awesome folks of our community and receiving feedback on how we can continue to serve you better for the next 30 plus years

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