Serving the veterans of St. Charles, Florissant, and St. Louis is a very personal honor for us here at Hutchens Funeral Homes. Our founder, Gene Hutchens, served as Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and as Aid to the General in Graves Registration in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. His grandfather was a casket maker, and his experience in funeral service made him the perfect candidate for his role in arranging and caring for American soldiers’ graves in Europe. When he returned to the States, and eventually opened Hutchens Mortuary in 1955, his patriotism was evident in how he served our veterans.
Hutchens Funeral Homes continues to build upon that legacy, as we honor the men and women who served our country.
The U.S. government has honored military veterans since the early decades of the Republic with cemetery services through the National Cemetery Program. At Hutchens Funeral Homes, we can assist veterans and their families receive the benefits they deserve. Simply bring your loved one’s military discharge forms to us, and our licensed funeral directors will interact with officials at the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery – which is one of the finest in the country – to secure grave space or a niche for cremated remains at no cost to the veteran’s family. We can help you determine your eligibility.