Our History

For more than 30 years, this family-owned funeral home has helped the people of New Port Richey when they needed it most. Having skillfully served over 9,000 families, the name Michels & Lundquist has become synonymous with quality.

Michels & Lundquist met each other in 1964 when Michels moved up from Duval Funeral Home in Tampa to take over as General Manager of the company's branch in New Port Richey where Lundquist had been working since 1959.


Michels began his funeral service career at the age of 15 when he took a part-time job shoveling snow, setting up chairs, and washing cars at a funeral home in Michigan. By 22, he had moved to Florida with his family, completed college and was a Licensed Funeral Director. Lundquist always admired his uncle who was a Funeral Director and knew from an early age helping people deal with loss was his life's calling.

The Altmeyer family purchased Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home & Cremation Services in November of 2013, adding to their string of 24 funeral homes located in West Virginia, Virginia, Ohio, and North Carolina, the first of which dates back to 1917.

Michels & Lundquist are both happy about the merger as the Altmeyer family has the ability to improve and enhance Michels & Lundquist's facilities and services. We share a similar moral compass and dedication to quality, personalized care. The motto of Michels & Lundquist is "Where Service is a Tradition" reflecting our dedication to providing premium care to the families we assist. This ethos will never waver.