History & Staff
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.
Our founder, Irvin Nicholas "I. N." Mueller, came to Kennewick in 1904. Mueller Funeral Home officially began operating in 1910 at the current location of Mueller's Chapel of the Falls in downtown Kennewick.
I.N. and Annie Mueller's eldest son, Amon worked with his father until I.N. died in 1940, and continued working with his mother until her retirement in the 1960s. Amon and Lois Bailie Mueller had four children. Growing up as the third generation of Muellers meant working during the summers in the family business, cleaning the funeral home and cars, running errands, helping with the ambulance service, or whatever needed to be done. After attending college and beginning their own families, daughter, Gail and son, Jay returned to the family business.
Mueller's Tri-Cities Funeral Home was built at Desert Lawn Memorial Park in 1979 to better serve a growing Tri-Cities community. Families have found that having the cemetery and funeral home offices together helps ease the funeral arrangement process. A Hospitality Room is also available at the funeral home, providing a large gathering area for families and friends to join together for a meal or coffee and cookies at the conclusion of their services.
In the 1980's, Amon released control of the business to Jay and Gail, who still currently own and operate the business. In 1984 they purchased Greenlee Funeral Home in Pasco and in 1989 the new Mueller's Greenlee Funeral Home was completed at its current location.
Our Valued Staff
Stacy Ottley, Office Manager
Jay Mueller, Owner/Manager