Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.
Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
Learn the legacy.
Kreidler Funeral Home, Inc. was established in 1912, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
John M. Kreidler
4th Generation Funeral Director
John M. Kreidler, CFSP, President, Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer John joined the staff at his family owned Kreidler Funeral Home, Inc. in December of 1972 after serving in the US Air Force. John is a graduate of Texas A&I University in Kingsville, Texas and Commonwealth College of Sciences in Houston, Texas where he served as President of the Class and received the Bill Pierce Award for Professional Funeral Service Practice. John is a member of the McAllen Rotary Club and served as President in 1983. He is a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church in McAllen and is active in the McAllen Chamber of Commerce and the McAllen Heritage Center, serving on the Board of Directors of the MHC. The funeral home is a 60 year member of the Order of The Golden Rule and John has served three times on the national board of OGR.
Employed at Kreidler for over 20 years
5th Generation Funeral Director
William R. Kreidler is the 5th Generation to serve the community. He is the Vice President and is a licensed Funeral Director. William is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas and Commonwealth College of Sciences in Houston, Texas. William is a member of the McAllen Rotary Club.
Lisa Brand is a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer and is a graduate of San Antonio College in San Antonio, Texas. Lisa has 10 years of experience in funeral service.
Joe Louis Sanchez
Joe Louis has worked in death care for nearly two decades. He is a Mission native and received his mortuary science education from North East Texas Community College in Mt. Pleasant, Texas. A licensed funeral director, he is also a licensed insurance agent and certified crematory operator. Joe Louis has served on various community and civic oriented boards, including founding Chair of the Complete Census Committee and the Beautification Committee for the City of Mission. He is currently in his second term as Commissioner for the Mission Housing Authority. Additionally, he is a member of the Texas Funeral Directors Association and the National Funeral Directors Association. In his spare time he enjoys reading and running and spending time with his pet puppies: Misty Bear and Leonel Gunner. Joe Louis attends First Baptist Church in Mission.