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About Us

The Story of Our Family...

Gary, Kristin, Scout and Stella Bohlender

At Bohlender Funeral Chapel, we pride ourselves in listening to our families and following their lead when it comes to honoring a loved one, or creating a preneed plan to suit emotional and/or financial needs. In this section, we invite you to learn more about our heritage and the staff responsible for forming our reputation for compassion, trust, and sincerity in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado. 

Since 1960, the Bohlenders have provided memorial services for families in Northern Colorado. We are a family-owned and operated funeral home located in historic Old Town, Fort Collins.

After Milo Bohlender received his degree from the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science, Milo and his wife Gwen relocated to Fort Collins from LaSalle, CO so Milo could work at what was then Warren Funeral Chapel. In 1968, Milo and Gwen purchased interest in the mortuary from Harold Warren.

Today, Milo’s son Gary owns and operates the funeral home, supported by his wife Kristin and key staff members Kathy Kellogg and Ed Lakomy. Gary and Kristin’s daughters, Scout and Stella, have grown up in the funeral home industry and like most family businesses, they help out whenever and wherever needed! 

We are proud to share that Scout, our oldest daughter, has aspirations to become a mortician and is on the path to obtaining her own mortuary science degree while working at the funeral home part-time.

At Bohlender Funeral Chapel, our family is here for you. When working with us, you can expect to be treated with the utmost professionalism, compassion, and kindness. Our dedicated team is here to help you through the difficult process of pre-planning your funeral arrangements or honoring the life of your loved one. 

You and your family are in good hands! Please don’t hesitate to contact us to discuss your needs with a member of our family, or to schedule a personal tour of our facility.