The Story of Bohlender Funeral Chapelin Fort Collins

At Bohlender Funeral Chapelin Fort Collins, we do our best to provide healing experiences through our funeral services. We make every effort to carefully listen to our client’s needs and help guide them through the process. Bohlender Funeral Chapelhas been providing the Fort Collins community with professional and compassionate funeral services for years and in today’s blog, we are going to give you a little insight into our history, where we came from, and where we’re going. As always, if you have any questions, comments, or need help with funeral services, don’t hesitate to reach out to our family funeral home.


Back in 1960, Bohlender Funeral Chapelwas actually known as Warren Funeral Chapel. Warren Funeral Chapel started in Old Town Fort Collins and provided the very same quality memorial and funeral services that our funeral home does today. From 1960 up until the present, the funeral home has been an integral part of the Fort Collins community We are family-owned and focused on providing healing experiences.

Milo and Gwen Bohlender

Milo and Gwen Bohlender relocated from their home town of LaSalle so that Milo could work at the funeral chapel formerly known as Warren Funeral Chapel. Milo had an interest in mortuary science and decided that working with Harold Warren could be a fruitful learning opportunity. Because of this, Milo studied at the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science. Milo continued to work at Warren Funeral Chapel until about 1968 when Milo and Gwen purchased interest in the funeral home, and it thus became Bohlender Funeral Chapel. 

The Present

Now, Milo’s son Gary and his wife Kristin are the Bohlenders who own and operate Bohlender Funeral Chapelwith the invaluable support from Kathy Kellogg and Ed Lakomy. Gary and Kristin have two wonderful daughters that have grown up around the funeral services industry and, like other family-owned businesses, do what they can to help out. This compassionate team is dedicated to upholding the stellar reputation that Bohlender Funeral Chapelhas built over the Fort Collins community over the last 60 years. For any questions, comments, or concerns with our funeral services or funeral home, reach out to us anytime.

The Future

While no one can be certain what the future holds, Bohlender Funeral Chapelis proud of the direction we’re headed and excited to see what the future will bring. We are also proud to share with you that the older of Gary and Kristin’s daughters, Scout, has expressed interest in becoming a mortician. She is working on obtaining a degree in mortuary science and works at the funeral home part-time. We hope that the legacy of our funeral services at Bohlender Funeral Chapelwill live on for many years to come and feel very fortunate to be a part of something so special as a family-owned business. 

Bohlender Funeral Chapelin Fort Collins

We know that we like to learn more about a business before we choose to work with them. We hope that today’s blog has given you some meaningful insight into the past, present, and future of Bohlender Funeral Chapel. To learn more about our funeral services and for help planning a beautiful memorial service, contact us today.