The West Funeral Home had its early beginning when the current
owner-operator, William West's grandfather, Soren S. West,
graduated from Worsham College of Embalming in Chicago, Illinois in
1914. In 1916, he and his family moved to Casselton, ND, where they
established the West Funeral Home and Furniture Store.
In 1935, the founders son, Wayne G. West graduated from Worsham
College and returned to Casselton to work for his father. He later
purchased the business in 1945. Upon graduating in 1970 from the
Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science in Milwaukee, WI, Wayne's
son, William W. "Bill" West began working with the family firm.
In 1974, Bill West built the West Funeral Home in West Fargo,
ND, and he later purchased the funeral home in Casselton from his
father in 1979. Bill's nephew, Craig W. Olson joined the firm in
1997 upon graduating from mortuary school at the University of
Minnesota in Minneapolis, MN. In 2004, our West Fargo
facility was expanded and remodeled to better serve the community.
Bill West's son, Andrew West joined the business in 2010. He also
attened the University of Minnesota.
In May of 2013, the fourth generation of the West Family began
ownership and operation of the funeral home. Bill's nephew, Craig
bought the business in its 97th year.
Today, West Funeral Home is known to be the longest running
licensed funeral home in North Dakota that has been owned by the
same family. It is our friends and neighbors, like you that have
enabled us to serve the Red River Valley for nearly 100 years.
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Because our funeral home is family owned, everything we do
reflects our on-going commitment to the community to provide
affordable, quality services. Over the years we have always made
the effort to provide the most dignified and compassionate service
to the families who have called upon us. Our commitment
remains the same and is also reflected in our support for the
various organizations and activities throughout our region,
including church and civic groups, schools and charitable
Should you have any comments, questions, or
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