Once you request the services of Rose City Cemetery & Funeral Home, we will immediately put our experienced funeral professionals to work for you. A single, dedicated individual will stay in contact with you every step of the way and guide you through the decision-making process. He or she will carefully explain your options, make recommendations at your request, take care of all the small details, and ensure that you and your family’s personal touch is always present.
We are a caring, thoughtful and service oriented funeral home and cemetery that is owned and operated by local people who live in your community.
Jon has been affiliated with Rose City his entire life. He has been employed here for over 45 years. The Ollerenshaw family has been affiliated with the Rose City Cemetery since 1936. His knowledge and history of Portland and the Cemetery prove invaluable insight to helping families make their final arrangements for their loved ones.
Mike grew up most of his life in Oregon. He studied Mortuary Sciences and General Studies at Mt. Hood Community College. His service to Rose City Cemetery & Funeral Home began in March, 1993 as an apprentice. After serving his apprenticeship and getting his funeral directors license, he left the business in 1996 to pursue other interests.
In November, 2001, Mike returned to Rose City Cemetery & Funeral Home and was hired to work as a cemetery counselor. He has been helping families with their cemetery needs for 15 years.
After graduating from Sterling College in 1997, Dan left Kansas to study funeral service at Mount Hood Community College. After his apprenticeship, he stayed at Rose City for seven more as a funeral director, before moving to Washington state. In 2013, he returned to manage the funeral home.
These days, in his off time he teaches funeral directing at Mount Hood, plays some bluegrass when he can and, with his wife, raises their small family. He is glad to be "back home."
Joel has been a funeral director for Rose City since 2008. He was born and raised in Eastern Washington and has lived in Oregon since 2006. He majored in science at Eastern Washington University and has an associate’s degree in Mortuary Science from Mt. Hood Community College. In his off time he enjoys classic and antique cars, and collecting antiques as well. He also enjoys camping and the outdoors. He knows from experience that losing a loved one is never easy, and helps to make the process as comfortable as possible for families in need.
Buck, a native New Mexican came to Portland in 2003 to pursue a career in the funeral industry. After graduating Mt. Hood Community College’s Funeral Service program in 2006, he completed his apprenticeship and became a fully licensed funeral director in 2007.
Buck has served hundreds of families in the Portland metro area and was very happy to join our team here at Rose City in 2018. In his off time, Buck loves spending time with his daughter and their family pets. He also enjoys live music, going to the movies and backyard barbeques.
The five person, Rose City Cemetery grounds keeping staff has well over 100 years of combined experience. Their professionalism and deep history in serving families has made Rose City not only a beautiful place, but also one of comfort and peace.