O'Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Funeral Home

O'Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Funeral Home

Located in Grand Rapids, MI & Lowell, MI


3980 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI

305 N Hudson St SE, Lowell, MI

Burial service, Cremation, Pre-arrangements, Grief support

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Located in Grand Rapids, MI & Lowell, MI


The O'Brien Funeral Home became a licensed funeral home in Grand Rapids in 1885 located in the downtown area, Grand Rapids' first funeral home. P.H. O'Brien was the original owner. The establishment moved to its new location on Jefferson Ave. several years later. Bonnie O'Brien, son of P.H. O'Brien, and Joseph O'Brien, grandson of P.H. O'Brien, operated the business at the Jefferson location.

In 1968, Joseph O'Brien built a new facility at the present location at Cascade and East Paris intersection, completing the first project in early 1969. The Eggebeen Funeral Home was purchased by David Gerst, Sr. and operated on Eastern Ave. until the business was transferred to the Cascade Rd facility. The business now became O'Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Funeral Home.

The business was moved to its present location on Hudson St. Wesley Roth's son, Jerald Roth became a licensed funeral director and operated the business with his father until Wes' death. Jerald Roth died in 1971 and David Gerst, Sr. purchased the business from the Roth family that same year. He operated the business with his sons David Gerst, Jr. and Mark Gerst both licensed funeral directors.

David, Jr. became licensed in 1979 and Mark in 1981. After their father, David Gerst, Sr. retired; the two sons have owned and operated the business.

O'Brien Eggebeen Gerst Chapel O'Brien Eggebeen Gerst Chapel 3980 Cascade Rd SE, Grand Rapids, MI (616) 949-7350 Send flowers
Roth-Gerst Chapel Roth-Gerst Chapel 305 N Hudson St SE, Lowell, MI (616) 897-7101 Send flowers

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Lucille Green

July 7, 2020 (86 years old)

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Mary Agnes Hieshetter

July 10, 2020 (88 years old)

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Bruce Laverne Beak

July 7, 2020 (93 years old)

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Theodore John Wietke

July 6, 2020 (95 years old)

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Lindsey Marie Okoroafo

June 30, 2020 (34 years old)

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Joshua Wilson Milley

July 2, 2020 (84 years old)

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Marville Eileen Schwein

July 1, 2020 (72 years old)

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Ellen Kermeen Obituary
Ellen Kermeen

June 30, 2020 (61 years old)

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