History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

During 2017....Valhalla is turning 106 years old.....as our Centennial/100th BirthdayAnniversary has passed! 1911 was our first interment, and our company remains your best source for professional, value driven, low cost services..............and remains a
St Louis family owned/operated funeral service provider to this day
. Situated on 285 acres and established in 1911, we have decades of collective and comprehensive knowledge and experience......enabling us to provide the most value and meaningful services for your loved ones.
                                   
                                                                 "Our past inspires us- our future drives us"


Mr Stephen M. Zell

Mr Stephen M. Zell, President/Owner

Stephen and PJ Zell, are carrying on the family traditions of Valhalla, first started in 1911 by his Grandfather-Clifford Zell...shown here at the live-nativity scene in December 2017.
A Funeral Director and Cemeterian, Stephen has taken over the awesome responsibility associated with a 285 acre cemetery...that has a Funeral Home and Crematory on property.

Valhalla is the only family owned funeral home/crematory/columbarium/mausoleum in St Louis or St Louis County that offers both indoor and outdoor above ground crypts.


Thirteen Other Associates

Thirteen Other Associates

Valhalla has 14 other dedicated associates including:
Steve Du Lany [Valhalla-Hillcrest]; Ashley Singer-Falkner [Office;] Donna Jenkins [Mausoleum]; Ellen Miller [Cemetery Office]; Paul Miller [Comptroller]; Don Rodgers [Cemetery]; Mari Scholten [Funeral Assistant]; Randy Singer [Funeral Director]; Scott Williams [Cemetery] Shayne Williams [Cemetery Lead]; David Falkner [Cemetery]; Watson Edwards[Mausoleum]; Britney Richards [Funeral Assistant]; Jennifer Noel [Embalmer].......combined experience of over 245 years in the funeral/cemetery/crematory industry.