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

Our History

During 2022....Valhalla is turning 111 years old.....as 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 Valued Staff

  • 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.

  • Fifteen Other Associates

    Fifteen Other Associates

    Valhalla has 16 other dedicated associates including:
    Steve Du Lany [Valhalla-Hillcrest]; Ashley Singer-Falkner [Funeral Assistant;] Donna Jenkins [Mausoleum]; Ellen Miller [Cemetery Office]; Paul Miller [Consultant]; Don Rodgers [Cemetery Lead]; Mari Scholten [Funeral Home Office]; Randy Singer [Funeral Director]; Scott Williams [Cemetery]; David Falkner [Cemetery]; Phil Schneider [Cemetery]; Rick Svobda [Comptroller]; Jon Hughes [Embalmer], Victoria Stolte [Office Assistant]; Mike O'Black [Electrician].......combined experience of over 285 years in the funeral/cemetery/crematory industry.