Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.In the late 1940's the funeral home operated as the Hovey Funeral Home, the funeral home was purchased by C. Harold Gephart and renamed Gephart Funeral Home, Inc. & Cremation Services and was owned and operated  up until 1976 by Wilfred Gephart. The funeral home was purchased by longtime employee, Gerald  "Jerry" A . and his wife, Thelma. Jerry's boys, Douglas "Doug "J. and David  "Dave" G. Luczak both went on to mortuary school and joined him in the family business. In 2001 upon Jerrys' death the funeral home was purchased by Doug and Dave from their mother. With Doug's unexpected death in 2017, Dave and his wife, Nicole purchased his stock and now are the sole owners of the funeral home. For over 80 years we have provided families of Bay City and surrounding areas,with unmatched professional and personal guidance, offering personalized traditional burial, memorial services and cremation,  cemetery markers and monuments at discounted prices with an onsite display, prepaid funerals and Medicaid approved plans, assisting with flowers thru local florists, catered receptions at our neighboring church.The Gephart way has always been and still is, be compassionate and sensitive to families needs, to offer complete assistance, before during and after the service, and to accept the responsibility entrusted to us with the highest level of respect. Our first priority is always the families we assist. We make our decisions based on what best serves the families and our community as a whole.  We consider ourselves to be the best in the area, our directors make decisions that accommodate the families wishes, while providing the highest level of value. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                MEET OUR CARING STAFF

                                                                                 Trusted experts creating custom goodbyes, reflecting love and life.

                                                                                     It is our outstanding people who deliver our exceptional service.

                                                                                           We know that each death is difficult, and each is unique.

                                                                                      We believe special relationships are to be honored. We know how

                                                                                       to take care of all the details well. We know how to listen. And we 

                                                                                                serve each family with with utmost care and concern.

                                                                              

                                                                                                

David G. Luczak

David G. Luczak

Owner/Manager
Wayne B. Walton

Wayne B. Walton

Funeral Director
Rico J. Fierros

Rico J. Fierros

Funeral Director
Alexandria

Alexandria "Alex" M. Appold

Funeral Director
Gerald A. Luczak

Gerald A. Luczak

In Memory Of
Douglas J. Luczak

Douglas J. Luczak

In Memory of

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