About Us Van Orsdel Family Funeral Chapels Miami, FL

History & Staff

Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened our doors we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not just a funeral home. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

100k
legacies honored
95
years in business
300k
moments remembered

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

Why Us?

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.

Learn the legacy.

Van Orsdel Family Funeral Chapels and Crematory Burial and Cremation Services Miami, FL was established in 1924, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.

Back in 1924, Henry G., along with his wife Ardella, and his son Clifford Van Orsdel founded the Van Orsdel Family Funeral Chapels. Grounded upon love and the desire to assist others, they built a strong reputation of true care and concern for the families they served. As pioneers of the South Florida community, Henry and Clifford took part in opening our four locations conveniently situated within Miami.

In the late 1960s Donald Van Orsdel joined the firm becoming the third generation. Following his father’s footsteps, Donald, made a strong commitment of continued dedication to the families of South Florida and their loved ones. By maintaining his grandfather’s values and traditions, he has been able to lead the firm with integrity while adding his own experience and innovations. Today, Donald serves our community along with his wife Maria Van Orsdel and his three daughters.

Left, Crystal Van Orsdel Marchant, Maria Solis Van Orsdel, Donald Van Orsdel, Katrina Van Orsdel Rosenbaum, Ivana Van Orsdel and Macho

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

Donald Van Orsdel

Donald Van Orsdel

President
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Maria E. Van Orsdel

Maria E. Van Orsdel

Vice President
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Crystal Van Orsdel Marchant

Crystal Van Orsdel Marchant

Assistant Vice President
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Ivana Van Orsdel

Ivana Van Orsdel

Floral Director
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Liz Boyles

Liz Boyles

Funeral Director
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Alexandra  Delgado

Alexandra Delgado

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Cynthia Emery

Cynthia Emery

Funeral Director
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David Gonzalez

David Gonzalez

Coral Gables Manager
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Henry Ketzle

Henry Ketzle

Customer Service Manager/Pre-Planning Counselor
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Frank Lopez

Frank Lopez

Midtown Miami Manager
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Francisco Morales

Francisco Morales

Crematory Operator
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Valentina Pereda

Valentina Pereda

Pre-Planning Counselor
J.L. Plummer

J.L. Plummer

Funeral Consultant
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Craig S. Rogowski

Craig S. Rogowski

Funeral Consultant
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Marite Torre

Marite Torre

Kendall Manager
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Carol Van Orsdel

Carol Van Orsdel

Funeral Consultant
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Monica  Vazquez

Monica Vazquez

Funeral Director Intern
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