Eickenhorst Funeral Services is a family owned and managed firm. Our staff members are considered part of our family and are carefully selected as people who value others and treat this profession as more than just a job. We offer many years of experience and consider it our calling to serve everyone as though they are part of our family.
Our Valued Staff
Morris Eickenhorst, Founder
Morris Eickenhorst, the founder of Eickenhorst Funeral Serivices, recently passed away following a 19 month battle with cancer. He created this firm with a strong desire to serve our community, a passion that he pursued during much of his life through his involvement in and dedication to many local organizations. Morris believed that families should not have to empty their wallets in order to properly mourn a loved one. He considered the funeral service as more than just a business - it was a calling. He did whatever it took to ensure you saved money and felt completely satisfied with our service. We encourage you to visit our Obituary page and read about our founder's extraordinary life.
We are committed to the same high moral and ethical standard that Morris lived by and put into practice when leading us and establishing this firm. Our goal at Eickenhorst Funeral Services is to extend the obvious love Morris held for this community through the services we provide you and your family.
Willie Eickenhorst, Funeral Director
Willie Eickenhorst graduated with honors and distinction from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services in Houston, receiving his funeral director certification in June of 2010. He served a 1 year appointed term on the Board of Directors of the Greater Conroe/Lake Conroe Area Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the National Funeral Service Honor Society and Conroe Noon Lions Club. Willie considers his profession as an opportunity to serve the community during a difficult time. He is here to serve you and help make a difficult experience as comforting as possible. Willie was born and raised in Conroe and graduated from Baylor University with a BA in Public Relations and Environmental Science. He and his wife, Melissa, have been married for 14 years and currently reside in Conroe with their two children.
Jason Landsman, Funeral Director and Embalmer
Jason Landsman was most recently a senior funeral director with Forest Park Westheimer Funeral Home in Houston before joining Eickenhorst Funeral Services. Since beginning his career in 1993, he has been employed by Service Corporation International. SCI is North America's leading provider of deathcare products and services; operating a network of more than 2,000 funeral homes and cemeteries. During his 22 year career, he has assisted families with compassion and guidance during this most difficult of times; helping them celebrate the significance of the life and preserve memories that transcend generations. Jason has filled numerous roles and positions during his employment with SCI. He began his career as a funeral director with the well-respected, carriage firm of The Settegast-Kopf Co., Houston’s oldest, premier funeral home. While establishing himself as a well-respected funeral director, he has also filled the roles of sales trainer, assistant manager and operations manager. He has previously served families in Montgomery County while assisting in the early establishment of Forest Park the Woodlands Funeral Home and Cemetery. Jason was born in Buffalo, New York and after moving with his family to Texas spent his early, formative years in Houston and the surrounding areas of Waller and Magnolia. In 1993, he received his Degree in Funeral Services from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services with honors and distinction.
Debbie Starnes, Sales Director
Debbie has nearly 20 years of experience in the Funeral and Cemetery profession. She has managed locations in Louisiana, Indiana and Texas. Since 2012 Debbie has served as Territory Sales Manager for Global Atlantic, formerly Forethought, representing privately owned Funeral Homes throughout Houston. Prior to Global Atlantic, she served as Sales Manager for two of North America’s largest publicly traded companies. Before joining Global Atlantic she was a Family Service Manager with Carriage Services for 8 years where she directly managed the day to day operations of the Sales Staff in Funeral Homes and Cemeteries. Debbie takes great pride in offering families a complete range of options for Funeral, Cremation and/or Cemetery services and making that experience pleasant.
Jake Eickenhorst, Provisional Funeral Director
Jake Eickenhorst graduated from Sam Houston State University in August of 2015. He is currently a student at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services in Houston. Jake is a proven leader, having served as a member on the Junior Board of First Bank of Conroe in 2010-2011, past president of Montgomery County 4H Shotgun Team, MHS student council, and a delegate to Boy’s State. While in high school, Jake was an influential member of MHS choir and National Honor Society. Jake is a kind and caring young man with strong faith and a serving character. His life is guided by impeccable moral and ethical standards, and he maintains a passionate determination to help those in need. Your family may rest assured that Jake will go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure you are comfortable and secure while in our care.
Michael Tibedeau, Funeral Director and Embalmer
Michael Tibedeau is originally from Port Huron, Michigan, and moved to the north Texas area at the age of 5 with his family. He grew up in the DFW area and graduated from Marcus High School in Flower Mound Texas in 1994. He then went on to a successful career as an Automotive/Diesel Technician, but after 10 years knew this wasn’t his true calling. He found his true calling in the Funeral Service profession, and after a lot of hard work, he graduated from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in Houston, Texas in early 2008. Michael started off his career in Funeral Service at the bigger corporate firms in Houston and Huntsville. He then went to work for some of the smaller family owned firms in the industry and found he was much more suited to the individual care and attention these smaller firms allowed. Michael is a very compassionate director and is willing to do whatever it takes to help a family with the loss of their loved one. Michael came to Eickenhorst Funeral Services in September of 2015 and takes great pride and care in making sure the families that walk through our doors are treated with respect and kindness. His ultimate goal is to go above an beyond the call by not only meeting the needs of our families, but offering all options and ideas available to them in order to honor their loved one.