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 a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.
In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.
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 with 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.
Eickenhorst Funeral Services was established over 12 years ago, 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.
Who We Are
Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.
Morris Eickenhorst, the founder of Eickenhorst Funeral Services, 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 is a calling. Morris passed away over 9 years ago, shortly after realizing his dream of opening this funeral home. 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.
General Manager/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 19 years and currently reside in Conroe with their two children.
Jake Eickenhorst graduated from Sam Houston State University in August of 2015, and recently completed his certification in funeral directing 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. He is currently a member of the Conroe Noon Lions Club. 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.
Removal Team Manager
Michael Welch has been with Eickenhorst Funeral Services since the summer of 2018—first starting part-time on the removal staff, later coming on full-time as the removal team manager. Michael will be starting at Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service in October of 2022, where he will be working towards his Certificate in Funeral Directing. The fulfillment that comes from helping others in their time of need is what first pulled Michael towards the funeral industry, and his compassionate nature continues to drive him day by day as he comes into contact with the families he serves. When he is not working, Michael enjoys spending time with his dog, three children, and his wife Haley.
I was born and raised in a small town outside of Pittsburgh, Pa. I moved to Texas in September of 2000. Having spent 17 years in the corporate world and never feeling satisfied, I decided to follow my dream of becoming a funeral director/embalmer. At age 45, I enrolled in Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services and became a member of the National Funeral Service honor roll, as well as a certified crematory operator, and upon graduation, finally a licensed funeral director and embalmer. Many people have asked me why I would start my life over at such a late time in life? Why would I ever want to be a funeral director? The answer is simple, it has always been my calling. At an incredibly young age, I lost someone remarkably close to me and it was the funeral director and embalmer who showed me so much compassion, gave me the strength to get through my grief, and if I can help a family in the same way they helped me, that brings me such joy. When I am not with the families I serve, I am with my other passions in life. Those are my two daughters, Megan and Jaden, and grandchildren, Aiden and Willow. I am grateful, I am blessed.
“Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life
is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realize it. Life is a sacrifice–offer it. Life is love – enjoy it.”
Sai Baba, spiritual leader, and philanthropist
Hannah Cervenka graduated from Sam Houston State University in December of 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and double minors in Business and Forensic Anthropology. She spent most of her undergraduate career serving families in Walker County as a research assistant for the Southeast Texas Applied Forensic Science Facility (STAFS), one of eight willed body donation programs in the world which operates at Sam Houston State University. After pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Biological Anthropology at Wichita State University in Kansas, she soon realized that her true calling was to serve families in Montgomery County and surrounding areas as a funeral director. She recently graduated from Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Services in Houston and now holds a funeral director license in Texas.
Accounting and Administrative Assistant
Lisa Hord graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree. She has many years of experience in accounting and administration. She enjoys helping others and making sure the office runs smoothly. When she is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.