Prices effective April 28, 2023 and are subject to change without notice.
Sanders Funeral Home has been serving Humboldt County families in their time of need for more than 113 years. We have a long history of caring, compassionate service for both the deceased and their loved ones planning a final goodbye. We are consistently told that our staff has made a difficult time easier for the families we serve.
We believe that end-of-life ceremonies should both honor the dead and celebrate the life they lived. Our specialty is creating and arranging ceremonies that are as unique as the people they honor. From full military honors to unique ceremonies representing the special characteristics of the deceased, we work hard to help families tell the story of their loved one and plan fitting sendoffs for them. We are happy to help customize something truly unique—tell us your ideas, even if they don’t immediately seem possible, we will advise and do our best to get as close as possible; we never mind getting creative and always provide something really special.
In addition to that, we work with families to pre-plan their end-of-life services. People pre-plan for a number of reasons: to ensure their wishes are known; to spare their survivors the stress of making arrangements after a loss; and for peace of mind. We believe pre-planning is a beautiful gift you can give your family.
Sandy Kutzkey has been in funeral service for over 20 years. While she has worked in Siskiyou and Shasta counties, Humboldt County is by far her favorite. She moved here in 2011 and is dedicated to the families she helps and the community she lives in. She is compassionate, experienced and helps people through a difficult time with confidence and kindness. Sandy lives in Arcata with her cat, Olive. She enjoys writing poetry and short stories. Sandy loves to browse through book stores and spends a lot of time at the beach.
Pre-Need Specialist & Arranger
He enjoys meeting with families and educating them on the many benefits of making final arrangements beforehand.
When he is not seeing families or working a service you can usually find him at a local disc golf course or enjoying one of Humboldt's many scenic beaches or rivers.
Arianna Grinager transferred to Humboldt from SoCal to complete her degree at Humboldt State University in 2016. She graduated with her BA in Psychology in 2018 and immediately started working with the Sanders team as a part-time Admin.
She is now the Lead Administrator and loves being a part of the funeral home family and taking part in the papershuffling to give families their last comfort.
In her downtime, she loves to read comics, play video games with her husband, and play with her energetic cats.
Peggy Patejuk, a retired Law Enforcement/911 dispatcher, is Sander's Administrative Assistant. A recent transplant from San Bernardino County, Peggy, and her children are loving living in Humboldt County and taking advantage of the beautiful scenery and outstanding weather.