About Us

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.

Sandra Kutzkey

Manager/Director/Embalmer


Email: 


Lucey Smith

Lucey Smith

Arranger

  • Lucey was born in Modesto CA. She started as an Autopsy Volunteer at the Humboldt Sheriff's Office. She has worked at Sanders since 2021. She started out with our Care Team then moved up to Mortuary Assistant in 2022. She was then promoted to Funeral Arranger in April 2022. This position gives Lucey great satisfaction in helping and serving people during the most difficult time of their lives.

Email: 


Sue Hill

Sue Hill

Operations Manager



Arianna Grinager

Arianna Grinager

Lead Administration

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. 

Email: 


Peggy Patejuk

Peggy Patejuk

Administrative Assistant

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. 


Peggy is an avid crafter and is a proud mother and grandmother to her furry grandkids. 

Email: 


site image
© 2022 Sanders Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility