Experience the Difference

We invite you to discover who has made Wakeman Funeral Home, 1218 N. Michigan Ave., Saginaw, MI the ultimate provider of creating healing experiences in the community. Learn more about the the people behind Wakeman Funeral Home, their heritage as the oldest funeral home in the City of Saginaw, their vision to help you tell your loved one's story, and their reputation of quality, sincerity, and trust.

  • Our History & Staff

    Our History & Staff

    Originally established as the Gugel Funeral Home in 1911, we proudly hold the honor of being the oldest funeral home in the City of Saginaw.  In operation for 106 years, we have the experience to care for families from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

    One of our firm's former locations, 419 N. Michigan Ave. (pictured above), served as a funeral home from 1938-1985.

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  • Testimonials


    Our goal is to provide our client families with memorable remembrance experiences. Celebrations of their loved one's life, and the time they shared. So who should speak of our success? That's easy; those we've served. Our words are expected, while theirs genuinely share their feelings about our services.

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  • Community Events

    Community Events

    We give every family in our community unique opportunities to learn, share, and remember. Each of our educational, grief support or remembrance events is designed to appeal to a wide age range, including adults and children. It is our intention to enrich lives, educate minds, and ease sorrows.

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  • Wakeman Scholarship

    Wakeman Scholarship

    Remembering the selfless work of our mother, Judy, and our late father, Harold Wakeman, in the development and support of the the region's only LCMS high school, a scholarship has been established.

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