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Our Heritage

Our Heritage.

In 2010, a low-cost provider of cremation services was started by Timothy Rader of Imperial, MO.  In July of 2013, this business, called American Mortuary and Cremation was  acquired by Joseph G. Kalmer, a Missouri and Illinois Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer.
Like Mr. Rader, Joe has witnessed many changes in attitudes toward funeral service. Acquiring American Mortuary and Cremation Service was a natural fit for him, as he provides similar services with his funeral home, Kalmer Memorial Services, just across the river in Illinois.
In July of 2014 we moved to 4455 Telegraph Road in south St. Louis County. In the summer of 2017 we became Cypress Pointe Cremation, still under the ownership of Mr. Kalmer.  Part of its’ rebranding involved franchising opportunities.
We understand the intimidation some feel when preparing for a funeral or cremation. Our goal is to provide dignified, professional services with absolutely no pressure of buying services or merchandise you don’t want or need. We’ll simply be there to guide you through difficult days.