Our Mission:
Modern, Transparent, Compassionate Service


Let us craft and execute an end of life celebration that satisfies the wishes of those who have left, while caring for those left behind.

I’ve been there. I had to plan two funerals within eight years for my parents when I was 43 and 51. These experiences left me with an uneasy feeling of distrust for the traditional, “old guard” funeral industry along with a sense that the situations were transactional. This led me to create DTE Funerals, and I’ve taken an approach that is more modern and holistic, involving all the knowledge that I’ve gained to help you avoid confusion and crisis at this time.

Our aim is to discover exactly what your wishes are and put your mind at ease as we

plan, prepare and manage a completely customized memorial or funeral that will allow you a meaningful and beautiful way to have closure with the death of a loved one.

Let us guide you through the most difficult and overwhelmingly emotional first five days, where we will advise you on any and all questions you may have. With our dedication to each individual’s situation we provide open dialogue between you and our company. DTE allows you freedom to be involved as little or as much as you want, you can share your ideas, you can use your family’s time-honored traditions or we can provide you with some inspiring new ones.

We pride ourselves on our transparency, and there will be no surprises, and no hidden fees, only straightforward, clear options to honor your loved one. Our background and experience in producing events qualifies us to offer many creative solutions and therefore we are able to bridge the gap between overt party-like celebrations and stuffy, overly formal affairs.

We want to make this stressful time a little easier, a little more comfortable. Yes, there are laws we must abide by, but there are unique and special ways to celebrate the end of a life that we would love to share with you.

Caroline Schrank

DTE Funeral Director

[Down to Earth is great because of the] personal attention and the fact that each funeral is designed to specific requests. Caroline is super attentive. She can make a difficult time very comfortable and pleasant.
— Ellen