Owner / Funeral Director / Embalmer
Ketchikan has been my home since 1989, when I relocated to Alaska to work at the Ketchikan Mortuary as a Funeral Director. Originally from Minnesota, I graduated from the University of Minnesota in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mortuary Science. I completed my apprenticeship at Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm, MN, where I became licensed as a funeral director and embalmer in the state of Minnesota. I also have been licensed in Alaska since 1989. As a teen I spent summers working in Alaska. I loved it and knew I wanted to make Alaska my permanent residence. I became the Manager of the Ketchikan Mortuary in 1995 and purchased the business in 2005. The community of Ketchikan and Southern Southeast Alaska has been my home for over 25 years and I am committed to providing the highest quality service, and have a sincere desire to help families through the changes and transitions of life.
David G. Halko
Funeral Director / Embalmer
Originally from Okarche, Oklahoma, David moved to Fairbanks, Alaska in 2010. From 2010 until 2015, he served Alaskan families in the Interior and Anchorage regions. He moved to Ketchikan in May of 2015. David graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Funeral Service from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2007. He also attended the University of Oklahoma and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in International Business (1999, AIU) and has been an NFDA Certified Crematory Operator since 2016. David holds a license with the State of Alaska as a Life Insurance Producer and handles our Pre-Need Insurance and Sales.