We support our Community



Cole Funeral Chapel purchased a steer from Libby Wacker at the 2023 Chelsea Community Fair. 


Other local events we have supported:

Cole Funeral Chapel gives out donuts before the Memorial Day Parade in May each year.

Prior to the Chelsea Fair Parade, we have offered a free hot-dog lunch in the parking lot of the funeral home since 2014.  As always, we participate in the Chelsea Fair Parade, driving the 1916 Hearse that Don Cole owned.

We hosted and co-sponsored the Chelsea Halloween Costume Judging with the Chelsea Kiwanis Club. (2014 - 2023)

Since 2021, we have hosted Trunk or Treat in our parking lot with Chelsea Church of the Nazarene.

In November, we co-sponsor the Chelsea Community Memorial Service for all families that lost a loved one in the previous year. It is usually the Sunday before Thanksgiving. (Cancelled for 2021)

We were proud to sponsor the Chelsea Boy Scout Breakfast (2014, 2015, 2016).

Chelsea Senior Citizens (Silver Sponsor in 2013 - 2023)

Allen Cole was chosen as one of the "Men of Chelsea" in the Chelsea Library Annual Calendar (2015).  Each month, a prominent citizen was asked to highlight their favorite book, and in September, the funeral home offered free copies of "Mere Christianity" (the book Allen chose).

We have been a sponsor of the Classic Car Show at the St. Joseph Parish Festival 2015 and 2021, and will be in 2024.

In June, 2015, Don Cole took our 1916 hand-carved hearse to Chelsea's History Fest.

We purchased a steer at the Washtenaw County 4-H fair (2014, 2020, and 2022).



Local Groups we support with donations or advertising:

Chelsea Area Players

Chelsea High School Bowling Club

Chelsea Robotics Club

Chelsea Yearbook

Chelsea Hockey Club

Chelsea High School Theater Guild

Chelsea High School Bands




Our Facilities

* Easy to find on East Middle Street (one block East of Main Street)

* Handicap accessible: ramp leading into front entrance, handicap accessible restrooms, and parking.

* A beautiful Victorian building located in a pleasant residential setting.

* Our facility has been recently remodeled (August 2018) providing a more open space and a larger lounge.

* Comfortable, home-like setting.

* Our chapel can seat up to 175 people with overflow capacity for additional 100.

* A large parking lot, with additional street parking available.  We are within easy walking distance of downtown Chelsea.

* Fleet of vehicles including a hearse, utility van, and family car.

* Children’s play area includes a train table and videos

* Lending library with many books about grief and helping others



Our Staff

All of our staff is eager to help you in any way we can. We are a family-owned business, so we do not have to report to stockholders or worry about other locations. We are on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to meet your needs.


Our History

We are very proud of our long history of serving Chelsea.