Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

Ever since we opened our gates we have approached life (and death) differently. While some just see the end of a loved one’s life as a time for grief and mourning, we prefer to think of it as a time for reflection, appreciation and even celebration. This is evident in everything we do, from the way we conduct our services to the amenities we choose to offer. We are not a burial ground. We are a close knit community dedicated to honoring, sharing and preserving the amazing and inspirational stories that are life.

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legacies honored
85
years in business
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moments remembered

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

Why Us?

We've learned a lot over many years. Like how to present options without overwhelming. And how to meet the needs of many caring parties. People come to us in difficult times, and we respond kindness, calmness and expertise. Our goal is to create a beautiful occasion and make you feel welcome, always. We spend our days planning with families. We stay up to date with industry developments. And we make hard times a little easier.

Learn the legacy.

Grand View Funeral Home & Burial Park was established in 1934, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.

Grand View Burial Park was developed by the Industrial Development Corporation in 1934 as a memorial cemetery. It was intended that flat bronze markers on suitable bases would be the type of memorial used throughout the burial park. To get the park started, the corporation used the barter system in to get the land cleared, built its roads and other development needs. For instance, trucking companies supplied the equipment and road building materials to make the park accessible and in turn were given burial plots for their efforts.

The first burial was on May 11, 1934 and two more were made that month. During 1934 there were 22 burials. During the next five years that number tripled. With the need for space, more sections were added. Features were added to several sections. In Section C a large Bible was erected, in Section H The Good Shepherd memorial was added and in Section A the Lutheran Bible was installed.

In 1965, the Industrial Development Corporation sold Grand View to Hillard B. Crowell. Soon after that, the business offices were moved from North 4th street to a new building on the grounds of the burial park. Many improvements have been made from that time until now. During an average year, two hundred twenty five burials are performed.

In 1981, Grand View Burial Park saw the addition of Grand View Funeral Home, a new and modern facility with the largest funeral chapel in the area, with parking to handle the largest of funerals. This gave Grand View the ability to handle all your funeral needs in one location. Burial spaces, memorial markers, burial vaults, memorial benches, and complete funeral services all are available at one location.

In the fall of 1988, Hillard B. Crowell retired from Grand View. The burial park and funeral home were purchased by a national organization, Service Corporation International, which held ownership until the fall of 1992.

The current owners are Victor Evans and Douglas Hosmer who purchased Grand View Funeral Home and Burial Park and have continued to operate the business to the present date. Both Vic and Doug are residents of Hannibal.

Today Grand View Funeral Home & Burial Park does over 75 percent of all burials in the Hannibal. Through 2017 Grand View Funeral Home & Burial Park has done over 12,675 interments.

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

Doug  Hosmer

Doug Hosmer

President and operational manager
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Norma J.  Anderson

Norma J. Anderson

Assistant Manager, Sales Manager, and a Funeral Director
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