History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Daleiden Family History

Daleiden Family History

When we sit down with you, we have just one goal: to make things easy on you so that you have more time with your family. We help to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for your loved one.

Together, we explore a wide variety of services and products for every budget and we provide a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions for you to honor your loved one. We work with you to design a celebration of life service or a more traditional funeral or memorial service that will suit your wishes.

Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.

Daleiden Family History

In 1902, Peter M. Daleiden founded and established The Daleiden Mortuary. His sons, George & Theodore “Ted”, joined him in partnership and after Peter’s death in 1940, they continued to operate the mortuary until Ted’s untimely death in 1955. Thereafter, George operated the business as sole proprietor until his son, Peter, graduated from Worsham College and was employed by the mortuary. After several years, Peter G. Daleiden was accepted as a junior partner and they worked together until George’s death in 1976.

In 1980, Peter purchased the Corcoran Funeral Home at 220 N. Lake Street, on Aurora's West Side. This was the same organization that his grandfather, Peter M., was affiliated with in the late 1800s. In 1989 and 1990 respectively, Peter's two daughters, Stephanie & Anastasia, graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science and joined him in the profession.

In 1993, they renovated the Daleiden Mortuary’s west side location, modernizing it to make it look more like a “home” than a business so that our families would feel more comfortable there.

On May 30, 2004, the Daleiden family donated the Daleiden Mortuary’s High Street facility to St. Nicholas Church (across the street) so that it could be used by the ever-growing parish as a community center and priest residence. The Daleiden Family is very pleased that the building is able to function to the benefit of the church. We are especially honored that the pastor has named the facility, The St. Nicholas-Daleiden Center in recognition of our family's more than 100 years of funeral service to the greater Aurora community.

In January of 2017, Peter G. Daleiden passed away at the age of 78 leaving the mortuary operations in the good hands of his daughters, Stephanie Daleiden and Anastasia Daleiden Yokosawa, who became President of the mortuary shortly thereafter. In 2019, the entire facility was again updated, making it feel even more like home and plans are being made to further modernize the building.

Our Valued Staff

  • Anastasia Daleiden Yokosawa

    Anastasia Daleiden Yokosawa President, Owner

    Sr. Funeral Director, Embalmer

  • Stephanie Daleiden

    Stephanie Daleiden Vice President, Owner

    Sr. Funeral Director, Embalmer

  • Ralph C. Camp II

    Ralph C. Camp II Chief of Staff

    Sr. Funeral Director, Embalmer

  • Jayson E. Knazur

    Jayson E. Knazur Funeral Director's Assistant, Sr. Professional Associate

  • Steve A. Brunette

    Steve A. Brunette Funeral Director, Embalmer

  • Hugo Juarez

    Hugo Juarez Spanish Translator, Maintenance

  • James J Phelps

    James J Phelps Funeral Director, Embalmer