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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.

Our History 

Miller Funeral Home was established by Frank L. Miller in August of 1939. Our original location was 112 North Fifth Street in West Dundee, just north of our present location. We have been located at  504 West Main Street  since 1949. 

Frank had a vision of offering caring, quality funeral service in a comfortable and homelike atmosphere.  Early in 1973, after 34 years of serving the DundeeTownship Communities, Frank decided to sell his business and retire. In March of 1973, Frank passed away unexpectedly. In June of 1973, Tom and Irene Mullen took over the operation of Miller Funeral Home.   

Following graduation from college and completing his apprenticeship, Tom Mullen, Jr. returned home in 1983 to join his parents in the operation of their family’s funeral home. Tom, Jr. worked along with his father until his father’s unexpected death in 2009.  

Because Miller Funeral Home is locally and family owned and operated, we have the privilege of providing quality and compassionate funeral services to the DundeeTownship Communities. We do so without the “red tape", policies and procedures of national chain funeral homes. 

We have many long- established personal and professional relationships within the DundeeTownship Communities. The Mullen family and funeral home staff are sensitive and attentive to the ever- changing and specific needs of the many families whom we have been honored and privileged to serve during our tenure of over 72 years.  

We are recognized by our caring, professional and “attention to detail” service.  We also take great and extreme pride in the level of our professional and technical abilities.  Our funeral home facility is very home-like. It is warm, comfortable and handicap accessible.  

We urge you to call upon us, for at-need or pre-need funeral solutions. Miller Funeral Home has long been the firm of choice for many West Dundee, East Dundee, Carpentersville, Sleepy Hollow, Gilberts, Algonquin, and Elgin families–and will continue to be, because of our commitment to provide caring, compassionate and affordable funeral and cremation services.

Mission Statement 

My family and staff believe it is a privilege to guide and help families during one of the most difficult times of their lives.

Funeral Homes and the services they provide differ in quality, ethics, professionalism and cost…. As in any profession, quality of service and expertise differ from one professional to another. Quality should be known and expected, not perceived.

You as well as your family deserve to receive the most professional, courteous, and ethical service a Licensed Funeral Director can perform.

Since 1939, Miller Funeral Home and the Mullen Family have offered funeral and cremation services with excellence and compassion to the families of the DundeeTownship Communities.

Our Valued Staff

The Late Thomas G. Mullen Sr.

The Late Thomas G. Mullen Sr., Owner-President

Thomas G. Mullen, Sr.
August 14, 1933 – June 30, 2009

Tom was born in Chicago and a Chicagoland resident until he and his wife purchased Miller Funeral Home in 1973.

Tom was a graduate of St. Phillip High School in Chicago. Following his service in the United States Army during the Korean War, Tom attended and graduated from Worsham College of Mortuary Science and began his career in funeral service in 1957.

Following the purchase of Miller Funeral Home in 1973, Tom, his wife Irene and their five children moved to West Dundee where we resided until his unexpected death on June 30th, 2009, just days after celebrating his and Irene’s Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary.

Tom was a very active and well known within the Dundee Township Communities. He was a longtime, active and faithful member of St. Catherine of Siena Church in West Dundee as well as a Charter Member of Siena Council # 8596 Knights of Columbus. He was very active in several Dundee Township Organizations including; member and Past President of the Dundee Lion Club, Charter Member of the Dundee Rotary Club, member and Past President of the Community Chest and Family Service of Dundee Township and a member of the Tri-Cities Evergreen Post # 2298 Veterans of Foreign Wars. Tom was an avid supporter and devoted volunteer at the FISH Food Pantry in Carpentersville. He was well respected professionally and personally and is deeply missed by his wife, children, eleven grandchildren and friends.

Thomas G. Mullen Jr.

Thomas G. Mullen Jr., Owner-President

Tom Mullen, Jr
Owner- President

Tom Mullen, Jr
Co-Owner - President

I am the eldest of five children born to Tom and Irene Mullen. I was born in Chicago. Since 1973, I have resided in Dundee Township. I am a 1978 graduate of Dundee Community High School and a graduate of Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
Following graduation from college, I fulfilled Illinois Licensing requirements, which included a funeral service and embalming apprenticeship, served at the Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral Home in Palatine. In 1983, upon completion of this segment of professional training, I returned to join my parents and assist them in the operation of our family’s funeral home. Trustworthiness, discretion, integrity, compassion and flexibility are paramount qualities of a funeral service professional. I consider myself to be that type of funeral professional. My career in “funeral service” is not a job. It is my vocation and calling. I enjoy working with people and helping them memorialize their loved one through funeralization or the cremation process.
Service, not only to my client families, but to the Dundee Township Community has always been and will continue to be very important to my family and me.
I am a Rotarian and have been a member of the Dundee Township Rotary Club for over 19 years. I am also a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow. For 10 consecutive terms I served the Rotary Club as Foundation Secretary and Club Secretary. I also was involved with the Rotary Interact Club at Dundee Crown High School from 2002-2011 serving as Club Advisor. I was a former many year board member and served as Past President of the Dundee Township United Way and was the longest serving board member spanning over 17 years of service to the community. I also served on the board of directors for The Boys & Girls Club of Dundee Township, The Hospice of Northeastern Illinois and the Dundee Crown Sports Hall Of Fame. During the time my daughters were students at Dundee Crown High School, I was a member of the Dundee Crown Booster Club.
Professionally, I hold membership in the National Funeral Directors Association. I am a member of the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity, the Saluki Tau Alumni Association and was a former member of the Illinois Coroner’s Association. My family and I are residents of Dundee Township. I am the eldest of five children. My four siblings live in Gilberts, Elgin, Algonquin and West Dundee. I have been married for 25 years to my wife Michele (nee Francis). Michele is an elementary school teacher in a local school district. Michele and I are the parents of two daughters. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Kimberly K. Mullen

Kimberly K. Mullen, Secretary

Kimberly Petzelt Mullen

Kimberly is a life long resident of the area. Kimberly was raised in Algonquin and was a 1984 graduate of H.D. Jacobs High School in Algonquin. Kimberly is responsible for all of the clerical work at the funeral home and has been a part of the staff for the past 14 years. Kimberly is married to Tom and Irene’s son Patrick. Kimberly and Patrick are the parents of two children.