Newell-Hoerling's Mortuary | Dedicated Service Since 1907

Our 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.

When we sit down with a family, we have just one goal: to create a fitting, memorable and affordable service for their loved one. Together, we explore the wide variety of services and products available, as well as a wealth of creative ideas and suggestions.

Together, we'll design a memorial or funeral service that suits their needs now, and in the future. Families who come to us know that years from now, they will have deep peace-of-mind because in coming to us, they've done their best to honor their loved one.

Staff members of Newell Hoerling's Mortuary are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed funeral directors. 

James R. Hoerling

James R. Hoerling

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

James R. Hoerling is the 3rd generation of Funeral Director's & Embalmer's of the Hoerling's long legacy of caring for our community. Our family is here to assist you in putting your thoughts in order to create a memory that will help you through the grieving process and eventually lead to healing. No matter what the manner of service, we are here to help you plan a reverent and affordable memory of the life we are honored to serve. We are the only family owned and operated funeral home and have served the Centralia - Chehalis Community since 1904. 
When at home I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife, Joyce and our children and grandchildren. My passion is for old cars and restoring them, but my true love is for Hot Rods, especially the love of my life. My Rusty Red, 1938 Chevrolet 4 door Street Rod with a Chevy 454 under the hood.

Telephone: 1-360-736-3317


Lori Keilwitz

Lori Keilwitz

Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Lori is a licensed Funeral Director and she joined Newell-Hoerling's Mortuary in July of 2015. My life has been devoted to helping families by providing the care for their loved ones in hospital and nursing home settings as well as in home care. The years of doing this has given me an appreciation for the value of life, love and family. I now continue this work in the form of helping families through the difficult process of bereavement resulting from loss. Every family is important to me and I work diligently to improve the value of our service in order to better serve the families in our community.

Micah Galvez

Micah Galvez

Licensed Funeral Director & Intern Embalmer

Micah moved to Chehalis, WA after graduating from Cypress College with an A.S. in Mortuary Science.  As a former licensed EMT-B and a former security guard, Micah has a significant amount of experience helping people through difficult times.  Serving the community has always been a priority for Micah.  He has always been very active in the community and has volunteered with several organizations including the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and the Midnight Mission on skid row.  He looks forward to becoming just as active in his new community.

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