For many years Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home & Crematory has been deeply involved in the lives, and deaths, of our friends and neighbors in western Montana. Over the years we’ve learned many things, but perhaps none is as profound as the significance of the funeral service. This final opportunity to pay tribute to the passing of a loved one honors and celebrates the deceased in the most personal of ways, while providing family and friends with a very necessary opportunity to share and lessen their grief. Funerals are not merely rituals for the passing of a loved one, they are the deceased’s final gift to family and closest friends.
At Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home & Crematory, established in 2010, serves western Montana families from a brand new convenient location in Helena. Our mortuary is located across the street from Resurrection Cemetery in Helena, Montana.
Mikel Stevenson – Director
Mikel was born and raised in Miles City, Mt. After graduating from Custer County High School, he attended college at Montana State University-Bozeman. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, with a Minor in Economics. After completing his Bachelor’s Degree, he studied at the prestigious American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York, NY, where he received his Mortuary Science Degree.
Mikel is one of seven family members serving as a mortician, and is part of his family’s third generation in service to those in need. He is currently working at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home in Helena, MT. In his off-hours, Mikel enjoys golfing, fishing, hunting and working on old cars — just like his father, Joe Stevenson. Mikel also loves watching sporting events — just like his Mother, Patty Stevenson.
Chris Holt – Director
Chris was born in Helena, Montana and graduated high school in Oregon. He had worked in property management/ maintenance for all his life. He began working part time as a funeral assistant in Great Falls, Montana in 2000 and decided to serve families full time in funeral service and enrolled at the Mount Hood Community College in Portland, Oregon where he graduated from Funeral Service in 2007.
Chris moved his family to Helena and has been serving the Helena community and surrounding areas since 2007. He is married to his wife Kelly and they have five children, Justine, Joey, Tristen, Armanie, and Madison; and they are active in all their sports.
Chris is a member of the Helena Lions Club, a member of Helena Lodge #3, member of the Montana Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association, Helena Babe Ruth Baseball Club, and Helena Youth Soccer Association. He and his family enjoy the outdoors and the activities around Helena and surrounding areas. Chris serves families with utmost compassion, professionalism and sincerity.
Erik Bass – Director
Erik was born in Helena Montana and raised in Miles City, MT. Erik graduated from Custer County District high school in 2005 and attended Montana State University in Billings to pursue a degree in business management. Realizing that his true passion was caring for families and the community around him, Erik enrolled at the Mount Hood Mortuary School and graduated in the summer of 2011.
After graduation, Erik was able to fulfill his dream of moving back to Helena where he spent many of his summers growing up and is now able to serve the community which he is extremely passionate about. Erik is an active member of Bill Roberts’s golf course, Young Professionals, Montana Club, Exchange Club and the Montana Funeral Directors Association. Erik enjoys Montana’s great outdoors and when he finds time for relaxation he enjoys both snow and water skiing, golf, hunting and playing hockey.
Joseph D. Stevenson – Director
After graduating from Mount Hood Mortuary in 1980, Joe returned to the family business in Miles City. Joe and Patricia Riley were married in 1981, and have four sons: Jason, Scott, Mikel and David. Joe is a member of the Rotary Club, Elks, Miles City Club, Montana Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association and Grace Bible Church. Joe relaxes by spending time at the barn with his Clydesdales. He also enjoys the challenges and rewards of car restoration, as well as being a pilot.
Patty Stevenson – Office Personnel
Patty was born in scenic Missoula, MT. She graduated from the Powder River High School in 1978 and then attended college at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT. Patty and Joe Stevenson were married in 1981, and continued working together at the funeral home in Miles City. Patty and Joe have four children: Jason, Scott, and the twins, David and Mikel. Patty is a member of Grace Bible Church and loves to watch sports whether on TV or in the stands.
Todd Stevenson – Director
Todd was born in Miles City, MT and is a graduate of Custer County District High School. Todd and Terri were married in 1982, and graduated together from Mount Hood Mortuary School in 1984. They then returned to work together in the family business in Miles City. They have two children: Tiffany and TJ. Todd is a member of: The Grace Bible Church, Montana Funeral Directors Association, The National Funeral Directors Association, Eagles, Miles City Club and the Miles City Town & Country Club. In his very limited spare time Todd enjoys gardening and growing trees, water activities and fishing. He also looks forward to spending any time at all with his four grandsons.
Terri Stevenson – Director
Terri was born in Redding, CA and graduated from Green Mountain High School in Lakewood, CO. Terri married Todd Stevenson, in 1982. She then graduated with Todd from Mount Hood Mortuary School in 1984. Terri and Todd have two children: Tiffany and TJ. Terri is a member of The Grace Bible Church, The Montana Funeral Directors Association (where she was President in 2009) and The Miles City Town & Country Club. She is also serving on the Miles Community College Endowment Board. Terri is actively engaged in Grief Support and follow-up groups as well as Hospice. Terri is an outdoor enthusiast, who savors the time she spends gardening. She relishes spending time with family, and most of all, spending time with her four wonderful grandsons.
Jenny Vogels – Office Administrator
Jenny moved to Helena, Montana from Green Bay, Wisconsin in May of 2012 to pursue her dream of mountain living. She has been with Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home since June of 2012 and is honored to be serving the Helena and surrounding communities. In her free time, Jenny enjoys fishing, hiking, camping, hunting, reading, cooking, enjoying nature, watching sports (especially the Packers, Badgers and Brewers) and taking care of her Golden Lab, Ruby. Jenny is devoted to family and friends, and cherishes any time she is able to spend with them. Jenny also enjoys meeting new people and learning about their life’s experiences.
Jay Ramlo – Part-Time Assistant
Jay was born in Libby, Montana. He has been a resident of Helena for 42 years and has worked with the Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home for the past 12 years. Jay loves spending time with his family and his dogs as well as hunting and relaxing at his cabin in Libby. Many Montanans know Jay as a Hunter Education Instructor. He has dedicated the past 40 years volunteering to teach the classes to new hunters.
Alan “Fats” Gullickson – Part-Time Assistant
Alan has been a lifelong resident of Helena, and has worked with the Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home for the past 20 years. Fats has a 33 year career with the Ft. Harrison Veterans Affairs Fire Department, and will soon retire from the Fire Chief position. He loves the great outdoors of Montana, and relishes spending free time with his family and grandchildren.
Joanie Werner – Part-Time Assistant
Joanie gets her biggest rewards from moderating the GriefShare support group sponsored by Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home on Monday evenings. This is an ongoing, Bible-based group that helps individuals and families cope with the challenges of grieving the death of someone close. The group promotes moving forward in healing, and rebuilding your life. Each GriefShare session includes a video seminar and a group discussion. GriefShare meets on Monday evenings at 6:45pm at Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home. There are over 8,000 GriefShare groups in the U.S, and Joanie welcomes all to join in the sessions at any time – participants will find encouragement and help whenever they begin. This 13 week course starts several times throughout the year. For more information visit: www.griefshare.org or call the office and talk to you Joanie personally. , we are fully dedicated to helping families create a funeral that is as unique and meaningful as the life it honors. In over half a century of service, we have gained the experience necessary to help create funerals that truly express the wishes of the family, while paying dignified tribute to a life lived.
When you call Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home & Crematory, we’ll immediately start to assume the burden of all the details and arrangements. We genuinely know how difficult and stressful times of loss are, and we are utterly committed to helping family members and friends remain free of coping with tedious necessities so that they may mourn their loss without unnecessary encumbrances. Call us any time of day or night, weekends or holidays – and allow us to instantly start making appropriate arrangements so that you can focus on what’s most important.