Kinsey is the fourth generation of Ertels associated with Ertel Funeral Home. Her experience in serving families started in 2001 at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary in Grand Junction, Colorado. It was there that Kinsey was introduced to the honorable trade of helping families transition through the grief process and loss of life.
When people are enduring the most challenging time of their life, it is Kinsey’s experience that allows for her the opportunity to comfort, support and offer guidance. She is an advocate for pre-planning and having valuable conversations that will ultimately ensure healthy progression through a time that can be riddled with uncertainty. It is her goal to assist in the planning process for each family to celebrate the life of their loved one and feel that they have honorably and lovingly memorialized that person.
Jake came to work for Ertel Funeral Home in June 2005. Since that time he quickly adapted to small town life and the joys of serving his community. Jake was raised in Springville, Utah the third of four children. He enjoys the outdoors, sports and spending time with his son, Kaden. In February of 2016, Jake along with his business partner, Kinsey Ertel purchased Ertel Funeral Home. With a dedication to the families he serves, Jake hopes to ease some of the burden associated with the loss of a loved one.
Jason joined Ertel Funeral Home in July of 2006. Born and raised in Cortez, Jason chose to work at Ertel Funeral Home because of its outstanding reputation and commitment to serving families in need.
Jason has two sons. He enjoys spending time with his family and friends or just taking in the natural beauty of the Four Corners. Jason is a baseball coach and has been involved with local summer baseball programs for many years. He enjoys mountain biking, BMX racing and jeeping.
Following the death of a loved one, Jason offers to be available for those who are experiencing a difficult time in their lives. It is his desire to help families honor and say goodbye in an appropriate manner for each individual. Jason greatly enjoys his profession and the people he meets through the funeral home.
Cody began working for Ertel Funeral Home in September of 2016. Although Cody was raised in the military, he has deep roots here and calls Cortez his home. Cody’s home life consists of spending time with his wife, Kinsey Wells, renovating homes, and contributing to the care of his nephew, Tachen.
Cody joined the staff Ertel Funeral Home because of his strong desire to help people and make a difference in the community. Cody hopes that with a kind heart and genuine concern, he can make saying goodbye a unique and memorable experience for each of the families that he serves.