Address: 61453 M – 51 Niles, Michigan 49120 View Map
Phone: 269-683-8333

About Us

Family Owned and Operated

Mission Hills Memorial Chapel, Crematory and Gardens is a family owned facility. We offer the highest level of personal attention and caring service. Please see owner Bert Edquist’s story by clicking on this link. Bert’s experience and the struggles his mother faced when his father passed away unexpectedly give him a deep understanding of what families who experience a loss are going through. Frances, the office manager, has been employed by Mission Hills Memorial Chapel, Crematory and Gardens since 1959. She continues to serve our customers with her over 55 years of experience because she loves her job and has compassion for the families who need our services. Lisa, the office secretary, has over ten years of experience exceeding your expectations with every request and phone call. Cheryl, our pre-needs specialist, has fourteen years’ experience working with clients to plan their future ceremonies. In all our staff has over 120 years combined experience serving Michigan’s Great South West.

Mission Hills Memorial Chapel, Crematory & Gardens of Niles, MI provides professional cremation and memorial services to Berrien and Cass counties. With an experienced and caring staff, you can rely on us to provide your loved ones with a peaceful final resting place.

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Mission Hills Memorial Chapel, Crematory and Gardens in association with Brown Funeral Home specializes in removing the burden on survivors to organize and oversee the ceremony designed to celebrate venerated lives. Though friends or church members may offer to assist, they don’t know the many intricacies that are involved in staging a meaningful memorial ceremony. Our professional directors will receive flowers that are sent to the funeral home, church of other facility and we will assist you later in writing acknowledgements. We prepare a typed summary for the clergy that lists various details that pertain to the deceased and survivors as well as the ceremony. We arrive early and attractively display the flowers in accordance with religious customs and clergy preferences. We bring, display and/or otherwise care for the cremated remains as you so desire. We reserve and assist with seating. We set up memorial registers for signatures, greet guests as they enter, guide them as needed and offer printed materials such as memorial folders. We provide memory boards to the family for special photos and bring our artist easels to the ceremony for display of the photo boards. We coordinate with musicians and clergy along with preparing honorarium checks. During the ceremony we are able to assist with playing of pre-recorded music. At the close, we usher the family and others then transfer and display flowers, memory boards and mementos to the reception or as you otherwise direct us.



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We are members of the Michigan Cemetery Association of which Bert is a past president. Also, we are members of the International cemetery, cremation and funeral association. Our staff has the experience guiding loved ones through loss. Your service will be handled sensitively and correctly on the first and only opportunity. We live by the words of Maya Angelou, “People will forget what you did and what you said, but they won’t forget how you made them feel.”


Mission Hills Memorial Chapel, Crematory and Gardens can provide refreshments or even had a catered meal after the service for your family and loved ones. This is a wonderful time to relax, share memories and socialize. The best part: We set up the room, pre pare the food and clean up.

Bereavement Support

Many health experts agree that our society does a poor job in addressing the needs of people who are grieving. If you wish, we can guide you to a local bereavement group.


We are the only crematory in Cass County and our cremation specialists are certified through the Cremation Association of North America (CANA). The crematory is open to inspection at any time. We also welcome family members at the time of the cremation of their loved one and assure you the peace of mind that your loved one will be handled by our specialists with the highest standards of care and accountability.

Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services

In accordance with the laws and regulations of the state of Michigan, Mission Hills Memorial Chapel, Crematory and Gardens is associated with Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Services.