Our Heritage

Our Heritage: 1900-1959

Our funeral home was built in April of 1885, as a private residence for the family of C.R. Carlson. It was not until 1932, when it was sold to A.B. and Knut E. Train, that it became Train Brothers Funeral Home. In April 1950, James Maitland Johnson bought the funeral home from the Train Brothers, making it Johnson Funeral Home.

At that time, another funeral home was in operation in Lindsborg by the name of Danielson Brothers Funeral Home. It was the former Erickson Brothers Funeral Home, which dates back to the early 1900's. The two funeral homes merged and became Danielson-Johnson Funeral Home in the current building we use today.

C.R. Carlson Residence

Our Heritage: 1959 - 2005

After the merger, the funeral home was sold to Delpha L. and Opal Anderson in June of 1959, making it Anderson Funeral Home. In 1983, it was sold to G. Edward Ball, but retained the Anderson Funeral Home name. Shortly after in 1985, Harlan Hays bought the funeral home and it became Hays Funeral Home.

When Harlan retired in 2000, Alan Christians purchased the funeral home and it was run by the Christians family for the next 17 years. In 2005, Olson's Funeral Home in neighboring Marquette closed its doors and became part of Christians Funeral Home. Alan's youngest son, Shannon Christians, took over the firm in 2012. 

Today, Joe Crick is in charge of operations of Crick-Christians Funeral Home, carrying on a rich tradition of proud funeral directors serving the Smoky Valley communities. 

Daniel-Johnson Funeral Home


At Crick-Christians Funeral Home, we are proud of our company's rich tradition. We operate in the same building C.R. Carlson built in 1885, and retain original funeral records from Lindsborg dating back to 1907, and Marquette dating back to 1915. We are proud to be a family-owned and operated full-service funeral facility. In addition to at-need services, we offer pre-need service plans and custom monuments. We are dedicated to serving our clients and community with dignity and compassion in their times of need.

If you have any questions, or would like to set up an appointment to discuss the options available to you, please feel free to contact us at 785-227-2400.

Crick-Christians Funeral Home