History

Over the years, the David K. Dahlgren Funeral Home has served thousands of families in Philipsburg and surrounding towns during their time of need. Mr. Dahlgren's tradition of service still exists today. In 1999, Holly J. Henry joined the funeral home staff as an intern. Once her internship was complete, she became one of the funeral directors at Dahlgren's. Holly is well known in the area and has a great attention to detail. When she is not at the funeral home,Holly and her husband Don, along with their daughter Grace, attend Trinity United Methodist Church of Philipsburg and are active in many organizations within the Moshannon Valley. Before returning to Philipsburg, Holly worked for the Ralph Schugar Funeral Chapel in Pittsburgh while attending mortuary school. Holly is a graduate of the Philipsburg Osceola High School, Gannon University and the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science.

In early 2008, Mr. Dahlgren entered into semi-retirement and sold the funeral home and its properties to Patrick J. Willar. Mr. Willar has many years of funeral and business experience before becoming a funeral director. He has a degree in business administration and is a graduate of the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Before purchasing the Dahlgren Funeral Home, Mr. Willar was associated with the Bernard P. Snyder Funeral Home in Reynoldsville, PA. This is also where he served his internship and completed his requirements for the Pennsylvania Board of Funeral Directors. Patrick is committed to keeping the same long standing tradition of service to the families in the greater Philipsburg area.

Another valuable asset to our staff is Blair Dixon. Blair is retired from Corning in State College and joined the staff as a funeral service assistant in 2006. He stands ready to lend a hand whenever it is needed before, during and after the funeral service. Blair also maintains the grounds of the funeral home.

As we enter into a new era of funeral service at Dahlgren's, we feel that you will be pleased with our ongoing renovations to the funeral home. We will also be adding some enhanced service options for our families in the greater Philipsburg area.

Should you ever have any questions about the services that we offer, please feel free to contact us at 814-342-4710, or simply stop by the funeral home and we will be happy to assist you.