The Bennett Funeral Homes Inc. began on May 15, 1965, by Darrell Bennett and his wife Jean, when they purchased the Maurice Funeral Homes. At that time the Monroe Funeral Home was located at 218 Washington Street in the City of Monroe. The Erie Chapel was located at 9156 Suder Avenue in Erie Township.
In 1980, to better serve their families, the Bennett's built a new state of the art facility in Monroe Charter Township. This modern funeral home spans more than fifteen thousand square feet, and is located at 14567 South Dixie Highway (M-125) just South of Albain Road.
In 2013, Merkle Funeral Service expanded and moved into the now Merkle Funeral Service, South Monroe LLC. This facility houses our full service floral shop: Floral Expressions with Jane Woodbury as the lead floral designer, it serves general customers as well as funeral service clients.
There is a new gift shop off the main lobby and in constant renovation to update this facility. We have also added technology with L.E.D. screens and the ability to record services on DVD. We hope to continue the modifications well into the future to give Monroe and the rest of the South County Community a facility to be proud of.