About Us

Prosser Funeral Home, Prosser, WA
Owners, Carlen J. Majnarich and Steve Bradley, P.A.C.

Prosser Funeral Home & Crematory provides professional and compassionate care to families while assiting them in arranging personalized and meaningful services for their loved one. We offer burial, cremation, pre-arrangement plans and headstone design and sales.

WE PRIDE OURSELVES ON BEING DIFFERENT THAN THE OTHER FUNERAL HOMES….You will find that many funeral homes charge extra for transferring your loved one from the place of death to the funeral home after hours, on weekends or holidays and have additional mileage charges if the death occurs outside their immediate area. They also charge extra to conduct services outside their immediate area. We serve all of Benton County and the majority of Yakima County without any additional charges. Other funeral homes also charge daily for viewing, refrigeration, Rosary, evening or weekend services. We don’t because we believe that is part of our service to our families. Finally, most do not guarantee their services and merchandise when you pre-arrange your services. We will give you a written itemized price guarantee for the services and merchandise you select.

Here to assist you are:

Carlin J. Majnarich



Carlen J. Majnarich
- Owner & Funeral Director

Carlen was raised on the family fruit ranch on Naches Heights Road in Tieton and graduated from Highland High School in 1977. She began her funeral service career at Keith & Keith Funeral Home in Yakima in 1983. After completing her internship, she graduated from Mt. Hood Community College, Funeral Service Program in Gresham, Oregon in 1988. She returned to work at Keith & Keith until 2003, when she purchased Prosser Funeral Home.

Steve Bradley, P.A.C.



Steve Bradley, P.A.C. - Owner & Intern Funeral Director

Steve began working in funeral service in 1966 and planned to make it his career until he was drafted into the U.S. Navy and served as a corpsman and later in the U.S. Marine Corps as a combat medic during the Vietnam War. He then was accepted into the University of Washington Physician Assistant Program and graduated in 1971. Steve moved to Prosser that same year and worked in private practice for thirty-five years. He became part-owner and joined the staff of Prosser Funeral Home & Crematory in 2004.

Ken Paulson



Ken Paulson - Pre-Planning Specialist

Ken has been a Purple Cross Agent for 55 years. He was raised in Glasgow, Montana and following graduation from high school, served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Korean War. Ken made Yakima his home in 1956 and in the same year began working for Purple Cross. In 1988 he moved to Granger and was also part-owner of Paulson Brother’s Horse Ranch for twenty years.

Not yet ready to retire, Ken is available to meet with families who would like to know more about Purple Cross and pre-planning with Prosser Funeral Home & Crematory. Call Prosser Funeral Home for an appointment at (509) 786-3642.

Tyler Gonzalez



Tyler Gonzalez - Intern Funeral Director

Tyler was born in Kansas City, Missouri. His lived in Kansas City and New Jersey until his family moved to Prosser 2002. He graduated from Prosser High School in 2009. Tyler is a licensed intern at our funeral home and planning a career in funeral service. After completing his internship he will be attending mortuary school to fulfill licensing requirements.

Don Howell



Doris (Hosko) Bates - Support Staff & Office Manager

Doris has lived in Prosser all of her life and graduated from Prosser High School in 1970. Doris has worked at Prosser Funeral Home for twelve years and enjoys a personal relationship with the families we serve. Having lost several family members herself, she understands the pain of loss and the impact it has had on her life. She also remembers the amazing strength, support and love she received from others. Doris gives of herself completely to comfort and care for our families and their emotional needs.

Tyler Gonzalez



Don Howell - Support Staff

Don has lived in Prosser for more than thirty years. In 1987, he began working as a part-time employee of what was then, Flint Funeral Home. His primary responsibilities are transferring people from the place of death to the funeral home, assisting with funeral and memorial services and crematory operations. Don’s kindness and compassion for the families we serve is very often expressed to us by grateful families who find him very comforting.