Our History

Ern Jensen & Sons Funerals (Jensen Funerals) was established in 1928 and has been family owned and operated since then.

High Street Preston was the site of our first Funeral Home in Melbourne’s northern suburbs.

Today our reputation takes us to all suburbs across Melbourne and even to regional Victoria.

We are 100% Australian Family owned.

Our Family

Our Managing Directors, a father and son team, are also our owners. Norm and Andrew Pinder entered the business in 1978 when they took over from Grandfather Harold. They came from a long line of funeral directors – Norm’s great grandfather started WL Kell, Undertakers in St. Arnaud, Victoria in 1860, 146 years’ ago.

Our personalised, hands-on family approach distinguishes Jensen Funerals in the funeral industry and is the key to our long term success.

Our Team

Each team member is hands-on and multi-skilled – carrying out all of the tasks involved in arranging and conducting a funeral. This means they have first hand experience with the end to end process of carrying out a funeral and can guide clients from personal knowledge about every aspect of the process.

Client services are provided by a trained, experienced and dedicated team. Clients benefit from the combined knowledge and experience of of our team members. With high staff retention, families frequently build a rapport with our friendly team members and ask for the same person to assist them when the next family funeral occurs.

Our Community Involvement

In addition to helping members of the local community by conducting funerals for “whatever funds are available”, we support a large number of community groups including:

  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Churches
  • Rotary
  • Ethnic radio
  • Aged care
  • Sporting clubs