The staff of Retz Funeral Home & Crematory are caring and experienced professionals who understand that each family is unique and has personal requests and traditions. These requests and traditions are of utmost importance to our staff of licensed morticians.
Chris Holt – Director
Chris was born in Helena, Montana and graduated high school in Oregon. He had worked in property management/ maintenance for all his life. He began working part time as a funeral assistant in Great Falls, Montana in 2000 and decided to serve families full time in funeral service and enrolled at the Mount Hood Community College in Portland, Oregon, where he graduated from Funeral Service in 2007.
Chris moved his family to Helena and has been serving the Helena community and surrounding areas since 2007. He is married to his wife Kelly and they have five children: Justine, Joey, Tristen, Armanie, and Madison. They are active in all their sports.
Chris is a member of the Helena Lions Club, a member of Helena Lodge #3, member of the Montana Funeral Directors Association, the National Funeral Directors Association, Helena Babe Ruth Baseball Club, and Helena Youth Soccer Association. He and his family enjoy the outdoors and the activities around Helena and surrounding areas. Chris serves families with the utmost compassion, professionalism and sincerity.
Mikel Stevenson – Director
Mikel was born and raised in Miles City, MT. After graduating from Custer County High School, he attended college at Montana State University-Bozeman. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, with a Minor in Economics. After completing his Bachelor’s Degree, he studied at the prestigious American Academy McAllister Institute of Funeral Service in New York, NY, where he received his Mortuary Science Degree.
Mikel is one of seven family members serving as a mortician, and is part of his family’s third generation in service to those in need. Mikel married his wife Kami in August of 2018, and they currently reside in Helena. In his off-hours, Mikel enjoys golfing, fishing, hunting and working on old cars — just like his father, Joe Stevenson. Mikel also loves watching sporting events — just like his Mother, Patty Stevenson.
Erik Bass – Director
Erik was born in Helena, MT and raised in Miles City, MT. Erik graduated from Custer County District high school in 2005 and attended Montana State University in Billings to pursue a degree in business management. Realizing that his true passion was caring for families and the community around him, Erik enrolled at the Mount Hood Mortuary School and graduated in the summer of 2011.
After graduation, Erik was able to fulfill his dream of moving back to Helena where he spent many of his summers growing up, and he is now able to serve the community about which he is extremely passionate. Erik is an active member of Bill Roberts’s golf course, Young Professionals, Montana Club, Exchange Club and the Montana Funeral Directors Association. Erik enjoys Montana’s great outdoors and when he finds time for relaxation he enjoys both snow and water skiing, golfing, hunting and playing hockey.
Joseph D. Stevenson – Director
After graduating from Mount Hood Mortuary in 1980, Joe returned to the family business in Miles City. Joe and Patricia Riley were married in 1981, and have four sons: Jason, Scott, Mikel and David. Joe is a member of the Rotary Club, Elks, Miles City Club, Montana Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association and Grace Bible Church. Joe relaxes by spending time at the barn with his Clydesdales. He also enjoys the challenges and rewards of car restoration, as well as being a pilot.
Todd Stevenson – Director
Todd was born and raised in Miles City, MT and is a graduate of Custer County High School. He knew from an early age that he wanted to be a Funeral Director. Todd married Terri in 1982, and finished up his Associates degree at Miles City Community College. He then went on to get his Mortuary Science degree in Portland, Oregon, where he and his wife graduated together in 1984. After graduation, the couple came back to Miles City to work in the family business. Todd has a heart for funeral services, and he is also a visionary. He wanted to expand into other area towns and serve their communities as he has served Miles City and the surrounding areas. As the proper opportunities arose, he was able to take the highly regarded Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home name to many communities. Todd now spends a great deal of his time ensuring that the special care, personal attention and profound respect that are the foundation of Stevenson & Sons Funeral Homes are always honored at all of the different locations. They have two adult children: Tiffany and TJ. Tiffany is married to Ren Gardner and TJ is married to Haley (Anderson). Tiffany and Ren have four boys. Todd actively follows his four grandsons as they participate in numerous and varied sporting events. He also very much enjoys just spending time with them. He is a member of Grace Bible Church, Montana Funeral Directors Association, National Funeral Directors Association, The Miles City Club, Miles City Town & Country Club and served on The Board of Morticians. He enjoys hunting, fishing and cooking for family and friends, when time permits.
Terri Stevenson – Director
Terri was born in Redding, CA. Her father worked for Conoco Oil, so they were transferred to many locations throughout her education. She graduated from Green Mountain High School in Lakewood, CO. She attended Oklahoma Baptist University for her freshman year and then went to Western Bible College in CO for two years. She married Todd Stevenson in 1982, and they finished credits for Mortuary School at Miles City Community College. Both graduated with their degrees in Mortuary Science from Mount Hood in Oregon in 1984. They headed back to Miles City to help in the family business. They have two adult children: Tiffany and TJ. Tiffany is married to Ren Gardner and TJ is married to Haley (Anderson). Tiffany and Ren have four boys. Terri also enjoys her four, very active grandsons who regularly participate in many various activities. In her free time, she is at baseball games, football and soccer fields and gyms watching basketball and wrestling. Terri is a member of Grace Bible Church, The Town and Country Club, Montana Funeral Directors Association, where she served as President in 2009, and The National Funeral Directors Association. Along with spending time with her family, she loves gardening, fishing and golfing.
Alan “Fats” Gullickson – Part-Time Assistant
Alan has been a lifelong resident of Helena and has worked for Anderson Stevenson Wilke Funeral Home for the past 25 years. Fats had a 34-year career and retired as Fire Chief from Fort Harrison Veteran Affairs Fire Department. He was joined by his wife Barb after a 40-year career with the State of Montana. They both love the great outdoors and relish spending time with their children, Nikkila (Mike) and Tyler (Megan) and their four grandchildren; Savannah, Chasyn, Kashton, and Kaisley. Life is great for us all under the big skies of Montana.