Community Service

Our funeral homes have a tradition of community service and philanthropy that dates back more than a century. As a locally-owned business, we understand the importance of giving back and investing in both our local communities and beyond.  

Here are just a few of the community events, programs, and charities we support:

2014 Donations & Sponsorships

Alhambra Fire Department
American Cancer Society - Relay for Life
American Legion Post #439 - Baseball Team Donation
Alhambra, Grantfork, New Douglas Center Schools
Chakota Therapeutic Riding Center
Friends of St. Joseph Hospital Foundation - Gala Sponsor
Gravius Memorial Library
HHS Summer Football Program - Golf Tournament
Highland Animal Shelter
Highland Area Community Foundation
Highland Arts Council - Art in the Park and Street Art Festival
Highland Bulldog Baseball - Youth Baseball Team
Highland Bulldog Soccer - Girls Soccer Program
Highland High School Post Prom Committee
Highland Historical Society
Highland Kiwanis Club - Annual Child Wellness Day
Highland Lions Club - Candy Day
Highland Masonic Lodge #583
Highland Moose Lodge #2479 - Golf Tournament
Highland-Pierron Fire Department - Fireman's Dance
Highland Quarterback Club
Knights of Columbus - Golf Tournament and Disability Awareness Day
Leaps of Love
Marine Firefighter's Auxiliary - Easter Egg Hunt and Annual Fundraiser
Marine Volunteer Fire Department
Highland Chamber of Commerce
St. James Catholic Church - Trivia Night
St. Joseph Hospital Foundation
Trinity Lutheran Church - Dinner Auction

Cell Phones For Soldiers

Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home and Dauderman Mortuary are currently accepting donations of used cell phones and accessories for the Cell Phones For Soldiers national donation program.  

Please drop off your old phone(s) to any of our locations in Highland, Marine, Alhambra, and Hamel.

Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans. 

Since 2004, Cell Phones for Soldiers...

  • Have provided more than 210 million minutes of free talk time
  • Mails approximately 3,200 calling cards each week
  • Recycled more than 11.3 million cell phones, reducing the impact on landfills
  • July 2012 launched Helping Heroes Home, to provide emergency funds for returning veterans to alleviate communication challenges as well as physical, emotional and assimilation hardships.
  • Since July 2012, Helping Heroes Home has assisted more than 2,500 veterans and their families with emergency funding.
  • Has remained a family-run, nonprofit organization operated almost exclusively by Bob, Gail, Brittany, Robbie and Courtney Bergquist.

For more information, please visit

Donate your phone today!

Lions International Recycle for Sight Program

The "Recycle for Sight" recycling program, adopted by the Lions in 1994, distributes eyeglasses to people in need in developing countries where eye care is often unaffordable and inaccessible.  The organization also helps people with hearing loss or impairments through their hearing aid recycling program.  Lions International recycles thousands of hearing aids a year that enhance the lives of adults and children worldwide.

Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home and Dauderman Mortuary have been collecting for the Lions since 1995. Prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses, plastic and metal frames, children's glasses, and hearing aids, continue to be accepted at the funeral home's four locations.  Those who wish to donate may contact them at (618) 654-2133 for pick up or drop items off at the funeral home.

For more information on the "Recycle for Sight" program, please visit Lions International.