Messenger Acquires Express Funeral Funding (EFF)


AUBURN, IN – Messenger, a leading provider in stationery, funeral service items and personalization solutions, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Express Funeral Funding.

“After careful consideration, we sought the opportunity to acquire one of the fastest growing companies in the funeral profession,” commented Kevin Keane, president of Messenger. “This will allow Messenger to broaden our existing product line and services to funeral homes and cemeteries, while providing innovative solutions for families during their most difficult time of need.”

As the largest privately held and FASTEST. EASIEST.® insurance assignment funding company in the nation, Express Funeral Funding has been providing funeral homes and cemeteries the ultimate funding experience since 2002.

“Our focus from the beginning was to be the best in the industry, not necessarily the biggest,” said Steve Calloway, president and co-founder of Express Funeral Funding. “We strongly believe this acquisition will provide our partnering funeral homes and cemeteries an even greater funding experience.”

Both organizations remain dedicated to continually providing world-class solutions to funeral homes, cemeteries and their families.

“This is great for our customers. We are thrilled to have aligned with an organization which shares our same mission, to provide the funeral profession with unparalleled services,” explained Aaron Calloway, executive vice president and co-founder of Express Funeral Funding. “Our goal has always been to provide leading-edge solutions and total customer satisfaction to our funeral homes and cemeteries, and I am confident this acquisition will achieve this on a greater scale.” Express Funeral Funding utilized Midwest based investment bank Periculum Capital Company as advisor for the sale of the company.

All sales and customer service inquiries will continue to be handled by the respective companies.  To reach Messenger, please call 1.800.827.5151 or email To reach Express Funeral Funding, please call 1.812.949.9011 or email

Messenger LLC, headquartered in Auburn, Indiana, was founded in 1913 by Frank Messenger who started in the religious calendar business and has since become the leading provider of stationery, funeral service items and personalization services.  Focused on being a trusted partner to funeral professionals, Messenger delivers time saving solutions to increase customer satisfaction and add value.  Messenger provides quality product and technology solutions with quick lead times and exemplary service, an extensive line-up of well-known brands and licensed artists, exclusive partnerships and one of the most experienced and extensive sales teams in the funeral industry.  For more information about Messenger, visit or call 1.800.827.5151.   

Express Funeral Funding has been providing funeral homes and cemeteries nationwide the ultimate funding experience since 2002. Express Funeral Funding eliminates the challenges of working with insurance companies by limiting administration, providing immediate payment and advancing complete policy funds. For more information on Express Funeral Funding, please visit, email or call 1.812.949.9011.

Contact Information:

Deanna Dydynski
Marketing & Public Relations Manager
Express Funeral Funding
812.949.9011 ext 108


Tracy Fetters
Marketing & Communications Supervisor
800.827.5151 ext 230