About Us


AAsum Funeral Home was founded in 1962 by Tom & Bonnie AAsum. They purchased the land where the current building is located and began construction on a new and modern facility. It was the first funeral home in the state to offer a Hospitality Room for families to use following the services, for coffee or meals. Tom & Bonnie's desire was to provide the families of Albany outstanding funeral service in their time of need. Their goal was to treat every family with compassion and sincerity as if they were a member of their own family .

In 2005 James and Kristal Dufour purchased the funeral home and renamed it to AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home. The Dufour's continue on with the tradition of outstanding funeral service that the AAsum's established.

Also in 2005 The Peace Court Fountains, located in front of the building, were finished. The fountains provide families with a tranquil and reflective entrance to the facility, as well as a place to gather before or after services.  In 2010 we added an onsite crematory to better serve our cremation families.

James and Kristal Dufour are the owner operators of AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home. James is a native Oregonian and has been a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer since 1994. He and Kristal both grew up in Albany and attended schools in the community. They have two daughters.

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