History & Staff
We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.
In 1950 Emmett and Oscar Ratterman added the large east parlor, ample to be used by three families simultaneously. In the 1980s Jim and Tony Ratterman enlarged the raised, landscaped parking lot to accommodate all parking needs on the premises.
Ratterman & Sons Southwest was built in 1974 as a branch location from the original Ratterman/Portland Funeral Home. It was co-designed by Emmett Ratterman Sr., Owner, Cornelius Hubbuch, Interior Designer, and Glenn Hubbuch, Architect; with oversight by Larry Melillo, Architect. James A., and Emmett A. "Tony" Ratterman Jr. served as junior advisors. Its Frank Lloyd Wright prairie style architecture and outside/inside living spaces made it the unique Louisville funeral home of its time.
In 2010, Glenn Hubbuch returned to design our spacious "Grand Chapel" with European alter-cove, high multi-leveled ceiling, and Frank Lloyd Wright "outside/inside" temperament. Steve Heine/Cranium Glass completed the window treatment with jeweled glass layers that show changing colors in the changing light of day.
The Grand Chapel will seat over 175 people comfortably. We say that it is chosen by "big loving families!"