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 1947 Pern Smith opened the Smith Funeral Home in Chelan to serve families in Manson and Chelan. The Smith Funeral Home’s chapel was named the Rose Chapel, due to the beautiful roses Pern and his family planted around the funeral home. Pern served the community until 1967 when Andy and Patti Precht purchased the funeral home, naming it Precht Rose Chapel. Andy and Patti have been extremely active members in the Chelan, Manson, and Brewster communities since their arrival in Chelan. Andy has served the area for over 40 years and plans to continue for many years to come. Andy’s son Kevin, representing the third generation involved in the funeral business, joined the firm in 2001 after graduating from the University of Washington, then from Arapahoe College of Mortuary Science. The Precht family greatly appreciates the opportunity to serve the community with care, compassion, and value.
In 1958 William Barnes established Barnes Funeral Home in Brewster, Washington and operated it until 1978 when Andy Precht and his brother, Ted Harrison, purchased the business. Andy and Ted served the Brewster community as a partnership until 1997 when Andy became sole owner. Barnes Chapel has always been operated to deliver maximum value to families in the Brewster area, with a focus on service and genuine care for those we are privileged to serve.
Our Valued Staff
Kevin Precht, Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Kevin Precht is the owner of Precht Rose Chapel and Barnes Chapel. Kevin is a Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer of more than 15 years. Kevin lives in East Wenatchee and is married to Julianne, they have two children: daughter, Brielle and son, Conner. He enjoys outdoor activities like camping and hiking. One of Kevin’s greatest joys in life is spending time playing with his kids. “I appreciate the opportunity to be of service to families in one of the most difficult times in their lives.” Kevin looks forward to helping families plan a funeral service for loved ones that meets their individual needs. Kevin can be reached by phone (509) 662-1561 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.