Our Staff

Our team of professionals is here to serve you whenever and however you need assistance. At Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home & Cremation Services, we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Our staff is dedicated to serving our New Port Richey community and involved with many local organizations including the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Trinity Odessa Chamber of Commerce, Pasco County Aging Network, Gulfside Hospice Board, Sertoma Club, Shriners Club and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Call today to speak with our team and learn more about what Michels & Lundquist has to offer.

John Butler

General Manager

John Butler has served as a General Manager at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home & Cremation Services since 2013.  With over a quarter of a century of experience in funeral service, he has worked as an apprentice, a funeral director and a manager.

Born in Western New York, he received his Associates Degree from Simmons Institute of Funeral Service. He is a member of Trinity Odessa Chamber of Commerce, serves on the board of Gulfside Hospice, a member of Florida Cemetery, Cremation and Funeral Association and the Independent Funeral Directors of Florida and is a former Rotarian & Paul Harris Fellow.

John lives in Trinity with his wife and their children. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family, working in the yard, going to the beach and golfing.

Andrew Lundquist

Funeral Director and Former Owner

As the former owner, Andrew Lundquist has served as a Funeral Director at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home & Cremation Services for 30 years. With over 55 years of experience in funeral service, he has also served as an Assistant Manager and Manager.

Born in Brookfield, Wisconsin, he graduated from the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science in 1964.

He is a former member of the Florida Funeral Directors Association, the Jaycees, and continues to serve the New Port Richey & Holiday Sertoma Clubs.

Andrew attends Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church where he serves, as Lector, Charter Eucharistic Minister on the Finance Committee, is Chairman of the Centennial Calendar Committee and Charter Member of Knights of Columbus #5867.

He and his wife have two children and one granddaughter and a great grandson. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, casinos, and restoring 1969 Olds Cutlass.

Roger E. Michels

Funeral Director & Former Owner

Roger E. Michels founded Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home & Cremation Services 30 years ago. With over 62 years of experience in funeral service, Roger received his embalming license in 1956 and his funeral directors license in 1957.

Born in Bangor, Michigan, he attended Bangor High School before graduating from Worsham College of Mortuary Science in Chicago in June 1956. Roger served in the United States Army in the Counter Intelligence Corporation and attended the U.S. Army Intelligence School in Ft. Hollibird, Maryland.

Roger moved to New Port Richey, Florida 40 years ago and since then has spent a great deal of time serving his community. He served on the Ordinance Review Board for the city of New Port Richey; in 1965, he established the New Port Richey Sertoma Club and served as their second President.

In 1977, he was a founding member of the Holiday Rotary Club and over the years has served as President, Secretary and as a Paul Harris Fellow.

Roger was past President of the West Pasco Chamber of Commerce, served as Chasco Fiesta Street parade chairman for many years, established the New Port Richey chapter of the March of Dimes and served as Chairman for 15 years, and established the first Salvation Army Thrift store on Grand Blvd and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Salvation Army.

He also served on the Board of Directors of the Heart Association and the American Cancer Society as well as chaired fund raising for the Boy Scouts of America.

He is a member of Saint James the Apostle Catholic Church and is happily married with three children. In his spare time, Roger enjoys boating, fishing, bowling, golfing, and outside lawn work.

Greitcha Quiñones

Funeral Director

As a Funeral Director, Greitcha strives to help you make sense of the loss and to deal with the necessary decisions you will need to make to honor your loved one.

Greitcha’s background as allowed me to serve Hispanic families to the best of my ability. A native of Canovanas, Puerto Rico, Greitcha joined the Altmeyer family in 2012 as a bilingual Funeral Director. A  graduate of Luis Hernaiz Veronne in Canovanas, Puerto Rico and shortly after her high school completion she migrated to Virginia Beach, VA to begin her studies in Funeral Service. Where she attended and successfully obtained a degree in Mortuary Science at Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach. Greitcha remained as a funeral director in Virginia Beach before deciding to move south and join Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home in New Port Richey, Florida. Greitcha takes great pride in assisting families honor a loved one who has passed as well as assisting the Hispanic community any way she can.


Charles Webster

Funeral Director and Embalmer

Charles Webster served as a Funeral Attendant for two years and for the past two years has worked as a Funeral Director and Embalmer at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home. Born in Hudson, Florida, he attended Hudson High School before graduating from St. Petersburg College in 2012 with a degree in Mortuary Science.

He and his wife Molly enjoy spending time with their son, biking, swimming, and playing the drums.

Sarah Simkins

Funeral Director, Embalmer and Outreach Director

Sarah grew up on a dairy farm in Indiana and graduated from Borden High School in 2001. She graduated Mid America College of Funeral Service with her Associates Degree in 2003. She decided that funeral service was her calling after having the “life talk” with her dad one day as she worked for him as an activity assistant while still in high school. She feels this profession chose her as she feels fulfillment in easing the grieving and making the funeral arrangement process seamless. Sarah began her funeral career at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home in 2004 as an intern. After she served her 1 year, Roger Michels & Andy Lundquist hired her on full time and she began serving the family’s of the Pasco County area. She is active with and supportive of Veterans Affairs, sponsoring the Gold Star Family luncheons for the past 2 years. She is past secretary for Pasco Business Connections, and also served as Ambassador for the Trinity Odessa & West Pasco Chamber of Commerce. She loves her newest role at Michels & Lundquist as the Outreach Director, providing cakes, hot cookies, candy, and most importantly smiles to her local nursing homes, ALFs, churches, and hospices. Sarah visits 46 facilities a month. She loves volunteering as some of these local facilities during the birthday parties. “To see the residents smile and enjoy the cake that’s donated is truly priceless.”

Sarah is married to Stephen and they have 2 sons Chase & Christian. She is blessed to have her dad Fred and Mom Patty close by and has 2 brothers Josh & Steve, and a sister Andrea and 4 blended siblings, Matt, Brandi, Zac, & Abby. In her spare time Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and sons, boating, traveling, and just being with her family.

Rachel Mayo

Funeral Director

Rachel Mayo started in the funeral profession in 2008 as a preneed funeral and cemetery counselor. She began taking classes to become a funeral director and embalmer almost immediately, knowing that she had found her calling. While attending St. Petersburg College, Rachel worked full time in the profession in various roles, learning practical skills alongside her book studies. After graduating in June of 2012, she spent the early years of her career focused on specializing in embalming and restoration techniques. She returned to performing the combined roles of funeral director and embalmer in early 2016. She feels that making what is quite possibly the worst day in someone’s life just a little bit easier to bear is her life’s purpose.
When Rachel isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her husband James, practicing yoga, reading comic books, and socializing with friends.

Drew Lundquist

Environmental Details Officer

Drew Lundquist has served as an Environmental Details Officer at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home & Cremation Services in various degrees for 30 years. Born in New Port Richey, he attended Ridgewood High School and Pasco-Hernando Community College.

Confirmed at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, he was a member of Virginia Beach Church of God Freedom Fellowship and also served as a DJ for WODC Christian Radio in Virginia Beach.

In his spare time, he enjoys attempting home improvement projects, as well as performing in community theatre shows at Richey Suncoast Theatre, and Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center.

James Lovell

Pre-Need Counselor

James Lovell has served as a Pre-Need Counselor at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home & Cremation Services for 16 years. Born in Kankakee, Illinois, James attended Kankakee Senior High School before graduating from Kankakee Community College in two years. In addition to serving as a Pre-Need Counselor, he also has worked as a Funeral Attendant.

Since 1982, he has been a member of the Holiday Rotary Club.

James is married with two children and six grandchildren and attends St. Michaels Catholic Church. In his spare time, he enjoys golf and travel, specifically cruising.

Cheryl Silvia

Office Manager and Secretary

Cheryl Silvia has served as an Office Manager and Secretary at Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home & Cremation Services since 2001. She was born in Taunton, Massachusetts and she attended Bishop Cassidy High School. Cheryl moved to Port Richey in 1984. She has also served as a Sub Registrar of Vital Statistics for the State of Florida.

Cheryl adores spending time with her two sons and four grandchildren and in her spare time is an Independent Beauty Consultant for Avon Products in which she has been a member of their President’s Club for 30 years.