Len Russell Funerals was established in 1979 by Len Russell together with his wife Pam Russell. It was his goal/dream to see a locally owned family funeral firm established in Ipswich. To this end, his dream has now been established for many years.

The business is now a 2nd generation family business and is owned and operated by Darren Degen and Bradley Degen, Pam’s sons, lifetime residents of Ipswich. Proudly, Len Russell Funeral Director is currently Ipswich’s longest serving family owned funeral firm, with many other long established family firms being sold.

Darren and Bradley ensure you that you are dealing with a 100% Ipswich Family Owned, 100% Australian Owned Firm and a member of NFDA (National Funeral Directors Association).


Our continued commitment for today, tomorrow and since 1979 has been to offer to you the families of Ipswich and Regions:

  • Professional Service
  • True Personalised Care
  • Respect, Compassion, Understanding
  • Modern Facilities and Premises in Ipswich
  • Affordable and Reasonable Prices
  • Obligation Free Advice and Assistance


We are here to serve you, call us regardless of the hour and we will take care of every detail. Darren and staff offer you the experience of Ipswich’s currently longest serving family owned funeral firm.