I n 1908, Claude Pinnick opened the Pinnick Mortuary in the 500 block of Simpson Avenue. In 19l3, he built a new mortuary at the current location of Coleman Mortuary in Hoquiam.
In 1925, a seperate building was built to house a larger chapel. At this time, both the chapel and the current mortuary building were renovated in a spanish style. A pipe organ was installed in 1931.
It was in 1922, Earl Coleman joined Claude Pinnick. Earl later purchased stock in the mortuary in 1937, named the mortuary Pinnick-Coleman in 1942, then in 1956, instituted the Coleman Mortuary name.
In 1966, the building was again remodeled by Pete Vander Linden, then again in 1987 by Clarence Pittack and Robert Hyde.