Tobias Funeral Home - Beavercreek Chapel

3970 Dayton-Xenia Rd Dayton, OH 45432


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    Douglas L Musser

    General Manager

    Douglas was born and raised in Ohio and graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1986 before moving to Dayton. Doug then joined our funeral home, where he has been serving our community since 1988. He became a manager in 2001 and enjoys supporting his staff to help members of the community in their time of need. Doug married his wife in 2015 and enjoys playing golf and working around the house.

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    Jeffrey Dean Frantz Sr

    Funeral Director

    Jeffrey is a native of Columbus, Ohio, and graduated as a funeral director and embalmer from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1977. He has served with us since 1979 and has been a licensed crematory operator since 2005.

    Jeff is a member of the Tri-State Studebaker Driver’s Club, where he served as president for over 8 years, and National Studebaker Museum.

    Jeff and his wife, also a funeral director and embalmer, have a special interest in large-breed dogs.

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    Traci L Skeen

    Funeral Director

    Traci Skeen has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1996 after she graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. She has thoroughly enjoyed serving families in the Miami Valley area since that time. Traci became a part of the Dignity Memorial® team in December 2005 and in May of 2009 joined Tobias Funeral Home to provide compassionate and professional care to the families she serves.

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    Steven J Tobias

    Funeral Director

    Steve is a second-generation funeral director who is honored and privileged to serve the families of Dayton and surrounding communities for over three decades. Steve was born and raised in the Dayton/Kettering area and currently resides in Bellbrook, Ohio. Beginning his studies at Ohio State University, he graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1979.

    Steve enjoys giving back to his community and is a member of the Bellbrook Lions Club, served as a paramedic and firefighter with the Sugarcreek-Bellbrook Fire Department for 18 years and currently is an active volunteer with the Victoria Performing Arts. He serves with the old adage in mind: People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care.

    Steve enjoys spending time with his family, especially his four grandchildren.

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    Andrew L Vanderhorst

    Funeral Director

    Andrew, also known as Skip, is a lifelong resident of Beavercreek and graduated from Beavercreek High School in 1974. A 1981 graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science as a funeral director and embalmer, he began working at our funeral home in July 1980.

    Skip is a member of Beavercreek Lodge #753 and a 33rd degree member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton.

    Skip and his wife have 1 daughter and are active members of St. Helen Parish. They enjoy spending their free time with family and friends.

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    Linda G Zerkel

    Funeral Director

    Linda grew up in St. Paris, Ohio, and attended Graham High School. In 1992 she received her Bachelor of Arts from Wright State University with a dual major in philosophy and classical humanities. She is a 2004 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science as a funeral director and embalmer. Linda began working on our team following her licensure in 2005. In her spare time Linda enjoys the outdoors and computers.

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    Dan K Tobias


    Dan has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for over 41 years. His passion has always been helping family members through difficult times. He has 2 brothers, Dick and Dave, and their parents, La Mar and Norma founded our funeral home in 1941. Dan is a veteran, having served 4 years in the U.S. Coast Guard from 1966 to 1970. He also served as president of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association in 2003 and President Rotary Club of Beavercreek in 2010. He continues to pursue a passion for funeral service every day as a full-time consultant. Dan is married to Mary Beth and has 3 adult children Scott, Ryan and Stacy, who is also a licensed funeral director and embalmer.