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Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home, established in 1967, provides funeral and cremation services to Arnold and the surrounding communities.

A funeral home for Arnold

Front exterior building at Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral HomeWe know you are coming to us during an emotional and difficult period of life. That's why at Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home you find an approachable and compassionate staff to work with you to design the perfect service to honor your loved one. We are an Arnold funeral home that truly cares for the Arnold community. Our team is ready to serve your family with personal and professional service.

We Honor Veterans level 4 badge We Honor Veterans

At Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Four Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we are honored to serve our nation’s heroes and take this responsibility seriously. We have taken steps to ensure our staff is knowledgeable of all the benefits available to military veterans and their families.

In addition, we host community events annually in honor of our veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran’s memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

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Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home is here to serve you. If you have any questions or would like a tour of our facility, please stop in. We’ll be happy to help with whatever you need, whether you need immediate help or would like information on making arrangements in advance


Front exterior building at Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home Heiligtag Funeral Home was founded in the 1800s in Antonia, Missouri, by August Heiligtag. In addition to being a funeral home, it was also a feed, hardware and woodworking store.

Relocated and second firm added

In the 30s, the funeral home moved to Imperial, Missouri. A 2nd firm opened in 1967 to serve the families of Arnold, Missouri, which was operated by Art and Elmer Heiligtag. The Imperial location eventually closed in the late 90s.

Ted Fendler Funeral Home

Ted Fendler Funeral Home was founded in 1967 by Ollie Fendler and Ferd B. Lang Jr. In 1984, Mr. Lang purchased the funeral home and changed the name to Lang-Fendler Funeral Home.

Merging to create today’s funeral home

In 2002, Lang-Fendler Funeral Home and Heiligtag Funeral Home merged together, creating Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home.

Today, Heiligtag-Lang-Fendler Funeral Home is a proud member of the Dignity Memorial® network, North America's largest and most trusted network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. When you choose us, you receive both the compassionate care you expect from an Arnold-operated establishment and the benefits you deserve.

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At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully. Learn about our Dignity Difference benefits.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Your funeral home showed the utmost in care and concern for our family. You were very sensitive to our situation. We could not have asked for better. Best of all, my mother looked beautiful and I am so grateful!"

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October 2020

"Everyone was very helpful and nice!"

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer

August 2020

"Staff was very accommodating. Options were offered that we had not thought of for the services. Was very pleased with the help that was suggested to us. We would highly recommend their facilities to family and friends."

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March 2020

"Wonderful people who run this establishment. So caring and concerned every step of the way"

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February 2020

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    Duke Pfitzinger

    Funeral Director
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    Henry M Wieder

    Funeral Director
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    Tina M Thompson

    General Manager
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