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Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home Inc. has provided funeral and cremation services for families in the Boyertown, Pennsylvania, area since 1874. With a steadfast commitment to the Berks County community for nearly 150 years, our team of funeral professionals takes great care when helping families create memorable memorials for their loved ones. Devoted to delivering the highest level of satisfaction possible, we consider every detail.

Spacious funeral home

Exterior at Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home Inc.Located in a historic building on North Reading Avenue, our funeral home building is spacious and versatile. It has a chapel and room for catered receptions. It also has up-to-date technology, so playlists and tribute videos can be played to perfection. Need us to create a video? We take care of it all.

Not only does the team at Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home Inc. understand that losing a loved one is a difficult experience, we also know that every life is unique and every family is different. That's why we take time to ask questions. How did your loved one live their life? What did they love the most? What made them smile?

Let’s plan a memorial as special as the life lived. We can find inspiration almost anywhere. Just start with a story. We'll take it from there.

Traditional and contemporary services

Chapel at Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home Inc.At Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home Inc., we are committed to helping families create memorable, meaningful tributes that reflect their loved ones’ passions and personality. From music and keepsakes to flowers and food, we help turn your vision into reality.

Create that perfect backyard barbecue complete with a live band, favorite foods and personalized mementos, or a travel-themed cocktail hour with centerpieces from around the world. A funeral or cremation memorial can be as simple or elaborate as you wish. Simply provide the inspiration and we’ll take care of the details, no matter how big or small.

See how we celebrate life.

Cremation in Boyertown

Signature Dedication at Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home Inc.There are many options for cremation in Berks County—and they're not all equal. We specialize in cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways, and families love our all-inclusive pricing. With expertise in scattering ashes and a friendly team who pays attention to every detail, we provide service that is second to none.

More and more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial, but most aren’t familiar with the many options:

  • a cremation without a funeral or memorial service of any kind.
  • a funeral with your loved one present, followed by cremation.
  • a cremation followed by a scattering, cemetery memorialization or celebration of life—or all three.

Whether you wish for cemetery placement, scattering or even something more momentous, we are here to help. From the depths of the sea at Neptune Memorial Reef to outer space on a Celestis Memorial Spaceflight, the options are truly endless.

Learn more about our cremation services.

We Honor Veterans

WHV 2020 - Level 1 Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home Inc. understands the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level One Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we've trained our staff in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

Learn how we can help plan a veteran's memorial service.

Prepaid funerals and cremations

In addition to assisting with an immediate need, Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home Inc. specializes in working with families to make final arrangements in advance. When you plan ahead, you relieve your family from financial and emotional burdens while ensuring your wishes are met. We offer in-person and virtual consultations, as well as a free Personal Planning Guide.

Find out everything you need to know about planning ahead.

Grief support services

Signature Dedication at Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home Inc.Our care for you and your family doesn't end after your loved one's service is over. Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home Inc. offers online grief resources accessible from anywhere. Families who choose us for their loved one's service also have access to our 24-hour Compassion Helpline®.

For up to 13 months after planning a Dignity Memorial® service, a family gets unlimited complimentary phone access to professionals trained in grief counseling any time day or night, for any reason. Any guest who attends a visitation, funeral service or burial gets the same access for up to three months.

Meet our team

Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home Inc. is a member of the Dignity Memorial network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers. When you choose us, you receive the compassionate care you expect from a longstanding Boyertown establishment and benefits no other provider can offer.

We invite you to visit us to meet our welcoming team and tour our funeral home. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance or would like more information about our services. We're here for you 24/7.

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History

Signature Dedication at Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home Inc.The history of Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home Inc. dates back to 1874, when a furniture maker named Daniel C. Brumbach began providing funeral services. The effort was successful, and in 1882, Daniel moved the business from 112 E. Philadelphia Ave. to 201 E. Philadelphia Ave. in Boyertown, Pennsylvania. He was also one of the organizers of the Boyertown Burial Casket Company and believed that caskets should be manufactured before they were needed.

In 1905, Daniel turned the business over to his son-in-law, James J. Brown. James was one of the first people to train in the art and science of embalming. This became particularly valuable after the 1908 Opera House fire, when embalming was used to help aid in the long process of identifying the victims.

In 1933, James passed away. His widow, Ella, oversaw the business until selling it to Lewis B. Cauffman in 1935. He later moved the funeral home to 34 Warwick St.

Growth and expansion

In 1936, Lewis sold the funeral home to an employee named Linwood W. Ott. In an effort to expand the business, Linwood purchased the house next door. During this time, Linwood and his wife, Mildred, operated a second business designing and building custom awnings and shades. In 1952, Linwood purchased a Victorian mansion at 111 N. Reading Ave. He added on and redesigned it in 1965. That's where the funeral home stands to this day.

Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home Inc.When Linwood retired in 1979, Terry L. Starr bought the business. He also purchased the St. John’s Parsonage at 115 N. Reading Ave., in 1983. Today that's an arrangement office and casket selection room. After a fire in 1994, the whole funeral home was remodeled.

Building the future

In 1995, Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home Inc. joined the Dignity Memorial network of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers. Terry and his wife, Charlene, remained an integral part of the business until their retirement in 2004. We are proud to continue to offer the warm service you'd expect from a locally owned business and benefits no other provider can.

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Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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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.

"Thanks to Oksana and Gene, they were outstanding throughout."

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

October 2021

"Brian Stillo was exceptional . From picking up my husband so promptly With ear marking time to pick our package. To him calling me to let me know the time my loved one was be cremated so I could light my candles to surprising me with a family portrait He was just fantastic I'd use his services again and will recommend his service to others . Thank you for your compassion during such a hard time. Thank you Donna DiMaggio"

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September 2021

"Linwood W. Ott Funeral Home did a great job helping me with the proceedings, they were very professional, respectful and friendly."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation Customer

August 2021

"When we met Brian for the first time he eased our pain. We had no idea what we were supposed to do and he took care of everything for us. From contacting the cemetery people and military people and picking out a casket and flowers, he was patient and kind. They thought of everything!"

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January 2021

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