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Heart & Hope Funeral Home by Schoedinger – Linden carries a family legacy that dates back to 1855 and represents generations of integrity, tradition and trust. We're part of the Schoedinger family of funeral homes, upholding a longstanding commitment to providing quality, affordable funeral and cremation options for everyone in Columbus, Ohio. It’s our promise to make a difficult time a little easier and reduce stress on your family with simplified options and pricing for most every budget.

An affordable Columbus funeral home

Located in Columbus' Linden neighborhood, Heart & Hope offers knowledge and compassion you can count on. Our experienced, caring team blends traditional values with contemporary products and services to memorialize every life with attention to detail. We offer four options to meet your service, product and value needs. These simple choices include items most families choose most of the time to create an authentic and impactful ceremony commemorating a loved one's life.

First, you’ll choose the type of service you want. Then you'll select the products that best support that choice. Options are clearly outlined for you—and there’s never any pressure to purchase more than you need. And, of course, you are always welcome to purchase services and merchandise a la carte from our general price list. This allows you to select only what's important to you.

Personalized funerals and cremation memorials

Table setting with floral centerpiece and floral heart wreath in the background. Honoring a life lived is truly an act of love, and we know every person is unique. Our packages are designed to offer an affordable way to remember a loved one. Whether you want a traditional funeral at the funeral home with a burial at a cemetery nearby, a simple cremation or an upbeat celebration of life, our expert team will work with you to create a beautiful remembrance.

We offer many choices to reflect your personal preferences, family traditions and cultural values. With patience and care we listen to what's important to your family and help you explore the many possibilities for honoring a loved one. Whether tailgate party or chess tournament, teddy bears or teacups, we can draw inspiration from hobbies, collections or personality traits to create a memorable memorial.

Funeral planning experts

A couple pre-plans on a tablet at a funeral home.Losing someone you love can be very painful. Planning a funeral or cremation in advance makes it easier on your family. In fact, planning and funding final arrangements ahead of time is among the greatest gifts you can give your loved ones.

When you plan ahead, you get to carefully consider your options and make choices that ensure your life is remembered and celebrated the way you want. You also lock in today’s prices, so your family doesn't have to find the money to pay for services at the time of need.

We are experts in pre-planning and offer in-person, phone and virtual consultations. We'll take the time to get to know you and carefully explain what's available, including paying in installments.

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Veterans and public servants programs

Find a veterans cemetery near youWe deeply appreciate those who have sacrificed for our freedoms and specialize in serving the veteran community. It's our privilege to honor veterans and their families in need of funeral services. Watch a video to learn about veterans services and get a free veterans planning guide.

Lean on us

We are here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please reach out to us, day or night, if we may assist with funeral or cremation arrangements in Columbus, Ohio, or if you would simply like a tour of the funeral home.

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History

Schoedinger HistoryIn 1829, Philip Schoedinger emigrated to the United States from Dörrenbach, Germany. Philip was a craftsman by trade, and in 1855 he opened a casket-making company. In 1865, Philip established Schoedinger & Brown on West State Street in Columbus, Ohio.

Philip's sons, George J. and J. Albert, soon joined the family business. Shortly thereafter, the funeral home began to see such innovations as the addition of the first automobile hearse and a new chapel at 229 E. State St., which was the first chapel in Ohio built expressly for the purpose of funeral services and one of the earliest in America of such magnitude. Today, the belltower at this location stands as a city landmark.

Other milestones, such as becoming one of the first funeral homes to have air conditioning or offer funeral arrangements ahead of need, soon followed.

In time, George J.'s sons, Fred and George R., also chose to join the family funeral home, known at that time as Schoedinger & Co. In 1933, George R.'s three sons, George Jr., Robert and John, all entered the family business.

As the funeral home grew, so did the Schoedinger family's desire to provide more services and greater convenience to the families of Central Ohio. Starting in the 1950s, Schoedinger began expanding into communities around Central Ohio. In 2016, the Schoedinger locations in Hilltop and Linden were rebranded Heart & Hope Funeral Home by Schoedinger, as an evolution of the Schoedinger brand's commitment to affordable funerals and cremations.

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