C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home was founded in 1887 by Chauncey Maurice Sloan in Cromwell, Indiana. Currently located in Fort Wayne, we have a close affiliation with other local providers including Lindenwood Cemetery, Highland Park Cemetery and Greenlawn Memorial Park.
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A funeral home with unparalleled service
As a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, all of our services are designed to help you through one of the most personal and challenging stages of life. At C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, we understand that losing a loved one is an emotional and difficult experience, and are committed to providing compassionate care, as well as professional and personal service. We take pride in treating everyone like family.
Whether you wish to arrange for a traditional funeral service, plan to have a large gathering or would like a more intimate service, our associates will work with you one-on-one to ensure your needs, wishes and budget are met. Our complete range of services, products and memorialization options are tailored to meet all of your requests and considerations. It is our promise to provide you the utmost care and ability to customize a celebration of life that is special and meaningful.
Personalized Monuments and Markers
As an added benefit to the families we serve, we partner closely with Birkmeier & Sons Monument Company. Since 1880, the family-owned monument company has helped Fort Wayne families discover, create and customize monuments that commemorate the lives of loved ones in unique and memorable ways. They offer a wide variety of memorialization options, including bronze markers, mausoleums, benches, uprights and flat markers.
At C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home, we also recognize that funeral arrangements and associated expenses can be overwhelming. In addition to assisting you during your immediate time of need, our funeral directors specialize in working with families to plan your final arrangements in advance. By preparing these details ahead of time, you provide a sense of relief, peace of mind and comfort for your loved ones while ensuring your wishes are met to your specifications. We are here to discuss your funeral and cremation options should you wish to do so in advance.
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C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home started in 1887 in Cromwell, Indiana, as a furniture store and casket maker. At that time, undertaking was not the focus of the business.
Century-long history of service
In 1921, Chauncey Maurice Sloan bought Ryan-Melching Undertaking in Fort Wayne, Indiana, which had a storefront and parlor. Unable to secure the building on Wells Street, C.M. and his sons John, Ralph, Russell and Richard bought a house on 327 Berry Street where C.M. and his wife Sadie lived upstairs. In this house, they had a parlor on the first floor.
Around 1930, the business moved to 301 Berry Street, and in 1939, we moved into the original building here on Wells Street. During the move, C.M. was on a train to a funeral director convention in California and died, never having the opportunity to provide a funeral service out of the original building. Sadie and their 4 sons continued running the business until the 1960s, when 3 long-time employees—E.A. Flickinger, Charlie Jones and Harrison Manning—took over the business.
Our funeral home today
C.M. Sloan & Sons Funeral Home is now a member of the Dignity Memorial network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers.