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Founded in 1925 and now with 6 locations, D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes is considered by many to be the leading provider of funeral and crematory services in the greater Fort Wayne area. We are proud of that reputation and are sincerely devoted to caring for our community. More than just a funeral home, we offer a range of services that include traditional burials, and cremations services, event planning, catering, pre-arrangements—even pet services. We also specialize in custom grave markers, cemetery monuments and private family mausoleums.
- Recently renovated
Flexible chapel space
Our chapel can be used for hosting your religious events
- Multiple chapels
- Large capacity chapel up to 250
- Piano/Organ on site
- Coffee lounge
- Catered events
- Large reception area
Arrangements by phone and email
complete funeral planning without needing a funeral home visit
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
- Live music available
- Intimate reception area
space available for corporate and organization meetings
services available to coordinate visitation or viewing at a private residence
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation viewing suite
- Option for mail delivery of ashes
- Multicultural funerals
We want you to feel confident planning a funeral for yourself or a loved one. Here are some of the unique benefits we offer to help relieve your family of emotional and financial burdens.
National plan transferability
Personal Planning Guide
Free online obituary
Experts in honoring veterans
Away from home protection
Celebration of life
Compassion help line
100% Dignity Service Guarantee
A funeral home that celebrates life
With nearly a century of experience, D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes has helped thousands of families from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and many religious faiths. We share a common bond with those who grieve and have a deep passion for guiding them through what can be a difficult process.
Before helping you plan a personalized funeral that leaves an indelible impression of the life lived, we consider your family’s priorities, traditions and budget—and get to know your loved one. With the utmost professionalism and kind hearts, we partner with you to create a unique event.
Whether you are seeking a simple cremation service; a full traditional funeral with a graveside committal and cemetery burial; or a celebration of life with a band, catered reception, and a send-off that reflects the passions of your loved one, we go the extra mile to make it happen—and we do it with the utmost level of care and compassion.
Neighbor and neighborhood institution
Our Lake Avenue location opened in 1928. It is the flagship of D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes and a cornerstone of the Fort Wayne business community. Just north of downtown and 2 blocks from the city’s treasured Lakeside Park & Rose Garden, the funeral home is centrally located in and easily accessed from all parts of Allen County. The neighborhood funeral home is a familiar landmark to those who live here; our staff members are trusted friends.
Our investment in the Fort Wayne community includes sponsorship of numerous charities and events. It also includes an annual holiday celebration that brings together those who seek comfort and want to remember the ones they have lost. Our annual grief seminar with renowned Dr. Alan Wolfelt is free and open to the public.
In so many ways, we are here for you. Please contact us if you need immediate assistance planning a funeral or would like more information about planning a funeral ahead of time.
In 1925, D.O. McComb saw a need. Though there were already 27 funeral homes in Fort Wayne, the former superintendent of Allen County Schools took a leap of faith and opened another. Two decades in public education had earned D.O. the respect and trust of the Fort Wayne community, and the funeral home served 20 families from its East Lewis Street location that first year.
D.O. opened a second funeral home location, Lakeside Park, in 1928. His sons Walter and David joined their dad’s company in 1940, growing the business to serve not only families with funeral needs, but also those who needed emergency ambulance service. The Lakeside Park Funeral Home has been renovated throughout our history, meeting the increasing demand for exceptional-quality funeral and cremation care.
Continued funeral home expansion
In 1985, D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes formed Estate Security Inc., a business focused on prearranged funerals. Estate Security is now one of the largest funeral pre-planning firms east of the Mississippi River.
Today, D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes comprises 6 locations—Lakeside Park, Foster Park, Maplewood Park, Pine Valley Park, Covington Knolls and the Tribute Center—serving families all over Fort Wayne and surrounding areas. The Tribute Center, which opened on West Main Street in 2012, is a crematory and multipurpose building for receptions and more.
D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes is also affiliated with Mungovan Simple and Birkmeier Monument Company.
Upholding a tradition
D.O. McComb was a man of innovation and, in the tradition of our founder, D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes continually responds to the changing needs of our community. The Lakeside Park funeral home has seen a number of transformations and renovations in its 90-year history. A major remodeling in 2000 expanded the central business office and added the Arrangements Center.
Along the same lines, D.O. McComb & Sons joined the Dignity Memorial® network in 2016, allowing us to provide you with both trusted local service and a comprehensive range of benefits from the largest group of funeral, burial, cremation and cemetery service providers in North America.
Funeral Arrangements Center
When we remodeled the Lakeside Park location of D.O. McComb & Sons in 2000, we carefully considered the evolving needs of the Fort Wayne community and decided that a standalone building dedicated to funeral planning was in order. The Arrangements Center sits across the courtyard from the funeral home proper and serves as a central location for families from all our funeral homes to make at-need funeral arrangements or pre-plan funerals.
One standout feature is the casket selection room. Recognizing that people have different preferences when it comes to choosing funeral products—some are comfortable with choosing a casket from a multimedia catalog and some want to touch and feel before they choose—we provide the opportunity for both at the Arrangements Center.
Markers, monuments and mausoleums
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.
Annual grief support seminar
Devoted to helping the Fort Wayne community deal with one of the more difficult aspects of life, D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes brings acclaimed author, educator and grief counselor Dr. Alan Wolfelt to the area once a year for a free seminar on grieving and grief support. For more than 25 years, the founder and director of Colorado’s Center for Loss and Life Transition has presented his philosophy of “companioning” versus “treating” people in grief to any Fort Wayne community member who is interested in learning about grief support, as well as to professional caregivers who seek continuing education credits. Many people find this information extremely helpful for themselves—and for those they love.
D.O. McComb & Sons Funeral Homes wants to be there for your whole family—including your cherished pets. For pet owners who wish to memorialize their furred and feathered creatures, we offer cremation services for all sizes of dogs, cats and birds, as well as other pets up to 300 pounds.
You may bring your pet to us or have us pick up at your home or veterinarian’s office. Cremations take place at our Tribute Center crematory in a cremation retort reserved just for animals. Pet cremations are not co-mingled, so you receive back only your pet’s cremated remains in an urn of your choosing. Should you wish to bury your pet—there is a nearby pet cemetery with a beautiful country setting—our rel="noopener noreferrer" memorial partner, Birkmeier Monuments Company, can create a lovely natural-stone marker for your pet’s grave.
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"I was delighted how painless the funeral was for me the staff made every thing so easy for us, the family of the deceased there were so many details i had not thought of that the staff attended to."
Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer
"Was wonderful experience in time of great sorrow"
Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer
"They did an excellent job. Thank you"
Verified Cremation Customer
"The entire staff were exemplary. Delay in death cert. Was not your fault. Lady who resolved issue was very efficient & made certain it was taken care of."
Verified Burial & Memorial Service Customer
"Everyone was so kind and caring was a wonderful experience to deal with all the staff"
Verified Cremation & Memorial Service Customer
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