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Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home in Ossian creates personalized memorial services that reflect the lives of those we honor. Inspire us with your unique life stories—a favorite hobby, dedication to a vocation or lifelong passionate pursuit—and we will create a memorial service that speaks to their individuality.

Imagine a one-night-only gallery opening in honor of a local artist, with their works front-and-center to leave your guests inspired. Envision a baseball-themed memorial for your family’s biggest fan, complete with keepsake baseballs imprinted with their favorite quote. Your imagination is virtually the limit—we specialize in fulfilling almost any final wish.

Spacious funeral home facility

Chapel at Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral HomeWelcome your guests to our flexible reception space, which adapts to the size and style of your gathering. We are happy to arrange for any catering needs as well through a 3rd-party caterer, creating a custom menu fitting for your vision and guests. This includes preparing and serving your own personal recipes, so you can spend more time with friends and family. Consider Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home your trusted concierge, helping you select details from decor to music.

While contemporary celebrations of life grow in popularity, traditional religious services remain a classic choice. We also offer cremation services. At Elzey-Patterson-Rodak, we can incorporate elements of any service to create the right fit for your family and guests.

We Honor Veterans level 3 badgeWe honor veterans

At Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Three Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. 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.

Take a tour

Elzey-Patterson-Rodak Funeral Home welcomes you to take a personal tour of our interfaith chapel, which serves guests of all faith traditions. Please contact us, night or day, if we may assist with funeral arrangements in Ossian. It is our honor to serve you.


In 1895, ordained Methodist Church minister Abner S. Elzey, and his wife, Sarah Ellen Linn Elzey, purchased the Thurber and Salisbury funeral home in Ossian, Indiana. Their son, Dale E. Elzey, became a partner in 1916, and the firm's name became Elzey and Son. Ilow Elzey, daughter of Abner and Sarah, also assisted at the funeral home.

Generations of funeral care

In the late 1930s, the firm opened a funeral home in Waynedale on Old Trail Road under the same name. Third-generation grandson, Abner W. Elzey, assisted in funeral home operations from 1934 through 1959. Robert L. Dickey joined the firm in 51, and Robert L. Haggard joined in 59. In 75, the name changed to Elzey-Dickey-Haggard Funeral Home to reflect their contributions. John Patterson became an associate in 66, and Thomas Rodak in 76. Both became partners in the late 70s and are still involved as consultants to this day.

For over a century, Northeast Indiana has trusted the Elzey Funeral Home name. It is our goal to serve and be a part of our community, carrying on the commitment handed down and entrusted to us. Today, we are a member of the Dignity Memorial® network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers, offering personalized service and compassionate care you can trust.

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Interested in learning more? Call us at 260-622-4114 to request a custom quote.

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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.

"Riley Confer was able to make all my wishes come true. He went above and beyond mine and my family's expectations. Thanks to the whole staff at Elzey's at Ossian, IN."

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October 2020

"Excellent service. Kindness, and superior knowledge of what is needed. We would recommend Elzey-Patterson Rodak to all."

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June 2020

"Was able to communicate through different tech devices,which was helpful during the covin-19 pandemic."

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April 2020

"Very helpful people in your time of need"

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October 2019

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