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Count on Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home in Pataskala, Ohio, to help you create a meaningful memorial to be remembered by all who attend. We provide fine funeral and cremation services and believe in treating all of the families who come to us with dignity and respect.

Expert funeral directors and associates

Our expert funeral directors start by listening to you. We work with your inspiration to discover what elements will inspire a personalized, direct connection between guests and the ceremony—a favorite song, an iconic color or a life-long passion—and incorporate them into a custom-tailored memorial service to best reflect a life.

This approach keeps us open to traditional religious rites as well as contemporary gatherings. That means that whether you want a basic cremation with ashes scattered in a personally meaningful place, a church funeral with cemetery burial, or a modern celebration of life with live music, favorite foods and a send-off that expresses the passions of yourself or your loved one, we are happy to deliver.

Cremation services

Not everyone knows that there are many cremation options. If you are interested in cremation, the funeral home team can explain the process and different options. From a direct cremation without a memorial service or a witness cremation to a full funeral service before or after the cremation and more, we help you understand this increasingly common choice—and handle all of the cremation arrangements.

Trusted funeral home in Pataskala

As part of the central Ohio community for more than110 years, Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home is uniquely attuned to your needs and desires. Guests appreciate our convenient downtown location, where they’re warmly welcomed into our spacious and flexible stateroom and reception area.

We appreciate the opportunity to discuss funeral options, cremation services and more with you when you are ready. Please contact Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home if we may be of service.


In 1911, Vinton D. Morrow Funeral Home opened on Jefferson Street in Pataskala, planting the earliest roots of Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home. In 1948, relocation placed the funeral home in downtown Pataskala, where it became part of everyday life for neighbors who became friends.

Ownership changed to Gene Thurston’s hands in 1958 and to Warren and Christine Kauber in 1974. The early 1990s saw expansion to house a new chapel and provide more complete services to families in need. Today, Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home continues to give back as members of the community.

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At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully. Learn about our Dignity Difference benefits.

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Interested in learning more? Call us at 740-927-3971 to request a custom quote.

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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.

"When I entered the funeral home for calling hours, I expected the worst regarding how my mother was going to look. She was so ill prior to her passing and had looked so bad. How comforting it was to me when I saw her; she looked like the healthy mom that she was before she became so sick. Her hairdresser had graciously volunteered to do her hair for us, & the funeral director (Josh) who prepared her made her look so natural. She looked so peaceful. My first words to her as I looked at her were, 'Mom, you look beautiful'. Everyone commented on how nice she looked."

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October 2020

"The funeral home director and staff were very personable and attentive to our wishes. They listened closely to each one of us and quietly and professionally satisfied all of our needs and requests."

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September 2020

"Kauber Fraley Staff was very prompt to get in touch with us after Mother's passing. Loved the fact that Nathan got us in ASAP to make arrangements. All we had to do was tell him what we wanted as he took us through the arrangements. The ability to visit with family and the few friends we invited without worrying about a timeline. That was all taken care of by the staff. Thank you!"

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August 2020

"Everyone at Kaubers-Farley we're caring and gave us all the time we needed when making arrangements and spending time with our loved one before she left to be cremated. We greatly appreciate their sincerity and professionalism."

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May 2020

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Meet Our Team

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  • Joshua Fraley

    Joshua B Fraley

    General Manager
  • Travis Nienberg

    Travis Foster Nienberg

    Funeral Director
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