Kauber-Fraley Funeral Home

289 S Main St PO Box 1413 Pataskala, OH


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    Alexander Dyer

    General Manager

    Alexander "A.J." Dyer was born and raised in Lancaster, Ohio. He is a 2nd-generation funeral director. His grandfather is an original namesake of Halteman-Fett & Dyer Funeral Home And Memorials.

    A.J. graduated from William V. Fisher Catholic High School in 2010 and earned his bachelor's degree in mortuary science from Mid-America College of Funeral Service in 2014. While pursuing his education, A.J. served as class president and earned the Bill Pierce Award in recognition of his distinguished representation of the funeral service industry. A.J. has served full-time since the fall of 2014.

    A.J. is a member of the Lancaster Rotary Club 375 as well as the Lancaster Tarhe Lions Club. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with family, playing golf and fishing.

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    Joshua B Fraley

    General Manager

    Joshua B. Fraley serves Johnstown and Pataskala families with experience in every part of funeral home operations. He is a 2nd-generation funeral director following in the footsteps of his father.

    Originally from Springfield, Ohio, Joshua now resides in Pataskala. He graduated from Northwestern High School and Clark State Community College, then earned a Bachelor of Mortuary Science from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Joshua serves the families that come to our funeral home with great attention to detail.

    He is married to Aimee and together they have 2 boys. In his free time, Joshua loves to golf and is involved in many organizations in our community. 

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    Douglas L Musser

    General Manager

    Douglas was born and raised in Ohio and graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1986 before moving to Dayton. Doug then joined our funeral home, where he has been serving our community since 1988. He became a manager in 2001 and enjoys supporting his staff to help members of the community in their time of need. Doug married his wife in 2015 and enjoys playing golf and working around the house.

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    Andrew L Vanderhorst

    General Manager

    Andrew, also known as Skip, is a lifelong resident of Beavercreek and graduated from Beavercreek High School in 1974. A 1981 graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science as a funeral director and embalmer, he began working at our funeral home in July 1980.

    Skip is a member of Beavercreek Lodge #753 and a 33rd degree member of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Dayton.

    Skip and his wife have 1 daughter and are active members of St. Helen Parish. They enjoy spending their free time with family and friends.

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    Jon B Deitloff

    Funeral Director

    Jon is a graduate of the Mortuary Science Department at San Antonio College and received the designation of certified funeral service practitioner in 2003. He has been a licensed funeral director since 1987 but his informal training began earlier in his father’s funeral home in Nebraska.

    Jon served as president of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association in 2007 and on the board of directors at Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science from 2003 to 2014, serving the last four years as president. Jon has also served on several other area boards and organizations. He has two adult sons and enjoys travel, reading and live music.

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    Jeffrey D Frantz

    Funeral Director

    Jeffrey is a native of Columbus, Ohio, and graduated as a funeral director and embalmer from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1977. He has served with us since 1979 and has been a licensed crematory operator since 2005.

    Jeff is a member of the Tri-State Studebaker Driver’s Club, where he served as president for over 8 years, and National Studebaker Museum.

    Jeff and his wife, also a funeral director and embalmer, have a special interest in large-breed dogs.