Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service
Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service represents more than 165 years of integrity, tradition and trust. We are proud to uphold a longstanding commitment to help families in Central Ohio celebrate the lives of their loved ones with service excellence and attention to detail.
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"Shoedinger is where you want to trust your loved ones. Beautiful facilities, prompt, thorough follow up, & incredible staff who make you feel valued. Shoedinger- thank you."
"My experience with Schoedinger was incredible. They took a day that I was dreading and stressed about and turned it into wonderful memories of a time to join my moms life and embrace love from friends..."See More For This Location
"The entire staff was very kind and attentive to every question, every need was met, even things I would not have thought of myself. We were treated like family."
"Kelchis was very helpful with service options. Knowledge about everything that was available. No pressure. Gave us plenty of time to make our decisions. She is the sweetest young lady!"
"I would describe the director and staff as always willing to go the extra mile to create a dignified and comforting memorial. I would recommend Schoedinger."
"What a beautiful location for a celebration of life! The features within the building were stunning and allowed many areas for conversation. Jim, the funeral director, was amazing handling everythi..."See More For This Location
"Schoedinger is the best of the best when it comes to funerals. I had nothing to worry about. They took care of it all."
"I just lost my mother recently and miss Holly and everyone else was amazing from the beginning to the end"
"Schoedinger responded quickly to our questions. They never pushed or oversold us on anything we didn't want. They were always kind and compassionate with our needs. We were not looking to save money w..."See More For This Location
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Central Ohio’s leading provider of personalized funerals and cremation memorials
The team at Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service offers knowledge and compassion you can count on. Our experienced and caring staff blends traditional values with and services to memorialize every life in a unique way. Whether funeral or cremation, simple memorial or upbeat celebration of life, cemetery burial or mausoleum niche, there are choices that reflect your personal preferences, family traditions and cultural values.
We are experienced in meeting the needs and wishes of families from all walks of life and a variety of faiths and cultures. With patience and care, we listen to what is important to you before creating a beautiful remembrance that truly reflects the memory of your loved one.
Losing someone you love can be very painful. Planning a funeral or cremation in advance makes it easier on your family. In fact, planning and ahead of time is among the greatest gifts you can give your loved ones.
When you plan ahead, you get to carefully consider your options and make choices that ensure your life is remembered and celebrated the way you want. You also help lock in today’s prices.
We are experts in pre-planning and offer in-person, phone and virtual consultations. We'll take the time to get to know you and carefully explain what's available, including paying in installments.
Tara’s Touch grief therapy dog program
Dogs were dubbed man's best friend for a reason. They're loyal, nonjudgmental listeners who love to be petted, and petting a dog has been shown to lower stress levels and improve mood. Our grief therapy dog is available by request to accompany you while you are making arrangements, attending a loved one's funeral and more.
Veterans and public servants programs
We deeply appreciate those who have sacrificed for our freedoms, and we specialize in serving the veterans community. It's our privilege to honor veterans and their families in need of funeral services. When it comes to honoring veterans, no other funeral or cremation provider is more committed to fulfilling your or your family’s wishes.
The Dignity Memorial® Homeless Veterans Program offers dignified funeral services with military honors to eligible homeless and indigent veterans. In addition, the Dignity Memorial Public Servants Program offers no-cost tributes for career and volunteer law enforcement officers, firefighters and emergency services personnel who fall in the line of duty.
The Julie Schoedinger Fund
In honor of Julie Schoedinger, who died at age 11, we donate services for children who pass away under the age of 12.
Heart & Hope Funeral Home by Schoedinger
Heart & Hope Funeral Home by Schoedinger offers dignified funerals and cremation service at a cost that fits almost any family's budget.
Our workplace culture is based on mutual caring, and we strive to uphold that every day. Columbus CEO has named Schoedinger a Top Workplace. Our CEO, Randy Schoedinger, was recognized with a special award for leadership by the magazine in 2020.
What's more: Columbus Dispatch readers have chosen Schoedinger as a CBUS Top Pick for funeral services multiple years.
Here when you need us
If you'd like to talk about or have an immediate need, contact us and we'll be in touch right away. We're honored you're considering Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service, and we're here with compassionate, professional care day and night.
In 1829, Philip Schoedinger emigrated to the United States from Dörrenbach, Germany. Philip was a craftsman by trade and in 1855 he opened a casket-making company. In 1865, Philip established Schoedinger & Brown on West State Street in Columbus.
Philip's sons, George J. and J. Albert, soon joined the family business. Shortly thereafter, the funeral home began to see such innovations as the addition of the first automobile hearse and a new chapel at 229 E. State St., which was the first chapel built expressly for the purpose of funeral service and one of the earliest in America of such magnitude. Today the belltower at this location stands as a city landmark. Other firsts, such as becoming one of the first companies to offer an air-conditioned building and the first to offer guaranteed advance funeral arrangements, soon followed.
In time, George J.'s sons, Fred and George R., also chose to join the family funeral home, known at that time as Schoedinger & Co. In 1933, George R.'s three sons, George Jr., Robert and John, all entered the family business.
As the funeral home grew, so did the Schoedinger family's desire to offer more services and greater convenience to the families of Central Ohio. In 1950, the Schoedingers opened their Hilltop Chapel on West Broad Street; 1961 saw the addition of the Northwest Chapel in Upper Arlington. Linden, Grove City and Reynoldsburg all followed.
In 2016, the Schoedinger locations in Hilltop and Linden were rebranded, as an evolution of the Schoedinger brand's commitment to affordable funerals and cremations. In the years that followed, the Grove City funeral home was relocated and a new location opened in Dublin.
In 2021, Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service and Heart & Hope Funeral Home by Schoedinger joined the Dignity Memorial family of funeral, cremation and cemetery providers.
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