Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service

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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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Columbus, Grove City, Gahanna, Worthington, Dublin, Circleville

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Protect those you love

People expect to plan ahead for big purchases like weddings, homes, cars, education, vacations. A funeral or cremation should be no different. You give your family peace of mind and keep them from unnecessary financial and emotional burdens when you have a plan in place.

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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 contemporary products 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.

      See how we celebrate life.

      Planning experts

      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 funding final arrangements 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.

      Learn how you can plan ahead.

      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.

      Learn more about how we honor veterans and public servants.

      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.

      See Heart & Hope locations.

      Community recognition

      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 pre-planning a funeral 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.

      Schoedinger history

      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 Heart & Hope Funeral Home by Schoedinger, 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.