Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

In 1829, Philip Schoedinger emigrated to the U.S. from Dörrenbach, Germany. Philip was a craftsman by trade and in 1855 he opened a casket-making department. In 1865, Philip established the 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 East State Street, 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 and 1961 saw the addition of the Northwest Chapel in Upper Arlington. Linden, Grove City and Reynoldsburg all followed.

Even over the last 20 years, the Schoedinger family funeral homes have continued to evolve. Additional facilities have been added and today fifth and sixth generation family members remain active in the funeral home.

Who We Are

Meet our staff. Members of the local community make everything that happens possible.
Together, we make this place amazing.

Mr. Randy Schoedinger

Mr. Randy Schoedinger

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
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Mr. Michael S. Schoedinger

Mr. Michael S. Schoedinger

President
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Mr. Kevin D. Schoedinger

Mr. Kevin D. Schoedinger

Executive Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer
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Mr. David Schoedinger

Mr. David Schoedinger

Retired
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Mr. John A. (Jay) Schoedinger

Mr. John A. (Jay) Schoedinger

Retired
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Adam Musto

Adam Musto

Maintenance Technician
Amy  Henthorn

Amy Henthorn

Executive Administrative Assistant
Andrew Hoover

Andrew Hoover

Celebrant
Ashley Thacker

Ashley Thacker

Circleville Manager and Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Bailey Byrd

Bailey Byrd

Apprentice Funeral Director
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Barbara Bejeault

Barbara Bejeault

Licensed Funeral Director
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Barry Griffith

Barry Griffith

Chief Operating Officer and Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Bradley Kopp

Bradley Kopp

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Brooke Battin

Brooke Battin

Apprentice Funeral Director
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Carl Mooney

Carl Mooney

Worthington Manager and Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Carley Childress

Carley Childress

Human Resources Manager
Craig Hungler

Craig Hungler

Licensed Funeral Director
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Dale Heiser

Dale Heiser

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Dale Jakeway

Dale Jakeway

Care Center Shift Leader and Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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David Lanthorn

David Lanthorn

Advance Funeral Planner
Diana Durfey-Coy

Diana Durfey-Coy

Advance Planning Administrative Assistant
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Dinah Hoover

Dinah Hoover

Administrative Assistant
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Elizabeth Binns

Elizabeth Binns

Licensed Funeral Director
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Erika Collaros

Erika Collaros

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Erika Furey

Erika Furey

Care Center Shift Leader and Licensed Funeral Director
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Grace Mabiala

Grace Mabiala

Apprentice Funeral Director
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Haley Donahue

Haley Donahue

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Holly Colwell

Holly Colwell

Director of Central Operations and Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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James Gillespie

James Gillespie

Grove City Manager and Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Jennifer Badgett-Brown

Jennifer Badgett-Brown

Circleville Manager and Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Jill Pugh

Jill Pugh

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Jonathan Poling

Jonathan Poling

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Julia Sullivan

Julia Sullivan

North Manager and Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Julie Olds

Julie Olds

Director of Community Relations and Education
Kari Wydo

Kari Wydo

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Kelley Heffernan

Kelley Heffernan

Northeast Administrative Assistant
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Laura Wiley

Laura Wiley

Apprentice Funeral Director
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Lydia Stroul

Lydia Stroul

Apprentice Funeral Director
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Mary Jo Boyd

Mary Jo Boyd

Senior Administrative Assistant
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Mark Dettmer

Mark Dettmer

Celebrant
Mark Garland

Mark Garland

East Manager and Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Melissa Spears

Melissa Spears

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Nelson Kopp

Nelson Kopp

Sr. Vice President of Logistics and Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Nikki Lewis

Nikki Lewis

Northwest Manager and Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Paige Tincher

Paige Tincher

East Administrative Assistant
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Paul Magor

Paul Magor

Human Crematory Operator
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Robert Ritschard

Robert Ritschard

Apprentice Funeral Director
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Robert Rumberg

Robert Rumberg

Apprentice Funeral Director
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Robert Turner

Robert Turner

Advance Funeral Planner
Robert Yanok

Robert Yanok

Advance Funeral Planner
Robyn Wells

Robyn Wells

Grove City Administrative Assitant
Rodger Bartley

Rodger Bartley

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Ronda Jenkins

Ronda Jenkins

Assistant Controller
Rosemary Starcovic

Rosemary Starcovic

Licensed Funeral Director
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Russell Williamson

Russell Williamson

Maintenance Director
Ryan Zoellner

Ryan Zoellner

Controller
Stephanie Evans

Stephanie Evans

Accounting Assistant
Timothy Wiseman

Timothy Wiseman

Licensed Funeral Director
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Todd Hurley

Todd Hurley

Apprentice Funeral Director
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Tracy McAdams

Tracy McAdams

Northeast Manager and Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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Tricia Kennedy

Tricia Kennedy

Northwest Administrative Assistant
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Venita Sword

Venita Sword

Phone Operator
Wendy Ellis

Wendy Ellis

Worthington Administrative Assistant
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Whitney Rose

Whitney Rose

IT Director
Zach Throne

Zach Throne

Advance Funeral Planner
Zebadiah Throne

Zebadiah Throne

Apprentice Funeral Director
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