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
Mr. Michael S. Schoedinger

Mr. Michael S. Schoedinger

President
Mr. Kevin D. Schoedinger

Mr. Kevin D. Schoedinger

Executive Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer
Mr. David Schoedinger

Mr. David Schoedinger

Retired
Mr. John A. (Jay) Schoedinger

Mr. John A. (Jay) Schoedinger

Retired
Adam Rezac

Adam Rezac

Apprentice Funeral Director
Amy  Henthorn

Amy Henthorn

Creative Director
Andrea Heiberger

Andrea Heiberger

Executive Administrative Assistant
Bailey Byrd

Bailey Byrd

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Barry Griffith

Barry Griffith

Chief Operating Officer and Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Bradley Kopp

Bradley Kopp

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Brooke Battin

Brooke Battin

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Carl Mooney

Carl Mooney

Worthington Manager and Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Carley Gueli

Carley Gueli

Director of Human Resources
Cassandra Brown

Cassandra Brown

Administrative Assistant
Craig Hungler

Craig Hungler

Licensed Funeral Director
Dale Heiser

Dale Heiser

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Dale Jakeway

Dale Jakeway

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

David Lanthorn

Advance Funeral Planner
Deona Glenn

Deona Glenn

Administrative Assistant
Dinah Hoover

Dinah Hoover

Administrative Assistant
Emma Newsom

Emma Newsom

Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer
Elizabeth Binns

Elizabeth Binns

Northeast Manager and Licensed Funeral Director
Erika Collaros

Erika Collaros

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Haley Donahue

Haley Donahue

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
James Gillespie

James Gillespie

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

Jennifer Badgett-Brown

Graphic Designer and Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Jill Pugh

Jill Pugh

Schoedinger Care Center Manager
Jonathan Poling

Jonathan Poling

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Julia Sullivan

Julia Sullivan

North Manager and Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Julie Olds

Julie Olds

Director of Community Relations and Education
Kari Wydo

Kari Wydo

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Kelchis Radziewicz

Kelchis Radziewicz

Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer
Kelley Belman

Kelley Belman

Advance Funeral Planner
Kelley Heffernan

Kelley Heffernan

Northeast Administrative Assistant
Laura McLaughlin

Laura McLaughlin

Apprentice Funeral Director
Lauren Buzzard

Lauren Buzzard

Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer
Lydia Stroul

Lydia Stroul

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Mary Jo Boyd

Mary Jo Boyd

Senior Administrative Assistant
Mark Dettmer

Mark Dettmer

Celebrant
Mark Garland

Mark Garland

East Manager and Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Melissa Spears

Melissa Spears

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Nelson Kopp

Nelson Kopp

Sr. Vice President of Logistics and Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Nicholas Falcone

Nicholas Falcone

Apprentice Funeral Director/Embalmer
Nikki Lewis

Nikki Lewis

Northwest Manager and Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Paige Tincher

Paige Tincher

Graphic Designer
Paul Magor

Paul Magor

Human Crematory Operator
Robert Rumberg

Robert Rumberg

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
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
Ronda Jenkins

Ronda Jenkins

Pre-Need Coordinator
Rosemary Burns

Rosemary Burns

Licensed Funeral Director
Russell Williamson

Russell Williamson

Maintenance Director
Ryan Zoellner

Ryan Zoellner

Controller
Stacy Underwood

Stacy Underwood

Administrative Assistant
Stephanie Evans

Stephanie Evans

Accounting Assistant
Timothy Wiseman

Timothy Wiseman

Licensed Funeral Director
Todd Hurley

Todd Hurley

Apprentice Funeral Director
Tracy McAdams

Tracy McAdams

Dublin Manager and Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer
Tricia Kennedy

Tricia Kennedy

Northwest Administrative Assistant
Vicky Collier

Vicky Collier

Phone Operator
Wendy Ellis

Wendy Ellis

Worthington Administrative Assistant
Whitney Rose

Whitney Rose

IT Director
Zach Throne

Zach Throne

Advance Funeral Planner
Zebadiah Throne

Zebadiah Throne

Licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer

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