Points to Consider: Funeral Home and Cremations Planning in Reynoldsburg, OH

Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service offers compassionate funeral & cremation service to families in Reynoldsburg OH and nearby cities. Our services have helped a lot of families honor and remember their loved ones. While most funeral homes consider their primary function to be handling remain, we think that our job have two parts: emotional and physical. The physical is burials, entombments and inurnments. The emotional is working with families to design healing experiences. 

Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Service storied history began over 150 years ago and spans 6 generations. We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

At Schoedinger Funeral & Cremation Services, we do things differently. Our peaceful and intimate settings become places where people find closure, renewal and togetherness. Whether you choose burial or cremation, having a service to honor life, and a permanent place to visit remains, are essential parts of the healing process. We’ll educate you on the traditional and nontraditional inclusions in these ceremonies—and help you design an observance that’s as unique as the life it’s about.

Let us help you and your family in this time of need. Call us at (614) 224-6105 for immediate assistance.

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Commemorative funeral and memorial services are held to honor the memory of a fallen loved one, and to provide comfort to surviving family and friends. These gatherings are an expression of love and solace for the departed. Planning a funeral home and cremations service in Reynoldsburg, OH, is never easy to do alone. Individuals and families that grieve may be better served to engage the help of an experienced funeral home for support. However, there is still much involvement by way of decision making. Here is a brief outline of planning considerations to think about:

Attendance

When planning a funeral or memorial service, a primary consideration is how many friends, family, and community members will attend. Accommodating a small or large group will influence your choice of venue. 

To get a preliminary idea of who might come, start by considering the various social circles with which the deceased was connected. Think about their family, immediate friends first. Then move to employment circle, civic connections, hobby groups, religious or service community, etc. Write down the names of people as they come to mind. You certainly won’t be familiar with every friendship or connection that a person may have had in life. That’s ok. The important thing is to connect with those who were closest to the deceased. 

When it comes time to share funeral date and time, it’s a good idea to contact family and close friends personally with these details. Less intimate friends, connections, and acquaintances can be informed by social media, email, or an obituary published online or in a local paper, if such is available.

Cremation or Burial Service

The choice is a personal one, but if the deceased did not specify their preference for earth burial or cremation in life, the decision would fall to the family and loved ones. There are advantages to both, as well as drawbacks. 

A casket burial in a plot of earth can provide a visible, even tangible place where the deceased’s body is laid to rest. Those who grieve can return to the graveside again and again as they seek solace and comfort in their loss. It is an intimate reminder of life, and the certainty of death. When a body is present at the tribute service, it is called a funeral. Those who mourn the fallen may be moved by the presence of the deceased’s remains. For any suspended in disbelief, they can witness that death has occurred. In this realization, the healing journey can begin.

A cremation provides flexibility and mobility to the living who loved the deceased in life. Cremation services tend to be more affordable than a casket and earth burial. The body of the deceased is not present at the service, which is consequently called a memorial. The memorial functions in much the same way as a funeral in form and purpose. Those who gather to a memorial come for the relationship they shared with the deceased in life. After the service, the ashes of the deceased are dispositioned by the family according to their chosen means. Burial in an ash garden, interment in a columbarium niche, scattering at a beautiful location, or placement in a keepsake urn at home are all appropriate choices for final rest.

Location and Time

After you’ve decided upon cremation or burial service, you will have a better idea when and how to schedule the tribute service. Funerals generally occur shortly after death, since the body of the fallen will be at the service. Memorial services can occur long after death and cremation have occurred. Some families have held memorial services years after cremation care has happened. This allows time for family and friends to gather at a convenient time, long after the death of their loved one. 

Both funerals and cremations can be held in funeral home facilities, places of worship, at home, or a public place. Multiple memorials can be held if needed. They can be held in different locations. 

Service Leader

Often, funeral home and cremations services in Reynoldsburg, OH are carried out by a local faith leader. However, if that is not the deceased or the family’s preference, others can lead the funeral or memorial service. A funeral director, a life celebrant, a family member, or even a friend can carry out the service.

Funeral Home and Cremations in Reynoldsburg, OH

At Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service, our team of compassionate professionals stands ready to serve your family. With more than a century providing funeral services to our community, we’re proud of the work we provide. Visit us at any of our eight service locations across the central Ohio area. If you’re looking for funeral home and cremations in Reynoldsburg, OH, call on us for support. Our main office is located at 6699 N High St Worthington, OH 43085. You can reach us at (614) 848-6699.

Funeral and Cremation FAQs
  • Is there a dress code when attending funerals?
    • These days almost anything goes, but only when you know it's the right thing. In fact, sometimes the deceased has specified the dress code; 'no black' is a common request. If you can't learn the wishes of the family, then dress conservatively, and avoid bright colors. For more info on how to dress in a funeral, click here.
  • Why do I need to pre-plan?
    • The benefits to your family will be real and appreciated, ranging from spiritual choices to financial assistance. From selecting an ideal permanent memorial, to designing the service, to paying in advance, you can make the day exactly as you imagine it. And your loved ones will know they’re fulfilling your wishes. Which is exactly how they should feel. Keep reading to learn more.
  • Do you have receptions and catering services?
    • Not only does Schoedinger offer a beautiful chapel to honor a loved one and a premium event space to host a catered reception, we serve some of the best food in the country because of our friendship with famous restaurateur, Cameron Mitchell, as well as our relationship with revered catering companies Made From Scratch and Giant Eagle Market District. Contact us to learn more about this service.