Michael Schoedinger is President of Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service in Columbus, Ohio. He is a 6th generation owner of the firm, a licensed funeral director and embalmer, Certified Preplanning Consultant (CPC), Certified Funeral Executive (CFuE), Certified Cremation Executive (CCrE), and Certified Funeral Service Practicioner (CFSP). He graduated from Miami University in Oxford, OH with a B.S. in Organizational Behavior and a B.S. in Personnel and Employee Relations. He is also a graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where he was class President. The company is one of the largest privately owned funeral companies in the U.S. operating 14 chapels, four crematories, and a pet cremation service. Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service has been awarded the Family Business of the Year Award for Central Ohio and was second runner-up for the National Family Business of the Year Award. They have also won the Business Integrity Award from the BBB, and CEO Magazine’s Best Places to Work in Central Ohio. Michael currently is a member of the Young Presidents Organization, and serves on the boards of the American Red Cross (Past Chair), Junior Achievement (Past Chair), Center Of Science and Industry, the Family Business Center of Central Ohio, First Community Church (Past Chair), and Senior Independence. Michael is an Eagle Scout and has a daughter, Katie, and a son, Jack.
An ethical will reflects the voice of the heart. Think of it as a love letter to your family. Every ethical will is as unique as the person writing it. Today’s modern ethical wills include things like important personal values and beliefs, spiritual values, hopes and blessings for future generations, life’s lessons, love, forgiving others and asking for forgiveness. There are many personal reasons for writing an ethical will.We all want to be remembered, and we all will leave something behind.If we don’t tell our stories, no one else will and they will be lost forever.By articulating what we value now, we can take steps to insure the continuation of those values for future generations. Learn more about ethical wills, how to write them, and how to share your values with future generations.
Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service is Central Ohio’s oldest family business. It is also the largest funeral home company based in Ohio. The Schoedinger family knows that pets are an important part of any family. Losing a pet can be a very difficult experience.Our experts will talk about pet loss, what all is involved with pet cremation, honoring the pet’s life, and resources in the community to help.
Many people today don’t know what to do when there is a loss in the family.Often, it is not discussed or children are kept away from the conversation.But what are we teaching the next generation? If you avoid things, they will go away? Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service is Central Ohio’s largest funeral business and addresses this issue head on.Learn what to say, and NOT to say to children, as well as concepts to help everyone discuss this difficult subject.
Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service is Central Ohio’s oldest family business. It is also the largest funeral home company based in Ohio. For six generations, the company has developed many best practices for creating a servant based culture and having the best of the best on its team.
A History of Funerals and EmbalmingAdvanced Funeral PlanningCosts of Funeral ServicesThe Importance of Funeral Rites and RitualsThe Role of Funeral Services in the Grief and Healing ProcessResources for GriefHow to Help Families Who Are GrievingWhat is Appropriate to Say What is Not Appropriate to SayWhen to Follow Up With the Family and Why
Cremation continues to rise in popularity and in some states is chosen 50% of the time for funerals.Many people today don’t know what options exist for their loved one.Did you know that you can witness a cremation for a family member? Just because you choose cremation, doesn’t mean you can’t have a service.Did you know that pet cremation is available when a pet dies? Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service is Central Ohio’s largest cremation provider and offers helpful information for the cremation consumer.
Everyone experiences loss in their lives. It can be the loss of a job, a relationship, financial, or death. But few of us feel comfortable in reaching out to these people. What can I do? These are questions we hear all of the time. Schoedinger Funeral and Cremation Service is Central Ohio’s largest funeral provider and offers helpful information for those experiencing a loss. We will share our insights into helpful behaviors, and helpful things that many people do.