We have many services from which you may choose. We offer pre-arrangement services as well as at-need services. Also offered are Traditional Funeral Services and Cremation Services. We have a wide array of merchandise to choose from, and we can help with the numerous details that need to be taken care of when a death occurs. Please view the video of our services and facilities, and feel free to call us with any questions you may have.
A funeral service is a special time for family and friends to comfort one another, begin to find healing and celebrate a life well lived. Whether you choose burial or cremation, you can hold a funeral service to honor your loved one. We are happy to provide a traditional funeral or something completely unique. Many cultures and religions have special funeral traditions and we will do our best to accommodate your requests. This is a moment for you and your family and we are honored to help you in any way that we can.
Just like a funeral service, a memorial service is a time to remember your loved one. This can be held shortly after death or weeks later, with or without an urn present. What’s important is that it creates a time and a place for family and friends to gather together and support one another, share memories and pay their respects. We can hold a memorial service at our funeral home, the final resting place or at your home.
A casket burial is a traditional service and there are many options you can choose from. We can provide an immediate burial without a public service; a visitation, viewing or wake with a closed or open casket; a funeral service at our funeral home, church or private home and a graveside service at a cemetery. You can choose whether you’d like a public or private service or a combination. It is entirely up to you how you wish to pay your respects.
Cremation has become a popular option for many people because it can be more flexible as to where and when you hold a service. You can have a traditional funeral service before a cremation or a memorial service at any time with or without the urn present. You can keep the urn, scatter the ashes or have the urn buried in a grave or columbarium where we can hold a service. Whether you choose burial or cremation, we’re here to offer you a meaningful ceremony.
Here at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home and Crematory, we own and operate Van Wert Crematory, which is the only crematory in Van Wert county. While other local funeral providers contract with crematories outside of Van Wert County, our crematory is located right here, on the funeral home property, ensuring your loved one never leaves our care.