Sauer is the President, Funeral Director and Embalmer at Alspach-Gearhart
Funeral Home & Crematory, Gearhart – Sauer Funeral Home and Ketcham-Ripley
Funeral Home, where he works to serve the local communities by offering his expertise
in personalized at-need and pre-need funeral and cremation services, as well as
his skills as an embalmer and restorative artist.
Coming to Alspach-Gearhart
Funeral Home & Crematory in 2015, Sean brings with him a fresh outlook on
funeral service for the Van Wert, Convoy and Rockford communities. The funeral
homes have seen updated merchandising and product offerings, more ways to
personalize services as well as updates to the facilities and grounds.
years of experience, Sean worked for and managed several funeral homes of
various sizes in both large and small communities before coming to Van Wert. He
holds the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (CFSP), by the
Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. This certification
distinguishes Sean among his peers within the funeral service profession as he
voluntarily continues his education to exceed the highest standards of care
that far surpass what the funeral service licensing board in Ohio requires.
Sean has committed to a program of lifelong learning to serve his community
with the level of excellence expected of a CFSP.
from Ohio University and Miami-Dade College School of Funeral Science, Sean holds
degrees in Funeral Science and Technical Applied Studies. Sean is a member of
Van Wert Optimist Club, a 4th degree Knight of Columbus and is
active in the Ohio Funeral Directors Association. He is married to the love of
his life, Heather. Together they have triplets, Hadley, Holden and Hudson. They
are members of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church.
hard at work, Sean enjoys traveling, home improvement projects and planning for
the next big adventure with the wife and kids.