Heitmeyers held an open house last Sunday at their new funeral home on SR65 in Columbus Grove (Putnam Sentinel/Becky Leader)
COLUMBUS GROVE - An open house was held Sunday at the new Heitmeyer Funeral Home located at 211 Veterans Drive, Columbus Grove. THe nearly 7,000 square foot facility is located just north of Columbus Grove on SR. 65."We have received all our state board approval and paperwork and are officially open," said David Heitmeyer, Leipsic, who co-owns the new funeral home with his brother Jeff Heitmeyer, Ottawa. Both are graduates of Columbus Grove High School and have always wanted to operate a facility in their native community.
Work on the new facility began last May. The funeral home includes a large lounge area, two viewing rooms and a patio.
"We are not closing any facilities," Heitmeyer said. "We are just expanding our services,"
Jeff Heitmeyer has been in the funeral home business for 25 years. David Heitmeyer has been in the business for 22 years.
Jeff and his wife Dena have three children including Emily, Macy and Sydney.
David and his wife Rita have four children including Bryce , Hayley, Peyton and Brooke.
The brothers also operate and co-own six other funeral homes in conjunction with Love Funeral Homes including two facilities in Ottawa, one in Leipsic, one in Continental, one in Oakwood and one in Jackson Township along US 2245.