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Robert J. Bednarsky, the founder of Bednarsky Funeral Home, Inc.,  became a licensed Funeral Director in 1937.  In those days, visitations were held at the home of the person who died.  Friends and family came to pay their respects and offer condolences, often over several days.  The Funeral Director would take the decedent's body from wherever he/she died, perform the embalming, place the decedent's body into the casket chosen by the family, and return the person to their home.  Following the visitation, the casket would be taken by hearse to a nearby church for the funeral service, followed by burial.

As generations of children moved to more urban areas and lived farther from the parents' homes, the notion of visitation at the family home fell out of favor and families sought a more neutral setting for viewing the deceased.  Funeral Directors have a long tradition of serving the bereaved in whatever manner they wish, so home visitation gave way to funeral homes.  Robert J. Bednarsky had our building  constructed in 1948, specifically for use as a funeral home.

Who We Are today

Our family continues to serve your family.  We are still family-owned.  Ann R. Bednarsky, Licensed Funeral Director and manager,  is Robert's daughter, and carries on a legacy of compassionate service, personal attention and fair business practices.  We are available 24 hours a day, every day, to assist you in complete funeral arrangements, whether you choose traditional services, cremation or any combination of yesterday's customs and today's realities.


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Death ends a life, not a relationship.
                  ~ Mitch Albon, Tuesdays with Morrie

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