Mike Roessner Owner
Mike began working at the funeral home in 1976. He married Jayne Christman in 1980 and they bought the funeral home that same year. Jayne was a teacher at Defiance Middle School for 32 years. They have two daughters, Lynn married to Christopher Ankney and Jessica. Mike feels honored to have served the Defiance area for over 30 years. He is thankful for the friendship, goodwill and loyalty of families he has had the privilege to serve. He is a Certified Funeral Service Practitioner and member of the District, State and National Funeral Directors Associations.
We are proud of our funeral home staff comprised of courteous and understanding people who are fully aware of the dignity, reverence and almost sacred duty entrusted in us.
We are regular folks, just like you. We attend church, belong to local clubs and are active in the community. We have homes, cut our grass, shovel our snow and pay our bills.
We have families. We have experienced the joys of a new baby and the sadness of the death of a loved one. We have laughed and cried too. We are here to help you. We are here to take care of you.
"There is no trade, no profession which stands in such a delicate balance as a funeral home. It must be solemn but not doleful; Helpful but not cheerful; Competent but not morbid; Spiritual but not hyper-religious; Cordial but not intimate; Ready to assist but not overbearing. " written by Jim Bishop