Robert E. Gompf
Robert E. Gompf has been a licensed funeral director since July 1949. During that time he has been associated with Curl Funeral Home in Cardington and Gompf Funeral Service. Bob served his two year funeral director’s apprenticeship under Shaw Davis Funeral Home in Columbus and Curl Funeral Home in Cardington. He completed his schooling for embalmer’s licensing at Cleveland College of Mortuary Science in 1949. He was associated with the Curl Funeral Home in Cardington until 1981. When a tornado destroyed the funeral home Bob took ownership and the funeral home was moved to the current location.
Bob has 3 children, 8 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. He is active in the Cardington First United Methodist Church, the Jenkins-Vaughan American Legion Post # 97 and the Cardington Rotary Club. In 1999 Bob was honored by the Ohio Funeral Directors for 50 years of service. Even though Bob’s son, Gene purchased the business in 1993 Bob continues to serve the needs of families on a regular basis.
Gene L. Gompf, C.F.S.P
Gene L. Gompf completed his education at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1985. After serving his apprenticeship under his father, Robert Gompf, he received his license for both funeral director and embalmer in May 1986. In January 2013, Gene was awarded the designation of Certified Funeral Service Practitioner (C.F.S.P), by the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice.
Gene is active in the community. He is a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, a Lions Club member, serves on the Hospice of Morrow County Board of Directors, Morrow County Chamber of Commerce and serves on the Morrow County Hospital Ethics Committee. All of these activities are in addition to being the dedicated father of five children and three grandchildren.
LeAnne S. Gompf
LeAnne S. Gompf received her Funeral Director’s license in November 1990. She served her two year apprenticeship under her father-in-law, Robert Gompf and her husband, Gene. LeAnne describes her duties as Public Relations. She is involved in many community activities including Kiwanis and serves as Key Club advisor to the Mt. Gilead High School. She was the chairperson and director of the Morrow County Junior Miss Scholarship program for over 20 years. She is active in Trinity United Methodist Church, and served as chairman for the Gilead Christian School fund raising auction for 12 years. She is the mother of 5 children and she is enjoying her role as Nana to 3 granchildren.
Michalene N. Gompf-Oates
Michalene Gompf-Oates is the first of the third generation to enter the funeral service arena. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in December 2002 from Bowling Green State University majoring in Journalism and Communication with a minor in Psychology. Michalene served her Funeral Director’s Apprenticeship under her father, Gene. She received her Funeral Director’s license in September 2005. Michalene and her husband Ryan are proud parents of a very active daughter, Makenna Rian.
The oldest of the five Gompf children, Michalene has been active in community and church activities from her earliest recollections. Some of her activities included church choir and youth group, dance, high school sports, serving as a Big Sister with the Big Brother and Big Sister Organization and of course, hauling all those younger siblings everywhere.
Gregory J. Gompf
Gregory J. Gompf is the second of the third generation to enter the family business. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in May 2007 from The University of Toledo majoring in Communication. While at Toledo Greg was a four year varsity letterman on the baseball team. Greg served his two year apprenticeship and obtained his funeral directors license in January 2012 under his father, Gene.
The middle of five Gompf children, Greg has been active among the community and in church since he was a little boy. He was involved in church youth group, high school show choir, a 3 sport high school athlete, and was a member of the Big Brother and Big Sister Organization. Greg Currently is the head varsity baseball coach at Mount Gilead High School and works as a class I Ohio High School Football Official.
Greg currently runs Gompf Monuments where his goal is, "to provide lasting and affordable monuments for families."
Keith Augenstein is our general all around helper. He is always there to lend a hand in whatever way he can. He is the father of 6 children, grandfather to 25, and great-grandfather of 12. As a semi-retired person Keith spends a lot of time golfing, umpiring baseball and softball, and enjoying his grandchildren’s activities.
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