In September of 1981 Robert and his wife, June, moved the business to their revamped home and took over complete operation of the funeral home. At this time the funeral home name was changed to Gompf Funeral Service. Although this arrangement was a temporary solution, the Gompf’s realized that the building would not meet the needs of the community for a continued period of time. In 1983 plans were designed to erect a new building on the property. The building constructed is one level, 6,2440 square foot brick building. The construction was completed early in 1984 and an open house for the community was held in April 1984.
Robert’s son, Gene, became more involved with the business during this time. He graduated from Cardington Lincoln High School, completed his studies at The Ohio State University and attended Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, graduating in March 1985. Gene then apprenticed under his father and received his Embalmer’s License and Funeral Director’s License in May 1986.
Gene’s wife, LeAnne, received her Funeral Director’s License in November 1990.
In 1993 Robert decided to slow down a bit and the business was sold to Gene and LeAnne Gompf. Although, Robert is now officially retired from the business, he still assists with operations as needed.
Gene and LeAnne’s daughter, Michalene Gompf-Oates, obtained her Funeral Directors License in September 2005. In January 2012 their son, Gregory J Gompf obtained his Funeral Directors License. Their youngest son, Geoffrey H. Gompf obtained his Funeral Directors License in 2018.
The attitude of a caring family owned business and the tradition of small town America is still present in our operations today, just as it was over 100 years ago.