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The Ransom Funeral Home, Castalia, is located in a rural community in Erie County . As a born and raised native of this town, Robert Ransom saw a need for establishing a local funeral home. Having had previous experience at other funeral homes, he decided to make this dream come true. In 1977, while continuing to work, he remodeled a farmhouse and opened this establishment in 1978. In 2003, an addition was added and opened in the spring of 2004, making it available to serve two families simultaneously in warm, but spacious surroundings. A children's area was also added along with kitchen facilities.

Robert started his career as a funeral director and embalmer by graduating from Cincinnati Mortuary School in 1973. Having grown up in this town, he is very well acquainted with the local families and is able to provide compassionate and understanding care to the community. He is very active in the local Lion's Club, having served as president and enjoys providing service to his community and surrounding areas.

His wife, Janet, having retired from teaching, joined the firm in 2005 as a funeral director. Their son, Brett, having graduated from Cincinnati Mortuary School in 2004, just recently joined them as an embalmer and funeral director. With this firm being family-owned, they are able to provide your family with quality care.

Today Ransom Funeral Home continually strives to provide excellent value to the families served. As a family-owned and operated establishment they remain dedicated in making substantial and positive improvements to the community through their involvement in civic organizations and functions.

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