FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Debbie Budke, Public Relations Manager
Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum
513-853-6813 (office); 513-675-0880 (cell)
Spring Grove Funeral Homes announces its
Acquisition of Schmidt, Dhonau Kucner Funeral Homes
Cincinnati – The Spring Grove Funeral Homes, a wholly owned subsidiary of Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum, announced today that it is acquiring Schmidt, Dhonau Kucner (SDK) Funeral Homes. SDK operates two funeral home locations on Reading Road, one in Reading and another in Sharonville. The funeral homes will be named, Spring Grove Funeral Homes – Reading and Spring Grove Funeral Homes – Sharonville.
Theresa Correa, President and Managing Funeral Director of Spring Grove Funeral Homes says, “We are very excited to add Schmidt Dhonau Kucner to the Spring Grove family. Both companies have a long history of exceptional service to the Cincinnati community.”
Gary Freytag, President and CEO of Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum commented, “Over the past several years Spring Grove has acquired high quality funeral operations in several communities to extend our services beyond the grounds of Spring Grove Cemetery. We are now the largest end-of-life services company in Cincinnati with eight locations across the city. Spring Grove is now the only company in the region that can offer families a comprehensive selection of funeral, cemetery and cremation options”.
ABOUT THE SPRING GROVE FAMILY OF COMPANIES – Established as a non-profit cemetery in 1845 and named a National Historic Landmark in 2007, Spring Grove Cemetery has been a trusted part of Cincinnati’s rich tradition and history for over seven generations. The Spring Grove Funeral Homes, Spring Grove, Hyde Park, Tri County, Sharonville and Reading, are a wholly owned subsidiary of Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum. Oak Hill Cemetery in Glendale, also part of The Spring Grove Family, serves the Tri-County and surrounding communities. None of The Spring Grove Family of Companies are owned or controlled in any way by any national chain of cemeteries or funeral homes. For more than 174 years, Spring Grove has been committed to promoting education and advocacy about nature and the environment, helping individuals and families deal with grief, and educating families about the importance of pre-planning. The cemetery is located at 4521 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45232 in Spring Grove Village.