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Walter Funeral Home, Prepared to Safely Care For Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Walter Funeral Home remains committed and prepared to safely care for the families it serves during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whenever possible, Walter Funeral Home will continue to enable families to participate in the traditions that are most important to them.

According to the CDC, at this time, there is no known risk associated with being in the same room at a funeral or visitation service with the body of someone who died of confirmed or suspected COVID-19; however, federal, state and local public health guidance may impact the size of gathering a family is able to plan. Depending on a family’s preferences, their loved one can be safely embalmed. Families may chose either burial or cremation as usual.

At Walter Funeral Home, we recognize our responsibility to protect the health of those we are privileged to serve. We will continue to guide families, as we always have, in ways they can meaningfully commemorate the life of their loved one, while adhering to the guidance issued by federal, state and local public health officials.

Our staff remains vigilant about cleaning our facilities and ensuring we’re all following recommended healthy habits, such as staying home when sick, washing our hands, and covering coughs and sneezes. The CDC and our state and local public health officials have offered a lot of helpful guidance for businesses on this topic, which we continue to follow.

We encourage families with questions to contact our office by phone. We ask you to please avoid just stopping by and avoid non-appointment ”walk ins.” We have many options to communicate with you other than face to face contact. This is to protect your family and our staff and families.

A member of the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), Walter Funeral Home regularly receives information via NFDA from the CDC, Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies about the evolution of COVID-19 in the United States. NFDA continues to lead the conversation with federal officials about the role of funeral service as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.

If the staff of Walter Funeral Home can be of assistance, please contact us at 419-382-1700 or walterfuneralhome@bex.net.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Sincerely,

Directors,
Michael Johnson and P. Eric Mathewson

We are a Family-Owned Funeral Home Serving The Toledo Community for Over 125 Years

 

When you experience the loss of a loved one, you can trust us to guide you through the arrangements necessary to create a meaningful ceremony that celebrates the unique life being honored. Our staff is committed to providing your family with the highest quality care and service in your time of need, and we take pride in our responsibility to lighten your burden as you take the first steps toward healing.

"Show me the manner in which a nation or community cares for its dead, and I will measure with mathematical exactness the tender sympathies of its people, their respect for the laws of the land and their loyalty to high ideals.” - William Gladstone

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Our compassionate staff is committed to serving you in your time of need. We will do everything in our power to make your experience meaningful and memorable, and each family is treated the way we would want our families to be treated. We are locally owned and have been family owned for over 125 years.

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Our funeral home offers a warm, comfortable, family-oriented environment with traditional architecture and tasteful interior decor. Our facilities accommodate all types of funerals and memorials large and small, public or private.

 

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Walter Funeral Home
Phone: (419) 382-1700
4653 Glendale Avenue, Toledo, OH


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