Brucker & Kishler Funeral Home was founded in 1924. At that time it was known as the Householder Funeral Home. In 1951 Robert Brucker, Sr. and James Kishler formed a partnership and purchased the firm. In 1974 Jim Brucker, the son of Robert Brucker joined the firm as the second generation.

Pursuit of Excellence – The National Funeral Directors Association has presented Brucker-Kishler Funeral Home the Pursuit of Excellence award for its outstanding professional service, excellent facilities and community service. Named one of the Best of the Best in funeral service in the nation.


In the year 2000, Jim Brucker’s daughters Leslea Brucker and Tracy  Brucker- Brewster joined the firm, beginning the third generation of the family owned and operated funeral firm. The Brucker family is proud of its heritage and commitment to the Newark-Licking County community.

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