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Our History

Our Family Serving Your Family Since 1902

The Groff Funeral Home has provided our community with the utmost in professional service since its founding over a century ago.  In 1939, F. Leo Groff joined the Frey Funeral Home. Located at 604 W. Washington St. in downtown Sandusky, it was an established business in Sandusky since 1902.  Leo purchased the business from Fred Frey in 1949.  In 1973, Leo's son, Leon J. Groff, joined the firm and the name was changed to Frey-Groff  Funeral Home.  Father and son expanded the business in 1987 with the addition of our present Groff Funeral Homes location at 1607 E. Perkins Avenue.  Our building was the first constructed in Erie County to be used as a funeral home.

Over the years, Leon expanded Groff Funeral Home into the
surrounding communities of Milan and Huron, and began offering cremation at their own facility in 1992.  Meadow Green Cemetery was designed and opened in 1989 to provide alternative burial options to the community, and now Meadow Green Memorial Park consists of over 50 acres of beautiful land offering ground burial and mausoleum entombment.  Meadow Green Memorials also offers a full selection of bronze and granite memorial monuments and markers. In 2001, The Remembrance Center was opened as a gift gallery for families to select  condolence gifts and keepsakes for all of life’s occasions.

In 2010, Leon's daughter, Kara Groff Mesenburg, joined the firm and
continued to expand the offerings by opening Groff Pet Loss Services which provides our community with pet cremation options. It is the goal of the Groff family to simplify a difficult process and reduce the stress of funeral planning on families by providing a trusted facility to make all of the necessary arrangements at one location. We are the only facility in Erie County that is able to conveniently provide full service funeral,  cremation, cemetery and remembrance options to you through one family-owned business.  In 2013, we expanded our Sandusky Chapel to include the Serenity Room and Cremation Center offering the most technologically advanced and comforting cremation facility in our community.

The Groff Funeral Home and Crematory extends its gratitude for the trust and confidence that families have placed in us through the years.  As we move toward the future, we are committed to upholding the traditions of excellence that are responsive to the needs of the families we serve.