901 Myers Rd
| Celina, OH 45822
Tel: 1-419-586-5161

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Owner/Funeral Director/Embalmer

Welcome, my name is Steve Dzendzel, I am the proud owner and operator of the Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home. I have been an Ohio Licensed Funeral Director since 1992 and have over thirty years of experience in providing professional services to loved ones during a most difficult time in their lives. I made Celina my home in 2003. Since then, I have been assisting families with funeral services, cremation services, pre-planning of funeral services and their monument needs.

I was born in Troy, Ohio and raised in West Milton, Ohio. As a junior in High School, I began my career in the funeral industry at Hale-Sarver Funeral Home in West Milton. I graduated from Milton-Union High School in 1988.  After high school I attended Wright State University in Dayton for my undergraduate studies. Following my time at Wright State, I studied at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Mortuary Science and became a licensed embalmer in 1992. Upon graduation I returned to the Hale-Sarver Funeral Home to serve my apprenticeship and obtain my Ohio Funeral Directors License.  I was employed as a licensed funeral director at the Hale-Sarver Funeral Home for eleven years. After many years of service at Hale-Sarver, a new opportunity guided my decision to move my family to serve as a funeral director in Celina. We are proud to have called Celina home for 20 years.

Community service has always been a large part of my life. Professionally, I am a member of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association and the Ohio Embalmers Association.  I also pride myself on being an active member of the Celina community on a personal level as well.  I have been a Lions Club member for over 31 years, supporting all of their efforts in “Sight First” projects.  My membership with the Lions Club started in West Milton. Upon moving to Celina, I transferred my membership to the Celina Lions Club in 2003.  I am also an active member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, where I serve as an usher and volunteer with the Immaculate Conception Festival efforts benefiting the Immaculate Conception School. I am a member of the Celina Knight of Columbus Council #1800 and serve on the Home Corp. Board for Council #1800. I am also on the board of directors for the Mercer County Pheasants Forever #745 and enjoy all of their effort in conservation and educating the youth of Mercer County. 

I have two wonderful daughters who were raised in Celina. My oldest daughter, Mackenzie, married Luke Rolfes in 2021 and is a Surgical Nurse at Lima Memorial Hospital. In addition to working at the hospital Mackenzie works part-time locally at The Gardens in Celina.  My youngest daughter, Camaryn, is a third-grade teacher at Celina Elementary School. They both reside in Celina.

Thank You, for visiting our website. Please utilize our website to find additional information about our caring staff, services and resources to help you at your time of need. If you have questions, always feel free to call me at 419-586-5161 or stop by the Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home to tour our facilities and discover the wide range of services available to honor your wishes, traditions and customs.

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