David Bogner, Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and Certified Crematory Operator
David began his career in funeral service in 1983, while working with his parents in North Ridgeville. He has owned and operated the Bogner Family Funeral Home and Cremation Services since 1996. He grew up in North Ridgeville and is a graduate of North Ridgeville High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from The Ohio State University, and a degree in Mortuary Science from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude in the Spring of 1991. He has received many awards including the Charles Dhonau Memorial Award for highest excellence in Embalming technology. David enjoys serving his community in many ways. In addition to working at the funeral home, he volunteers his time with several community organizations. He has served as president of the North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce, the North Ridgeville Lions Club and is active with the Knights of Columbus. He currently serves as a trustee North Ridgeville Community Care. He also volunteers as manager of St. Peter's Cemetery.
Mary Beth Bogner, Licensed Funeral Director
Mary Beth Bogner received her Bachelors degree in Education from Ashland University. Mary Beth grew up in North Ridgeville and is a graduate of North Ridgeville High School. Mary Beth became a licensed funeral director in 1999. She enjoys giving back to her community by volunteering her time with several community groups. She is currently serving as Secretary of North Ridgeville Arts Council. She and her husband David are blessed with two children, Samantha and Nicholas
Harold and Kathy Bogner, Licensed Funeral Directors
Harold and Kathy Bogner started the first funeral home in North Ridgeville in 1963. They both are truly committed to serving others and continue to be licensed funeral directors. Harold and Kathy have been very active in many community groups and continue to give back today. Kathy especially enjoyed becoming involved in the first renovation of the Olde Town Hall Theater. She recognized the need for support for the arts in the community and schools and with a committee of civic minded citizens founded the North Ridgeville Arts Council. This organization has been serving the city for over thirty years. Harold was instrumental in establishing the North Ridgeville Chamber of Commerce, and more recently co-chaired the major fund raising committee to build the Community Care Building to serve the less fortunate of the city. In 2011, Harold was honored to be recognized by the Ohio Funeral Director's Association for 50 years as a licensed funeral director and Embalmer.
Joseph Erni, Licensed Funeral Director, Embalmer and Certified Crematory Operator
Joseph Erni is a licensed funeral director and embalmer with over 20 years in funeral service. Joseph grew up in Brooklyn, Ohio and graduated from Brooklyn High School. He went on to receive his Bachelor's Degree from Kent State University and his Associate of Applied Science from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Joseph had been a licensed funeral director for 14 years in a Cleveland area funeral home before joining the Bogner Family Funeral Home in 2011. He is a member of the Embalmers Association of Cleveland, the Cuyahoga County Funeral Directors Association and the Greater Lorain Funeral Directors Association. Joseph and his wife Allison have two children at home, Anika and Dresden.
Kenneth Lutke, Funeral Director Apprentice and Certified Crematory Operator
Ken grew up in Strongsville and is a graduate of Padua Franciscan High School. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Dayton. He has worked in sales and manufacturing for over 28 years and has recently joined the Funeral Home as an apprentice. He is a Certified Crematory Operator. Ken is a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Church and is active in many church and community organizations including Helping Hands and Knights of Columbus. He and his wife Patricia have two children, Courtney and Ryan.
Nicholas David Bogner, Funeral Director Embalmer Apprentice
Nick Bogner, son of David and Mary Beth, grew up in North Ridgeville and graduated from North Ridgeville High School in 2014. He earned his Bachelors of Mortuary Science Degree in 2019 from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. Nick has been employed at the funeral home for many years and is currently serving his apprenticeship to become a licensed funeral director and embalmer. He is a certified crematory operator and certified celebrant. Nick is a member of St. Peter Church in North Ridgeville.