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Jerry, John, and Joe Jagers with 1957 Ford

Jagers Funeral Home was started in 1923 by John Jagers. The business was initially located at 10 W. State Street. It was later moved to 34 N. Congress and finally to its present location, 24 Morris Avenue, in 1967.

Many changes have occured since John began the business. One major change is the custom of using the home of the deceased as the place of embalming and funeral service.

The business has always been a family affair. John's wife Erma assisted him in the business for many years. John's sons Joe and Jerry and a grandson Tim have also been involved in this family's business. Currently the funeral home is operated by Joe Jagers and his wife Sally, Jerry Jagers and his wife Peggy; and Tim Jagers, and his wife Bethany.