The mission at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home is to
respectfully provide care, service and remembrance with excellence.
This mission has now existed for six generations of Ehrets.
The Ehret legacy began in the late 1800's when Jacob F. Ehret
began in the undertaking business. Jacob was joined by his son
Cornelius. As was common in this era, the undertaker was also a
carpenter; funerals were conducted in individual homes. Jacob later
sold his business to Ed Leinhart of Wakarusa in late 1899.
Heredity must play a part in the Ehret tradition - Jacobs' great
grandson, at the age of eight, was seen conducting a funeral for a
bird. That great grandson was Robert Ehret. In the 1940's, Robert
left the Wakarusa area to journey to Puerto Rico where he assisted
with the Mennonite Central Committee. While in Puerto Rico he
opened his first funeral home. His father, Dwight Ehret, later
joined Robert in running this business.
After returning to his native state of Indiana, Robert continued
in the funeral business. In 1963 Robert Ehret opened the
Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home in Goshen with the help of Don
Rieth and Wally Rohrer. Wally Rohrer was formerly with Rohrer
Funeral Home of New Paris and Don Rieth was his nephew.
In 1967 Robert acquired the Lienhart Funeral Home in
In 1981 Roberts' son, Jerry Ehret, joined the business. And,
true to the family tradition, in 2009 Jerry was joined by his son,
Brant Ehret and daughter, Danae Ehret in 2015. And, both Brant and
Danae Ehret became the sixth generation of the Ehret family to be
in the Funeral Home business.
Today the tradition which began with that first funeral home
which opened in the 1940's by Robert Ehret continues in every way.
Everyone at the Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home pays attention to
the specific needs of every family. The Ehret family continues to
make improvements. They continue to make service their number one
priority. Hopefully, many more generations of the Ehrets will
provide care, service and remembrance with excellence!