In 2003, Douglas R. Loikith established a service to assist New Jersey funeral homes with the growing demand for a professional and refined resource to handle their preparation and transportation needs. Many funeral homes became full-time clients early on because they saw our compassion, professionalism, and appreciated the partnerships we forged with them to reinforce their high standards and overall success.
In 2013, we became Douglas R. Loikith Funeral Service, a registered funeral home in New Jersey. We have grown to include spacious, state-of-the-art facilities, refrigeration, and a staff of compassionate and professional individuals. We are pleased to now offer service to all our colleagues throughout New Jersey, the United States, and Worldwide.
Lauren J. Bowser served her embalming apprenticeship under Douglas in 2009 and has helped part time for over a decade. Now as our firm has grown, Douglas decided it was time to take on a business partner to help maintain the highest level of quality and professionalism his clients have known and trusted.
In March of 2019 Lauren accepted the position full time as co-owner and along side Douglas, manages the daily operations of the trade service. Lauren brings with her the experience of working for high volume family owned firms, that provided an exceptional level of service. She is well rounded in all areas of funeral service including restorative art after trauma, international shipping, laws & regulations, as well as community relations.
No matter what your needs, Douglas and Lauren will be the ones to answer the call, attending to the matter personally. None of our preparations are outsourced, we are family owned and operated; serving family owned and operated firms throughout New Jersey. We are available 24/7/365 to assist you in serving your community.
The value in quality preparations leads to an increase in positive public perception of funeral homes and open-casket wakes. Let us bring back the traditions of generations before us with the modern quality your firm and families deserve.