Steve and Susi Lehtomaa welcome you to the opening our new home in Findlay. The Lehtomaa Funeral Home which is located at 201 Osborn Ave., the site of the former Routson Funeral Chapel. We have long dreamed of having our own funeral home and when the property became available, we could not pass it up.
The Lehtomaa Funeral Home is truly a full service funeral home, offering personalized funeral services, cremation services and banquet facilities. The banquet hall includes a spacious kitchen facility with warming ovens, refrigerator, freezer, and dishwasher so that families may have a meal between visitation hours, after the funeral service, or during a memorial gathering, all at a fair and reasonable cost. The funeral home also offers guaranteed pre-arranged funerals which include Child and Grandchild Protection Plans. The Lehtomaa Funeral Home also will honor any of the pre-arrangements from the former Routson Funeral Chapel; just call or stop in at the funeral home and we will handle the paper work for you.
Steve Lehtomaa has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer for 28 years and a funeral home manager for 21 years. He was born and raised in Bowling Green, Ohio the son of the late Harland Lehtomaa, a Bowling Green City School administrator, and Beverly Lehtomaa, a teacher in Bowling Green City Schools. Steve is a graduate of the Ohio Highway Patrol Police Academy, Owens Community College and the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He started working in funeral service while still in high school at the Deck- Hanneman Funeral Home in Bowling Green. After graduating from mortuary college, he was a funeral director and embalmer for the Witzler-Shank Funeral Home in Perrysburg before moving to Wauseon, Ohio to manage the Miller Funeral Home. In 2000 Steve moved to Napoleon, Ohio to be the director of the Walker Mortuary.
Susi Lehtomaa is a Bowling Green native, the daughter of James Karas and the late Ruth Karas. She is a graduate of the Bowling Green School of Nursing. Retired from nursing, she is looking forward to helping her husband of 38 years at the funeral home.
Mr. Lehtomaa served as President of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association, District 1(Northwest Ohio) and served on the Board of Directors for the Ohio Funeral Directors Association in Columbus from 2009 – 2011. He was Vice President of the Napoleon Lions Club and a member of the Napoleon Rotary Club. He and his wife Susi (Karas) Lehtomaa have two children, James, a firefighter and paramedic for the City of Westerville, Ohio and a daughter, Chrissi (Lehtomaa) D’Arcangelo, a teacher for the Dublin City Schools, and 4 grandchildren.
During his three decades of funeral service Mr. Lehtomaa has learned that his success depends on how he treats each and every family he serves. The Mission Statement of the funeral home is, We will exceed the expectations of each and every family we serve and deliver a standard of service which reflects the special qualities of the individual being remembered.
The Lehtomaa Funeral Home has made available an opportunity for the public to tour their facility individually, as a civic organization or church group. If interested, call 419-424-0777 to set a time that meets your needs.