Who We Are 

As a fourth-generation funeral director, I am deeply privileged to lead a team of professionals. I am honored to introduce our dedicated personnel who support our mission: service to our community. Our dedication to the past and present values of Sheetz Funeral Home, Inc. is the heart and soul of our business.   

Jon Sheetz

Jonathan R.

Jonathan R. "Jon" Sheetz

Licensed Funeral Supervisor
Andrew D.

Andrew D. "Andy" Dieck

Licensed Funeral Director
Charles A.

Charles A. "Chad" Habecker

Licensed Funeral Director
Joan B. Rutt

Joan B. Rutt

Family Advocacy Program
Kristen K. Tressler

Kristen K. Tressler

Office Manager
Mary Sheetz Lynam

Mary Sheetz Lynam

Funeral Associate
Nancy L. Hopple

Nancy L. Hopple

Funeral Associate
Marica  Landis

Marica Landis

Funeral Associate
Debbie  Nissley

Debbie Nissley

Funeral Associate
Reverend Dr. Donald M. Rising

Reverend Dr. Donald M. Rising

Funeral Associate
Vaughn Nissley

Vaughn Nissley

Funeral Associates
Ryan M. Arndt

Ryan M. Arndt

Funeral Associate
James

James "Jim" Gruber

Funeral Associate
Charles

Charles "Charlie" Ricedorf

Funeral Associate
Dennis

Dennis "Denny" Drager

Funeral Associate
Gerald R. and Mary H. Sheetz

Gerald R. and Mary H. Sheetz

In Memory of those who have Impacted our Business
William E. Martin

William E. Martin

In Memory of those who have Impacted our Business

Our Story

Learn our story, from the beginning and into the future.

The Sheetz Funeral Home began with the simple role of a carpenter and his service to the community in which he resided.   During the 1890’s, Alvin C. Sheetz, a carpenter and home builder from East Petersburg, was asked to provide wooden caskets to families in his community.  In 1895 he began a career in funeral service that would include 4 generations of his family and provide death care services to others at a time of need.  He was officially licensed in 1899 and formally opened the Sheetz Funeral Home on Carpenter Street in East Petersburg in 1899.  In 1921, his son, Roy B. Sheetz opened the second Sheetz Funeral Home at the current location, 16 East Main Street, Mount Joy.  Roy was not only a funeral director but as many before him, he was a furniture dealer as well.  He purchased the business from HW Brunner, of Mount Joy where his ad in the Mount Joy Bulletin from 1923 promoted his business as “Purveyor of Fine Furniture, and Funeral Directing.  He married Rebecca H. Siegrist Sheetz and together they had two sons Gerald and Richard Sheetz.

In 1928, Alvin and his son Roy moved the East Petersburg Funeral Home to a Lancaster City location which was the former home of George Ross, prominent lawyer and member of the Continental Congress.  He had the honor of being one of 56 men known as “Signers” as his signature is recorded on the Declaration of Independence.  The Lancaster location operated until Roy’s death in 1961.

Gerald R. Sheetz, also known as “Jerry” carried the family tradition forward as the third generation to be dedicating a life to service to others. In 1949 he married Mary Reich Sheetz.  In 1951, Jerry and Mary opened their business in Mount Joy. Then in 1968, together, they achieved one of Jerry’s lifelong ambitions, when he and Mary re-purchased his birthplace and home to Roy and Rebecca located at the current Funeral Home location, 16 East Main Street, Mount Joy.

Jonathan R. Sheetz, “Jon” joined the Sheetz Funeral Home in 1987, and represents the fourth generation of his family to serve the Mount Joy community as a funeral director. Perhaps, the tradition that Jon is most proud to carry on is “teamwork,” an ideal imparted to him by his parents. His teamwork attitude extends to his business practices as he seeks to engage the needy and willing in creating the ideal and fitting remembrances for those who leave this life before us. A powerful and engaged group of professionals, including Andrew Dieck and Charles "Chad" Habecker, both licensed funeral directors, Joan Rutt, as our Family Advocate, and other professionals join Jon in his business.

He is married to Donna McNamara Sheetz and together, they have three sons, Peter, Stephen, and James.

100k
legacies honored
122
years in business
300k
moments remembered

Why Us?

In a nutshell? Experience, professionalism, compassion, and empathy.

Why Us?
  • The Services are Meaningful
  • The Services are Affordable 
  • The Services are Appropriate  to Your Needs                                        
At Sheetz Funeral Home, Inc. we focus on three important concepts meaningful services; affordable services; and services that are appropriate to your needs. We understand that each family that we serve comes with unique needs and are committed to meeting those needs. We realized that you could choose to take your business any where but when you come to Sheetz Funeral Home, Inc. we treat you like we would treat our own family. We have been committed to providing outstanding service to the families in our community for over 122 years and it is our honor continue to serve our community. 

Learn the legacy.

Sheetz Funeral Home, Inc was established years ago, and serving families has always been our focus. We take pride in being able to guide people through some of their most difficult days. We take pride in maintaining a setting that allows people to find solace. Celebrating life is our mission. That’s never changed. And with pride, it never will.

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