Thank you for visiting the Christman's Funeral Home, Inc. Website

Consider this a first step in discovering a caring and professional resource to help you prepare for a difficult time in your life.

Yes we need to determine how your wishes need to be fulfilled, but first we need to talk.

Many of our consultations begin with the same question,

What Do I Do Next?

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"Melancholy"- sculpture by Albert Gyorgy gyorgy (used with permission)

It can be found in a small park on a promenade (Quai du Mont Blanc) along the shore of Lake Geneva, Switzerland.

"Melancholy" says it all.

This famous sculpture communicates the anguish of losing a loved one, better than we can express it to you verbally. Even the simple question of "What do I do next?" can be so overwhelming, it can freeze you into non-action.

We show you this striking visual to let you know how much we understand what you are going through at this critical time.

That's why, with gentleness and great empathy, we work diligently to relieve you of the stress that comes with such a difficult time.

We sort through all the details and work out a funeral service that fulfills all your wishes from start to finish, within a pre-approved budget. Perhaps it involves cremation, or it may be a traditional burial. Rest assured that we have the experience (since 1941) and the empathetic team to carry out all of your needs in an unmatched caring and professional manner.

We are particularly proud of our history of serving military families, and the special procedures related to arranging a final resting place at Fort Indiantown Gap National Cemetery. If this is your desire, please ask for details.

Feel free to visit our many website pages to give you a feel for the specifics of our products and services. Many of them, like flower ordering, can be a great convenience to you.

We really encourage you to contact us for a personal consultation. We can get to know each other well before meeting again under more emotional circumstances. Experience also tells us that a pre-planning discussion is the best way to start a trusting relationship.

We are located at 226 Cumberland Street Lebanon, PA 17042. Call for an appointment at 717-272-7431 or email at

Thank you!

Gregory A. Vaitl, Owner, Supervisor, Funeral Director

"A good funeral service is one that gets the dead where they need to go and the living where they need to be."       -Thomas Lynch



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