In 1882, Henry
Linnemann, formerly a Lieutenant on the Covington Police Department,
President of Kentucky Federal Savings and Loan Association, and member of the
Committee which formulated plans to construct the old Fourth Street Bridge
between Covington and Newport, entered into the funeral business with Edward
Moore. The original location was between Seventh and Eighth Streets in Covington, which later
became TKR Cable of Northern Kentucky. Some years later Mr. Moore passed away
and Henry built a new funeral home on Eleventh Street, which was later
perpetuated by his two sons, George and Bernard J. Linnemann. Bernard J.
later became President of Citizens National Bank. George'son, Henry G., and
his two sons, George E. (Bud) and Donald H. Linnemann followed.
On July 4, 1955, Bud Linnemann and his wife, the former Alice Fields,
opened the Linnemann Funeral Home in Erlanger. This former residence of
Colonel Hub Buckner was beautifully restored by Bud and Alice to the
elegant mansion that it is today. The Linnemann Funeral Home in
Erlanger is centrally located in Kenton County. One short block off the
Dixie Highway, it lies between the Dixie and I-75, one mile south of
I-275. This funeral home offers a warmth and home-like atmosphere,
which could only be achieved in a building of its size and historic
significance. In May of 1978, their son, Guy, joined Bud and Alice.
On July 1, 1985, the Linnemanns acquired the Hugenberg Funeral Home at 40 West Sixth Street,
in the Historic District of Covington called Main Strasse. This fine old
facility has been restored to its former status of respect and prestige.
In 1986, the Linnemanns became sole proprietors of the Linnemann Funeral Home
where John Gay serves as manager. At
the turn of the twenty-first century, the Linnemanns completely renovated and
improved the interior and exterior of their Burlington home.
On November 9, 1987, Bud and Alice Linnemann sold their three funeral homes
to their son and daughter-in-law, Guy and Marsha Linnemann.
In October of 1990, Don Linnemann sold the Linnemann Funeral Home in Covington (Eleventh Street)
to the younger Linnemanns. In 1993, the two Covington funeral homes were merged to the Sixth Street
In 2005, the Linnemanns completed additional renovations to the Erlanger
location. Please visit our facilities tour.
The Linnemanns are passionate about meeting the needs of our families,
because we are "Doing More to Make it Easier for You."