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's 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 I75, one mile south of I275. This funeral home offers a warmth and homelike 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 MainStrasse. 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 in Burlington, where John Gay serves as manager. At the turn of the twentyfirst 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 location.
In 2005, we at Linnemann Funeral Homes began our Unforgettable Memories Program. During this service, the family meets with a writer who interviews them and composes a unique, professional story about their loved one’s life. The story is used to enhance a video tribute, along with photos and personal videos. It is also printed in a booklet form and distributed at the visitation.
In 2009, we at Linnemann built the only on-site crematory in Northern Kentucky, assuring families that their loved one will never leave our care.
In 2009, we launched Linnemann Pet Services and began offering cremation and funeral options for our furry family members.
After suffering a devastating fire in 2013, at our Burlington location, we imagined a beautiful, larger facility.
On November 10, 2014, our hopes became a reality. We proudly opened our new, state-of-the-art funeral home, which includes a spectacular event center. With this new facility, Linnemann Funeral Homes launched Events by Linnemann. This unique service and venue allows us to provide a place for families to host post-funeral receptions, other family celebrations and monthly programs for the community.
In January 2017 Linnemann Funeral Homes officially became a 6th generation family business. Guy and Marsha Linnemann's son, Louis, purchased the business from his parents. Louis plans on continuing the Linnemann tradition of providing excellent funeral care and unique funeral services for families of the Tri-State area, as his family has done for over 130 years.
The Linnemanns are passionate about meeting the needs of our families, because we are "Doing More to Make it Easier for You."