Jacob Schoen & Son has been providing funeral services to families in New Orleans, Louisiana since 1874. Whether you are looking for funeral, cremation or memorial services, we try to offer you a home—a comforting and inviting place to gather in remembrance and celebration of lives lived well. As a funeral home in New Orleans, our experienced staff is committed to this vision and passionate about making your time with us as memorable and uplifting as possible. We bring together decades of experience caring for families of all cultural backgrounds and diverse walks of life. We pledge to treat you and your loved ones just like family, and we guarantee to offer services that meet all of your specifications while exceeding all of your expectations.
Licensed staff members are available around the clock—24 hours a day, 7 days a week—to discuss your needs. Whether you are doing pre-planning or need to hold a service soon, we are ready to answer our phone and offer you warm, friendly, and empathetic service.Learn more about our funeral services.
Patrick Schoen of Jacob Schoen & Son was featured in The Times-Picayune in an article titled "Life of the parlor: Patrick Schoen doesn't let death business get him down."
VICE.com spoke to Patrick Schoen of Jacob Schoen & Son to learn more about nontraditional funerals.
The fifth generation of his family to run Jacob Schoen & Son funeral home, Patrick Schoen is bringing new life and a “no request is too strange” spirit to an industry that’s become all about tailor-made farewells.
In 1859, there arrived in New Orleans from the Rhineland village of Rommersheim two ambitious young German immigrants named Frantz and Schoen. The former became a blacksmith and wheelwright while the latter established a carriage and livery business.
On March 4, 1874, Jacob Schoen and Henry Frantz started a family business at 155 N. Peters Street and adopted as their policy the ideal, “The highest standard of funeral service to all, regardless of financial circumstance.”