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Our staff is comprised of dedicated and licensed professionals with the experience to answer all your questions regarding our services. Please feel free to contact any of our staff members at any time.

Steven J. Toft

Steven J. Toft

Funeral Director & Embalmer

Steve was born and raised in Sandusky. A 1981 graduate of Perkins High School, he received an Associate Degree of Applied Science from Bowling Green State University, and graduated from the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1985. 

He has worked in the funeral industry for over 30 years, and has been a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 1986. He owns and operates Toft Funeral Home & Crematory. 

Steve is a member of many civic and professional organizations, including the National Funeral Directors Association, Ohio Funeral Directors Association, Firelands Funeral Director Association, Lorain County Funeral Directors Association, Ohio Embalmers Association, Kiwanis International, Science Lodge #50 F. & A.M., Singara Grotto, N.A.A.C.P., Zion Lutheran Church (past council member), and he bowls in the Paramount League. 

Steve and his wife, Jeannie Schwartz, have three children and five grandchildren.

Email: steve@toftfuneralhome.com


Justin R. Toft

Justin R. Toft

Funeral Director & Embalmer

Justin was born and raised in Sandusky. He is a 2004 graduate of Perkins High School, a 2008 graduate of Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio (where he earned the degree Bachelor of Science in Psychology), a 2010 graduate of Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana (where he earned the degree Master of Arts in Counseling), and a 2011 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. 

He has received numerous academic awards from both Heidelberg and C.C.M.S., most notably The Nunnamaker Memorial Award for highest class standing at C.C.M.S., and the Ohio Funeral Directors Association Leadership Award in recognition of student display of exemplary leadership qualities and abilities. 

Justin has worked in the funeral industry for most of his life, and has served as a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 2012. He is an ordained minister, and a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Ohio Funeral Directors Association, Firelands Funeral Directors Association, Ohio Embalmers Association, Sandusky Rotary Club, and St. John's UCC. 

He lives in Sandusky with his wife, Diane, and son, Theodore.

Email: justin@toftfuneralhome.com


Jeanne M. Schwartz

Jeanne M. Schwartz

Office Manager

Jeannie was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. She graduated in 1981 from Cor Jesu Academy in St. Louis. She attended Avila College in Kansas City, Missouri, and received a B.F.A. in Fine Arts from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1986.

After spending eight years as a stay-at-home mom, Jeannie began working with her husband, Steve Toft, at the funeral home in the summer of 1994. She enjoys both working as a member of the support staff for the funeral home and working with her family.

Jeannie and Steve have three children and five grandchildren.

Email: jeannie@toftfuneralhome.com


John 'Jack' Toft

John "Jack" Toft

Funeral Staff



James 'Jim' Toft

James "Jim" Toft

Funeral Staff



Jordan E. James

Jordan E. James

Pre-Planning Counselor / Funeral Director & Embalmer

Jordan E. James is a 2008 graduate of Clyde High School and a 2011 graduate of the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science, where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree of Mortuary Science.

She has worked and volunteered in the community of Sandusky for over 10 years and has served as a licensed funeral director and embalmer since 2013. She is a member of the National Funeral Directors Association, Ohio Funeral Directors Association, Firelands Funeral Directors Association, Ohio Embalmers Association, and Sandusky Kiwanis Club.

She resides in Perkins with her husband, Jeff, their two daughters, Jane and Jacklyn and dogs, Dudley, the Weimaraner, and LuLu, the Black Lab.


Email: jordan@toftfuneralhome.com


David E. Meredith

David E. Meredith

Funeral Staff

David “Dave” E. Meredith is a lifelong resident of Sandusky, graduating from Sandusky High in 1962. He has been married to Dianne (Merkle) for over 50 years. They have three children, Dru, Ryan, and Ann; and eight grandchildren.

Dave spent 27 years in business administration. He is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and enjoys time with family and being outdoors.


Howard Collins

Howard Collins

Funeral Staff

Howard is a lifelong resident of Sandusky, graduating from Sandusky High School in 1968 and from General Motors Institute in 1973 with a bachelors degree in engineering. He has been married to Carol (Yeager) for nearly 50 years. They have three children and three grandchildren.

Howard worked at New Departure-Hyatt for 46 years, taught at Sandusky Central Catholic High School for 11 years, and is a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. He enjoys his family and traveling to different places.


Kevin Youskievicz

Kevin Youskievicz

Funeral Staff

Kevin was born and raised in Sandusky, graduating from St. Mary’s Central Catholic in 1985. He attended Otterbein College, graduating in 1989  with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. 

Kevin is married to Julie (Ritzenthaler), with two children, Joseph and Alyson. Kevin has been a Toft team member since September 2017. 



Eric Costante

Eric Costante

Funeral Staff



Curtis 'C.J.' Johnson, Sr.

Curtis "C.J." Johnson, Sr.

Chauffeur



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