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Welcome to Haggard - Hirschy & Zelt Funeral Home

A Tradition of Trust ... A Century of Service

On behalf of our funeral home, welcome and thank you for visiting our web page.  Our history spans over 115 years and remains committed to beng independently owned and operated.  Our funeral home is unique in that not a single family has handed down our firm through the generations, but has been run by dedicated individuals loyal to the ideals of the funeral profession.  Being independently owned and operated allows us to better serve you and your family as extension of our own family and home.  We are here to provide comfort in your time of need as we assist you in honoring the life of your loved one.  At your convience feel free to learn more about our firm and the services we offer on the tabs above.  In addition, you're always welcome to call us anytime of the day, any day of the week, for any questions or immediate assistance.

Owned & Operated by:

Ryan L. Hirschy

Owner / Funeral Director

Eric M. Zelt

Owner / Funeral Director

David S. Haggard

Former Owner & Funeral Director

Blake Heyerly


Robin R. Gerber

Valerie M. Summersett


Cheryl J. Ulman

Brad W. Byerly

Funeral Assistants

Shelbi Zelt

Monument Sales 

Decatur Main Street Monuments

What the families we serve are saying...

Thank you to Ryan Hirschy and his staff for taking such great care of my grandma.     Your sensitive caring spirit provided my family the security we needed in knowing our Grandma was in good hands.  The level of professionalism was nothing less than superior.  Thank you for sincerely caring.  My family is forever grateful! 

Thank you to Mr. Eric Zelt for his care and compassion in planning our family’s funeral needs.  It is truly a blessing to know Mr. Zelt is there in our time of grief!

Thank you for all the comfort and compassion during such a hard time.  
You're all the best!

You did so much for us that is not likely required but confirmed how you cared about us and for us.  We are forever grateful!

Your care and compassion does not go unnoticed.  You go above and beyond what is expected.  Thank You!

On behalf of my brothers, myself, our families, relatives, and friends, I want to thank everyone who worked on the funeral of our dear mother.  The entire team 
demonstrated outstanding care, compassion, kindness, professionalism, and attention to detail. Thank you all for your superb service as we bid a tearful and joyous
farewell to our loving mother.

We can't thank you enough for the beautiful services that you and your staff provided our family.  Every detail you provided was well thought out and done with care for our family's needs.  You all worked so hard during our time of lass.  May you all be Blessed for the kindness that you have shown us.

Job well done  Thank you so much for the concern, compassion, and love shown to our family.  It was all greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your tender loving care of Dad.  He looked like he could sit up and talk again.  Your professionalism is top notch.  You have a great connection with the community.  We are so grateful for all you have done through this difficult time.

Thank you for all the comfort and compassion during such a hard time.  You're all the best!

Featured Services

View Obituaries

Directly order flowers, view and sign the condolences book, share memories and more to celebrate lives of those dearly missed.

Grief Support

Helpful resources to guide you through the loss of a loved one.


Take a few moments to express your wishes now and help to ease the burden on your loved ones.

Frequent questions
Frequent Questions

A collection of answers to questions that people often have when arranging for a funeral.

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