Our Mission is to continue, after 89 years of Christian Service, to be the leading funeral and cremation caregivers and preplanning specialists, faithfully providing the highest quality standard of service, with dignity, integrity and professionalism that you, all made in the image of God, deserve and expect, regardless of financial backgrounds, while honoring and glorifying God in ALL we do, by the loving care we provide through the Holy Spirit. 

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Remember... A Funeral is not a Day in a Lifetime, but a Lifetime in a Day. Let us help share your story. Offering service beyond expectation is always the goal in providing funeral services or in planning ahead. 

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On October 10, 2020 Pugsley 'Pugs' Goodlander completed his race and passed the torch to Abby Goodlander to continue his work as a therapy dog at the funeral home. With our help she is adjusting well and continues to do her job diligently. 

Otto Redanz Funeral Home Is Prepared to Safely Care For Families During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Otto Redanz Funeral Home remains committed and prepared to safely care for the families it serves during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whenever possible, Otto Redanz Funeral Home will continue to enable families to participate in the rituals that are most important to them. And according to the CDC, at this time, there is no known risk associated with being in the same room at a funeral or visitation service with the body of someone who died of confirmed or suspected COVID-19; however, federal, state and local public health guidance may impact the size of gathering a family is able to plan. Depending on a family’s preferences, their loved one can be safely embalmed. Families may chose either burial or cremation as usual. “At Otto Redanz Funeral Home, we recognize our responsibility to protect the health of those we are privileged to serve,” said Michael R. Goodlander, owner and caregiver. “We will continue to guide families, as we always have, in ways they can meaningfully commemorate the life of their loved one, sometimes virtually, while adhering to the guidance issued by federal, state and local public health officials.” Goodlander continued: “Our staff remains vigilant about cleaning our facilities and ensuring we’re all following recommended healthy habits, such as staying home when sick, washing our hands, and covering coughs and sneezes. The CDC and our state and local public health officials have offered a lot of helpful guidance for businesses on this topic, which we continue to follow.”

A member of the New York State Funeral Directors Association (NYSFDA), Otto Redanz Funeral Home regularly receives information via NYSFDA, the National Funeral Directors Association (NFDA), from the CDC, Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Funeral Directing, the counties Emergeny Management team and other agencies about the evolution of COVID-19 in the United States. We continue to lead the conversation with local and federal officials about the role of funeral service as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.

My name is Michael R. Goodlander. I am the owner and caregiver of Otto Redanz Funeral Home. Welcome to our website. We take great pride in the loving, gentle and patient way we serve our families. It has been stated by clergy and the community that our personal, “family feel,” stands out above all, along with our unique guidance, professionalism and service that only we can provide. When I am called and entrusted to walk with you on your grief journey, YOU are my ONLY focus. “Your family is guided every step of the way in honoring the life and legacy of the person who has passed on before us....know I am here for you and that when you call upon me, I am here to give you the guidance, comfort, compassion and professionalism you and your loved one deserves. I am here to serve and am honored when you entrust me to do so. My true concern is YOU, YOUR family, YOUR WELL-BEING, YOUR journey of grief and YOUR healing......whatever it takes. This is my sincere promise to you....May the God who loves you, bless you and console you always.” 

My wife, Laura and I would love to meet you, give you an opportunity to meet us, see our spacious, meticulous groomed and “home-like feel” facility, discuss your needs and answer any questions you may have. When you are in the midst of a loss, no matter how prepared you think you are or if the death is unexpected, your world is “turned upside down.” You need a guide and a friend to walk with you through your brokenness. “You will be given the quality, attention and service that your family needs all within your budget......guaranteed!!" 

If you are visiting our website thinking of the future, know that pre-planning for your end of life or for a loved ones is one of the most important tasks you could ever do to take the burden off of the survivors. Whether you want to make an appointment to gather your wishes or choose to prepay to protect your assets, know we are here and will advise you every step of the way. There is no charge for the consultation. You can even begin the process on this website.

Our Services Include:

(for all faiths, denominations, traditions, beliefs and race)


*Please take a moment to read our About Us page, to learn more about what we have to offer and about Michael R. Goodlander. 

  • Pre-planning (We are experts in funded, non-funded and medicaid pre-arrangements)
  • Funeral Ceremonies; simple or elaborate, traditional or unique...All within your budget...GUARANTEED
  • Traditional Funerals with Burial or Entombment
  • Funerals with Cremation (with cremation taking place before services or after services with a viewing)
  • Immediate Cremation
  • Memorial Services
  • Honorable Veterans Services
  • Out of Town Arrangements
  • Grief Counseling Resources
  • Assists with Insurance, Social Service and Veterans Benefits (Veterans Discounts available)
  • All services may take place at the funeral home, your home, church or cemetery
  • Pet Services-Services, Merchandise and Guidance on celebrating your beloved pet

Please feel free to call upon us at any time. We are always available, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to discuss any of your current or future needs, over the phone, at your home or ours.  

***Please read what others have said about our services below and on our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Goodlandercares

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.

~2 Corinthians 1:3-4




Otto Redanz Funeral Home
2215 Military Road
| Niagara Falls, NY 14304
Tel: 1-716-297-9007

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Our Life Journey Candles 

Our Life Journey candles are a beautiful and unique way to honor the memory of loved ones as a keepsake for yourself or as a gift. 

Please contact us for information 716-297-9007.

Michael R. Goodlander
Owner ~ Licensed Funeral Director ~ Caregiver


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Michael and Laura are kind and caring people. At my request Michael played our favorite song as my husband was being cremated.i also played that song at the moment too. Thank you for all your kindness in this sad time for me.

Tammy Opera


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Better Business Bureau

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Cooperative Funeral Fund

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Pre-Plan by NYSFDA

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Patriot Guard Riders 

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Frequent questions

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