At Behr’s we are ordinary human beings, just like you, committing our lives to the performance of extraordinary acts in the name of service. After three generations of practicing and perfecting our craft, we’ve learned and developed many valuable character traits. These attributes have proven to definitively produce the highest quality of standards in helping those who are grieving. We pride ourselves in delivering professional, sincere and honest services. We strive daily to bring real serenity, peace and comfort into the lives of those who are experiencing some of the most difficult moments of their lives. The feedback we continually receive from our families conveys undeniable evidence that we are succeeding in this mission. We wanted to offer the opportunity for those who have experienced “The Behr’s Difference” to share some of their thoughts and comments in a more public forum. Our hope is that this will allow those who believe all funeral homes are the same to witness firsthand the qualities which distinguish us from others.
Kevin, Nancy and Peggy,
Thank you so much for taking such good care of my mom! The service was perfect and you all were so understanding and kind! Words cannot express how grateful I am for your hospitality and thoughtfulness! You all are in my heart forever! All my prayers and thank you again.
Beth & Art Petit
Thank you & bless you for being so kind and helpful as this was a first for us. We were extremely pleased with all the work you did. With love & gratitude,
Judith E. Leppert
We would like to express our sincere appreciation for the exemplary service provided to our family at this difficult time. You are truly suited to the job in exhibiting true compassion and professionalism. Denny would have been so proud & happy looking down on his service!
Diane, David & Daniel Grant
Thank you for helping us so quickly and things were so smooth and beautiful. Mom really looked her best.
The Ginny O’Connell Family
We would like to thank you again for your care, concern and professionalism during Mom’s passing. You did an outstanding job, making it a seamless process. She looked absolutely beautiful, just as we remember her. Every attention to detail was exceeded, down to the scrabble theme. (Loved it!)
The Bernadine Bleile Family
We are so thankful for all you have done for us. You and your staff are all so thoughtful, generous, giving, loving people.
Donna Weires & Family
I would just like to say Thank You. Your staff are very good at what they do. From the minute I first walked in the door until my last exit I felt at ease because you not only do your job well but I truly believe you care.
Collin N. Kelley
We can’t begin to thank you for helping us get through this sad time. You are such warm, caring and wonderful people. It is a pleasure to know you. God Bless!
The Ileen Klein family
Thank you for the wonderfully, kind service you gave us. George’s family was very impressed. Marv and I appreciate all you did. God Bless you.
Marv & Patti
Thank you so much for the compassion you showed our family before, during, and after the services for my grandma. You went above and beyond to make sure everything was handled seamlessly. Every little detail was handled, every question answered, and every request delivered!! It gave us a chance to focus on our family and not have to worry about anything. I appreciate all that you did to make a difficult time in our lives more bearable. Thanks for your outstanding service!
The Dorothy Plein Family
From the bottom of our hearts a very grateful thanks to each and everyone who helped with Mom’s funeral. The care and respect you showed to Mom with every detail was amazing and will always be remembered. You helped to make a very difficult time less stressful. We were so pleased with the way everything went and we couldn’t believe all the little details you included. So, thanks again. Your kindness will always be remembered.
The Dorothy Plein Family
To everyone at Behr’s, Thank You!
The Roepsch Family
Thank you for your help at the time of Dorrance’s death, and recently with the urn. We laid his ashes to rest last Sunday, so the circle is closed, and he is safe and happy in another time and place.
The Fischer Family
Thank the Lord for you, the faitful way you show His love, and thank you for sponsoring The Tree of Life Memorial for Hospice of Dubuque. What a beautiful ceremony at Washington Park, wonderful music by the lads and a great speaker. God Bless!
The White Family
Thank you so very much for everything you did for our Mom and our family. You helped us say goodbye and lay her to rest in such a gentle and dignified way. It is such a difficult thing to lose a loved one. It is everything one can do to hold it together during services. Your professional manner, presence, guidance, and reassurance got us through. You are VERY good at what you do! You are SPECIAL people, and we are so grateful.
The Dee Family
Thanks for all you did helping my family during the difficult time of planning my brother’s services. It was a comfort to have all of your advice and concern.
The Burkart Family
Thank you so much for handling all of the funeral arrangements for Dee. All of the family expressed the same feelings. Thanks again!
The Klein Family
We would like to thank you all for your great service during this difficult time for our family. You did a great job and we really appreciate your help.
The Steuer-Pfiffner Family
Thank you for your professional, kind and compassionate care with the funeral of Louis. Thank you for providing extra pall bearers, answering all of our questions, preparing the obituary and your attention to all of the details. Job Well Done! God bless you and your families for all the work you do.
The White Family
On behalf of our entire family, I want to express our appreciation for the seemingly effortless, respectful and caring way you handled all aspects of the arrangements for Gunnar’s funeral. You had an uncanny way of keeping an eye on everything, and slipping in wherever necessary to take care of things unobtrusively. The obituary captured the essence of Gunnar, and he was a very private person; thank you for helping craft it. It is comforting to know you are still available to answer any questions.
The Ant Family
Thank you for your kindness and thoroughness with all of the funeral arrangements. You did a great job of keeping us on task with compassion. My Mom would have liked all you did to make the funeral easier for her family. We appreciate all the little extras that made the wake and funeral run smoothly. Thank you to the whole Behr Funeral Home personnel.
The Klein Family
Some people give because they think they have to, for them it’s just the proper thing to do. But when you give, we always know it comes right from Your Heart; we’re thankful for Your Thoughtfulness and You!
The Zerbec Family
Thank you very much for asisting our famiy in our time of need. Your quiet presence and professional attention to every detail was very reassuring. Your compassion and patience was very comforting.
The Zillig Family
Thank you so much for your kindness, your compassion and consideration shown to myself and my family in planning the funeral of Ruth in June of this year. You made everything so much easier for us. Many people commented on the funeral and how nicely it was done. We feel you went above and beyond in helping us in our time of grief. God bless everyone at Behr’s, we will never forget your kindness.
The Elliott Family
The staff at Behr’s are “The Best”. Please accept a sincere thanks from our entire family for providing the greatest send off Jack could have ever hoped for!
The Buechele Family
Thank you for all your help and guidance. I could not have done this without your loving care. I will remember you in my prayers. Your staff have helped me to survive this loss and helped me to appreciate what to live for now. So much blessings to all of you.
The Brooks Family
Thank you so much for all the wonderful help you gave my family during this time. You did such a beautiful job on writing up Chris’ obituary. Our family and friends all commented on what a beautiful write up he had. Thanks again.
The Plumley Family
We would like to thank you all for all your help and kindness with our Mother’s funeral arrangements. You did such a wonderful job making our Mom look so nice and natural. We were totally pleased with everything, very grateful and appreciated it.
The Young Family
Thank you so much for the kindness, compassion and patience shown to our family during the death of our Mom, Dorothy Brothers. She was a beautiful woman filled with love, faith and virtue. You’ve paid tribute to her, and her life, by the effort you put into all the preparation of her appearance and the minute details you took care of. It brought us all solace and peace knowing she was so well cared for. She would have loved it!
The Brothers Family
Thank you all so much for helping us through this very difficult journey. And also, thanks for all the extras, it meant a lot to us.
The Henkel Family
Thank you for sponsoring a light on the Hospice Tree of Life for Anna. It was very thoughtful of you! Thank you again for making a difficult time less stressful for our family.
The Blatnik Family
Thank you for sponsoring a light on the Hospice Tree of Life in memory of my late husband, John D. Soley. My family and I are deeply touched by your thoughtfulness and are honored to attend this ceremony.
The Sullivan-Soley Family
Many thanks for sponsoring a light for Bill on the Tree of Life. My family and I really appreciate your thoughtfulness now, and at Bill’s wake and funeral. You had everything well organized and made it as easy as possible at that stressful time. Much gratitude!
The Burdt Family
Thank you for the way you took care of everything for Darlene’s funeral. Everyone commented on the way you treated everyone!
The Potter Family
We can’t thank you enough for all you did at the time of Mom’s death. We can be a large and intimidating group!…but you treated each of us with kindness, respect and listened to everything we had to say. Her obituary was perfect and truly captured who she was. Her wake and funeral were beautiful celebrations of an absolutely wonderful woman, and we have you to thank for that. May God bless you in your ministry and our sincere thanks.
The Zillig Family
I wanted to say “thank you” once again for everything you’ve done for us. From working with me in pre-planning (at times under short notice), all the way through to now. You guys have been wonderful all the way through. Thank you for your love and support and for helping to take good care of my Dad and our family. The services and everything were wonderful. I tried to do a really good job taking care of Dad and you helped me do that. With love and thanks!
The Kelchen Family
Thank you for ALL you did for us during this most difficult time. We could not have done it without you – and we would not have changed a thing. Thank you & God Bless!
The Theis Family
Thank you so much for making the arrangements for our mothers passing easier on us. Everything was exactly like she wanted it to be and that made us happy too. Even through this stressful time, you lightened the load for us, and for that we are thankful. Thank you for your kindness!
The Long Family
We wanted to say thank you for all of the professional and compassionate care you provided during Merlyn’s services. We received so many comments on the beautiful obituary and flowers, not to mention all of the great attention you paid to every unique detail. We realize there are many behind the scenes activities that you do, and we just wanted to let you know that we truly appreciate everything that each and every one of you handled. Thanks for everything you did!
The Schroeder Family
I’m so grateful for your beautiful words. All of my family and friends commented on our obituary. Pastor even said he’s never read one like ours. Those words came straight from Heaven through you. You are all so sweet and helpful and we’re very impressed with all you do. So glad I chose Behr’s and may God bless you mightily.
The Kleiner Family
On behalf of our family, we wish to thank you all for making our mother’s funeral a true celebration of her life. You took it on your own to make everything so uniquely special and we had so many comments made expressing how cool that was. Your compassion and understanding of our family went above and beyond. In this difficult time, you eased our burden and handled every minute detail so expertly. We can’t thank you enough and may God’s blessings be with you as you comforted us.
The Ganahl Family
We would like to thank all of you for everything you did to help us during our funeral. We appreciate y’all and hope you realize how much you guys mean to us during this time. God Bless.
The Peterson Family
Thank you for all you did for us and your excellent planning.
The Weis Family
Our sincerest thanks for all the help that you gave us during our time of loss. It means so very much to us. Your kindness will always be remembered and deeply appreciated. We couldn’t be more pleased with your excellent service. Many, many thanks to all!
The Herber Family
Thank you for all your help. You made an unbearable time much easier.
The Ney Family
The staff at Behr’s has gone above and beyond our expectations. They took the time to talk to the staff at Sunnycrest about my brother, to find out what he was like, and incorporated that into the obituary. They were so extremely helpful and thoughtful. They walked us through everything and made the planning very easy. Anytime we had a question, someone was quick to respond and they always told us not to worry about anything. They took care of all the arrangements for us and made a very difficult situation a lot easier on us. Thank you so much, to the staff at Behr’s, for everything you have done for our family; we greatly appreciate it!
The Ede Family
We would like to extend our thanks and gratitude for arranging our mother/wife’s final journey home. You consistently insured that all the details were addressed and assisted through every challenge which arose. At a time of great sorrow, you relieved us of all those heavy burdens. We cannot thank you, and your excellent staff enough, and will certainly recommend you to family and friends for years to come. God Bless!
The Blatnik Family
You have all been extremely supportive through this difficult time. You have proved to us that your attention to detail puts you on top! You have gained our trust 100% and took all the stress out of our already difficult time. You are a blessing and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We appreciate your innovative thinking and the extras you surprised us with. Thanks again for going above and beyond!
The McMahon Family
To know you is to know people who are kind, considerate and thoughtful. To know you is to be grateful for the special things you do. We just want you to know how wonderful the service for Loras was and to have had all the arrangements made with no worries. We couldn’t have done it without you. For everything you’ve done, thank you so very much.
The Hanson Family
Thank you again for doing such a great job assisting with our Mom’s funeral. You all feel like family to us and we appreciate everything each and every one of you did to make this difficult time be less of an effort for our family. We wish you all good health and happiness in the coming years.
The Duenser Family
Thank you for all you have done for us! We appreciate your patience, love, care and support. Thank you so much for lovingly taking care of our most prized possession; our Son. There is such a deep hole in our hearts, but you have all done an amazing job in lovingly taking care of everything during our tragic loss. We can’t thank you enough. God bless you and all your families.
The Shaffer Family
On behalf of our family, thank you so much for all you did for all of us in a very difficult time. We appreciated your kindness and comfort through a very unusual situation. The book will always remind us of her and all of your thoughtfulness.
The Young Family
Thank you for helping me give my Father his final resting place. Your sincere kindness, compassion and professionalism made this easier for me. We wish you and your family a blessed holiday season.
The Dimmitt Family
On behalf of my Brother and Sister, I want to extend our sincere gratitude on the beautiful service you gave our Mother. From helping set up the pictures and memorabilia of her life, editing the obituary and everything in between. Thank you also for the extra framed photos of Mom with the microphone. We will cherish them forever. You all did an outstanding job and we are eternally grateful. Thank You!
The Hirsch Family
We just wanted to take some time to let you know how happy we were with your handling of our Father’s wake and funeral. From beginning to the end, your care, concern and attentiveness made us feel so comfortable that we thought we were working with family instead of strangers. Thank-you so much for making our Father’s services so memorable.
The Breitbach Family
On behalf of the family, we would like to thank you for your kindness during this incredibly sad time. My Sister and I were most appreciative of you for allowing us to say our good-byes to our beloved Cousin. Also, thank you for caring and listening to stories of his life and just how wonderful he was. Thank you and bless you!
The Smith Family
We wanted to thank the entire team at Behr’s again for helping us with Dads arrangements. You were so helpful and understanding with all of us during a most difficult time. Your professionalism and experience positively impressed us. You assisted us with every detail and we were so pleased with everything. We know that your job is not an easy one, but you do it well and we are truly grateful.
The Roggensack Family
Thank you all so very much for the beautiful services. Everything was so comfortable and warm. Lillian would have have been so happy with her presentation; she was lovely! Every detail was taken care of and we appreciate your many kindnesses.
The Oneyear Family
Thank you to the entire staff at Behr’s for the warm and compassionate care shown to our family and the professional care given to our Mother. You made the difficulty of losing Mom much more manageable and easier, which in turn allowed us to focus on each other and begin our healing. We could not have asked for more! You guided us through so professionally, but at the same time treated us like we were your very own family. Sincerely and with much appreciation, thank you again.
The Flick Family
Thank you so much for all your help with Mom’s funeral arrangements. You made a very stressful situation very easy and comfortable. You helped us to make Mom’s final send-off a success!
The Saul Family
Thanks so much for your help and patience with our family. You made the planning easier on all of us.
The Hennings Family
Thank you for being so nice and patient with me regarding our services. I sincerely appreciated your kindness and help.
The Sydnor Family
The staff at Behr’s are great and wonderful people. I’m glad to have met them and thank them for everything they did. They’re kind, understanding and do so much to help everyone. Thank you so much!
The Mess Family
We wanted to say thank you for all your kindness shown with the loss of our Mother. The service went well and thanks to all of you, it was much more bearable. God Bless!
The Metz Family
Our family would like to thank all of you for the great service you provided us after the loss of our Mom. The help and patience in writing Mom’s obituary, her beautiful presentation in the casket, your attentiveness to our family during the wake and funeral was compassionate and professional.
The Kotz Family
Thank you so very much for all the comfort and support you provided to our family. All of you went above and beyond with each of us and handled us with grace and kindness. We felt very comforted and “at home” with you all and appreciate all that you have done for us.
The Wilson Family