Our professional staff is made up of individuals that have a passion for helping others. At Gunderson Funeral Home, we work together as a family to provide you with the best care and support that we would expect our own families to receive. Our work is important to us, not only are we committed to the families that we serve, but also to the communities that we belong to.
"I just want to make a special note that Mike Smits and Dina Opsahl were absolutely fantastic. They were creative, prompt, kind, gentle and supportive. This was my first time through this experience and I was exhausted and fragile following the weeks of my mother's end of life. I work in the field of mental health and know how difficult it is to work with people in need. Please know that you have two wonderful staff members working for you."
~Mary O. (03/22/2013)
"Our representative from Gunderson was Sierra and she was so understanding and caring. She had to deal with many emotions and challenges but did so with the utmost professionalism and caring and when the day of the funeral came, she was AMAZING! She attended to detail and helped organize and comfort all of us. Gunderson should be proud to have such a caring and compassionate employee!"
~Ann P. (02/27/2013)
"Just continue your wonderful pattern of caring professionalism and of exceeding expectations. Gunderson is truely a five-star facility. We are grateful for the services we received."
~Curtis B. (02/27/2013)
"Mike Smits was very professional and helpful. Our every concern was addressed immediately and it seemed like he anticipated concerns before I could bring them up. It was one less thing the family had to worry about."
~Jeff R. (02/27/2013)
"I cannot say how much we thank Gunderson for their patience. They went way beyond what was necessary. They were the best & we so appreciate it"
~Cathy S. (02/07/2013)
"I cannot say how much we thank Gundersons for their patience. They went way beyond what was necessary. They were the best and we so appreciate it."
"On behalf of our entire family, I want to take a minute today to tell all of you at Gunderson Funeral Home how much we appreciate the 'closure' needed for our family in the passing of our father, Roger M. I know today, he would be very proud of the way we worked through this with your team at Gunderson. My parents are in a great place today, in part because of your caring and compassion shown to each family member by the staff at Gunderson Funeral Home. I simply wanted to reach out to all of you and say... Thanks."
~Mark M. (7/10/2012)
"The funeral for my husband was handled perfectly in every way- suggestions well taken - Gunderson Funeral Home made a sad experience one we could feel contentment and live with."
~Janice K. (7/6/2011)
"Just wanted to send you a note of thanks for everything you and Gunderson have done for us over the last year. I know Mary said she was just expecting someone to hand her Stacey's urn, but when you had it displayed she became emotional. It is just one of the many very classy things you guys have done and made this whole experience that much less painful. Keep up the great work as it is greatly appreciated by so many."
~Mike S. (12/14/2011)
"I was especially pleased and thankful that I was able to participate in the cremation process for my father. It was very moving and provided exceptional closure."
~Randy K. (11/7/2011)
"I had the best experience - My uncle was treated with respect and that was awesome to see. It made the healing in my heart start. I would not change a thing."
~Barbara H. (10/07/2011)
"Everyone was so kind, considerate and knowledgeable. It was a comforting feeling working with Dan P. and Paul Selbo and Laurie Dybevik and staff. They made this sad time in our life much easier. I would definitely recommend to everyone."
"Gunderson's has taken care of my family's needs for many years. They seem to make a hard, uncomfortable time much easier by their excellent care and professionalism."
"I was treated with dignity and respect. Gunderson's have served my family since 1935 at the time of the death of my grandmother."
"We were extremely pleased with every aspect of my father's funeral. The only recommendation we have is that they continue to do exactly what they do so well every day. Thank you so much."
"Michelle went above and beyond to make this difficult situation comfortable for our family. She took care of things before we even thought of them."
"Mother's three sisters very much appreciated the opportunity to view Mother once again as one sister wasn't present before Mom's death and presentation of Mom before cremation was outstanding. It enabled us to have a good closure."
"I wish to thank you for the very professional manner in which you and your staff (most especially Dan Dederich) conducted the funeral procedures for my husband, Norb. The parlor setting was beautifully arranged- so too the gathering area at church. We received many fine comments from friends and family alike. I appreciate your assistance in matters of concern during this difficult time and will not hesitate to recommend your service."
"It is hard for me to express in simple words the gratitude I feel for the thoughtful care and considerations you were able to deliver to my family. It was such a relief to have someone we know walk us through all the decisions and details we needed to attend to. The staff displayed a high level of compassion, professionalism and expertise in handling the loss of my husband."
~ Denise M.
Michelle was so kind and sympathetic with our family. We were all overwhelmed with the unexpected death of our daughter. Michelle made arrangements that we didn't have time to make or even think about. It was nice to have her handle all the details so that we could instead spend that time with each other. It put us at ease to know that she was with us every step of the way."
~Mark C. and Family
"My mother was quite hesitant about making pre-arrangements. Judy came to her home to go over any question she had. My mother felt at ease as Judy reassured her that she was there to help and to make sure her final decisions would be met. My mother and I were so impressed with Judy's knowledge and nurturing disposition."
"Stephanie is a very kind, warm-hearted individual. She helped us in so many ways; even making personal house visits with us. We were completely satisfied with the services and thought the funeral was beautiful."
"Thank you for superb service. A special thank you for arranging the Naval Honorary Guard. It was amazing to see six sailors saluting our father's casket as we pulled into the cemetery. We will never forget the extra lengths Gunderson's put into making our father's funeral so memorable. Most of all, thank you for giving us the opportunity to grant our father's final wishes! God Bless."
"Gunderson's went above and beyond our every expectation. Patrick was wonderful. He took away our anxiety by handling all of our questions and concerns. What really stood out was how accommodating and welcoming the staff was to our large family of young children. We were able to visit with our family and friends without worrying that our kids were ‘getting into trouble.' Your work is very much appreciated."
"I appreciated being able to call Jodi with questions and having her answer them promptly in a straight forward manner. If she didn't know the answer, she would find out and reply immediately. She was extremely accommodating to our every need. Jodi explained things thoroughly and showed sensitivity and patience to our family during this sad time."
~J.P. and Family
"It was nice having Mr. Bendorf explain all of the services and the prices to us. He didn't pressure us into anything we didn't want, and gave us plenty of time to make our decisions. It really meant a lot when we were stuck and he came up with suggestions and different options for us. We received so many compliments about how beautiful the funeral was."
~Tom and Sherry
"Mike's professionalism, courtesy and respect for my mom and our family were nothing but the best. My brother and I were amazed at how everything was put so well together in such a short period of time."
"We would like to thank all of the people who worked to help us celebrate Lindsey's life at her death. Paul, Lori and especially Jim worked tirelessly to anticipate and meet our needs. You honored Lindsey and took care of us. Thank you again; we will never forget how you served us."
~Mike and Terri P.
"Mrs. Judy Koeppl, thank you very much for your kind and solicitous letter offering assistance in helping me relieve my grief. The entire Gunderson family certainly went out of their way to help with my wife's funeral. I could have never expected anything more than that given by everyone with whom I came in contact. Perhaps, I am the one who should offer help to the Gunderson family by recommending your wonderful services to others."
"Our family has continued to use Gunderson Funeral Home over the past 30 years. It is comforting to know and trust the people that will care for your loved one when they pass. It takes special people to be able to guide others through the death of someone they love. My family and I know that the staff of Gunderson Funeral Home is truly genuine people who have our respect and gratitude."
~Warren and Anita G.