by Anonymous
I'd like to take the opportunity to thank you for your compassion and caring service during this difficult time. I never felt pressured to do anything and was treated with the utmost respect. I know why Mom and Dad always made sure I knew that their final arrangements would take place only with you.
by Anonymous
I appreciate your care of the cemetery saddles and replacing them when necessary. Thank you! ~ Baltimore, MD
by Anonymous
We just wanted to thank you for your "personal touch" you provided to our family during the funeral process for Mom. We knew we could ask you anything as the planning went along. Oakcrest does such a wonderful job at making a difficult time so much easier. Thanks again, Rick. ~ Algona, IA
by Doug
Jennifer, Beth and I wanted to send a note of appreciation to you, Matt, and Frank. You were the most helpful and kind “crew” we have worked with on any funeral in our years of ministry. Helping carry equipment, going the extra step to acquire mic stands, opening doors, and your general pleasant nature were all greatly appreciated. Please pass along our heartfelt gratitude. ~ Forest City
by Sandra K Brandt
Vic,
On behalf of my entire family, I want to thank you for everything you did to make everything go smoothly (especially when we've had to call on your services twice now in the last few months). Anything we asked for, you were right there making sure it would happen. For all of your compassion, caring attitude, guidance, and showing the utmost kindnesses, we are forever grateful. God's blessings to you always. Ledyard, IA
by Peggy
Victor and the staff were amazing! They took care of everything beautifully. They thought of all the details, including things we never would have remembered in our time of grief.
by Anonymous
Thank you for an entertaining afternoon for so many widows in our vicinity. So many times we stay at home, rather than be a tag-along and this was an event that we could share with others due to their loss of a loved one. ~ Algona, IA
by Anonymous
Daniel was very nice and had great attention to details! We liked how he pulled flowers out of the cemetery flowers and handed an individual flower to each of the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It was a nice, calming and reverent time for everyone. Thank you for ordering the food and flowers too, it was nice not to worry about that. Overall, the process for planning the visitation and funeral was very easy for our family and we appreciated that very, very much.
by Anonymous
Thanks so much for the kindness you have given my family. The food, friendship has all meant so much. Thanks Rick for the beautiful job and “send off” that will have us all remembering for years to come. ~ Algona, IA
by Amy Windmill
Every person we dealt with at Oakcrest was compassionate, friendly, empathetic and kind. I would and do gladly recommend Oakcrest to anyone in the area looking for a funeral service. It takes at least one worry off your shoulders during a difficult time. Outstanding.
by Anonymous
Rick Murphy was very helpful in making all of our arrangements. My opinion is that he doesn’t see his work as a business, but as a caring service. Thank you! ~ LaCross, WI
by Anonymous
On behalf of our family we want to thank you for all your assistance with mom’ s funeral. Your professionalism put us at ease and gave us total confidence in your abilities. We especially want to compliment Rick Murphy and Brian Schaaf who treated us with such kindness. Mom loved Algona and the people so it is fitting that we buried her there next to Dad and her parents. ~ Alexandria, VA
by Anonymous

Matt,

Thank you so much for the exemplary job you did on my father's funeral. I know that it took extra effort to track down the Fourth Degree Knight designation and Dad's military release records. Those efforts did not go unnoticed by me or my family. I can't adequately convey how incredibly special it was to have the Marines present the flag to my mother. You didn't know my dad, but he would have been off-the-charts pleased. I'm sure that your job requires patience, diligence, and creativity. You demonstrated all of those skills with our family. I will be forever grateful. Semper Fi. ~ Frisco, TX
by Anonymous
Oh Mary, the cemetery flowers are just perfect. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I am so lucky to be able to have you take such wonderful care of my family's graves. Thanks again. ~ St. Cloud, MN
by Gail Carroll
Thank you all for the peaceful and respectful services for our Uncle Bob. We are very pleased with the services you provided and for respecting our wish for a small, private family graveside service. Special thanks to Jenni for the beautiful display at his gravesite.
by Anonymous
Vic, thanks to you and your team for helping our family, making saying “Goodbye” to Dad a little easier! Your extras meant a lot to us, like the Army magnet on the back of the hearse and stopping by his house one more time. Very professional job, nothing but compliments for all your guys did for our family! Thank you so much. ~ Bancroft, IA
by Anonymous
Brian, Thank you for the wonderful service you provided our family. You really helped Dad's funeral be a celebration of this life. ~ Bend, Oregon
by Melissa Neubauer
I could hardly believe how much pressure was taken off my shoulders when Matthew Berry came down to help me with my husbands funeral. Although Matt is my nephew, he was very professional throughout the entire time. I would recommend Oakcrest Funeral Services to everyone who needed someone that cares a great deal about your feelings and the dignity of your loved one. I am very proud of my nephew! Job well done!!
by Anonymous
Victor Garry was helpful, compassionate and understanding of our loss. Everyone’s patience with our family was exceptional. The kindness and caring attitude meant so much to our family. ~ Branson, MO
by Anonymous
Vic, thanks so much for all your help with Mom’s funeral. The family was very pleased with how well organized and comforting the arrangements were. You and your staff are terrific — very professional and caring. We are very confident that Mom was very pleased that she received the funeral she had wanted and that makes all of us feel so good!
by Anonymous
Many thanks to you all for the very lovely “Widows Valentines Luncheon”. From the valet parking to releasing the balloons and everything in between, everything was in such good taste. It was nice being in the presence of friends and strangers with the same loss. ~ Algona, IA
by Anonymous
What a caring and loving widows event you hosted for Valentine’s Day. The food, puzzling magician and bingo were great. Visiting with the widows helped too. Valet service was great on a cold, wintery day! ~ LuVerne, IA
by Anonymous
Thank you to Brian Schaaf and the Oakcrest staff for the professional help and services. Thank you to Mary Schaaf for arranging to have the visitation and service seen by family overseas via Skype. Your kindness will remain in our hearts forever. ~ Algona, IA
by Anonymous
I had to send you a thank you for all you did for our family during this difficult time. You were absolutely wonderful and very helpful. We couldn’t have asked for a better person to work with. You did way more than I ever expected. Thank you so much. ~ Whittemore, IA
by Anonymous
Brian, you could not have done anything more ~ you covered all the details and personal requests. What a relief for the family when all is taken care of before we even anticipate the needs. You have certainly followed in the footsteps of your father. Your patience and flexibility were great. Your work is not a job, but a ministry needed when folks are grieving. ~ Dubuque, IA