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 Don Theesfeld
Everything was done the way I would have done it if I owned the business. Our family was so pleased with the way Marleen looked. I knew when we selected Oakcrest as our funeral home there wouldn't be problems, and there weren't. Thank you from all of our family. ~ Algona, IA
by Julia Eichman
Thank you very much. Jennifer Weaver was a god-send. I live 500 miles away and she was great to work with and understood what I needed. Thanks again
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 Kathy Schiltz
Thank you to Victor and the Oakcrest staff for the support given our family during a difficult time. Everyone was very professional, compassionate and courteous. We have a deep appreciation for the attention to details and the efforts made to make the service personal. Your dedication means so much.
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 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
Thank you, Oakcrest crew for another awesome widows Valentine Luncheon. A special thanks to Mary and Shannon for hosting such a nice party.The hospitality, meal, and entertainment were great. The balloon release tribute was very special. Thanks, too for the valet service. It was such a cold job, but they did it with a smile! ~ Algona, IA
by Anonymous
No one is ever prepared for the unexpected death of a loved one. When my husband passed away 6 days before Christmas my family had so many important decisions to make, and finalize, within a few days. From the first call, the staff at Oakcrest Funeral Home was with us for every detail. The kindness, care, and concern shown by Brian Schaaf, Vic Garry, and Rick Murphy were great comfort during a time when we were heartbroken, and had so many questions. They assisted us with compassion and patience in every way, from the many details of the funeral arrangements, calls concerning a possible overseas service, arranging to have the visitation and service shown to family members in Norway, and later assisting us with the personalized details of the monument. The kindness and concern for our family carried on long after the funeral service was over. We all commend the entire Oakcrest staff for their professionalism and guidance during this most difficult time. ~ Algona, Iowa
by Anonymous
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for the wonderful experience we had with the services of my sister. From the moment we arrived at Oakcrest we were treated with professionalism. Brian and your staff handled our every need. We could not of asked for a better experience. I would highly recommend your services to anyone who was in need…A job well done. ~ Cedar Rapids, IA
by Anonymous
I appreciate your care of the cemetery saddles and replacing them when necessary. Thank you! ~ Baltimore, MD
by Anonymous
Just a note of thanks for your care and concern in guiding us through the arrangements for my Mom. We so appreciate all that you did and the way you conducted everything. ~ Omaha, NE
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
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
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
Our situation involved transporting and the deceased from out of state to Algona. Oakcrest coordinated a visitation, service and then transported to another state for burial. They coordinated with out of state funeral directors and the process went flawlessly. They kept me informed every step of the way. ~ Algona, IA
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
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
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 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

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 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
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
Thanks for all your help before, during and after the service for Mom. You are very kind. God Bless. ~ Burt, Iowa
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