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We are always interested in hearing from the families that we serve. Please take a moment to let us know how well we served you in your time of need. We very much appreciate your feedback.
To the Helke Staff:
I want to thank all of you, not just for what you did, which was wonderful, but for the caring you put into it. You are all special to me. Thanks for making me feel special too! The succulent planter is beautiful. It will be a nice remembrance of Dad.
Shannon and Helke staff,
Thank you so much for the wonderful service for Richard and all your help and support.
Very much appreciated.
Randy and Family
So many compliments on the service for our baby, Abigail. We told Carrie we were going to plant Abigail tulips in memory of our daughter and she came up with the idea to have Abigail tulips on the cards and thank you notes. That was perfect and meant a lot that she cared enough to make it so personal.
A note to thank you for your thoughtfulness and to let you know it really meant a lot. Shannon- thank you for helping us with Dad's arrangements.
My Condolences to you & your Family, & The Wold Family. .
Jeff was extremely personable and very kind. He added very personal special touches to everything and was very agreeable and accommodating. Awesome service from a great guy! It all went very well and much smoother and easier than we expected! We will (and already have) highly recommend Helke (especially Jeff) to our family and friends.
I cannot think of anything to improve and if I could, I know that Cortney (Drake-Heck) would find a way to make it happen. I was particularly thankful for the time I spent with Lisa Zahrt. It was a very beneficial visit and special morning that we shared.
We enjoyed working with Mr. Krcil because of the impression he enjoyed his job and gave us the best service he could. He was knowledgeable and honest to the family.
Dear Cortney, John, Lisa and the Helke Funeral Team:
Thank you for such amazing care, compassion, patience, time and energy you have invested with and for our family. You have truly served above and beyond all expectations. We believe that is exactly why Mom & Dad trusted you with their final arrangements, as have we! We appreciate all of you more than words can express. This "thank you" comes from grateful hearts to include our Dad's final thank you....and last signature....with genuine appreciation thankfulness, and love with hugs....
Adam & Team-
Thank you so much for all of your help & compassion with Aunt Ruth. Please know how sorry we were to hear of Patrick's passing. Our sympathies are with all of you.
Helke staff are warm, compassionate, and very professional. The facility is very nice if you choose to have a service or visitation there. I highly recommend Helke.
Jeff - Thank you for going above & beyond our expectations in your job as our Funeral Director and Celebrant! The Celebration of Troy's life was Perfect and words can't express how grateful we are for that. We will always remember everything you have done for us as a family and especially for Troy!
I really meant to get this “Thank You” out sooner, life seems to get in the way of life, no matter what. Anyway, I wish to thank you and all at Helke’s that were involved in making that wonderful field trip to the Bear Educational Center possible. I found it very interesting, especially since we do have bears in or area and I love animals on top of it. I will be sending Jeff Traska a note also. I realize anything takes effort an the effort put into this trip was well worth it and very appreciated.
Keep up the good work you do, people need it, believe me.
Re: Friends Monthly Outing:
I wanted you to know. Thank you so very much for all of the help that you gave me walking through the woods to see the Bears. Without you I'm not so sure I would have been able to enjoy the trip. Thanks again for all of your help it was greatly appreciated.
Dear Cortney and the entire wonderful Helke team -
I just cannot thank you enough for all you have done for us! Every detail was meticulously provided. I am still amazed at how such a painful time was eased do much by all of you. What compassion and care you've shown! <3 I don't think "thank you" will even suffice at this time but, i still want you to know how truly grateful i am for everything you have done. Mum is so special - and you treated her as she deserved! That is a true gift.
From "The Starfish Story"
"...look at this beach! You can't save all these starfish. You can't begin to make a difference, the man said.
...she picked up another starfish and hurled it as far as she could into the ocean. Then she looked at the man and replied 'Well, I made a huge difference to that one!' "
YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE <3
Jeff was fantastic to deal with. He captured our mother's essence and really strived to make it special, which he did.
Thank you so much for your care of our family as we mourned the loss of our beloved mother & grandmother, Evelyn Plautz. Your empathy, concern & attention to detail made a difficult time a little easier.
My husband, Greg, apparently had a very nice conversation with you and felt you are a believer. I thought that was evident in your actions.
Thank you again. Kay
I would like to thank you for your tremendous staff, helping my mother and us girls of Jack Aschebrock with handling the loss of our (Husband) (Father) (Grandfather) (Great Grandfather). Cortney you were truly an angel that sent us comfort in help dealing with this loss of the special man in our lives that meant a lot to us. Forever carried in our hearts. Thank you again.
To the staff at Helke's - John, Jeff, Adam, Dean, Kelly & Lisa
Words alone cannot express how grateful we are to all of you for all your work on our behalf and for your care and kindness you have shown to us during this very difficult time for me and my family. You took care of mom with dignity and respect and so patiently helped us with what we needed to do and decisions we had to make.
Please accept our most sincere thanks. Your kindness and professionalism have meant more to us than you'll ever know.
John, Lisa and the rest of your staff:
Just wanted you to kn ow how much me and my sons enjoyed last night, the family remembrance picnic.
What a night to remember our Loved ones. That song that played softly in the back ground about crying, how true.
It seemed like Kermit was sitting among us.
I know he would not have me sad for a single day. How can you not after you've been together almost sixty years.
The food was great, the message how true, and the small charm how meaningful. I shall wear it proudly.
The soft gentle rain that was falling on the way home, were just like the many tears I've had over the last six months.
God Bless you all.
The service we received from Helke was incredible. From them taking my father into their care, to the whole process. Jeff helped my sister and I every step of the way and more. There was not one time he was not available to us for any questions or concerns. When it came to the service it was well put together, and again, Jeff made sure everything went smoothly.
Its hard to find customer service like this anymore. If you want the best possible help and care through a tough time like this, I would recommend Helke Funeral Home to anybody that wants the best from start to finish. I would give them 10 stars if I could!!
First, both Mitch and I want to thank you. Your kindness and light manner made a difficult situation much, much easier. Thanks so very much. :-) :-)
We would like to say a heart felt thank you to you for all your help these past several weeks. Your knowledge and guidance have been immeasurable. Our family has chosen Helke's Funeral Home for the past 4 generations. I can certainly see why. The staff members are all very professional and go out of their way to provide customer service, starting with Kelly's welcoming smile when you walk in the door. Thank you all so much!
There are people that can do their work well, and then there are people like you who are called to do what they do. Thank you for your respect in caring for our Mom, for your patience, eye for detail, and helping us do things our way.
"Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation" Is. 12:2
I recently worked with the team at Helke's to arrange my grandmother's service. I cannot say enough about the excellent, dedicated care they provided to our family. From preplanning with Shelly, to the initial contact with John when our Grandma died, to the follow-up after with Kelly, Adam, and Jeff. The team at Helke's was caring, dedicated, and helped to create a memorable service that our family greatly appreciated. Their attention to detail and follow through is second to none and my family would recommend them to anyone. We were very satisfied and felt comfort in choosing the Helke Funeral Home.
Adam Holzschuh made this difficult time for my sister and I so much easier than we could have ever imagined. No pressure just kindness and understanding . Adam helped us with the obituary and it was just beautiful. Adam also let us know about burial with military honors and made all the arrangements. We know our father would have been pleased with it all. Our over all experience with Helke Funeral Home was excellent and we give them a 5 star rating. Thank you Adam!
Helke’s provides outstanding professional service and compassionate support. Recently my family had first-hand experience with my Dad’s passing.
John DeLaporte met with us even before we could wonder what should be done. He gently listened and walked us through each step of the process.
The staff accommodated all of our requests from piping in music Pop loved - to designating a special area for the great-grandkids.
Even weeks after, their friendly helpfulness and patience has changed my views (in a positive way) of walking into a funeral home.
They really care…
Jeff is so professional and kind. He becomes like your best friend.
Dear John and the team,
From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to say Thank You to you and your team. Your career is not a job, it is a mission to bring comfort and sympathy during the hardest time in human life. May God shower lots of blessing to you, your family and the team.
The abundance of kindness and the amazing work and set up did not go unnoticed. All of the staff that we worked with were just impeccable. Thank you for making a hard day go just that much smoother. We would recommend you in a heart beat.
"John, Jeff and Staff, Words can not express my gratitude for all you have done. May God Bless you all."
“Very satisfied, Adam was very professional, caring, and helpful.”
“Helke's and Dean Welker provided full and excellent service as well as follow up for the family with our grief process.”
“The funeral director went out of his way to make our time there comfortable. Our family cannot say enough about the director and how thoughtful he was.”
“Extremely satisfied. The home and director, Adam assisted me at a time I couldn't be there and left me with no worries. We thank you for everything you have done for my family.”
Thank you and Helke Funeral Home for the lovely basket of fresh fruit.
That was very thoughtful of you and much appreciated.”
“We were so thankful that John was the director that helped us. He was open to new ideas we had and went above and beyond to help us achieve what we wanted. John could not have done more than he did to help us. He was very caring and considerate and helped tremendously.”
“Burying a spouse is a difficult time to say the least. The professionalism shown to me during that time was a tremendous help. Everything was done to make it easier. I could not be more pleased with the time spent with me - the clearly shown options that were available to me and the kindness and dignity given to me and my family.”
“The entire funeral was just as my father wanted. All of his wishes were met. John DeLaporte did an excellent job! His compassion, professionalism and expertise was Superior. This was my first experience, and without John, I could not have done it.”
“I wanted to write and thank you so much for all your help over the past month. I can't tell you how grateful I was to know I could call you the night Hazel passed away and know you would take care of everything. Hazel's funeral was lovely. Everyone at Helke's did such a nice job. We can't thank you enough.”
“It was very comforting to know that all details were handled without having to 'follow-up' on anything.”
“Before I even realized it was necessary, their staff was there from beginning to the end! ”
“All of our family, for many years have been here and are completely happy with them...have recommended many other families to this funeral home.”
“Adam was absolutely wonderful. He answered our questions and could not have been more helpful. He made us feel very relaxed.”