See what families have to say

Many families reach out after the conclusion of the services to let us know how much our support and guidance meant to them in their time of need, and we’re honored to receive such heartfelt praise. We feel that these messages speak for themselves and we’d like to share them with you.

If you feel we’ve gone above and beyond in supporting you through this difficult time, or would simply like to reach out and say thanks, contact us to share your thoughts. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.

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Anne was a longtime friend of my dad. Because of the personal connection, we felt we were really taken care of. Everything was handled professionally but with empathy.

Dave J., Ames

June 28, 2018

"Always pleased with service - Adams took care of mom's family for years and Soderstrum's, dad's family. I would never go anywhere else."

Janine K., Ellsworth

May 11, 2018

"Brandon worked professionally, compassionately, and efficiently at all times. He was quickly responsive to all requests."

Polly and Priscilla, Ames

November 16, 2017

"Our family has always received excellent service whenever we have needed their services - now as well as in the past."

Oma, Huxley

November 16, 2017

"Brian was wonderful with me and my family. Very caring and loving. Made the experience easier with his comforting ways."

Melissa, Story City

November 16, 2017

"Soderstrum Funeral Home does a wonderful job! Marc and all his staff are excellent to work with.

Gail N. Ankeny

November 02, 2017

"Dear Joe, Galen, Brian, Anne, Thank you very much for your professional, efficient manner of handling mom's funeral last week. From our first meeting, through preparation of the body, the visitation open house, graveside service and post funeral support for addresses for thank you notes, etc. we worked with each of you and were very happy. Your assistance helped greatly."

J. Coss, CA

March 09, 2016

"Please know that our family was very pleased with your guidance, professionalism, and kindnesses during this very difficult time. You attended to every request with promptness and courtesy. We could not have asked for more. Thank you."

Leanna J., Ames

February 26, 2014

"Joe was very understanding and helped us pre-plan everything about a year in advance so that when the time came there was just the last minute details to take care of."

Laura R., Juneau, AK

October 22, 2013

"Brian not only helped us plan the memorial, he helped us start through the healing process. He was compassionate and supportive, and his service to our family was extraordinary."

Naylene, Madrid

March 13, 2013

"Anne's guidance and compassionate support was exactly what my family and I needed to achieve the wishes of my wife."

Ron E., Ames

February 03, 2013

"As I was working with Joe, I felt as if lightness was beginning to replace the heaviness of my grief. The lightness that Joe brought...."

Robin, Nevada, IA

October 28, 2012

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