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Testimonials and Words of Appreciation

When we receive words of appreciation from families we've served, thanking us for our caring ways during their time of loss, it warms our hearts, so we want to share the same with you, as we believe these words speak to our professionalism, compassion, and to the true value of the services we provide.



"Losing your mom is very had no matter her age.  So when a family is shown the respect and courtesy the staff of Waid's Funeral Home showed us, it made our loss easier to cope with.  Their professional attitude is outstanding from the pre-planning to the graveside service any beyond."  C.P.


"We were treated with much kindness and respect!  Their service to our needs was fabulous.  It felt as though by the day of my Mom's funeral that they had become a part of our family.  Thank you again Anna, Jenny and all at Waid Funeral Home!" B. B.

"They are kind and gentle during difficult times.  They genuinely care."  D. S.


  "...My sincere appreciation for your excellent service at the time of my sister's funeral.  From the moment we came to make our arrangements, you made us feel comfortable and explained everything clearly and understandable, which certainly helped with our decision-making process.  Even though there were a total of three funerals going on in a very short period of time, you gave us your undivided attention during the entire time.  Also you and your staff were so helpful with the DVD Photos, music, flowers, and the memorial service.  To make everything just right it made us feel very much at ease and found you made this sad loss a little easier to bear.  Jaci was so helpful in dealing with the life insurance issues which were quite complicated and worked with us throughout the claims.  The professionalism of the entire staff was outstanding.  I have only had to deal with one other funeral home during the last few years and believe me, there is no comparison between the two." 


Christine Kluckman Family 



"Thank you both so very much for all that you did.  Your kindness, compassion, and professionalism made it much easier for us all.  Anna, we cannot thank you for making my mother look very nice for our private showing.  And Jaci, thank you for the many phone called and handling the details of the service."


  "Words cannot express the gratitude we feel for making my grandma's funeral so special.  It was such a difficult time and you and your staff went above and beyond for our family.  Your caring attention to every detail made the experience easier and was a wonderful tribute to her.  Thank you again, you're awesome! "

Joelle and Family


"Thank you so much for the compassion, respect, professionalism and kindness that you have shown our family during Frank's death. It was so comforting to know that you were there...when we needed you the most."

Thank you,

The Murphy Family



  "Thank you again and again to every one of folks are amazing!  We appreciated every single little detail you all did.  (She) looked so beautiful.  The service was perfect and the funeral was also (and the lunch was good).  Thank you."


"...Regarding both of my parents, Dad died in Sept, 2014 and Mom on Jan 2, 2015. In both situations, I found the staff very helpful and willing to accommodate us. That means a lot at a time of sadness. Everything went well with the services at Bell Tower. I was happy to work with the Waid Funeral Staff. "
Sincerely, Nancy Lohrbach


"I’d like to start out by saying that Anna and the rest of the staff at Waid Funeral Home are wonderful! I mention Anna in particular because she is the Funeral Director who helped us with my Father’s funeral arrangements. She was caring and supportive from the moment I contacted her. Although my Dad had much of his funeral pre-planned, she went through each and every detail step by step to insure we understood my Dad’s wishes along with giving us the time to make the decisions that still needed to be made. We never felt rushed. Anna truly went above and beyond, from contacting the florist, to finding a Bagpiper, to even being there weeks later when Anna met us at the Unity Garden at the Merrill Cemetery where we scattered some of my Dad’s ashes and said our final good-byes. My family and I are so thankful and appreciative for everything that Anna and the staff did to help us get through such a difficult time in our lives. We are forever grateful! "

Sincerely, Tammy Woller


"Paul - Thank you and the rest of the staff at Waid Funeral Home. Everyone agreed that you did a great job with Virginia's funeral. She would have been very happy with everything."

Ron & Kerry B.

"To my Waid Family: Thank you so much for all the kindness and many thoughtful things you've all donefor me and my family since my mother passed. These words hardly cover how much I appreciat4e what you people do to make my loss a little easier to handle. P.S. The Picnic was such a special occasion and meant so much!"


"To Paul, John and the staff at Waid Funeral Home: Thank you for your support and the comfort you gave to my family and me during my husband's funeral. The Vigil and Mass were truly a celebration of his life. We appreciate your attention to so many important details. May God bless you."

Kathy R.

"Thank you so much for all your help with the funeral. Your company and employees are so generous and I'm thankful for all your kindness."

Amy Rajek

"Thank you for all your help. You made the funeral go smoothly without any hiccups. Your sympathy and caring felt good to us."

The family of Helen Mathwich

"Thank you for the outstanding job you did for us in the recent death of our beloved Molly."

Blessings, Linda & Don Sparby, Jim Hanson & Family

"The girls were so happy with the service and all the help you gave them. You all have such a comforting presence around you, you made a hard time easier."

Bless you, Roxy Hetfeld

"Thank you for all of your kindness and understanding at the loss of my brother David. All you did was greatly appreciated. "

Marian Higgins on behalf of the entire David Higgins family

"Thank you for making Dad's passing a smooth and easy event on our family. You have done a great job."

Jim, Bruce & the Leskey family

"Thank you for your warm words of sympathy and kindness. Thank you too for providing your professional services. You all were wonderful and you always treated us with respect and dignity. "

Liza, Jeff & family

"Thank you so very much for the incredible care you provided for both our parents, Glenn and Meta Mootz. We are so pleased with the care that you provided to them, as well as the assistance provided to us while trying to plan something so difficult. The Waid Funeral Home is truly a "family" business and families of the deceased that come through your facility are treated with kindness and dignity. "

God Bless you all,
The Mootz Family

"Thank you for the sincere professional care that we received from John, Nicole & Paul. Your kindness and comforting ways made this hard time a little easier to accept."

Family of Maire Wenzlick

"Waid Funeral home has always been helpful with answering questions and providing information. The staff is always very professional and families always appreciate the concern and compassion shown when a loved one passes. Also, I really appreciate how community minded they are."

Sincerely, Rachel Paulson

"Thank you so much for the care you gave for our little son. It meant so much. And when I wanted a bit of hair, you went the second mile and made foot and hand prints for us. To simply say "thank you" does not seem good enough. Everyone was so caring and sympathetic."

Sincerely, Titus and Katherine Derstine and Family

On behalf of the family of Elaine Gleason, we would like to express our sincere gratitude for your wonderful assistance with the funeral arrangements, your obvious professionalism and most importantly, your compassion and caring at a time when we needed it the most. We truly appreciate all that was done for our family. Your kindness was not unnoticed. Thank you again.

The Gleason Family

Thank you for getting our family through the day of my Mom's (Val Behrens) funeral. Your light heartedness throughout the day was well appreciated on our end. Keep up the great work and thank you for your professionalism. We've had many compliments on how the day went.

God Bless, Kris Taylor

"The death of a child shatters a parent so completely, leaving such anguish, that there is no possibility of making decisions on your own. However, unthinkable decisions need to be made, and quickly. You guided us through a maze of grief with an abundance of kindness and compassion. Every detail of Mark's service was attended to with respect and we thank you for helping us find a way to cope during a seemingly unendurable time in our lives."

Al and Judy Lokemoen

"Just a little thank you for everything you did for my family. Your concern and compassion meant a lot to us. You did a beautiful job on everything. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts."

Shari and Naomi Guenther

"We would like to express our gratitude for the professional and caring way you handled our father and husbands funeral arrangements. We appreciate your kind words and patients during this difficult time! Your thoughtfulness will always be remembered."

Patricia Rajek and family

"Thank you for making my son's death easier for me on March 25, 2007. You have wonderful services, kind hearts and go out of your way to help anyway you can."

The David Lee Bohannon Jr. Family

"I cannot tell you in words how comforting and helpful you have been to me and my family. You went out of your way to make sure all was just perfect. I know Mama looking on ? she would have approved!! You made it into a beautiful ending! All the details meant so much. Thank you very much."

Estella Mielke Ashby

"Thank you for your kindness and compassion when helping us with mom's funeral. I know you were very respectful when caring for her remains ? that means a lot to us."


"I wanted to send a big thank you for the wonderful care and kindness you gave to my mom and my family during such a horribly difficult time. There are people who are born to fill certain professions in this world and you are one of them. Thank you for all you've done."

Leah Wilda

"Thank you so very much for the services you provided in assisting in creating a very beautiful and memorable funeral service for mom. We are so grateful for your care and professionalism you provided."

Gail Zoppa

"You all were amazing. I cannot thank you enough for your love and comfort you all showed my family and I. I could not have asked for more. You all made this very sad time one of the most special and memorable times in my life. The honor and respect you gave to Ryan was simply "Heavenly". You are all so compassionate and caring you helped me through this. With amazing grace and love. With all the love and respect I can give, may God continue to bless all of you."

Tracy, Jessica, and Steven Jopek

"We were so pleased with everything you did. You were all so helpful and the funeral couldn't have been more perfect."

The William Pyle family

"Words cannot express our heartfelt thanks for the comfort and kindness at this time at the loss of our son and grandson."

 The family of Jonathon Jankowsky

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