We receive many letters from the families we've served, thanking us for our caring ways during their time of loss. Their words warm our hearts, and speak to you of our professionalism, compassion, and the true value of the services we provide.

Dear Jody, As a family, we wanted to thank you for your guidance and help with getting us through this tough time in our lives. Your kindness, genuinity and professionalism was really appreciated. Please take care and best of wishes.

The H. Family March 01, 2017

On behalf of [the family], we would like to thank you for your care and willingness to make [our mother] comfortable and at peace in her time of loss, as well as our family... John Knapp is a teriffic ambassador for your business - from the heart!

M. Thomas February 16, 2017

We would like to thank everyone who were part of the funeral for [her]. Everyone was very thoughtful and kind. Our sons told us how patient Rob was with the pallbearers when he was explaining their part in the Mass. They were very impressed with his kindness. Thank you.

Dianne K. January 16, 2017

Dear Rob, John and staff - you all made a very difficult time so much easier for all of us - I can't thank you enough.

Barb B. January 01, 2017

My family really appreciates the kindness and compassion shown during the death of my Mother, ... in October 2016 and my father in 2013. All details were handled expeditiously and thoroughly. Thank you so much!

Jean D. November 07, 2016

I wish to express my sincerest thank you to the staff at the Olthof Funeral Home for the love and respect you shower [her]. God bless you all.

Lawrence H. October 21, 2016

Our family thanks you so much for your contribution of this beautiful memorial book of our loving wife and mother... May God bless you.

John G. September 14, 2016

Dear Rob & Staff, We cannot begin to thank you all enough for the kindness and compassion that you have shown through this very tragic and emotional time. Thank you for handling everything so professionally and for making everthing beautiful. We appreciate you all so much.

Kelly E. September 07, 2016

Such a very nice memorial to my best friend... This has been a very hard time for me, 26 years together.

Roxane J. August 31, 2016

Our family would like to thank everyone who helped us through this difficult time. A special thanks to John Knapp and Rob who gave me the support and guidance to carry out my wishes; I know there are others behind the scenes so just...THANKS! In God's Love-

Cheryl H. August 17, 2016

...We want you to know that we truly appreciated your caring and your professionalism in handling our last wishes for (him). We certainly were pleased for the added touch with the hay, the cows and his last trip past the farm. Thank you so very much for your kindness and your thoughtfulness.

Virginia B. June 23, 2016

I want to extend my heartfelt appreciation for all you did for my mother's final farewell. I cannot even begin to recount the amazing level of assistance our family received from you on her behalf. From the moment we sat down with you until her funeral mass, we received constant reassurance and guidance through the process. Even when I botched the roses, you turned that into the most touching, memorable display of love and honor to my mother. The purposeful and artistic laying of those gorgeous roses upon her casket gave great pause and meaning to sending her off to the arms of her Savior Jesus and her Eternal Rest. Thank you. Only a man of great substance could devise such a remarkable memory. I am forever moved and grateful. So many heartfelt "thank-yous" to your mother for her loving craft and equisist skill in bringing beauty to such a painful event. That final presentation of my mother erases that final week of such pain and suffering and truly aided in the mending of our broken hearts. To me, Olthof's funeral home represents professionalism to a great height coupled with dignity and grace. I am so personally grateful to you, and at every turn and opportunity, I will recommend Olthof's.

Mary Ann P. June 10, 2016

Words cannot express how much we appreciate all you have done for us at this difficult time. Everything was done with love and it showed. [He] would be proud.

Carol E.

I was [her] friend. A funeral can be so sad but the staff was wonderful, simply wonderful. The casket selection was so hard for [him] but we were treated with patience and kindness. The planning took a lot of time but we were never rushed. When we came early to set up pictures, candles, etc. the men were so very helpful. All in all, you made a very sad experience bearable, thank you so much-

Connie W.

Thanks so much for the nice way you fixed [him] he looked so natural even the great grand kids noticed it. You did a great job, thanks again.

Helen R.

What a beautiful tribute to my dad to have a tree planted in his memory. Thank you so very much.

Gerry D.

We would like to express our love and gratitude for the kindness and care you showed our family. It is folks like you that bring peace to an otherwise dreadful event. Again thank you all for your kindness.

Faun B.

Just a note to say a huge "Thank You" for the great job in putting together the memorial service bulletin for my dad... You went beyond the call to duty in this, in such a short time too! Thanks again for the part you played in making the once-in-a lifetime event so memorable.

Lucy F.

Thank you so much for all of your help and kindness. It means the world to us all!

Alicia R.

Thank you for your care and support for our family during our time of loss. It is such a joy to have the Olthof family as friends who are always there when needed. Thanks again.

Mark F.

Thanks so much for all you did for [her]! ...The ladies really enjoyed the small service at the site, we are very fortunate to have individuals like you in our community! Thanks again.

Lesley L.

Thank you for honoring [him] with the planting of a memorial tree. We appreciate your thoughtfulness. God Bless you always.


My family and I thank you for the consolation you gave us during this trying time. The beauty of the service you conduted has helped us tremendously.

W. & B. Families February 28, 2017

To the Staff of Olthof Funeral Home, Thank you for everything you did for us. From the very begining to the end; everything went very smoothly and well. All of our needs were met without even asking it seemed. Your presence was very comforting during this sad, stressful time. Thank you to all your staff. Mom's funeral was everything we had hoped for & more due to you!

K. Family January 19, 2017

John Knapp & Olthof Staff Thank you so very much for all you did for us. Your kindness, caring, service & words of encouragement. We will forever hold a special place for you in our hearts. You went above & beyond. Thanks again & God bless!

Mary & Angel R. January 01, 2017

[The wife and family] would like to thank you at Olthof's and [Jody Ann Foster] for all the care and comfort you gave us at our time of loss.

Dorla S. January 01, 2017

To John and everyone at Olthofs I just wanted to take a moment and say "thank you" for everything that was done for my uncle! As a family, we have experienced something I never would have thought possible. We all have a sense of closure knowing that [he] is home and was honored in such a way! Thank you for walking me through this and for going above and beyond in everything! I couldn't have asked for a better homecoming for [him]! Even though words can't adequately describe the gratitude I have, Thank you again! May God bless you

Heather S. October 27, 2016

Thank you for your comfort and all you got done for my family.

The V. Family October 03, 2016

It's sometimes easy to forget that there are nice people out there doing nice things for others. Thanks for being such a special reminder!! Your kindness and professionalism was greatly appreciated.

Don D. September 14, 2016

To Olthof Funeral Home, ... I also wanted to take this time to say a big "Thank you" to all of your staff for making all our family and friends very comfortable in the time of great sadness. A special Thank you to John Knapp for helping us to make all the arrangements. He was very thoughtfull and kind and made our job easier. Thanks again -

Cheryl H. August 26, 2016

To the staff of Olthof Funeral Home The entire ... family sends its most sincere thanks for the wonderful job you did with (her) service. A special thank you to Pastor John Knapp for the wonderful words of kindness during this most difficult time. God bless each & every one of you.

Family of Reta L. August 31, 2016

Dear Ones, thank you for being so patient with me & my family at this sad time. [He] was a special person. He was loved by all that knew him. I hope he is having a good golf game in Heaven. Bob M. gave us a perfect service. He made us so comfortable, thanks again.

Emily F. August 02, 2016

There isn't a word to express the amount of satisfaction we have for the wonderful viewing and funeral you held for our dad... The amount of class, dignity, and personalization you gave to his memory is a true representation of professionalism and respect. He may not be able to shake your hand and share a story of a terrific funeral he once attended when your parents first started, but you should be humbled to know he would have with admiration for the job "your generation" did. We are sure to meet with you in the next few years to discuss our own arrangements. We figure if we get some things in place, our family will be as well taken care of as you've taken care of us. Again, many thanks for the splendid send off!

Bobbi & Craig B. June 20, 2016

My family and I would like to thank you for your excellent care and attention to our mom's funeral arrangements and service. From the planning to the beautiful service to putting Mom to rest, you were all so professional. Your kindness and support went above and beyond. Special thanks to John for his memories and prayers. You made it so easy for all of us.

Diane B. May 17, 2016

Thank you to you and your wonderful staff for all they did to help us in a difficult time. You all helped to make a hard situation a little easier for us.

Ann Marie T.

Thanks to everyone at Olthof's for the beautiful and meaningful burial arrangements for my father. We really appreciate your kindness and attention to detail that left us worry-free in this difficult time.

Ruth D.

Thanks so much for all you done for us.

Florence B.

Thank you for assisting us recently in pre-planning my dad's funeral. We really appreciate your kindness and sincerity.

Joy B.

Thank you to the Olthof staff for making a difficult time less stressful. Also many thanks for living memorial tree and memorial volume. God bless-

Rebecca W.

Thank you for all you have done. You made a very hard day bearable and thanks just doesn't seem to be enough!

Sarah M.

Your generosity is beyond words- you made a very difficult time much easier to bear. Thank you so much for your care and support. The DVD was beautiful and the ladies were very surprised by the cards.

Deb S.

What a blessing it was to once again have the Olthof family take care of our family during Mom's passing. The friendship and history our families have is something that we all ... cherish. Thank you for your tenderness and genuine love and concern for all of us.

Denise F.

Thank you so much .... Will you please pass on my appreciation to your staff. Everyone was always so wonderful.