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 or submit a testimonial below. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.

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Thank you for all your help and kindness with my wife's services. God Bless you all.

Daniel M.

May 23, 2019

Mike and his staff conducted the funerals of both my parents. They were very caring and treated all of us very well -- and the services were carried out as my parents had wished. All of the staff here continue to have the same high standards and caring service that my father and grandfather did when they started Carlson Funeral Home.

Jody Carlson

May 15, 2019

The best over all of funeral services I've ever attended. You listened to all of our family wishes. Thanks to all.

Stell B.

April 08, 2019

Everyone was very helpful and caring!

Robert H.

March 21, 2019

Everything about the funeral experience was exceptional.

Bev K.

February 15, 2019

The little things the staff did was very thoughtful! Everyone was very compassionate and very easy to talk to. My whole family liked the staff.

Jeanine S.

January 25, 2019

The staff did a beautiful presentation of the photo's we brought in. Thank you so very much!

Jill K.

October 20, 2015

My family and I are extremely happy with the funeral home staff. From the time they arrived at our home during the middle of the night and throughout the coming weeks to see that everything was taken care of to our satisfaction. The most memorable thing about our experience with the Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home was the caring, concern and accommodating of the entire staff for our needs, wants and requests.

Elisabeth E.

October 05, 2015

The staff was very friendly and attentive. Mike Sayles and Gina Vancina were very sympathetic, never once did they rush me to make decisions and they helped guide me. My family has had many family members funerals at Carlson Funeral Home, we have come to love the staff as part of our own family.

Joyce B.

June 23, 2015

I met with Rich Tapella and Gina for the arrangements. Their kindness and patience was only surpassed by their compassion and professionalism. Thank you for all you did.

Allan M.

May 18, 2015

My mother's funeral was held at our church in Joliet. She was then sent to another state and another funeral home for burial. The out of state funeral home was lacked in their duties. Carlson's staff stepped in and made sure my mother's service out of state was handled professionally and with dignity. I recommend the Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home and Staff, they are top notch.

Doug H.

April 24, 2015

I will always remember the kindness and helpfulness of the staff. The facilities for the viewing and service were very lovely. Marysue Reardon is who helped us over the phone and when we arrived she met us. She is so very nice. She sat with us and truly cared. Everyone, all staff was caring, concerned and went above the duty. Thank you to all.

Brenda P.

April 23, 2015

The warmth and compassion of Marysue Reardon was absolutely fantastic. My husband wanted a "happy celebration", Marysue put everyone's ideas together and it was jus what he wanted. Her soft, confident voice just kept assuring us everything would be just fine. She is a treasure to the funeral home.

Carol P.

April 15, 2015

Richard was caring and loving attention to all aspects of the beautiful funeral arrangements for my dad. Rich Tapella has been a long time family friend. We feel as he is one of our family.

Clair D.

April 08, 2015

My mother looked beautiful. She looked like she could just sit up. Unbelievable for what she looked like when she died. The entire staff is very friendly and help make a difficult time bearable. Gina is an angle. I would and do recommend them. They went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect.

JoAnne V.

March 26, 2015

The staff was very helpful providing information. My children talked to the staff before I did, they were so nice and explained so much to them. I was better informed to make decisions when my husband passed.

Mildred U.

February 19, 2015

Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home was recommended to us from a former employee of another "catholic" funeral home in town. We are glad we took this advice.

Anna M.

October 23, 2013

Staff was VERY helpful, they knew what we needed before we did.

Cynthia W.

October 14, 2013

The funeral home staff was more than willing to help us plan an affordable funeral for my aunt. She was on Public Aid and we were able to arrange a beautiful funeral for her at a minimal cost.

Diana L.

August 06, 2013

I would gladly recommend Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home to anyone in this area. The most memorable thing was the staff that assisted us in planning our services.

Alice D.

July 24, 2013

Our family is very pleased with Carlson Funeral Home. They have assisted us with two family deaths within 3 weeks. Gina handled it all well, always professional.

Brandy M.

June 12, 2013

The video tribure that the funeral home prepared for the visitation was beautiful and everyone enjoyed it.

Rebecca T.

January 29, 2013

Mike Sayles and Gina Vancina were comforting and a pleasure to work with. My husband and I had met with the staff prior to his passing, Gina coordinated the arrangements and helped reduce the stress for our family. Their attention to our family is greatly appreciated.

Gerald G.

January 14, 2013

The most memorable thing about the service for my wife was the understanding and compassion the staff have.

Lewis G.

January 03, 2013

They listened to all our requests, they were caring and compassionate. My family and I can't say enough about this funeral home. They are attentive to the family. They worked with us on the room arrangement and DVD. This was an unexpected passing but thanks to the funeral home staff the pain of the process was eased.

Linda T.

December 05, 2012

Carlson's made all the arrangements for cremation and burial of my husbands ashes at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. They arranged for the flag folding, bugler and twenty-one gun salute for my husband. We couldn't have asked for anything better!!

Nancy R.

May 11, 2012

The funeral home was beautiful and the staff professional, empathetic, caring, thoughtful and they thought of everything. They planned the luncheon after the services and discovered that the restaurant was closed unexpectedly the morning of the funeral. The directors found an alternative place at the very last minute and handled all the arrangements. They are the best! They made a difficult situation smooth and seamless.

Michael M.

April 16, 2012

The staff was very helpful and accomidating in creating a memoriable funeral for my husband.

Priscilla W.

March 07, 2012

Everything was beautiful. They helped us place the many photographs we brought in to display. The DVD was perfect! Our mother looked wonderful. Everything was as she would have wanted it to be.

Jean P.

March 06, 2012

The entire staff was helpful, courteous and understanding of our needs.

Angeline B.

February 29, 2012

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