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Welcome Glende-Nilson Funeral Home & Cremation Service
At Glende-Nilson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, we are dedicated to providing the highest level of comprehensive care to families we are called upon to serve. With Chapel seating for up to 200 , we are able to accommodate gatherings of any size. Our Life Event Center provides flexible space for families to gather for lunch and fellowship following services and can also be used for more contemporary gatherings or community education. For families selecting cremation, our on-site crematory ensures your loved one never leaves our facility. We are here to help facilitate services that provide comfort, meaning and honor to a life lived.
Nine months ago, our family lost our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, Susan Herder. I went to the cemetery this morning to visit with the love of my life and found that her headstone had just been placed. I had put off this final step in our saying goodbye for too long, but it is beautiful and a wonderful tribute to the lady we all cherished. I also realized that our thank you to the Glende Nilson staff was also long overdue.
From the time we said goodbye at the hospital on November 21st last year, your unbelievably wonderful staff entered our grieving family and remains with us to this day. Rick met with us first and remained at your beautiful funeral home well into the evening while we waited for family members from out of town to arrive. Thereafter, Chris, Andrew and the rest of your fine staff provided love, support and professionalism that was beyond all expectation. Chris and Father Alan worked with us for hours to arrange Sue’s visitation and funeral service. We cried during this meeting, with Chris and Father Alan shedding tears along with us. Again, their compassion and love was appreciated beyond words. It made our nightmare far more bearable. Thank you! Thereafter, our funeral services ended in joy, laughter and the blessings of remembering.
We are all sill struggling, of course, but your amazing staff helped us all to begin our journeys in healing with peace and joy, just as Sue would want. I cannot put into words our gratitude, appreciation and thanks. Please know that you will all have a very special place in all of our hearts. Always!