Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Our Facilities - Arrangement Room

Arrangement Room:

The arrangement room/meeting room also has a large screen television that can be used during the arrangement conference for display and selection of merchandise needed for the services selected, usually caskets and vaults for the traditional style of open casket visitation service.  There is merchandise for cremation services on display for families to look at and get a general idea of what is need for those services.  

During the services the room can be used by family as a get away room, a place of solice for them.  It has been used by families for the children to watch videos, a nursing room, a family food room.  Whatever the need, the room has the space and the flexibility to be used for almost anything.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Our Facilities - Chapel


Our chapel is designed to seat up to 200 people.  It has 2 50+ inch big screen televisions for your picture video tributes.  We have a wireless microphone system for the service leader and guests to be heard by all in attendance.  There is ample room for picture boards (usually mounted museum style instead of tripping over easels).  We have tables and plenty of flat spaces for memorabilia.  We have the space for you to customize your loved ones service in anyway you see fit.  (we have had services with a motorcycle in the chapel, fishing equipment, baseball equipment, etc.).

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Our Facilities - Community Room

Community Room:

Our Community Room was built with families in mind.  Not only is this room set for a family to use for their luncheon after the funeral services, but the room is able to be used independent of a funeral all together.  The room has a full kitchen, complete with real dishes, glassware and silverware.  It was designed for you to feel like your at your own home.  The Community Room has its own side door entry, a large screen television for video presentation and access to the rest rooms making any large meeting or family function easy on you, the family or group setting up the rental.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017


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This version of Thelen Funeral Services blog is a snap shot into the services offered at our Funeral Home and why we are different…..

We offer full no-obligation pre-planning services. We sit with you and assist you in getting all the information needed to make your final plans easier for your family. During that meeting we discuss your services, we get vital statistic information and based on what services you decide you want, we can give you a cost associated. There are many reasons that make pre-planning important. Perhaps the main reason, pre-planning allows you to get the services you wish to have. The decisions are yours. You get to tell the funeral director what you want, how you want those services to be, and the costs and merchandise you want to have involved in those services. The final step of pre-planning is pre-funding. At Thelen Funeral Services we will assist you and get you to that final estimated number. Once you pre-fund, we guarantee those costs and not just use those funds as a down payment to current costs.

We at Thelen Funeral Services believe that fear comes from the unknown. We are honored in helping families get to know what needs to be done, what things don’t. What things need to be purchased and what things don’t. We won’t “sell” you things, we give you options and allow you to decide what things you want in your Life Celebration. Seminars can help assist in erasing the fear factor. We take the time to walk you thru the process, thru the questions and get you the knowledge needed to make logical decisions without the pressure of an at need death.

At-need planning:
When a death occurs we make the planning and execution process as easy as possible. There is never a way to take the pain away, but we try to take as much of that pain away as possible. We handle the planning process so you can manage and work thru the grieving process. We take the planning off your plate. We handle the flowers; the writing of the obit; arranging the services, talking with the minister, organist, etc.; setting up the cemetery/cremation; organizing the Medical Examiner or Physician communications. All these services are provided to families with our promise to make things as easy on the survivors as possible.

What our building offers:
Thelen Funeral services was built with families in mind. We have done our best to put everything under one roof for you. We have included the chapel, that seats up to 200; a community room, complete with kitchen for your funeral luncheon; an on-site crematory so your loved one never leaves our custody. From the time you give us permission to handle the services, your loved one never leaves our care.

Grief counseling:
At any point in the process, we have a Certified Grief Counselor on staff. Should any family need someone to talk with, we have that person for them. Every person, every family grieves at their own level. We are here to assist you in finding a way to continue your life once your loved one has passed. Your life will never be the same, we are here to allow you someone to listen to you, here to support you.

Holiday program and family remembrance ornament:
Every holiday season we give the families we have served a holiday remembrance. We give the families an ornament, a small token to help them always remember their loved one. The families that have received these tokens have given resounding reviews and seem to greatly appreciate the token and the message of support that comes with them.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Why did we do it?

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I have been asked over these past 2+ years, “why did we open our Funeral Home?”

The answer is quite simple at first glance….we honestly and truly care about people and helping them thru their darkest of days.  Death is a scary time.  Loss is a time that is difficult, regardless the situation or the age.  Our goal here at Thelen Funeral Services is to make those dark days brighter.  We want to shoulder the stress and headache of the planning and execution of your loved ones Life Celebration and allow you to grieve.  We want to take those planning pieces off your shoulders and allow you to focus on family.

There are certain things at Thelen Funeral Services that allow us to assist in a state of the art way.  There are TV screens in every room for you to enjoy picture videos of your loved one (whether made by you or by the funeral home).  Comforting surroundings throughout to make you feel more at ease than the older, dark, dingy funeral homes.  We have created an inviting patio area complete with heat lamps and fireplace for you to further relax.  When the Celebration of Life services are complete, we can walk down a short hallway to the Community Room and enjoy a catered luncheon and allow you and your family more time to enjoy fellowship with guests, some of whom you may not have seen in years.  All these amenities and more await you at our one lever, no stair facility in a beautiful country setting.
We at Thelen Funeral Services feel your needs and desires are paramount and we work with you in making sure that your loved ones Life Celebration is as special as you pictured it to be.

 Here you ARE family.  Here you will always be treated with respect and professionalism.  Your loved ones life is far to important not to get the Celebration of that life right.  

We enjoy our ministry of helping families in their time of need and should the need arise in your family, please know that our family is always here and always ready to help.

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Friday, December 23, 2016

Thank a Vetran

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year….

As we travel thru 2017 let us not forget the Veterans among us.
The service and sacrifice that they have given for us all to be able to celebrate this season is something we should never take for granted.

We at Thelen Funeral Services want to let you all know that we have ways to help you show that special Veteran that they are loved. That they are cherished. And that
their service will not go unnoticed. We have the ability to assist you in customizing a shadow box to show off the service accomplishments of your loved one.

We can create the basic triangle:

or a true shadow box for medals, flag and ribbons and more...

Whatever your scenario may be, we are here to assist. These boxes re not only to honor your veteran but they are solid wood, handmade locally by a Veteran for Veteran’s.

And again, please remember to thank your special Veteran this season...

Tim, Kris and staff
Thelen Funeral Services

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