After the funeral service, many families reach out to express their gratitude for our support and guidance during one of the most difficult times in their lives, and we’re honored to receive their positive feedback. These messages speak for themselves, so we want to share them with you.
If you feel we’ve met or exceeded your expectations or just want to say thanks, please contact us or submit a testimonial below. We would love to hear from you and know that we made a positive impact on your family during a time of need.
Adam and staff, thank you so much for your help and compassion whith the services for my sister Linda Farkas. The whole family is pleased!
November 17, 2023
Dear Adam & Staff I cannot thank you enough for the beautiful job you did at the time of my husband, Carl Braun's funeral. You were so easy to work with and everything went so smoothly. From a funeral director's daughter, Thank you!
November 08, 2023
Dear Adam and the entire staff at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen, Thank you for your kindness and compassion. The Roling's
November 08, 2023
All, I just wanted to pass along an extra thank you to all of you that assisted us with Karen Scheckel's funeral this last Saturday. We really appreciated your thoroughness, organization and patience. Am sure it was very comforting to everyone to have such a thoughtful, capable and professional group such as yours helping with all of the planning, etc. Thank you again, The Scheckels.
November 01, 2023
My husband, daughter and I want to express our gratitude to the HSK team. Adam and Renee were so kind and helpful in planning my mother’s funeral from out of town. We cannot express how professional and helpful, without being obtrusive, they were and how much it was appreciated. Funerals are never easy, but trying to coordinate from A distance and then arriving and hoping for the best. Our expectations were exceeded and we know my mom would have been pleased.
October 02, 2023
Renee, Thank you so much in working to prepare things as Paul wanted them, Your care at this time was personal as well as professional. The Stabenow family
Paul L. Stabenow
July 10, 2023
I contacted the funeral home to assist in locating a friends' marker from the Nat Guard interned at Linwood Cemetary. They found his location and I drove right to his spot. They went above and beyond; especially 2 days before Memorial Day! Awesome service.
May 26, 2023
Jim, Adam, Theresa & all of the staff, Thank you all so much for the kindness you showed us throughout the days leading up to and including the funeral of Dr. James White. We so appreciate everything you did for us and the memorial tree planted in Jim's honor. He would've loved that as he was always planting trees out in the country over the years. Jim was a big presence in our family and will leave a big void in our lives. Thank you for giving us a beautiful celebration of his life. With gratitude, All the White family
Dr. James White, Sr.
May 26, 2023
With deepest gratitude to every person involved in our Fathers Celebration of Life Services ~ We will cherish these beautiful memories of such a Special Service. Fondly, The family of Joe Kutsch
May 25, 2023
Renee, Thank you for your excellent service for our sister Marjorie. It was beautiful. Bless you!
May 22, 2023
Adam & team, From the bottom of our hearts we are so grateful and blown away by the service we received at Hoffmann Schneider. Everything went better than we ever expected, all thanks to your team! You really took so much stress off of our families shoulders during a very difficult time. Thank you so much! Royce Russell & family
April 26, 2023
Adam & Staff, Thank you all so much for your support and kindness while we planned mom's funeral. We especially appreciated your help finding the perfect items for mom, from the casket to the flowers to the DVD. Thank you for making this difficult time a little bit more manageable.
April 12, 2023
Adam & Theresa, On behalf of my husband, Garry F. Clauer, I would like to thank you for the incredible service you provided to me and my family during a most difficult time. I appreciate the adept service that was shown by your staff. You have no idea how much your help meant to me. Thank you very much. M.J.
Garry F. Clauer
January 02, 2023
Adam and Staff, thanks for all the extra touches you added to make Merle's funeral arrangements special, including adding "Stella" to our wake service. You did a great job making Dad look at peace! Very professional and adding humor when needed.
Merlin Nauman Family
October 16, 2022
Adam, We appreciated all that you did for us. He looked very peaceful. Thank you again, Erm Kahle
Dr. Donald Kahle
October 10, 2022
Theresa & Adam, Thank you so much for the services you provided for dad's wake and funeral. Everything was awesome. I'm sure he enjoyed his send off and A-one services. Thanks, Richard DuPont family
August 25, 2022
Theresa + team, Thank you so much for your kindness + assistance during this difficult time. You made this process so simple + seamless for us, and we greatly appreciated it. You have a wonderful team of people and should be immensely proud of the work you all do. Kind regards, Lucas + Calee
August 19, 2022
Good afternoon, Adam Bill and I wanted to let you know what a wonderful and helpful experience we had this morning meeting with Jeremy Pitchforth to do the planning for our funerals. He is very knowledgeable in this area and is very concerned about the people he is helping with their funeral plans. No question is off limits.we appreciate his service immensely. Thanks,
Bill and Mary Rhomberg
August 15, 2022
Dear Adam, On behalf of my family, I want to thank you for all you did to help and support our dear Susan, and all of us after her death this past January. Your attentiveness, responsiveness, and kindness meant the world to us and made a very difficult time a lot easier. While having to transport her to Dubuque to await her burial was a bit nerve-wracking, we knew she was in very good hands. And the wonderful preparation you handled for us was evident upon our arrival in your lovely city. The flowers were spectacular and the Father from Nativity was nurturing and kind. You were even able to arrange great weather! :) We are glad Sue is at rest. While you are probably thinking, "This is all part of my job," you are right...but we want you to know how extraordinary well you do your job! We are eternally grateful. Warm regards, Sabrina
August 11, 2022
Adam, Thank you so much for all your help w/ dad’s funeral. It was beautifully done and you made it as painless as possible. So many details to worry about but you made it worry free! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! When I went through the bag of stuff you gave, I couldn’t believe all the wonderful memorial stuff that was in there. My brothers were extremely happy! Thank you again,
April 18, 2022
Theresa and Adam, There are no words to express my gratitude for all your help and care. Seeing Jerry as the man we knew not that long ago touched my heart deeply. I'm so grateful! And your assistance with the Timmerman's luncheon allowed our family and friends to share memories of Jerry. Thank you,
April 13, 2022
Dear Adam & Theresa, On behalf of my family we wanted to thank you for your kindness, support and organization of services during the passing of my father. You made a difficult time easier and worry free. You personally and your business are greatly appreciated.
March 24, 2022
Dear Adam and Theresa, You did an excellent service for Jeff. I am sure he would be very pleased. Many people here in Montezuma has seen the service and were amazed at how he was honored. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart. My heart has a big hole because of losing a son, but he is not in pain anymore. A big hug for you both. In God's love, V.
March 23, 2022
Thank you for handling dad's funeral. You made it easy on us and very professional.
February 22, 2022
Adam, Thank you so much for your patience as we put the final details together for the Wake/Funeral. You were so accommodating with the bear and heart pins. Kathy looked so beautiful and peaceful. Thanks for the suggestions of bringing in personal items, Tony thought of the cross stitch pieces, which added a perfect touch and displayed one of her many talents. The thank you cards and address labels have been so helpful. I appreciate the flowers, memory book and other items dropped off at the house. Thanks for everything!!!
October 01, 2021
Adam, Thank you for consoling us and all the help with our family situation. Thanks again, Smith's
October 01, 2021
Jessica, Scott and Adam were wonderful in the planning and execution of Patti's services and they made a really tough time for my family and me a lot easier to navigate. They were so kind and supportive and reached out to me before, during and days after the services. I miss my wife tremendously but I will take solace in the fact that Hoffman Schneider and their staff were with us every step of the way!
September 21, 2021
The staff at Hoffman Schneider are absolutely amazing! Scott and Samantha did an amazing job working with me so that my Dad could have the funeral he wanted and deserved. They really went above and beyond. They are very compassionate and caring people and they truly care about you and your loved ones that you have lost. I highly recommend Hoffman Schneider.
September 13, 2021
Thank you so much to Adam, Theresa & all the staff for the wonderful care and service you gave my mother and my family. We are truly grateful.
August 27, 2021
Thank you for all the care your team gave our family to help guide us through our loss.
August 11, 2021
Prior to my mother's passing, my wife and I met with Adam Thielen. He was very professional, kind and understanding. Thank you for all you have done!
August 11, 2021
Communication with staff at HSK was great and our needs were met. Thank you!
August 11, 2021
I would recommend this funeral home to anyone! I have never seen a better presentation of the deceased, she was beautiful!!
August 11, 2021
Scott and Samantha Glover along with the rest of the staff at HSK were incredible. The level of professionalism was second to none. They were caring, helpful and most of all personable. The Family of Diane M Brown would like to Thank You so very much!
July 23, 2021
Adam, Theresa and the entire staff, Thank you is not enough! Your extra personal touches and evident compassion were so comforting at the services for my husband, Dick. You all are the BEST!
July 21, 2021
The funerral home is comfortable and inviting. We were greeted warmly, important in our time of grief. Scott was compassionate when explaining details of paperwork and process, and Samantha was exemplary in helping us with follow up preparations. We appreciate the care and consideration we received, and we would highly recommend Hoffman, Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home. Their integrity in service during this difficult was a blessing.
July 02, 2021
I was treated with such love and dignity by e everyone at the funeral home. They made sure that the service for my Husband went off exactly as we wished. I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful experience.
July 02, 2021
Thank you for making the Wake for my son so beautiful. The big screen with pictures of him let friends and family know his life and they could remimis. My family and l could not thank your staff enough for making this process go so smooth during a difficult and stressfull time.
June 25, 2021
Our family was extremely impressed with your services! Thank you for your kindness, compassion and everything you have done for our family.
May 24, 2021
Thank you for the beautiful video and all the wonderful support!!
Dr. K. Dolter
May 24, 2021
Adam and Jessica went above and beyond to handle my Dad's arrangements. They made sure everything was as it should be and made myself and family very comfortable during and after Dads funeral. Thank you for caring and being beyond professional.
May 21, 2021
All the staff is wonderful to work with. They are so efficient.
May 14, 2021
Scott & Samantha Glover and their staff provided our family with outstanding guidance and support during the planning process, during, and after my mother’s funeral. Hoffmann Schneider Kitchen’s staff were not only professional in the way they led us through the arrangement process, they also made it a priority to get to know our mom and our family. Through this relationship, they helped our grief become more bearable through their personalized service, ensuring that each detail of her Visitation, Funeral, and Life Celebration were completed in the highest quality honoring our mother’s life. The personalized service, and relationship that was built with Scott and his staff gave our family an unforeseen gift during our time of loss. Their guidance helped us ensure that our mother’s life was reflected through thoughtful and detailed arrangements that highlighted the love and light her beautiful life shone on the world.We will forever be grateful that our her spirit was honored and will be remembered in this exceptional way.
May 14, 2021
Wonderful people to help you through difficult time's.
April 30, 2021
Both Scott & Jessica were a tremendous help during a very difficult time. They showed my family and I tremendous guidance, kindness, compassion, and patience throughout the entire process.
April 28, 2021
HSK made a horrible experience seamless and easy. The knew all the questions to ask so we didn’t have to worry about anything. Every detail was covered. The staff were loving and professional and treated us as family. I would highly recommend HSK to everyone.
April 28, 2021
Adam and the entire staff were so kind, caring, helpful and loving toward our entire family when my dad passed away. We are so appreciative for everything you all did and do. It is such a vulnerable time when you lose someone so important to you and we felt like you all were part of the family. Thank You Again! The Family of Michael John Buelow
April 26, 2021
At the absolutely worst time for our family, Scott and staff were nothing short of amazing. My daughter unexpectedly passed away at the age of 25. I knew nothing about the funeral homes in Dubuque. The sherif asked me if he should just call the funeral home on call. I agreed. When your world is falling apart it’s the people and service that can truly make a difference. I cannot thank them enough.
April 09, 2021
The caring professional staff at Hoffman Schneider helped us lovingly say goodbye to our mother and give her a nice send-off as she requested in her funeral plans. Great communication through the entire funeral process and beyond. Thank you!
April 02, 2021
Adam is wonderful and these people are great!!!
March 29, 2021
Scott and his team are wonderful, sensitive and their follow up was very helpful.
March 29, 2021
When our dear mother Ethel passed, Scott and the staff, showed genuine care and concern for our needs and handled our arrangements in a professional manner. Our mother looked so beautiful and we would highly recommend their services during such a difficult time of grief. We were also very impressed with their follow up a couple weeks after the funeral, checking in to see how we were doing.
March 19, 2021
We would like to thank you for the excellent care you gave. Your help with his memorial and your kind follow up were greatly appreciated
March 12, 2021
The entire staff made this difficult time in our lives very peaceful and dignified. Everyone went above and beyond for us! I truly appreciate all you did for me during this time. WHAT A GREAT TEAM!
March 12, 2021
Thank you, Scott!
March 12, 2021
Hoffman Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home was very helpful during the recent passing of my mother. They were very kind during an extremely difficult time for my family and I. Thank you for everything!
March 05, 2021
We had a very compassionate and caring experience with Hoffmann Schneider as they guided us through the necessary arrangements during this pandemic when the virus took our mother from us. They went out of their way to avoid stress and make sure the arrangements went smoothly.
January 28, 2021
Everyone at the funeral home was so kind and helpful when making dad’s final arrangements. Scott helped with all of the arrangements, finalizing the obituary, the private family wake service and the funeral, Samantha with the Celebration of Life programs and Jessica checking in with us multiple times to see how we all were doing. My family appreciates everything you have done.
December 24, 2020
My family and I were very pleased with the compassion shown in our sadden time. Adam and his staff were very considerate and professional in taken care of my wife and making sure we were at the right place to take care of our loved one. Thank you Adam and Staff.
December 24, 2020
Everyone we worked with was so nice and eager to help in any way we needed.
December 23, 2020
Kind, thoughtful, accommodating. It felt like we were in the company of friends.
December 23, 2020
My family had a great experience with HSKFH after the passing of my Dad. We worked with Scott who was very friendly and helped us through this difficult time. They were very accommodating and willing to help in any way possible. I also received a follow-up text a few weeks later checking on us and seeing if we needed anything from them. Right there tells you they truly care about you during your difficult loss. Thanks for all you did to help us get through this difficult loss.
December 17, 2020
Everyone we spoke to were very professional. The funeral home is a very nice and beautifully kept place. We felt welcomed from the moment we walked in and never felt rushed.
December 07, 2020
Adam & Theresa were very helpful, friendly and kind. The staff was caring and we were very pleased with the services.
December 07, 2020
We are grateful for guidance through this difficult journey.
December 07, 2020
Adam at Hoffman/Schneider and his crew were awesome. He went out of his way to make me feel comfortable during my hard time. He not only did it when my husband had passed but also when my father passed both this year. They go out of their way to make you feel like their own family. Thank you so very much Adam.
November 26, 2020
Everyone at HSK was so accommodating and caring during this extremely difficult time. From planning the visitation and funeral to helping with the burial and delivering all the flowers and memorials to the house. Wonderful staff.
November 19, 2020
Staff when beyond expectations to accommodate special requests.
November 10, 2020
Adam and crew, Thank you for all of your wonderful help with Dad's final arrangements. Our family was very pleased with how everything turned out.
The Skinner Family
November 09, 2020
The whole team at HS&K were very easy to work with. I never felt rushed on any decision that had to be made, very patient. Thank you for the attention you provided to me.
November 06, 2020
Our family was pleased with every aspect of care shown to us during final arrangements for our dad. Every question was answered and all requests were honored. As sad as death may be we found our experience to be very beautiful as we said our final goodbyes. Thank you Scott and Jessica from Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home.
November 05, 2020
Scott has been awesome and we really appreciate it! Dad looked so great!
November 02, 2020
We would like to thank Scott, and the rest of the staff for helping us through this difficult time. My family truly appreciated the kindness we were shown. We are very grateful for the way everything went with the services. Thank you for being there for us. God Bless you all!
October 20, 2020
I want to thank you, Adam and team, for all the extra effort-and time-to fulfill the wishes of our loved one. It meant a great deal to me! You went above and beyond!
October 19, 2020
We are very grateful for the impeccable professional services provided by Adam and Theresa. Every detail was attended to with the highest standard, compassion and warmth. Our final good bye to our father was made beautiful by them. Thank you again. Your business is a wonderful asset to the Dubuque community.
September 21, 2020
Thank you-especially the hand delivery of death certificates during COVID, our time in town was so much better because you got the documents we needed to handle Dad's affairs! Thank you!
Dr. R. Klauer
September 08, 2020
Thank you so much for going "above & beyond" at the time of my husband's passing. Your kindness will be remembered forever.
September 08, 2020
My mom had a prepaid plan so when she psssed in June, my sisters and i met with Scott. We all are from out of town and Scott may it very easy and seamless for us. His kind demeanor was much appreciated. Jessica has reached out to us since, checking to see if they could do anything else for us. They both have been wonderful during this hard time and we are grateful for that!
August 13, 2020
The staff were very accommodating and helpful throughout the entire process. Adam went above and beyond in guiding and explaining things to me at all times of day or night. Thank you for all you did to help this sad time go very smoothly in regards to the services etc.
July 09, 2020
We have never planned a funeral prior to this and both Adam and Theresa were amazingly kind and patient. I would recommend them to anyone and will always be grateful for their kindness to our family
June 22, 2020
We all were very impressed with Adam and the entire staff. They all go out of their way to help you through this difficult time!
May 26, 2020
Adam did a great job! I walked in without an appointment and he helped me as if I had an appointment. Everything was professional and respectful. Mom was in great care at HS&K. Thanks!
April 27, 2020
They were absolutely amazing!!! They called us throughout the time to check in on us and they were so helpful with what needed to be done. We worked with Adam and Teresa and we couldn’t ask for better people to work with through our difficult time. The service was absolutely beautiful!!!
February 04, 2020
Adam Kenny and Karla Schueller were recently at Oak Park Place to speak about pre-planning and have alot of valuable information to offer families who are in need of making final arrangements. Their professionalism and considerate ways were apparent when visiting with our community and I have no doubt that they will provide compassionate dignified care for not only your loved one but just as importantly, the family also.
January 30, 2020
My family's recent experience with Hoffman-Schneider and Kitchen was absolutely wonderful. Every person who helped us was outstanding, from Alonza who walked us through the planning details with patience and advice to George who comforted us on the evening of my father's wake. We felt at every moment we were in good hands and had nothing to worry about. Flawless isn't a word I use often but I will use it here... thank you for the wonderful work you do for the people of Dubuque. It's a horribly difficult experience made immeasurably better by your expertise and professionalism. Thank you so much!
November 27, 2018
The went above and beyond my expectations. Great staff and caring people!!
September 03, 2017
From the moment the two representatives from HSFH entered my dad's hospital room after his passing, to the final dropping off of flowers and gifts to my mom's house, we couldnt have asked for any better. Alanza (sp?) in particular went the extra mile with all aspects. She was respectful and followed our lead with the atmosphere. During the planning, she offered unbiased advice and had immediate answers to all our questions. During such sadness, her professionalism could not have been appreciated more by all of us. Thank you so much!
August 21, 2017
Adam & Theresa were great and pleasant to work with. I have always had a good experience with this funeral home and the people I have worked with here.
Adam was great help in an unbearable situation. I would highly recommend Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home.
From the time our Dad was picked up from his house to the funeral and viewing, Adam helped with every detail. He was very professional and accommodating. Things went as good as they could have in spite of COVID epidemic. I'm so glad my dad had everything preplanned. It was a few less things for us to worry about. Our dad looked peaceful. Thanks for everything! The Delos Nash Family
Because of COVID-19 I feel Adam & Theresa did a wonderful job for Dad's funeral. Thank you! Joyce, Suzette, Don (DJ), and Jolene
Adam & Theresa, We can't express how grateful we were for how beautiful Mom's funeral service was. You are wonderful. We also made two new friends.
I couldn't ask for any better service. You people are the greatest. Your funeral home is beautiful inside and out. What I like most is that it is nice and bright. I can't say enough about your funeral home. Everything was one hundred percent I would and will recommend you to anyone who would need your services. Thank you again. You made me and my family very happy.
Dear Adam, Thank you for your guidance and the personal attention of your family and staff. You helped in ways I'm sure you hope to help. Your professionalism and humor were wonderful. Thank you for keeping the tradition alive. I knew Al and Mabel Hoffmann and Mr. Schneider was introduced to me by Al when I was a younger person. You have kept them alive. God Bless.
Though we had to arrange the funeral from out of state, you made things so easy and beautiful. Thank you for accommodating our special requests. It meant a lot that our family could gather to honor our mother in the lovely services you provided.
You were friendly and understanding. We appreciate everything you did during our difficult time.
We were very satisfied overall.
Staff was VERY friendly and easy to get a hold of. They were very helpful and accommodating to our every need. Professional, caring, and friendly attitude of all their staff.
We were very thankful that our dad had prearranged his funeral plans with your service. It made the arrangements more simplified and less stressful to complete. We also liked the link to send pictures to for the video memorial. It was simple and easy to complete.
We really liked the way you incorporated technology with the funeral.
I wanted to thank you for everything in helping us with John's funeral services. You were all very kind and professional.
Adam & Theresa were the best funeral directors we have encountered - just excellent - in every detail!
Both Adam and Theresa Thielen were so lovely through the entire process. They truly exceeded my expectations. Theresa was so good with my kids to help them through the whole process which was a gift. Thank you SO much!
Adam was great to work with, easy going and very accommodating. Made a hard family time easier.
The funeral directors, Adam and Theresa, were absolutely awesome. I do not believe my sister's services could have been any easier without their help. They made every part of it easy to get through with their genuine concern and helpfulness. Thank you.
The staff were exceptional! I would recommend them to anyone.
You did more than we expected - how wonderful he looked - how nice it was to see that handsome man looking so good. Thank you for the last glimpse of Ray being so awesome as he was.
Management and staff were excellent. They made a difficult situation seam less. Thank you.
Theresa and Adam - You both did a wonderful job at helping us plan for such a difficult time. All help was greatly appreciated.
Adam was excellent. Met with us on our spontaneous schedule and took care of everything for us relating to a long distance, Florida death. Great to be served by the entire HSKFH team and those we can trust! THANK YOU ALL!
They did an awesome job. We were very pleased.
Adam & Theresa were compassionate and kind in going over arrangements. Every detail was handled with sensitivity & they genuinely cared about our family.
We were very happy with their knowledgeable and wonderful staff.
They did beautiful work on memorials, pictures, and with their suggestions.
Adam was very comfortable to talk to and work with. I would recommend him to anybody.
Adam was so helpful to my sisters & myself. It is an uncomfortable time but Adam took the time & was very supportive. Thank you
Thanks for taking such good care of Pam & us.
Theresa & Adam are so comfortable to be with. It seemed more like dealing with family rather than just a funeral director. They are very thoughtful and caring but yet were able to bring moments of laughter in the midst of a sad situation. I highly recommend them!
Exceptional, caring service by every staff member. We were very touched to learn that a seedling was planted in memory of our mother. Another caring touch of exceptional service. Thank you Adam and Theresa.
My family and I were very impressed with your staff. Everyone was very helpful, kind, and willing to go the extra mile to make sure our wishes were met. Thank you so much!
Adam & staff, It was very much appreciated for all that you did. Everything was just great. We can't thank you enough.
Hugh Beau's Family
I was very impressed with the care and compassion shown to me and my family.
The Thielens did a "first class" job!! They were very pleasant and helpful.
Everything was a notch above perfect!
Adam & Theresa were absolutely terrific. God bless them for helping me through my ordeal.
Our funeral director was compassionate and went above and beyond for our family.
Adam & Theresa & staff are very good and so helpful. My family and I were very satisfied with everything they did for us.
Thank you all so very much. You were great!
Adam & Theresa, thank you for your kindness with my family and all those 'extra' touches and gestures - so much appreciated!
N. Perez Kahler
Everything was absolutely perfect! At this time of sorrow, Adam & Theresa made us feel at ease & like family. Very compassionate couple to work with. We had mom's funeral preplanned, but details we forgot were made easy to arrange. Thanks again Adam & Theresa!
Adam was great to work with. Couldn't have asked for it to be any better.
The Thielens get an A+ from me. Everything was perfect!
Adam & HSK Staff, I know you may say "This is just your job." Thank you for your compassion, professionalism & your sense of humor (If even to break the ice). The video was beautiful & in the time of COVID, it was as good as we could get. Thanks so much.