Testimonials

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.

  • The family of Rita Strebel

    October 09, 2017

    "Our family has always been pleased and satisfied with the services provided by Malcore. Joe, Norv, Matt, Mary, and Amanda were very helpful. It was a positive experience for our family given the circumstances." Read more

  • The family of Charlotte Guyette

    October 02, 2017

    "Everyone was so helpful. We are especially grateful for the dignified manner in which you handled the expense side of the process. You provided top notch service within the constraints of a limited budget. And at no point were we made to feel lesser." Read more

  • Mark, Greg, and Joe Schmitt

    September 15, 2017

    "We were very pleased with your services. The process was so smooth and relaxing. The service was outstanding and we would recommend the services offered by Joe and Malcore without reservation." Read more

  • Wendy Roffers

    September 21, 2017

    "Thank you so much for making this planning comfortable for our family and for making everything affordable for our family." Read more

  • The family of Lavonn Keehner

    September 20, 2017

    "Thank you so much for helping us through this difficult time and for caring for us so quickly. Meant a lot to us!" Read more

  • Mary Johnson

    September 18, 2017

    "We met with Matt (Malcore) who was very helpful and caring. Dad looked so natural - perfect. The Mass and visitation were just the way we hoped." Read more

  • The family of Judith Thyrion

    July 01, 2017

    "You helped me through the day making arrangements, which gave me a sense of calm for the funeral that followed. Everything was beautiful. The casket looked nice with the vault. The painting of the vault looked great and I know mom loved it. Thanks for your patience at the cemetery, giving us time to say "goodbye.'" Read more

  • Sallie Jerovetz

    June 22, 2017

    "Whatever we needed, they (Malcore staff) accommodated us with ease. When we showed up for the wake/visitation, we were blown away at how beautiful the arraignments were and the rooms were inviting and had ample seating. We highly recommend Malcore Funeral Homes & Crematory." Read more

  • Michael Kaesbauer and family

    June 30, 2017

    "Thank you all very much for all of your help, support, and attention to detail. You were all the very best and much appreciated." Read more

  • Dennis and Carol Nuetzel

    April 01, 2017

    We have received many compliments, both from those that attended there, and those that viewed the video for the service in the Philippines. You have been very supportive throughout the process. We are very appreciative of the help and support that you provided. We will not hesitate to recommend your great services to friends, relatives, and colleagues. Read more

  • Matthew Livingstone

    March 22, 2017

    "I will highly recommend and advocate for others to use your services. Bridget was such a blessing to our family in the last day before dad's death. Joe and Matt were both so professional and caring throughout our time with them." Read more

  • Family of Norbert Charles

    March 10, 2017

    "I wouldn't have asked for a more understanding person to help me than Norv (funeral director). Your family has always been good to our family. You are very caring people." Read more

  • Family of Betty Jonet

    March 03, 2017

    "Our whole family was very, very satisfied with everything. Mom looked beautiful. Thank you Norv for all that you did and all your care and concern. I appreciate everything that you did for our family." Read more

  • Family of William Vlies

    February 20, 2017

    "It was nice to have the director suggest ideas to the family. He also put our family at east and didn't rush us at any time. Very considerate. Thank you very much." Read more

  • The family of Monsignor Roy Klister

    October 11, 2016

    "You were all so helpful and easy to work with. Thank you so much!" Read more

  • Sandra Bloedorn

    September 14, 2016

    "Norv was very helpful. Our experience was as good as can be expected under the circumstances. Joe was very helpful as well." Read more

  • Family of Alvina Jauquet

    March 17, 2016

    "Our special thanks and appreciation to Joe, who helped us through the process with calm, clear, and supportive guidance." Read more

  • The family of LaVerne Alsteen

    April 18, 2016

    "Norv was great, kind and patient. They made our mother look beautiful - as she took a terrible fall and needed a lot of help. She looked like she did before the fall. Terrific job!" Read more

  • Peggy Seefeldt

    April 25, 2016

    "I thought everything went well...My Dad would have been very pleased that all was handled in the up most respect of the family." Read more

  • The family of Karen Van Pay

    April 12, 2016

    "We want to thank the entire staff starting with Bridget all the way through the end. We were very well taken care of." Read more

  • Claire Thomas

    April 13, 2016

    "Matt took very good care of us from funeral arrangements to greeting our visitors at the church. We couldn't have been in better hands. I would certainly recommend your funeral home to other family and friends." Read more

  • The family of Gina Tristani

    December 28, 2016

    Ben, Bridget, and the staff too a personal interest in our service and made me feel like I had someone that I could rely on. They guided us through the process that would have otherwise been difficult and chaotic. Read more

  • Lori Pennings

    March 10, 2016

    "Very nice all the way around." Read more

  • Russell Vincent family

    January 05, 2016

    "Thank you so much for your patience and help. The care shown during these times is much appreciated. Norv, Betsy, and Ben were excellent. You have a great team and we are very appreciative." Read more

  • The family of Glenn Larscheid

    April 26, 2016

    "Ben Malcore was very supportive during our conference. He listened and made good suggestions for the visitation and Mass. He was ale to arrange military honors for our father. He readily accomodated our late afternoon cemetery time slot. Overall we were very satisfied with all the arrangements for Glenn." Read more

  • Rose M. Carrody

    January 04, 2016

    "Your staff anticipated our needs and exceeded our expectations. My daughters and son were impressed. Having the church across the street was very convenient for our out-of-town relatives." Read more

  • Mary Schmidt

    January 04, 2016

    "Norv was very helpful, as was everyone at Malcore. We appreciated your care, concern, and professionalism." Read more

  • Kevin and Marilee Petasek

    January 03, 2016

    "Ben and Norv were the best! Thank yo so very much!" Read more

  • Randy Olson

    January 02, 2016

    "Thank you very much for your services. You made a stressful time more bearable. You did an excellent job!" Read more

  • Lou Anne Roskowski

    December 21, 2015

    "All staff were extremely helpful and kind. You were excellent in anticipating all of our needs." Read more

  • Joan Collins

    November 25, 2015

    "We really liked Joe. He was a great help before and at the funeral." Read more

  • Dennis Klaus family

    November 17, 2015

    "Hospitality was great! Thanks again to Malcore for all the compassion and time spent with the family." Read more

  • Barbara Mann

    July 31, 2015

    "Joe Malcore was calm and low-key. Advised me of a few things I had not thought of. I felt very relieved after leaving the conference." Read more

  • The family of Jean Pitte-Gianneschi

    July 09, 2015

    "I can say this much, everyone was outstanding, and as far as we were concerned, this place was five-stars!" Read more

  • Donna Deprey

    July 13, 2015

    "Your helpfulness and caring meant so much to me and to my family. We wouldn't ask for more than was provided." Read more

  • The family of Mary Engelmann

    July 01, 2015

    "Everything was done very well. Your directors were very, very helpful. They made everything so much easier for us." Read more

  • Mary Hoffmann

    June 11, 2015

    "I am very happy with the entire experience. Thank you for the help. The service went even better than I thought it would be." Read more

  • The family of Cora Baeten

    June 24, 2015

    "You all went above and beyond in support, accommodation, feelings, and attitudes. The process was so much lighter and easier with all the help." Read more

  • The fami of Georgiana Nuthals

    June 30, 2015

    "We were very satisfied with Norv. His sense of humor and knowledge of the arrangements were greatly appreciated." Read more

  • The family of Frank Basten

    July 02, 2015

    "Thanks to all involved. In our time of loss, you were helpful and caring. Thanks for taking care of our family." Read more

  • Cindy VanKauwenberg

    April 21, 2015

    "Joe was extremely patient, caring, and helpful in guiding us through the entire process. Everyone we had an encounter with was also very attentive and caring. We could not have asked for a better experience. I would highly recommend Malcore Funeral Home." Read more

  • The family of Pearl Lund

    April 11, 2015

    "Thank you for making a difficult time easier." Read more

  • Karen Feld

    April 14, 2015

    "It was a pleasure to work with the Malcore family, as well as Bridget Gerondale." Read more

  • Helen Evrard

    April 08, 2015

    "We were very grateful for the help and assistance we received. Norv explained everything to us in great detail." Read more

  • Patricia Salo

    April 08, 2015

    "Thank you for your kindness and personable touches during this difficult time in our lives." Read more

  • The family of Sylvester Mier

    March 25, 2015

    "You did a great job and we thank you very much." Read more

  • Family of Karen Peterson

    February 06, 2015

    "Norv was excellent. He is very personable and it made this whole process easier." Read more

  • Kathy Norby

    February 09, 2015

    "Thank you for handling all the details of my mother's funeral. It made it a lot easier on all of us." Read more

  • Family of RoseMary Nooyen

    February 18, 2015

    "Very professional in all aspects. Would not hesitate to recommend the facility and staff." Read more

  • Gladys Knight

    February 13, 2015

    "Keep up the good work. It was a real nice Dallas Cowboy funeral...You all did an excellent job." Read more

  • Kori Heartstern

    February 03, 2015

    "In our many losses we have resorted to our "Irish Wake" mentality. Thank you for allowing us to grieve in our own manner. You have always been very helpful and kind in all of our circumstances - thanks to you." Read more

  • Scott Duca

    December 17, 2014

    "Joe and Ben made it a lot easier on me by showing how caring they are." Read more

  • Carol Gonnering

    December 05, 2014

    "Malcore, and Norv specifically, with compassion, kindness, and appropriate humor, helped our family work out all the details so that our mother's funeral was exactly what we wanted it to be. Thank you!" Read more

  • Family of Carol Allen

    November 19, 2014

    "We could not have asked for better service. All our questions were answered and Matt took his time explaining and going over arrangements. At a time like this, having someone take the reins and coordinate arrangements was a godsend. Thank you! Read more

  • Familiy of Joyce Basten

    November 21, 2014

    "The entire Basten family would like to express our deepest gratitude for all the comfort given to us during the handling of the wake service for Joyce. Thank you for a tremendous job well done." Read more

  • Family of Robert Desmarais

    November 17, 2014

    "While working with Malcore, Bridget, Mary, and Norv, were outstanding, and responded to every wish and request that we had." Read more

  • Family of Harvey Hafeman

    November 03, 2014

    "Norv Krug, you're the man! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! You're kind, gracious, caring, and patient - God Bless You!" Read more

  • Family of Robert Desmaris

    November 01, 2014

    "Norv could not have been more helpful and accommodating. He was appreciated by my whole family." Read more

  • Nancy Michalek and Sharon Kvitek

    October 09, 2014

    "Joe helped us so much during this difficult time - we can't say enough about this gentle and caring man! Thank you Joe!" Read more

  • Corlyn Haring

    October 06, 2014

    "I was completely happy with every aspect of the funeral. Mom looked wonderful! Everything exceeded my expectations. Thank you!" Read more

  • Susan Hansen

    October 02, 2014

    "You were accommodating to our family. The private family showing was perfect for us. Everyone on the staff was friendly and helpful. Thank you!" Read more

  • Patricia Hansen

    September 19, 2014

    "Joe Malcore was absolutely the finest person we could have had the opportunity of having our arrangements taken care of by. What a wonderful, caring person." Read more

  • Van Straten Family

    September 09, 2014

    "Both Bridget and Ben were a tremendous help in a difficult time for our family." Read more

  • Mary Wacek

    August 20, 2014

    "Matt was just great. My son and daughter-in-law were amazed at how fast we got finished. Thank you Matt, "You are the man!" Everything went off as planned. Great services!" Read more

  • Family of Clifford Doxtator

    August 24, 2014

    "Bridget and Matt were the most helpful with the planning and final arrangements. Joe was so very kind the day of the service. Amanda always had the time to answer my questions. You ALL were very professional and helpful. You went well above what we expected." Read more

  • Family of Jan Mellberg

    August 24, 2014

    "Thank you for all of your patience, and for your wonderful care. We would highly recommend you!" Read more

  • JoAnn Borman (family of Pearl Moudrey)

    August 23, 2014

    "Malcore did a very good job. Mom looked great - hard to believe considering how she looked when she passed." Read more

  • Ron DeGroot

    August 24, 2014

    "Dan, you and your sons do a great service. We appreciate all your kindness and help." Read more

  • Linda Millington

    August 20, 2014

    "We so appreciated the care we received through the whole funeral arrangements. Matt did a tremendous job!! He made us feel very comfortable and was not pushy in in the least bit. During (and before) the funeral service at the church, the photo boards, flowers, etc., were arranged beautifully. Matt was ever so helpful to assist in any way he could. We were very impressed and thankful for your service. My mom also looked beautiful, including her hair. Read more

  • Mike DeGrand

    August 01, 2014

    "Ben Norv, and Joe - We appreciate your support, kind words, and respect for Scott's funeral...I've always been pleased with the assistance you've given me when I need your help. You are absolutely the best!!" Read more

  • Family of Peter Hendricks

    July 28, 2014

    "Norv was very helpful and supportive." Read more

  • Linda Millington

    June 25, 2014

    "We so appreciated the care that we received through the whole funeral arrangements. Matt did a tremendous job!! He made us feel very comfortable and was no pushy in the least bit. During (and before) the funeral service at the church, the photo boards, flowers, etc., were arranged beautifully. Matt was ever so helpful to assist in any way he could. We were very impressed and thankful for your service." "P.S. My mom looked beautiful - including her hair and makeup. Thank you, you did an exceptional job." Read more

  • Audrey Thomas

    June 09, 2014

    "Everything was above perfection from the minute we started the arrangements until the funeral was completed. There were so many, many favorable comments about the momentos, the wonderful service, and the video. Could not have asked for any better." Read more

  • Jeff Beardsley

    June 10, 2014

    "My experience with Malcore was 100% beyond satisfaction. Joe and all the staff were very kind, professional, and helpful. They put me at east immediately. The service was beautiful. Thank you so much for everything. I felt like Joe and his staff were actually my friends." Read more

  • Leon Kaiver

    June 06, 2014

    "We were exceptionally pleased with all aspects of the services provided. Matt was outstanding. Thanks for helping our family through this difficult time." Read more

  • Carol Bopray

    June 10, 2014

    "When we met to set up Geraldine's funeral trust in 2010, we weren't expressing grief. When we met after her passing, Matt and Ben were very calming and helpful. Our experience with the Malcore's was good." Read more

  • Corinne Gariepy

    June 08, 2014

    "Gracious thanks to Dan and his sons for their compassionate service. All worries vanished and the arrangements carried out as the deceased expected. Thank you!" Read more

  • Doug, Ken, and Sue Wichman

    June 03, 2014

    "Our family and friends had a very good experience." Read more

  • Greg and Christine McGuire

    June 09, 2014

    "Joe, Norv, and the entire staff were so helpful and caring during our difficult time. From our first meeting pre-planning to the time at the mausoleum, they were so nice and pleasant to work with. Thank you for making our difficult time a bit easier." Read more

  • Susan LaPlant

    June 05, 2014

    "Everyone was very happy with the service! Thank you so much for all of your help and kindness at this time." Read more

  • Miriam Wysoeki

    May 02, 2014

    "Norv did everything we chose, and went beyond out of his way to make us feel comfortable and less confused. Family from out of town commented on how friendly Norv is and wondered if we knew him personally. Joe did a remarkable job as well. Thank you for your help with the pictures and certificate. We went away pleased." Read more

  • Wendy Catalano

    June 03, 2014

    "Excellent service - thanks!" Read more

  • Kim Jertson

    April 25, 2014

    "Joe was wonderful; very helpful." Read more

  • Audrey Fuller

    April 19, 2014

    "Joe went over and above in assisting us in every way. He was comfortable to talk to, and explained things very well. Actually, I felt like he was a member of our family. He was very approachable with any questions we had, and contacted the parish for all arrangements. You should be very proud that he is a member of your staff." Read more

  • Patricia Jefrey

    April 09, 2014

    "From the moment I had my first contact with Malcore - when they came to pick up my husband - to the completion of the funeral - everyone was wonderful. Thanks so much for all of your help during a difficult time. Everyone was so kind and caring; true professionals." Read more

  • Jan Compton

    April 08, 2014

    "Joe was excellent - I felt so relieved and mom and I were on the same page. Such a peaceful place; I knew our Em was in great hands. Read more

  • Evelyn Ritz

    April 08, 2014

    "Joe was very helpful in different ways. We appreciated his advice." Read more

  • Paul Sheffer

    April 07, 2014

    "The staff and director (Norv) during the conference and funeral were very professional, kind, and knowledgeable of what our needs were. Thank you for taking care of our needs inaa time of emotion and family loss." Read more

  • Barbara J. Van Straten

    April 04, 2014

    "Pre-arranging is the only way to go!" Read more

  • Raymond Hutching

    April 02, 2014

    "We really appreciate all of the help and the special family viewing before sending Dad to the airport." Read more

  • Kimberly Wierer and Jeanette Frost

    March 05, 2014

    "We appreciate the care given to us - looking back you helped make an overwhelming event easier. We would like to especially thank you for allowing us to say a private "goodbye" at the east side before cremation. His daughter, sister, and niece were able to replace their last visual with one of him at peace...His mother also can rest assured that he is at peace. Thank you just doesn't seem to be sufficient - but know we are very thankful to you." Read more

  • Millie O'Leary

    March 04, 2014

    "Offered more help than we expected." Read more

  • John Laraby

    March 03, 2014

    "We were pleased with every aspect of the process for our mother. It was clear that she would be well taken care of and treated with respect and dignity." Read more

  • Leroy Zellner

    January 30, 2014

    "Everything went really well. Thank you Joe (Malcore)" Read more

  • Hal Stokes

    February 03, 2014

    "I felt in very good hands with Matt and Malcore. You handled the arrangements very well. Thank you." Read more

  • Stanley DeJardin

    February 01, 2014

    "The family was very caring and met our needs." Read more

  • Toni Mercurio and Barb Fontaine

    January 20, 2014

    "We were treated with great respect. Many questions were answered before we asked them. Your staff/family has a wealth of information, and the teamwork amongst everyone was flawless. Thank you for making such a sad time for our family a time of loving, calm atmosphere." Read more

  • Amy Mattek

    December 20, 2013

    "Matt was very professional and so easy to work with." Read more

  • The family of Julia Witmer

    January 01, 2014

    "Very helpful and kind; clearly not intent on maximizing cost. I felt he (Matt Malcore) was trying to help me make the right decisions and minimize cost. Awesome experience!" Read more

  • Lori Growt

    December 26, 2013

    "Norv was a huge help during this unexpected loss. We needed some conventional and unconventional help and he was equally willing to offer his guidance with both. He understood that we wanted input and made us feel confident with our choices once we made them. We really appreciate him staying late during the holidays so that we could have our private ceremony." Read more

  • Mrs. Arnold Daul

    December 18, 2013

    "Many thanks to Dan, Matt, Joe, and all others for making the loss of my dear husband, Arnie, so much easier. He looked just like he used to before he got sick. Thanks again for all your love and concern and may God bless you all." Read more

  • Family of Xay Vue Lor

    November 22, 2013

    "Very helpful staff. Helped us get through this very difficult time in our lives. We really enjoyed the help and company of the funeral directors and staff. We are so glad and thankful to have worked with such a professional and caring organization." Read more

  • Claire Thomas

    October 14, 2013

    "We could not have had a better experience anywhere else. Joe was always on hand and ready to help or answer questions. You relieved the pressure one feels at the time of a death, to get all of the necessary procedures done. I would recommend you to anyone who experiences a death in their family. Thank you for all that you did." Read more

  • Family of Patricia Widen

    October 07, 2013

    "Thank you for making a stressful time as bearable as possible. The whole procedure was much easier and pleasant that I thought it was going to be. I would recommend your services to my friends." Read more

  • Nicole Cole - Family of Bonnie Perrault

    October 02, 2013

    "Everyone was great to work with. Extremely compassionate, caring, and understanding. Thank you to all that helped my family and I." Read more

  • Deborah Willette

    October 10, 2013

    "Matt was wonderful to deal with. I cannot say enough about much we appreciated him." Read more

  • Scott and Cat LaCount

    October 07, 2013

    "Bridget Gerondale was Scott's godsent. Norv did a great job with all of the arrangements. Mary did a great job with the music, and Mary did a great job with the final part of the service. Thank you all for your help." Read more

  • Sharon DeGroot

    September 17, 2013

    "We couldn't have asked for anything better; we were pleased with Ben Malcore's service. Thank you for a beautiful service." Read more

  • Ruth Etter

    August 30, 2013

    "Thank you very, very much for your professionalism and kindness, Ben Malcore. We were very pleased with your services." Read more

  • Jeff Johnson

    August 26, 2013

    "We were very pleased with Joe and his staff." Read more

  • Tom DeChamps and family

    August 13, 2013

    "Joe Malcore did a great job throughout the whole process." Read more

  • Nancy E. Preston

    July 31, 2013

    "Thank you for helping our family to make Dale's final arrangements. Your patience with us was commendable. We also appreciate your willingness to search for boat/fishing themes." Read more

  • Debbie Balli

    June 28, 2013

    "We appreciate the helpful, compassionate staff. Everyone was so good to us. While this was an unexpected death, all questions were answered, while maintaining daddy's integrity. All staff were very caring and helpful to all of us. We would like to especially extend our gratitude to Bernadette (Malcore Funeral Home apprentice) for being there with us and being honest in answering our questions. It was very comforting to us that she took the time to stay with us to the very end. Her presence in the final closing of dad's resting place has helped me to find closure as well." Read more

  • Mary A. Besaw

    May 22, 2013

    "Thank you for making my husband look so peaceful. Also for your care and concern of our needs. Thank you for making a very difficult time more bearable." Read more

  • Robyn L. Wilson

    May 20, 2013

    "Thank yo all at Malcore Funeral Homes & Crematory. We were very pleased with all of the help and planning." Read more

  • John Gerstner

    May 16, 2013

    "Thanks to Joe and his associates. Everything went very well, and was done very professionally." Read more

  • Kevin Heraly

    May 02, 2013

    "Everything was perfect! You guys did a great job! Thank you so much for all you did for mom." Read more

  • Amanda Secrest

    April 15, 2013

    "The staff was very polite and understanding. Norv did an excellent job with us, caring for all of our needs..." Read more

  • Sharie, Beth, Crystal, and Landon Bechle

    April 16, 2013

    Even though this was a very difficult time for our entire family, everyone at Malcore made it go very smoothly. We appreciate all of your help and kind words, you are exceptionally great at what you do! We are especially grateful to Ben Malcore. In our opinion, he went above and beyond our expectations! We appreciate his friendly and approachable demeanor and willingness to communicate in convenient ways (i.e. e-mail, phone, etc.) and promptness with responding. We thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts. Read more

  • Robert Puissant

    April 03, 2013

    "The Malcore's are always pleasant to work with. Very professional, but personable, trusted, and helpful. Thank you all for your professional service in caring for the funerals of both my mother and sister. Your attention to detail and your caring attitude helped a lot in these difficult times." Read more