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

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Lensing's handling of my wife's visitation and cremation was exemplary. Their service was professional, personal and compassionate. Mike was flexible in accommodating our needs and helpful in managing details. They went above and beyond in leading us through a difficult time.

Ronald Schnack

January 19, 2022

Michael Lensing was very helpful and accommodating as we prepared for the funeral of our beloved husband, father and grandfather. We are grateful for his compassion and support during this difficult time.

The Thomas S Hulme Family

January 08, 2022

We don’t know if there is such a thing as a perfect funeral however, this is exactly what we experienced with Michael and all of his staff. Every detail was considered and every request was honored. When we did not know how to answer questions Michael offered suggestions and never pressured us to do anything. He offered options and absolutely supported our decisions. We are so happy that our mother chose Lensing and we will be doing the same. May you find comfort in knowing that the Lensing staff respect the body after death and provide loving care to your loved one and the entire family. Thank you Michael and staff.

Deb McCarthy and Dave Wooldrik

December 13, 2021

We were very pleased with the handling of our father's funeral, including the initial visit with our parents in their home several years ago to pre-plan their funerals. We also really appreciated the opportunity to attend dad's cremation and that one of his sons was able to "press the button" that sent dad on his way. Thank you for your kind support and great attention to detail. You are an asset to our community.

The Jack Lynch Family

November 05, 2020

The Lensing staff continue to provide exceptional service to grieving families during their time of loss. Michael provided funeral services for my father (1999), my mother (2003), mother-in-law (2016) and father-in-law (2018). For literally decades, my family and I have been able to experience their attention to detail and caring professionalism. Their service doesn't stop after the funeral service but, rather continues on with bereavement counseling. I can't say enough about how much their services have meant to our family over the years.

Sue Dane

January 21, 2020

My wife Mary passed away in Scottsdale on December 12, 2019. It was always our intention to be interred in the city of our birth, Iowa City, and it was always our desire that Lensing Funeral Home be in charge of the arrangements. When I first called Mike Lensing at Funeral Home and informed that Mary had passed away he immediately took over the arrangements and logistics of getting Mary back to Iowa. He called the funeral home in Phoenix to make the arrangements for having Mary returned to Iowa, he called our former parish church to obtain a date for the funeral Mass; in effect Mike made all the arrangements for each and every detail. Within three hours of my first contacting Mike all arrangements had been made. Since I was 1500 miles away I don’t know what I would have done without the services of Mike and Vickie Lensing and the entire staff at Lensing Funeral Home.

Thomas McDonald

January 11, 2020

I have worked with Lensing Funeral in the past and continue to be impressed at the quality of service they provide from the initial meeting all the way through the funeral service and after care.They were very sensitive to the needs of our family and went the extra mile to make certain all our needs were met! Would highly recommend Michael Lensing and all his staff.

Bill and Julie Neuzil

May 30, 2019

I can't recommend Michael and his staff highly enough - compassionate, personable, and professional from start to finish. Thank you. Bret Hoyer and The Family of Mary Hoyer

Brett Hoyer

April 27, 2019

They couldn't have been more helpful or empathetic. My plans and suggested ideas were so well received and taken care of. They did everything quietly on "that" day, so that I didn't have to worry about ANYTHING. I received many compliments about the way it went. Lensings is such a wonderful group of people to work with.

Holly Breese

March 01, 2019

Many thanks to Michael Lensing during this difficult time. He was a bright spot amidst it all - very caring and attentive.

Megan Roy

February 25, 2019

Lensing Funeral Home gave exceptional service throughout. Their level of care and attention to detail is outstanding. Losing a loved one can be a very difficult time and Lensing made it easy for our family.

David Brown

December 28, 2018

Michael and Vicki feel like family to us. From my mom’s death in 1993, dad’s in 1996, my sisters in 2006 and then my husbands in 2015, Lensing’s has offered support and understanding. Everyone is so kind and supportive. It’s all the little things that count.

Jane Jones

September 26, 2018

Mike Lensing and his team of professionals treated my family with the utmost dignity. We are forever in his debt. From the time we called the funeral home to tell them of our family member's death until the service at the cemetery, everyone was compassionate and caring.

Kevin Storey

September 24, 2018

Mike and his team were very helpful through the process of planning my mothers funeral. He was always there when we had questions. As was the rest of his team. We could not of asked for better support during this hard time. Thanks Lensing for being so great!

Jessica Luna-Vega

September 02, 2018

Our family is so appreciative of Michael Lensing's help when our family needed to find a funeral home in Chicago area. Michael researched the situation/area and found one in a location that was accessible for the family. We knew we could count on Lensing to help us.

joyce carman-baldus

August 29, 2018

Michael Lensing and his staff are excellent.The compassion,thoughtfulness, and patience they provided our family was outstanding! We felt very supported every step of the way.Extremely pleased with every aspect of the funeral services provided by the Lensing funeral staff.

Bill and Julie Neuzil

May 11, 2018

My family and I give Lensing Funeral and Cremation Services our deepest gratitude and heartfelt recommendation for the care, compassion, responsiveness, guidance, and flexibility the entire staff provided us after Mom's passing. Not having much time to gather word-of-mouth suggestions from those we know and trust, our hospice gave us a list of area funeral homes, remarking on a few of them, and mentioned that they'd recently had a good experience working with Lensing. That anecdotal tidbit, more than any other single factor, led us to choose Lensing. We needed to know that Mom would be cared for, but also that we - her family - would be cared for. In every way, Lensing really came through for us. Our funeral director, Mike O'Brien, quite simply, was superb. The way he served our family calls to mind the Platinum Rule: treating others not necessarily how we'd like to be treated, but how they'd like to be treated. Mike cares enough to know the difference, and is skillful enough to perform. He was patient with our questions, gave us options without overwhelming us, guided us but never presumed to know what was best for us, anticipated our needs, honored our special requests, and took care of all the arrangements, which all went perfectly smoothly. Throughout the process, Mike was attentive, responsive, and accommodating. Most importantly, he reassured us, in word, deed, and in his presence. When a loved one dies, you just want peace of mind that their memory would be honored with dignity and in a way they would have wanted, and that everything will go off without a hitch. Mike, and everyone at Lensing, made this happen for us. We are truly grateful for the way they cared for and served our family.

Fu Chen

April 03, 2018

We appreciated the assistance and services of Lensing. They guided us through the process and were very respectful and helpful. Thank you Amanda and Michael.

Jan Ahlberg

January 23, 2018

Excellent service. Very compassionate and thoughtful team.

Beth Merdan

January 22, 2018

Mike Lensing, and his staff are gifted in what they do.

Sharon Kueter

November 13, 2017

Mike and everyone at Lensing did a great job with my mom's services and made this extremely difficult time a lot easier for our entire family.

Shelly Bell

November 12, 2017

Everything went off without issue. Michael and his staff were very supportive. Have used their services prior and would recommend them.

Paul Bryant

November 12, 2017

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Kelli Hansen

October 04, 2017

Michael Lensing and others extended many kindnesses to our family. We are most appreciative of the impeccable service in making arrangements for our mother.

Paula Damgaard

September 19, 2017

Michael and his staff were amazing through every step of my Moms services. I would highly recommend them to anyone.

Monica Kelley

August 14, 2017

Thanks for the beautiful services held in Cosgrove for my Uncle Earl. Everything was just as he would have wanted it to be. Everyone was so helpful, caring, compassionate & understanding with all the family members from the youngest to the oldest.

Ann Wood

June 24, 2017

Everything went as planned and Michael was so very helpful. Having it at the Cosgrove Hall was great for us as everything was right there. He answered all of our questions and made things a lot easier for all of us.

Mina Lea Johnson

June 23, 2017

Sarah was wonderful to work with for the all the pictures, video, thank you notes etc that she did for us! Of course Michael did an excellent job of keeping it light the day after Mom passed, as it is never fun to come in to make the final plans.

Mary Ellen Shay

June 05, 2017

Mike Lensing and his staff did a great job. The arrangements went smoothly as did the service. Mom looked great. We couldn't have asked for anything better.

Lynda Hayslett

June 03, 2017

Michael made planning baby Andrew funeral so easy for us. His whole staff were amazing ttyl work with. They took so much stress off of me because planning a funeral for our infant son was the last thing we were thinking about.

Justin and Jill Lamb

May 31, 2017

Michael is a God send. Kind, compassionate, detail oriented and a little humor set in. I feel so fortunate to have him coordinate everything. The other pilot's widow was not allowed to be with her husband and that leaves a big void. Michael allowed us to be with Terry and prepared us with for what to expect.

Darcy Koehn

May 03, 2017

Mike and the Lensing staff have seen to our family's needs when we lost both of our Grandmothers, our Dad, our brother, and now our Mother. In every case, Mike's ability to ease the grief with genuine caring and understanding has been a God send. He has always been there when needed, to help with decisions and plans, yet in the background when the family needs privacy or solace from friends. The staff has always been totally accommodating without smothering and allows the family to attend to their grieving with support and no interference. There is no one in the Iowa City area to whom I would trust a family member's final arrangements except Michael Lensing.

Marc Negus

October 29, 2016

Mike Lensing and his staff are wonderful and take great pride in what they do. During a time of stress and great sadness, Mike and his staff were there to help us make a sad day happy. The funeral home is one of the nicest I've ever been to. It was very clean, comfortable and updated. The level of expertise, service and quality of memorial products Mike and his staff provided were great. Thanks to Lensing's we have a wonderful video and booklet to cherish. The staff members were easy to work with, followed through on everything and did a wonderful job. Thank you so much!

Chad and Alexandra Meade

August 26, 2016

Mike and Vicki Lensing provide so much more than top knotch funeral arrangements, although they certainly provide that. Mike and Vicki honestly care about what their clients. Their intuitive consideration helped my family move through our grief in ways I wouldn't have thought were possible. We all felt like their entire family genuinely cared about helping us find the most meaningfull way to honor our loved one. I'm sure everyone thinks their situation is unique and I doubt they are. But Mike and Vicki never made us feel like they had "been there, done that". We felt supported, enpowered, genuinely cared for and truly understood at our most vulnerable time. I rarely say this but we felt "blessed" to have them with us. While I know there are painful and sad times ahead for my family, we are also comforted by the lovely service they helped us put together and their loving support throughout the proces. I'm sorry for your loss but I guarantee the Lensings will help you through it with grace and consideration. Your loved one and your family will be in the best possible hands with the Lensings.

Sharon McDonald

August 15, 2016

Michael paid great attention to detail and helped us make decisions during this difficult time. He responded quickly to texts and requests. He also provided us options throughout the entire process. We cannot thank Michael and the Lensing staff enough.

Anita Wall and family

June 26, 2016

Michael, I couldn't imagine a better send off for my son Braden. You, Tony, Debra, and the rest of your staff had definitely went the extra mile. There wasn't one request that we had that you or your staff didn't accommodate. The level of care and personal respect we were given at the worst possible time in our lives was phenomenal! In our healing process that will take years to come, please take pride in knowing that it was Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service who gave us peace of mind, on our first steps to recovery from Braden's death.

Torrance Bertelli

June 17, 2016

In one of the hardest moments of our life we were blessed to have the service of Lensing Funeral home. Michael and his son were kind, thoughtful and very helpful with the loss of our son. We didn't know many people in town and he went above and beyond to help us not only with the business side but the healing of our family. We can't express our gratitude for your services and for everything else that you did to make us feel better during our loss. Thank you so much!

Katie and Mike Engelmann

May 16, 2016

Thank you John, Mike and staff. We are very grateful our Mom chose Lensings for her final time on earth. Without your guidance we would have had a more difficult experience. Thank you so much for your gentle and professional assistance you offered us during the sad and stressful time our our Mother's passing. We sincerely appreciate your kindness.


January 07, 2014

Michael provided guidance in arranging the tea at Prairie Lights. The leaflets were lovely and beautifully produced. I can’t think of anything short of resurrection that you haven’t done for me, and done superbly. You are all so understanding and kind.


December 15, 2013

At a very difficult time, you took great care of us and made sure we had everything we needed. The entire staff we encountered were so nice and supportive and tried to keep things "light" which was nice. Thank you so much!!


September 20, 2013

Our family was treated with respect, dignity and compassion.

Norma and Tom

May 15, 2013

Mike O' Brien will always be a very special person in my life. Our history goes back quite a few years. I will forever be grateful to Mike, and the whole Lensing staff for providing us with such a fitting service.


May 02, 2013

My husband Tom had a massive stroke and died suddenly in California. One phone call to Michael and all arrangements in California and Iowa City were taken care of. It was wonderful to know everything was in caring and excellent hands. Everyone at Lensing’s helped through a very stressful time.

Lou Rae

May 02, 2013

The staff at Lensing Funeral Service is like an extension of our family. I've known many of them personally for many years and it was a great comfort knowing my uncle's service was in capable hands. I think he would have been pleased with the manner in which we honored his life.


April 16, 2013

Tony Porter was the funeral director who served me. He was perfect, a true friend.


April 08, 2013


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