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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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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

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

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

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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