Dear Jeff, This note is long over due I am sure you are not new to the challenges of grief, so I hope you can forgive my tardiness. I wanted to let you know how grateful we are as a family for you professionalism and kindness. You made it possible for us to get through such a sad and difficult process. We are very thankful for your help, and knowledge. Again with gratitude,
I am so grateful for the compassion and professionalism of the whole team at Kaniewski. Tim was great on 9/23, Darren and Tyler were so respectful when they came, and Mike was beyond awesome in the planning, wake, and funeral. I apologize that I do not know all the names of your team that helped throughout. God Bless You All!
Greg, Mike, Sherry and the entire Kaniewski family and staff. Thank you all so very much for the assistance you provided my Mom and Dad with their arrangements and services during their passing (Dad Feb 2013 and Mom Nov 2020) your personal care was wonderful and helped us Celebrate their lives appropriately. They are truly missed.
I really am pleased with your services. So often visiting other places I am amazed at their overall state - you keep your facility up so well. Every staff member goes beyond kindness and always knows or quickly finds answers to questions. You gave us a beautiful final look at mom. She like so many through covid was rough around the edges yet she appeared lovely - thank-you. I wish more people were relaxed about pre arranged - I did mine 2 weeks after Mike passed and am at peace knowing my children will not be pressured (not that you do) with all the decisions.
On behalf of the OrlickI Family, we would like to extend our sincere thanks and gratitude for the funeral service honoring our mother Jennie Orlicki, it was "perfect".
Mike, you and the entire staff granted all of our wishes for a simple and elegant funeral. The genuine compassion and attention to detail reflected her life and personality to all of her family and friends.
Kaniewski Funeral Home brought our family a peace and calm during this difficult time in our lives.
Diane, Joan, Michael and Karen Orlicki
Dear Staff, especially Tim and Mike, I really appreciated your professionalism and care in facilitating my beloved husband's celebration of life service on 02/13/21! All the decisions that had to be made were made easier with your expertise. Thank you, and for your care and compassion I have shared my positive experience with others.
When I was a young child, my brother and I were friends with some members of the Kaniewski family. We went to church together. Back in the early 1980s, the most exciting thing about knowing the Kaniewski's was the free Pac-Man arcade game located in the children's lounge at the funeral home. We would go in the lounge at the old Lincoln Way West location and play for hours on that arcade game not considering much else about the family's business, other than the family being nice to a couple of kids with free arcade games. When my father passed away, I found out how much Kaniewski's really matters to our community. Greg, your professionalism was excellent. Our family could not have asked for a more kind and compassionate group of people to collaborate with. Just like the Kaniewski family treated us so generously as young kids, your family continues to treat our family so affectionately as adults. Many folks likely do not realize all the things the Kaniewski family does locally from sponsoring league teams to privately helping out the families of fallen South Bend Police Officers. Greg, your family and its work really matters to this community. It is family that truly makes a daily difference in making our community a better place. My father always thought so highly of the Kaniewski family and we are deeply appreciative of everything you did for former Police Chief Chuck Hurley, Jr.'s funeral.
Chuck Hurley III
I can't say enough about the entire staff at Kaniewski. What can you expect when you come to Kaniewski in your time of need? Kindness, empathy, and complete professionalism. They just handled our mother's funeral in November, and everything was done exactly as we had wished. And Mom looked beautiful! They have a very talented makeup team at Kaniewski. Most of my extended family have used Kaniewski in the past and their loved ones have all looked wonderful. I want to send out a special thank you to Sherry Kent who helped pre-plan mom's funeral, and to Greg Kaniewski who was there at every turn, helping us through this unbearable time. He explained everything in detail and never rushed us. And he always showed remarkable patience. I highly recommend Kaniewski's Funeral Home to anyone. Again, thank you to the entire staff from the family of Dorene Ruffner.
The Kaniewski Funeral home provides professional, decent service with a caring heart. The facility is spacious, clean, and neat.
Thank you Mike, Tin, Mary Lou and Jenny for all you have done to soothe in time of sorrow. Very considerate, and accommodating!
.With all our best fishes Chi - Trí - Tin November 7, 2020
Our family was so impressed with the professionalism of all the employees we had contact with. We all felt our Mom looked wonderful and at peace. It is obvious that the staff is very compassionate and knowledgeable about how to handle things.
Everyone there went above and beyond my expectations. So many decisions but staff was patient. I would not hesitate to recommend your funeral home to family/friends. A big thank you to Greg Kaniewski for his patience and caring.
Years ago our family used another funeral home It was ok, I don't find the people as friendly or as professional. Kaniewski's did my mothers funeral 1 1/2 years ago and now my Dad. I found comfort and I never felt rushed going over things. All the people we worked with were very helpful and understanding. Since this was the last thing I did for my parents I wanted it to be done well and is was. I was happy with the funeral-the military honors at the cemetery was very moving. My Dad was a proud veteran and it was nice that it was recognized.
I trust in Kaniewski would not have expected less. Jeff was wonderful to work with and thank you Kenny for getting on one of the calls and saying those few words about Mom that you heard from your friend. Staff all was wonderful. Thank you for honoring all our requests. Bob - makeup was perfect-We came and did Mom's hair and nails.
The staff @ Kaniewski has always been very professional. Everything has always been explained in detail. Nothing has ever been rushed. Everyone has always been very respectful & understanding. The funeral service is conducted with grace & with utmost respect. I appreciate all that Kaniewski has done for me & my family considering my entire family has gone to Kaniewski. The gentlemen that came to pick up my Mom also were very kind & respectful during a very difficult time.
Dear Bob & Family, Thank you so very much for all your help in arranging Dad's funeral services: Bob, for making Dad appear 20 years younger - "He looked beautiful!;" Mike, for all your time and patience in helping with the detailed arrangements; Angie - for answering all of our questions, doing the paperwork, the prayer cards, candles and other miscellaneous duties; Jeff, for the set-up and many other behind-the-scene details. We sincerely appreciate your kindness and caring. Love, Marlene & Family
Jeff Kaniewski & Kaniewski Staff, On behalf of my family and I, we want to thank you for making sure my grandma had such a beautiful service. She would have loved every detail of it. She looked beautiful and we appreciate the time spent from Sherry, Jeff, Bob, Tim, Alexander and all who assisted us. Thank you!
Good afternoon, I've been wanting to reach out to you and let you know how grateful our family was in helping us through the difficult loss of my father. Everyone was friendly, helpful, and the funeral was so beautiful and meaningful including the military honors at the cemetery. I can't say enough how well Dad looked too. Your staff did an outstanding job. Thank you so much! Sue Bowker
Greg, thanks so much for everything. You and your team were amazing and made the last few days everything that my dad would have wanted. Thanks for sticking around and hanging out at MRs too!
We had a perfect celebration for my dad, Stormin' Norman. It went exactly as I wanted it to. Thank you Kaniewski Funeral Home for having him look exactly as we wanted him to.
The Kaniewski family has been taking care of my family for decades. They have always been thoughtful, kind, and offer creative solutions. I always choose them with confidence knowing that everything will be taken care of. What a relief when there are so many other things that require attention.
Patricia Kennedy-Stricklen January 2018
My mother looked like an angel.
As my father-in-law's POA, I had an extremely tight window of time to "spend down" before he was reviewed for Medicaid. That is also when we learned that we would have to cash surrender his life insurance plan (intended for his funeral). Kaniewski was the only establishment who took my phone call seriously with base price information, etc. without requiring an appointment first. Also, we greatly appreciate their attentiveness to detail and all of our needs.
I would like to thank all of the Kaniewski Funeral Home family. You were all so wonderful to work with. You made this difficult time in our lives easier to handle. You had several of us trying to give direction. Mike had answered or taken care of all of our needs and requests in such a caring way. My mother looked beautiful and the room was set up so nicely. Thank you for giving us direction on the viewing, the Church service, suggestions for the mass procession to even the brunch. It was a wonderful send off for my mother. We know she was smiling down at us from the heavens. Thank you all again!
Your family's kindness made this awful time more bearable. Everything was taken care of and I didn't have to think about anything, I felt confident you would follow through. It was lovely and Mom's body looked beautiful. Everyone was so kind and helpful. I recommend you to everyone and will continue to do so. I really like that it is family run. That is a nice touch.
In our time of need, the whole Kaniewski Family was there for us. When my mother-in-law, Catherine Vroman, unexpectedly passed away, Kaniewski Funeral Home in South Bend treated US like family. Compassionate, thoughtful, professional, and responsive, their services were incomparable. We could not have asked for more. They truly know how to celebrate the lives of the departed, and make the whole process a comforting and beautiful act. My wife and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Thank you for the wonderful job you and your staff did in handling my Mother's funeral. Your expertise and thoughtfulness at such a difficult time made the situation a lot more bearable. From the planning stage to the viewing at the funeral home and the service at the church, your staff conducted themselves with the utmost professionalism and grace. I and my family are very grateful for your caring help and extend our heartfelt thanks.
Tim was very helpful during the planning. It was difficult as it was, but he was very detailed and made it easier to deal with the planning. Everything did go well with all the arrangements. I appreciate Tim's kindness and thoughtfulness.
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