We are here to help you. If you have need of our services, please call us, day or night. Or, if you prefer, you can fill out the form on the right.
Are you thinking about pre-planning your funeral? Pre-planning is the best way to choose how you're remembered, to ease the emotional and financial burden on your loved ones, to protect yourself from rising funeral costs, and to let your family know your final wishes.
Click here to learn more, or fill out this form and we will contact you.
We provide our families with an open door policy. Please feel free to contact us 24 hours a day.
Henry-Olson Funeral Home and Crematory
401 N. 7th Street
P.O. Box 367
Estherville, IA US
If you are looking for information on a particular topic, or if you are looking for a loved one who has been entrusted to our care, you can use the form below to narrow down your search.
Currently we are able to provide private family services for the families' of the deceased at our locations. Due to the restrictions on social distancing we are limiting it to private services at this time. Each church and minister has different requests as to what is allowed at their religious venues, it will be a decision made by the individual church if they allow a service at the church, if the family would prefer that.
Final Dating (engraving of death dates on headstones) at the cemeteries has been delayed due to the temporary closure of the company that we have contracted with to perform these for us. When they are allowed to reopen they will complete them as soon as possible, our hope (but not guaranteed) is that they will completed before the summer's end.
The health and safety of the families and the communities we serve is very important to our funeral home and staff. While we learn more about the COVID-19 virus, we find it necessary to do our part to protect our community and follow the evolving recommendations of the CDC and the State of Iowa.
What should you do if a death has occurred?
The staff at Henry-Olson Funeral Home is here to help. Call us. We will take care of your loved one and your family. We will make arrangements by email, telephone or in person at our funeral home.
Effective immediately, we are under a State of Iowa Public Health Disaster Emergency. This means events of ten or more people is prohibited, according to the Governor of the State of Iowa. In accordance with these requirements we encourage families to meet privately in small groups at our funeral home. We have the capabilities to record private funeral services and when the guidelines are lifted we can still honor your loved one with a public memorial in the future. Our funeral home will coordinate with your church and do everything possible to work within the guidelines.
Hand sanitizer is readily available at our funeral homes and thorough cleaning of our facilities is continually taking place.
For friends who have lost someone this can be an extremely tough time. What can you do? Telephone or text the family so they know they haven’t suffered this loss alone. Offer them words of support. You can also post memories on the funeral home website or you can send a card. These tokens of sympathy are beyond measure and will give the family the support they need to face the new day.
We will continue to monitor CDC guidelines. The health and safety of the families we serve, the public and our staff is of most importance.
Additional information regarding COVID-19 may be found at www.cdc.gov/covid19.
Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our free daily grief support email program, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.
It's hard to know what to say when someone experiences loss. Our free weekly newsletter provides insights, quotes and messages on how to help during the first year.