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COVID 19 Update

With the governor's latest announcements, most restrictions have been lifted on funeral services. We are still supporting social distancing at funerals and visitations. We respect each families' choices on they type of funeral or memorial service that they are comfortable holding at this time and will proceed on a case by case situation.

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.

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