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On behalf of all of Mom's family, I want to thank you and everyone at Anderson Funeral Home for all your assistance and help with the arrangements for our mother's funeral. Thanks again for your assistance. God Bless You!

Debra S.
June 10, 2022

Craig was always so kind, helpful and he listened to my ideas and incorporated them into making the service "perfect". Thank you for creating a beautiful funeral memorial folder that captured Fred's life story! It was very special and important to me!

Terri B.
February 21, 2022

I just want to say that having Erin by our side during the whole process of getting things planned for my grandpa’s service was very comforting. She was very attentive and understanding and knew exactly what to do and what to say when we were unable to come up with ideas or plans. I’ll forever be thankful for her. We appreciate you, Erin!

Shelbie Shelander Brown
September 15, 2021

Alan Iverson was very attentive and professional. We live close to the funeral home so he would stop in - so I didn't have to go to the funeral home for supplies, etc. A big thank you for making a difficult time go well.

Bonnie T.
July 8, 2021

Erin Petermeier is outstanding! Everyone was extremely helpful. Erin's personal attention to our family and loss - it NEVER felt like she was doing a job! It felt as if she felt our pain - like she too was our family member.

Melanie M.
June 21, 2021

At no time did I even feel that this was "simply a job" for you... you made my family and me feel like [my loved one] was the most important person in the world these last few days. You wanted everything to be perfect for us. Words could never express how that made us feel. Thank you

Melanie & Leslie
April 19, 2021

Dear Robert, Alan and the staff at Andersons,

Your combined gift of compassion and professionalism is immeasurable. During our grief you were present in meaningful ways and help guide us gently. The planning was efficient and we felt very satisfied with all the different details and the service was well run and reassuring as your presence meant a lot. Thank you so much for providing for our emotional, physical and spiritual needs and wellness. Your expertise will continue to help us heal.

Jeff & Janna L
April 14, 2021

Alan, Greg & Staff,
Your professionalism, empathy, kindness & caring are only a few words to express our thanks to all of you. You helped me & our family through a very difficult time in our lives & made our grandchildren feel comfortable and safe.
We have seen Eagles fly over and circle our house every day. We know we are being watched over.

Jayne Jarett and Family - Family of Doug Jarett
April 12, 2021

Jami made everything easy to understand, and required little work from us. Everything was laid out perfectly and was such an easy process. I wouldn't change a thing. I have absolutely NO complaints! We've used this funeral home for both of my parents and have received so much love and support from them!

Samantha T.
March 21, 2021

Jami did an amazing job with everything from day one all the way through the service, including a beautiful memorial that we are still getting compliments on. Thank you so much for everything! Also Robert, who arranged another service for us, always does a wonderful job and was there to help and give condolences at the visitation which was appreciated.

Dustin T.
March 2, 2021

Erin has always been so nice to talk with and works so nicely with us and others that have gone there for many necessary funerals in our families. They're all done so professionally well. We, in our family have known the Anderson family and also the Petermeier family very well through these many years we've lived in the Alexandria area. They have all had so many good reports on funerals we've attended through these years.

Mercedes Z.
February 16, 2021

Alan Iverson -I want to assure you, now that I am out of the hospital and on the mend, that what you did for our family was so appreciated. I had my flight scheduled and plans made to attend my mother's funeral service ie. Floretta Jarvis August 15, 2020. Such was not meant to be. Your efforts allowed me to Zoom the service as well as the committal at the cemetary while in my hospital bed ! God's blessings upon your future services to others. Thank you and the rest of the staff at Anderson Funeral Home.

Tammy and Dave Broad

Tammy Broad
September 8, 2020

Anderson Funeral Home,

Thank you for your outstanding service during time of Dad's passing. We greatly appreciate your kindness.

Family of Maurice S.
September 1, 2020

Alan was an amazing director. I really appreciated his support and kind demeanor. Planning a funeral during a pandemic wasn't easy, but Alan handled it with professionalism.

Rachel J.
June 30, 2020

All the staff was amazing - office, clerical, etc. - Teri, Eileen, Susie. (The service) could not possibly be improved upon. It surpassed any expectations. Thank you to Erin and huge kudos. She is so very gifted. She was so amazing, communicating with myself and other family members about a constantly changing (COVID-19) situation and what our options were as they unfolded.

Heidi W.
June 29, 2020

The remembrance service at city park was not only memorable, but also well organized with your fine staff and volunteers doing an exceptional job welcoming us. Erin, you did so well while you held back your grieving of your dear mom. The Pastor gave us a good message. Letting go of the balloons was especially touching and healing. Thank you all.

Polly S.
June 17, 2020

Erin and the entire Petermeier family has helped me with all my family funerals. She's a joy to work with. She has been my rock to lean on many times. As a funeral cook for Millerville, I've worked with many funeral directors - and Anderson's staff does a marvelous job.

Marjorie H.
May 27, 2020

Christianna was warm, responsive, kind, respectful, caring, professional, calm, soft-spoken, competent, reassuring, and made for her job! She is an impressive young woman!

Nancy J.
March 9, 2020

Everyone was very supportive and helpful. A very wonderful job was done for my husband. He looked so natural and peaceful. The funeral home team did an excellent job in paying attention to even small details. The secretary and office staff did an outstanding job in preparing the bulletins.

Darlene I.
February 25, 2020

200% satisfied. Alan thought of everything prior so we were able to visit with family and friends.

Jackie P.
February 11, 2020

Erin - thank you and your staff for all of the help with Norm's memorial service. You did an excellent job and made things so much easier for our family. It was truly appreciated.

Jurene G.
February 5, 2020

Thank you so much for your help with Dad's funeral. You two gals were so caring, patient and compassionate. We could not have asked for better people to help us. Your kindness made things so much easier.

Leslie K.
February 3, 2020

Dear Erin,
Just a personal note to you and the staff for the excellent job you did coordinating mother's funeral. It couldn't have been better. Everything was done in such a caring and compassionate way. Mother got an exceptional "send off" and we couldn't be happier with the way it was handled. Thanks so much.

Karen J.
January 15, 2020

Thank you - one and all - for all you have done and helped us do. We would never have gotten through without you all.

Deanne & Jodi
December 18, 2019

Christianna & Alan,
Thank you for your kindness, professionalism and patience with our service and planning. The attention to detail and care given to mom's remembrance was perfect as if you and your wonderful staff all knew her personally. Our family appreciates your guidance and wisdom with out grief process. Alan, thank you for stepping in and making the service day smooth and non-rushed, despite mother natures intent for the day.

Darline's Family
November 1, 2019

What a team! From Craig helping with the planning initially to Christianna for finalizing the plans and orchestrating the video, announcement, church arrangements and etc. Then Robert for making mom look beautiful and Erin for being at the funeral to assist. Alan - a huge thank you for your kind and gentle ways when you conducted the visitation and funeral and now the videos and funeral video tape. Danielle also helped with details when others were busy. We couldn't be happier and we thank you all!

Sheri P.
October 30, 2019

Dear Erin and Anderson Staff, Thank you so very much for being exactly who we needed when we needed you. Erin was professional, personal, informative and available. You made a difficult time with the passing of our dad the best possible experience. Again, thank you for being so detail oriented and your calm confident persona.

Marnie T.
August 17, 2019

Christianna, Thank you so much for your kindness and support during this difficult time. You went above and beyond to make Dad's funeral perfect. You did an amazing job on the obituary and video tribute! Thanks for everything you do!

Carrie L.
July 30, 2019

Anderson Funeral Home staff and Christianna,
Thanks to all involved in mom's funeral. The wake was so well organized and the funeral was beautiful! Mom would have been very pleased.

Mary S.
July 23, 2019

We were very satisfied with the services Anderson Funeral Home provided for our family. Robert Kensinger made an overwhelming task of planning a funeral much easier as he guided us step-by-step through all of the decisions that needed to be made. He also was a good listener as he listened to our wishes and concerns.

Lois W.
May 6, 2019

Christianna, thank you so much for your kindness. You made a terrible time in our lives bearable. You are so professional, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We appreciate all you did and your attention to every detail of Scott's service

Jason T.
April 29, 2019

Thank you for everything you all helped me with. I am grateful for the things you did.

Serena G.
April 23, 2019

Erin, we want to thank Anderson Funeral Home for your kindness and professionalism in handling [my son's] funeral. Just wanted you to know how much we appreciate you.

Dawn G.
March 16, 2019

Erin, Anderson's was truly wonderful in every aspect. We very much appreciate your caring and thoughtfulness.

Jeanne E.
March 4, 2019

To all the personnel at Anderson Funeral Home,
Thank you to everyone who helped us with every detail of [my husband's] service. We started with Kathy Patton when we made the initial purchase, several years ago. Then Robert... with your help, Tom, Renae and I were able to write the obit, make arrangements for the service, pick out the memorial brochure, sign papers and get all the business of the funeral service done.
Everyone commented on what a beautiful service it was, and I agree - it couldn't have been better. The video was superb, and so many people thought the idea of a tractor on the front page of the obituary paper was ideal. I loved the flag-draped coffin, the placement of the floral arrangements and the table with mementos.
Thank you for the delicious bars and cookies; to the hostess, the Anderson employees that helped with the service and anything I may have forgotten.
[My husband] had a connection with so many people - they loved him as did I for 36 years. The testimonials were so precious.
Thank you all for helping me say goodbye to my dear husband. God bless you all.

Nancy H.
February 14, 2019

Thank you all. I could not have gotten through this time without all the kindness of Anderson's people.

Virginia L.
January 16, 2019

Thank you for such a wonderful job you did on my husband's service. As soon as we walked in we were treated so caring.

Mary R.
January 4, 2019

I want to thank all who put on the Christmas Remembrance Service. It was both emotional and comforting. The song that was played was a beautiful touch.

Thank you again.

Teresa S.
December 14, 2018

Dear Christianna and Staff, Thank you for all the help and kindness shown with the funeral plans for my sister. The literature and booklets ever appreciated.

Helen L.
November 30, 2018

Dear Robert,
Thank you so much for guiding us through the difficult process of planning a funeral. It is most helpful to have an option that allows for so many details to be handled by the funeral director. Also, your continued patience throughout the planning was much appreciated. In addition, please give our thanks to your staff, and especially Craig for his assistance at the burial.

Sharon H.
October 25, 2018

Robert, thank you for the way you helped in taking care of my sister at her death - from the gentle and respectful way you removed her body from her home and for the ways you helped us prepare for her burial. Thank you for the work you do and for the caring and compassionate ways in which you do your work.

John M.
September 24, 2018

My family and I can't say enough praises for the comfort, caring, and help we received from Anderson's Funeral Home at the time of Stan's passing. Alan Iverson was right here, for us that evening, and for days after. He is such a great guy, so sincere and compassionate, we were honored to have him be right along side of all of us at a difficult time. Anderson's is truly a part of Alexandria's heritage, and we are thankful to have been on the receiving end of their caring family. God bless Alan, and all at Anderson's.

Mary N
September 10, 2018

My family thanks you for the wonderful, and very meaningful care we received as we said good-bye to Stan, Dad, Grandpa,and also G.G.Bumpa.! He wore many hats in our lives. Alan was so devoted to our every need, and stayed with us to help with everything, throughout the time we were going through those first days, we all love him and are so thankful he was the one that was there for us. What a sincere and caring young man. We are blessed . Thank you, Anderson's. It is so hard to say goodbye, but it helps to have caring people surround you, and that helped us all through a difficult time. God is good.

September 10, 2018

To Craig & whom it may concern,
I wanted to send you a thank you from our family and friends for your services. This was a very difficult day for us and you helped to make everything [go] as smooth as possible.

Jen J.
September 10, 2018

"Robert & Danielle,
Both of you made a difficult period in our lives so much easier with all your help and advice. Thank you for everything you did for all of us and especially your respect and kindness you showed to all of us when we needed help."

Pam C.
August 15, 2018

Dear Erin,
You did a wonderful job and were helpful to us.
Thank you!

Dee B.
July 20, 2018

Dear Alan & all staff,
For all your care and compassion you give our family - I sincerely thank you! You have been supportive during this time. Thank you all.

Ellen V.
July 2, 2018

I just wanted to thank you for the great job you did for mom's funeral. The obituary was very nice and thank you for doing that. Everything just went so well and we were thankful for a nice day as well. I can tell you're a good guy. Your folks should be pleased of you. Thanks again.

Anita A.
May 31, 2018

"I was so impressed about how professional and committed the staff at Anderson’s was. Erin helped us with both of my grandparents and she was so amazing. After she had helped us with my grandma, when my grandfather had unexpectedly died, I was relieved to see her show up. Anderson’s is a wonderful funeral home."

Josh A
March 31, 2018

Dear Craig,
Thank you for the excellent personal service that Inez's family received from Anderson's during the entire funeral process. You were kind, considerate, professional, and very caring towards the family.

Sharon H.
March 28, 2018

200% satisfied. Alan thought of everything prior so we were able to visit with family and friends.

Jackie P.

"Thanks to you and your staff for your assistance in preparing Carl V's (Butch's) funeral. Everything was perfect and we had many compliments from family and friends on what a nice funeral it was. It was greatly appreciated."

Mary D.

“Dear Jeri - Thank you for a memorable Remembrance Picnic and Balloon Release. It is a beautiful tribute to all of our departed family, neighbors and friends, and a wonderful way for us to honor them!”

Linda F.

“Craig was very respectful of our wishes as were all the funeral directors who served our family. We are very grateful.”

Mary Jane R.

“Erin and her support staff were wonderful for both our mother’s services in 2011 and Dad’s in 2015. Kathy Patton did a very good job helping us estimate costs and plan for arrangements ahead of time. Her estimate was right on.”

Sylvia L.

“We were very satisfied. Robert was great to work with. I wouldn’t change anything.”

Cathy H.

“I wanted to formally thank you for the exceptional service you provided to my family for my mom’s funeral. Everything was handled so efficiently, expertly, and professionally. I was very impressed. Thank you so much!”

Susie B.

“The funeral director, Alan Iverson, was outstanding. Our services provided by Alan and his staff were very personal, courteous, and kind.”

Delores G.

“Our experience (w/both parents) at Anderson Funeral Home has been perfect. Alan and Erin are exceptional at their job!”

Mary G.

“Thank you for your professional and comforting manner while working with us for Pat’s funeral. Everything you and the Anderson Funeral Home Staff have done for us is very much appreciated and will never be forgotten!”

Jeff, Deb, and Lisa C.

“Thank you for the wonderful job you did on my mother's funeral.”

Kerry S.

“Robert and Staff - We would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You all did a wonderful job guiding us through all of this, being patient and kind... each of you that we dealt with really made us feel cared about, you are all very special people. Robert, thank you, you went above and beyond.”

Steph H.

“Anderson Funeral Home - Your [Christmas] service in remembrance of loss of loved ones was very special. The ornaments are a nice gift and an emotional reminder and memory of lost loved ones. I'm glad I was able to attend. Thanks again.”

Henry H.

“Dear Friends - Just a note to thank you for the ornament in honor of Arnie. The special service was done so nice for all of the families experiencing loss. Thanks again for all you do for our community.”

Jeff C.

“Our family is so grateful to have worked with you through this difficult time. You are so good at what you do! You went above & beyond & we all thank - you. It means the world!”

Dennis R. and kids

“Dana and I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the wonderful caring services and loving way given to us, as we mourned the loss of our grandma. We couldn’t of been taken care of better, from the evening of the visitation to grandma’s “Celebration of Life” service. Thank You! I am so proud of you Erin, you are in the right profession with your natural, genuine, caring ways.”


“Thank you so much for all the care provided to our family during the funeral planning for our husband and dad! You are an exceptional person in your field. Again – Thanks so much ”

Kay N. and family

“Erin - Thank you for your compassionate attention shown to our family and for your professionalism in all the details for mom's funeral.”

Virginia L.

“Craig - Thank you for all of the kind deeds you did recently helping us with my brother. You were so great to work with and I really enjoyed you letting me have ‘anything I wanted!’. Just don’t get that very often, but it was fun for a day.”

Ginny K.

“Julie was very sympathetic to our needs. We had Erin for the actual service and she was very professional. I felt everything was perfect.”

Jolee B.

“Dear Robert - Thank you so much for you professional and caring support of my family during the death, funeral, and burial of my grandfather, Chris Lorsung. Both of my parents have remarked since then on how much they appreciated your kindness and complete professionalism.”

E. L.

“Alan - Thank you once again for the care and services you provided for me and my family during the time of my mother’s passing and her funeral. You and the rest of Anderson’s staff made the necessary uncomfortable tasks and process smooth by minimizing the logistical hardships that accompany this unfortunate event. The funeral and visitation allowed us all to focus on the moment and engage with family and friends as we said goodbye to my Mother. ”

Dana J.

“You've made his memories more special & wonderful”

Deloris J.

“Dear Erin & all the staff at Anderson's - Our heartfelt thanks for all your service to our mom... and our family. From the first phone call till our last goodbyes, you and your staff guided us along the way with dignity and grace. We wish you all the very best in the days, months, and years ahead.”

Michael & Julie G.

“Robert, thank you for your professionalism. Everything went just right. Comments were heard about how nice the memorial service was for our mother... Again, thank you.”

Sandy B.

“Erin & staff of Anderson Funeral Home, thank you for all you have done for Mom & our family. Thank you for the flower seeds and food tray.”

Betty H.

“One simply can not describe the pain of letting a single balloon with a written message to your passed away loved one! I am honored to be apart of tonight [Remembrance Picnic 2017] and I am so grateful to Erin Petermeier for everything she has done for us and for the entire Anderson funeral staff! You are all an amazing group of people and I could not imagine doing any of it without you!”

Amanda R.

“Dear Robert & Anderson's on Broadway staff, I wanted to send a very belated thank you to all of you who helped with my mother's memorial service and everything that went along with it. It was a difficult time for my brother, sister, and I, but you were all so thoughtful and caring through the entire process. Robert, you were so patient with all of us. Thank you for graciously listening to our stories of our mother. God bless all of you. ”

Ruth S. Family

“Wonderful, friendly and supportive people at the funeral home. Robert was just a great person who makes positive connections. Great and friendly office staff. Mr. Anderson was also very friendly to our family... first-class to deal with, before and after the service.”

John M.

“Everything was as good as it could have been. We are lucky to have a facility with great staff in Alexandria.”

Lynn J.

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