Local funeral home assists family in need

To the Editor:
I am writing to praise one of our local businesses – the Leikness Funeral Home. I would like to tell you how lucky we are to have such a professional and compassionate staff here.

My dear mother, Mary Ann Dehm, went to heaven last month and everything that could possibly go wrong with the funeral did and it was preplanned, or so we thought.

We come from a small town in the middle of Illinois, but the funeral home there has three others. Long story short, when they asked us if we could call the gravedigger, I phoned home to the Leikness crew for help and if this was proper protocol. They told me absolutely not.

The Leikness team was even kind enough to print our pamphlets for us because the other one told us that they did not do that either. Luckily my husband was able to pick them up and drive them down to Illinois for us.

Kudos to the whole Leikness team, especially Ryan and Mark. It might seem like a little thing, but it was huge in soothing all of the other mistakes we encountered.
Last of all, if you are lucky enough to still have your parents, please make time to call them.

Cindi Bray Maples