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We at Ellis Family Services sincerely appreciate the trust that is given us everyday to serve the families in our community during their most difficult time. We thank you for taking the time to read what families have said about us and invite you to leave a comment anytime regarding the services we've offered.

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This has taken me over 6 months to write but I am finally getting around to it. When my grandmother passed in January we were completely lost. We had no idea which way was up and how we were supposed to pick a mortuary and what that would entail. I made at least 30 phone calls trying to find the perfect fit. However, as soon as I spoke with Kirk I knew that I had found the one. Kirk was so kind and gracious and just took over. He guided my mom and me so gently to make some of the most difficult decisions we have ever had to make. In the most difficult time, it was a wonderful experience. Everything was absolutely perfect. Thank you, Kirk, for treating us like family. You have a gift for what you do and I am so grateful you touched our lives when you did.

Cassan Rose Phelps

July 16, 2018

Dear Kirk, A thank you just isn't enough for all that you did in helping me get through the horrible death of my husband, Dan. You took care of EVERYTHING, and I didn't have to worry about the completion of any task for Dan's service to go off without a hitch, absolutely perfect. You have been with my family for my brother and my father you're our family. Thank you so much for your kind, "bedside manner" it meant the world to me during this awful time in my life, but I sure know my husband was sent in style, with a lot of love & class. Thank you.

Paula Williams

July 02, 2018

Kirk, I wanted to let you know that the service was beautiful and everything was perfect. Thank you so much for everything you did and everything you prepared and sent with the CDOT crew. The brochures were amazing, the urn box and cloth wrap, the thank you cards and envelopes, the candle…just everything! Thank you, thank you, thank you. You were amazing as well. My mom (well, all of us), very much appreciated your “bed side manner” and how well you explained everything to us. Even working long distance was easy because of you!! Thank you again and we all wish you the very best. Tonya Hamilton, Sandi Hamilton and the family of Nolan Olson

Tonya Hamilton

March 05, 2018

After searching for awhile and calling around many funeral service businesses in town we finally got a referral to Ellis funeral services and when we personally met with the owner, Kirk, we realized that this was the place where we were going to have our loving father's funeral services. Not only the prices were outstanding compared to the competition but the quality of the services they provided was excellent! Kirk and Dave were very compassionate and clear about the whole process and explained everything in detail. My family and I are so thankful and happy that we chose Ellis Funeral Services for the most important day of our lives as we said goodbye to our loving father. We can't thank you enough guys! You are the BEST!

Mariola Caro

January 25, 2018

I cannot recomend Kirk and Ellis Family Services enough! When a loved one dies, it is hard to even know where to begin. Kirk was right there with all the answers and direction that helped us get through the process easily! Not only that, but he did it with such compassion, professionalism, and kindness that it paved the way through what could have easily been an overwhelming situation! We are so very thankful for everything he did! Nina Fead-Freire Dec 2017

Nina Fead-Freire

December 07, 2017

Our family is so grateful for the caring and compassionate service we experienced during our time of loss. Kirk and his staff were very gentle and kind in leading us through this painful time and addressed our every concern and understood how we wanted to celebrate our husband, father, grandfather and uncle in an intimate family way. Kirk took great care of us and of our Michael and we never felt pressured to do more than what we wanted to do. I would highly recommend their service and we are extremely grateful for all they did for us.

Linda Warnell

August 07, 2017

As other comments say. These guys were extremely sincere and made sure we were comfortable and taken care of during our loss. They made what would have been an extremely difficult situation a little easier for us. They were honest and weren't trying to sell us on anything. Kirk took very extra care in the viewing and we cannot thank them enough for everything they did.

Jayson and Candice Hill

July 09, 2017

Kirk and his team are absolutely AMAZING. They are SO caring, thoughtful, and selfless. I can't say enough great things about them. If you are looking for a great place to assist you in laying a loved one to rest, this is without a question, a fantastic place to honor your loved one. The facilities are beautiful, comfortable and clean. Kirk is so kind, caring, understanding and thoughtful. He will assist your family with navigating through this unimaginably difficult time. I would recommend Ellis Family Services to my friends and family without a doubt.

Amy Miller

June 30, 2017

Excellent, compassionate service from start to finish. Kirk Ellis went out of his way to ensure that our every need was met and that we were satisfied. I strongly recommend Ellis Family Services to fulfil your most personal funeral requirements when the need arrives.

Rodney B. Beckman

October 30, 2016

Genuine, Compassionate, Sincere, Helpful and Loving These are just a few of the words that I can think of to describe Kirk Ellis and Ellis Family Services. Kirk and his staff have helped me through some very hard times. I have laid to rest my mother and father, two brother-in-laws and now my husband. Kirk was there to guide me thru each one. I so appreciate his professionalism and I can think of no one else I would trust for such difficult times. I thank you from my heart.... Janeal Sangouard loving wife of a Great man Douglas G. Sangouard

Janeal Sangouard

September 08, 2016

Our family would like to extend our sincere thanks to Kirk Ellis and staff for the outstanding care shown with the arrangements for my dad, Darrel Stuhmer, in February. From our first meeting we felt that we were heard and cared for and it was much appreciated. We were able to personalize our arrangements to our wishes. Years ago, we also entrusted Ellis Family Services with arrangements for my grandmother and returned because of the attention to details and the personal connection during these difficult times. We'd happily recommend Ellis Family Services to others.

Ginger Bound ( for Cheryle Stuhmer in regards to Darrel Stuhmer)

May 23, 2016

The Branson and Steffen families wish to express their gratitude to Kirk Ellis and his staff for the guidance and professional services for the funerals of two of their loved ones. In each case, the details of the funerals were handled with dispatch and with great respect not only for the remains of the deceased, but also for the emotional needs of the survivors. There was never any hesitancy on the part of Ellis Family Services to provide extra services or advice for unforeseen problems. My family will continue to use Ellis when the need arises again. A sincere thank you for making two funerals a time of treasured remembrance. Sincerely, Nancy S. Steffen

Nancy S. Steffen

March 19, 2016

The Schafer family is so very grateful to Ellis Family Services and Kirk Ellis for the caring and dignified manner our fathers funeral was conducted. Kirk went far beyond our expectations and made everything so much easier. I knew my sister had selected the right funeral home when Kirk Ellis himself showed up at the Hospice New Years morning at 5 A.M. Again,again..Thank YOU SO MUCH!!!

Jerel Schafer

February 02, 2016

Our Family is so grateful for Kirk and his Staff! Kirk was very gracious and caring during the loss of our Dad and Grandpa. Kirk went out of his way to help with all decisions that needed to be made. The Facilities are beautiful. Kirk was very fair on costs too during a time when you could be vulnerable. I will recommend him whenever I get the chance.

Diane Nazminia

January 29, 2016

My family and I would like to thank Kirk and the staff at Ellis Family Services for the excellent service provided for my mother at the time of her passing. I highly recommend Kirk and his staff.

Marty Glapa

January 25, 2016

Kirk and Dave were so very kind to us during the unexpected loss of our beautiful daughter Alexandra. Their kindness and compassion for our family and friends was genuine and we are thankful they were there for us in our time of need.

Paula Oborsh

January 25, 2016

Our family had a wonderful experience with Ellis Family Services with the passing of our beautiful mother Shirley in October 2015. They were very kind and understanding. Everyone was compassionate and professional. We felt they truly cared for us and our loss, it was so helpful during this time. We can't thank them enough and would recommend them anyone who needs their service.

Shannon Barclay

January 10, 2016

I just want to take this opportunity to Kirk and all of the staff at Ellis for the kindness and compassion they gave me and my family while caring for my dear wife Denise. I really felt that Denise had come home for her final resting place and it was all made possible by the care that was provided by the entire staff. Kirk was awesome as was Lucy. I can't say enough about how they made my entire family feel throughout. I will never be able to thank them enough. When I finally go to be with my dear wife once again, I will be having the Ellis Family take care of me. Thank you all so very, very much.

Don Fanzo

January 07, 2016

Kurt took care of our Dad- Jack Dixon 5 years ago and now our Mom- Betty Jean Dixon. He was the Best, Helped me with everything and was very kind and gave me information to help us with everything He went above and beyond with all the steps. I will never USE any one else. I thank him and all his office people for they're wonderful Help!

jackie dieter

December 28, 2015

Just a quick thank you! The staff at Ellis Family Services was immensely helpful in arranging many of the details of my father's services prior to his passing. This became important at the time of his passing and made the process much easier to bear at the time of our loss since so many of his wishes were recorded at the funeral home. Additionally, Ellis Family Services went above and beyond in helping our family to celebrate his life the way he and we wanted to. They were accommodating to our needs and even made suggestions that truly made our service and celebration that much more personal and unique. It truly was the last great honor we good pay our father and much of the thanks belongs with Ellis Family Services and their staff.

Dave Todd

August 01, 2015

Ellis Family Services handled my fathers services in June. They provided compassionate professional care to the entire family. The presentation of my father for viewing was fantastic, he looked as he did in the days when he was healthy. Kirk also helped us think of all the "business" items we needed to take care of, many which I had not even thought of. The chapel was beautiful the view during the service was amazing. When the service began we actually watched a hawk circle for several minutes. This was a very difficult time in the families life and Ellis Family Services did a fantastic job and did not add to the stress but rather made the process comfortable.

Cara Wagner

July 01, 2015

Ellis Family Services handled my dad's funeral several years ago, when I was pregnant with my youngest daughter. Talk about many emotions. Kirk handled my "emotions" with the utmost professionalism along with a very sensitive side and a sense of humor. Just recently he handled my grandmother's funeral. Everyone is still talking about how beautiful the service was! I highly recommend Ellis Family Services for the personal touch without taking advantage of a grieving family financially. They are very caring, listen to your desires and make a difficult time bearable. I do and will continue to recommend your services to everyone I know! Kindest regards, Tracey Murphy

Tracey Murphy

April 22, 2015

I can’t say enough good things about Ellis Family Services. The loss of a loved one is hard enough to have to deal with without all the pressures of having to make the decisions of what to do when that person does pass away. Kirk Ellis helps make this so easy and simple with such care and compassion. He makes the services fit your budget without cutting corners. And the services are done the way you would like them done, not the way someone else thinks they should be done. The service and personal attention you receive here is extraordinary. Thank you all for the love and support you gave me and my family during this difficult time.

T. Giardino

April 22, 2015

Thank you for your sympathetic and professional guidance in planning details for Grace's funeral. Our family felt very satisified that a difficult day was made easier by your excellent service. Although we have high praise for the Ellis Family Services Funeral and Memorial Care, we hope that it will be quite a while before we call on you again.

Robert McAdam and Family