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Good Morning -

Never thought in a million years that I'd be on the inside looking in. Your love, support, and prayers was what we needed during our most difficult and saddest time in our lives - which won't go away.

Keeping busy helps but that doesn't mean more funerals at St. Andrews (KIDDING!!)

You all take care and keep doing what you know best.

Love, Patty

Patty Wlasiuk
December 21, 2021

Rhonda and Kendal,

Thank You very, very , very much! (Those are Rosie's last 6 words of her life and they are fitting to start this note of thanks!)

What a process!! There are so many stories to tell of my learnings along the way. Those tellings seem to all include a reference to the incredible support you were to me. From burial rescheduling, mug delivery-one of 99, urn questions, Riverside School wooden urn anxiety, averting a nephew singing coordination snafu, unpacking 98 mugs to surprisingly find 38 broken (!), brilliantly moving the mugs to the luncheon tables, helping to deal with buns and non-jello salad requests and uncovering the story behind the no-hole dug burial in Breckenridge-You were there for it all! Supportive, non-judgmental, caring and consoling. What rays of sunshine You were and ARE!

Rosie lived a long and active life, spreading light and love to everyone she encountered. I plan to follow her lead and help fill the gap she left.

May You Shine On in all You do!

With immense gratitude ,

Karyn Penn for Rosie Robison Family

Karyn Penn
December 15, 2021


Words cannot express my appreciation for ALL your help and guidance thru this difficult life event. You have a gift to make a difficult and stressful time seem much easier. Your warmth and comforting words (and smile) make things seem so seamless and easy. We are very blessed to have had this opportunity to work with you.

Gwen and Florian Pierzinski, Family of Gert Holtkamp
December 2, 2021

Mike and everyone at Nelson - Doran:

We want to thank you for all your help with our families funerals. We have gone through many losses and its comforting to see the familiar faces when planning arrangements.

Thank you so much.
Allen and Glenda Mulroy's Family

Mulroy Family - Tonia, Stan, Allen, Jess, Kim, Adam, Robin, and Jeremy
November 1, 2021

Dear Kendal (and staff) -

Thank you for being so gracious and kind in helping us with our mom's arrangements. A special thanks for getting us the metal! My son is excited to make something! We have much gratitude for you.

Sue and Brian, children of Jane Kuhn
August 16, 2021

Hello Kendal -

Thank you so much for all of your amazing and wonderful help over these past weeks in planning for my mom‘s funeral. You are a gem and I so enjoyed working with you. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

Paula Raarup, daughter of May Erich
August 10, 2021

Rhonda -

Thanks to you and all others at Nelson-Doran that served us from the day our Mom died through the reviewal and service earlier this week.
As you know, the process of final affairs isn’t something many of us have more than occasional personal experience with. We need the guidance and support through the process with businesses and people such as yourself.

You do what you do so very well. Thank you again.

Todd Schmidt, son of Bugs
August 9, 2021

Dear Mike,

Thank you for all the efforts of your staff and for your attentiveness after my dad's passing. We haven't had a death in the immediate family for a long time so there were so many details we never even considered, so your help was much appreciated. Everything was so nice and everyone did such a nice job. We greatly appreciated every thing you did for us.

- Renee Richardson, daughter of Rick
August 6, 2021

Dear Nelson-Doran Staff -
Thank you so much for all your service from transporting Walt from the VA & providing a beautiful service and accommodating the ceremony to include Cleta too. It was a wonderful tribute to both of them. You all are very exceptional at what you do.

Molly and Paul Straka & family
July 28, 2021

Rhonda -
I want to thank you for all the time you spent with myself and my family. Thank you for going the extra mile. Your kindness and professionalism is much appreciated. It is obvious by your care and compassion that this is much more than a job. God Bless You.

Bonnie Wermter, daughter of Elsie Borders
July 26, 2021

We wish to thank you all so much during this difficult time. Your staff is amazing and SO helpful. And special thanks to Kaylee for promising to be so gentle with our mama. God Bless You All!

Roxanne, Natalie, and Wendy - Laurel Waddell's Daughters
July 23, 2021

Thank you for your personal attention and help you gave us to make us feel more comfortable. And for making all the arrangements involved easier to handle. God Bless.

Family of Owen Lease
June 24, 2021

Just wanted to Thank You for helping me and my family get through this time - you all made it easier for all of us. Thank you for everything.

Roxanna - Daughter of Vera Breeden
June 24, 2021

One more time.. LOL..
I just have to say once more how pleased we were with EVERYTHING before during and after moms service. Out of 5 starts you guys deserve 10!

Thank you so much. You made the day so much easier and did it with a smile on your faces. Not sure if funeral homes get “recommended” – but I just want to say it was wonderful to deal with all of you.

Jill, Daughter of Florence Smude
June 16, 2021

Thanks again for all you did to make this go so smoothly.
We are so pleased we chose Nelson Doran to work with. We could not be more pleased with our experience.

Mary Gedde
May 17, 2021

Thank you and all of those involved who worked to make our mothers last tribute a success. You all did a beautiful job and this family is grateful.
Once again, thank you on behalf of this entire family. You made it beautifully memorable.

Patti Affeldt

Family of Jean Martin
March 29, 2021

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to let you know that Kari’s family was VERY happy with your services.
From the time Kari’s body was picked up until the last signature before we left that evening, everything was perfect!

Thank you so much for your professionalism and care! You will be highly recommended!

Greg Erickson

Family of Kari Hough
March 29, 2021

Kendal (and staff) - Thank you for the wonderful funeral arrangement of Pat - everything went great.

Jim and Mike Jordan
February 9, 2021

Hello, Kendal - Our family would like to thank you & the entire Nelson Doran staff for the amazing ceremonial arrangements made for Don O’Brien. We thought everything could not have gone better. Your attention to detail & the friendly compassion expressed was so greatly appreciated by everyone.

Family of Don O'Brien
December 21, 2020

Mike -
Thank you for handling Ron's services. Your "random acts of kindness" are more than appreciated. You have a huge heart. Ron passed away too soon and we are never prepared, we thought we would have a few more years. sorry our house was so crazy that day - we had remodeling projects going on house-wide. I need to finish them now that things are settling down. Ron's service was huge and NO covid!! Thank you!!

Elaine Johnson and Family
October 28, 2020

Thank you so much for leading our family through the difficult planning of our parents' funeral. You did a wonderful job in understanding the different personalities of all of us, keeping us all in track, and letting us decide what we wanted to say about mom and dad. You were always so quick to respond to our back and forth emails and did an outstanding job in pulling it all together.

Our heartfelt thanks to everyone at Nelson-Doran who helped in making out parents funeral together possible.

Vern and Mary Peterson Family
September 21, 2020

Thanks so much for taking good care of Dad after he passed away. Your team was very professional and so kind during the whole process.

Jill Zimmerman Roddy
September 21, 2020

Rhonda and everyone at Nelson Doran,
We all love it so very much!! It's beautiful!
You all made us feel loved with your special touches!!! We will never forget all that you've done for our Mom and our family! We will remember our mother and also the Nelson Doran family too when we see her stone. Thank you!
Very sincerely,

- Family of Virginia Nordin
September 2, 2020

Rhonda and Paul -

Thank you so much for everything you did for Harvey's service. Thank you for being flexible and for always thinking of everything. We were very comfortable working with you and extremely happy with the results. (Also, thank you for the DVD and flashdrive of the service and video).

Midge Shaw (family of Harvey Samson)
August 17, 2020

Thank you Nelson-Doran for your professionalism and sincere care of my sister's funeral. They took care of all the details for us. I highly recommend their services. They were very thoughtful and caring.

Peggy Hanson
July 6, 2020

Kendal, Mike, Paul and Rhonda -

On behalf of myself, Laura Jean and the family - Many heartfelt thanks for all your help during Laura's funeral planning, etc. Your kindness is so appreciated.

The family of Laura Larson.

Roxanne Stunek
March 13, 2020

Nelson-Doran perfectly balances business and compassion, making planning so much easier during a difficult time. My mother and I met with Mike and Rhonda this morning and were able to leave knowing her remains will be in the best hands possible once she passes. I would never consider going anywhere else after such a soothing experience with them. Thank you so much.

Family of Marie Steinfeldt
March 13, 2020

Thank you kindly for the professional and caring team that took care of Heidi's arrangements. Everyone thought the service was beautiful and we could not have done it without your team. She will be greatly missed.

Family of Heidi Mattson
March 13, 2020

Dear Staff -

Thank you all so much for your hard work and dedication in the service for our father. You helped make the process easier; it was beautiful and surpassed all of our expectations.

Family of Martin Boyd

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