We receive many letters from the families we've served, thanking us for our caring ways during their time of loss. Their words warm our hearts, and speak to you of our professionalism, compassion, and the true value of the services we provide.

  • Mary Kay Thompson

    August 20, 2020

    [Services] were perfect. Everyone was very very nice. Read more

  • Carol Bush - Sioux CIty, Iowa

    July 24, 2020

    Everything was very nice. We misunderstood the time of our appointment (we were way early) but Dan came right in to assist us. Thanks to him for that! Read more

  • Karen Nissen - Elk Point, South Dakota

    July 24, 2020

    I felt they provided us with the best funeral we could have had for my mother during this pandemic. They were respectful and courteous. Read more

  • Carolyn Stultz - Sioux City

    June 25, 2020

    Dan was very helpful. He went out of his way to find a minister over the holiday weekend and he even personally came to my home when he couldn't reach me by phone. Read more

  • B.D. - South Sioux City, NE

    May 12, 2020

    The Morningside chapel is such a peaceful place. All the flowers were arranged beautifully. Brian was very helpful and kind. Read more

  • D.C. - Sioux City

    April 30, 2020

    Our mother looked very beautiful. She looked at peace smiling. Everyone did a wonderful job. We were very please with the staff. They were very helpful and made us feel very at peace to make everything just right for our mother. Thank you so much! Read more

  • D.C. - Sioux City

    April 30, 2020

    Our mother looked very beautiful. She looked at peace smiling. Everyone did a wonderful job. We were very please with the staff. They were very helpful and made us feel very at peace to make everything just right for our mother. Thank you so much! Read more

  • S.N. - Sergeant Bluff, IA

    April 07, 2020

    Brian was wonderful! Read more

  • K.L. - North Sioux City, SD

    The services and the staff were outstanding. Outstanding service provided in that they met our every need. The staff was kind, compassionate, and had professional expertise. Read more

  • Kenneth Snyder

    April 07, 2020

    Brian and the staff were terrific.Everything was handled with courtesy. Read more

  • A. T. - Nebraska

    April 07, 2020

    They were very professional and compassionate. Read more

  • Beverly Cosgrove

    April 07, 2020

    Everyone was very professional and accomodating. Read more

  • Don Perera Family

    April 07, 2020

    Jessica and Staff were very helpful. They let us customize everything to our liking and were very easy to work with. Jessica did a great job. Read more

  • R.B.

    March 17, 2020

    Great people! They did an awesome job Read more

  • J. S. - Sioux City

    February 18, 2020

    The people that work there are very very firendly and helped us much. I thank you all. Read more

  • Sharlene (Charley) Julch - Sioux City

    February 07, 2020

    The funeral home on Outer Drive North is a very homey atmosphere which makes everything comfortable - very clean and well kept up. I was very happy to be able to dress my husband in his bibs, which everyone always knew him from the way he dressed. It was nice to remember him as I did throughout our married years. Dan and Connie were very caring and patient with me and my family. Read more

  • Carol Hansen - Sioux City

    February 07, 2020

    I would choose Christy-Smith Funeral Homes again if the need arose. They were very kind, professional, and I felt very comfortable working with them. Everyone involved did an excellent job. It is always a very difficult time but I could not have asked for any better service. From the time I walked in the door until I left the building, everyone was kind and caring. Read more

  • C. R. - Sioux City

    February 07, 2020

    We choose Christy-Smith because we know they do things in excellence.They have done the services for both sets of parents, two aunts, an uncle, a nephew, and a sister. I'd say they're our first choice. Everything was wonderful. There was nothing lacking that needed improvement. We received excellent care from all the staff we were in contact with. Read more

  • P. M. - Sioux City

    February 07, 2020

    We were very happy and pleased with everything. Dan Eckhoff was awesome. He kept us informed of where our loved one was all through the drama that was created. Great Job! Read more

  • D. C. - Dakota Dunes, SD

    February 07, 2020

    I appreciated the pre-arranged funeral plans we made years prior. Pressure is removed from the decision making in a short amount of time and simplifies decisions, making them less emotional. I appreciated the service and assistance provided by Brian Fritz, Jessica Bennett, and Melissa McKenna. Read more

  • D.O.

    October 29, 2019

    Brian was very helpful and kind as he worked with emotional family. Dana was very detailed & communicated with family Read more

  • L.W. Le Mars, IA

    December 27, 2019

    Genuine, Warm, Caring. Very Knowledgeable with knowing and explaining options. Personal touch, warm and friendly. Read more

  • G.F.

    December 27, 2019

    Kindness of staff- willingness to help in any way. Read more

  • T.J.

    December 27, 2019

    Brian went above and beyond for us. He was very sympathetic, caring and accommodating. By far, the best experience I have ever had at a funeral home. Read more

  • D. J. J. - Sioux City

    November 14, 2019

    Every item was provided or offered and handled with utmost expediency. All aspects were taken care of for us and made everything so much easier for us. Dana was a godsend. He made our lives during this time as easy as just getting dressed and attending the service. Read more

  • Michael and Sherry Newman - Sioux City, IA

    October 22, 2019

    Everything was wonderful at the funeral home, church, and grave site. It was all meaningful. We would like to recognize Brian. He was amazing and very easy to work with. Brian provided us with compassion and understanding every phase of the funeral process and understanding our needs. Read more

  • Bill Dalke - Phoenix, AZ

    October 22, 2019

    At the hardest time in my life, they made things very easy. My wife and I live in Phoenix and she wanted to be buried back home (Iowa). Christy-Smith handled all arrangements with the funeral home in Phoenix. Their compassion and patience were outstanding. Nothing they need to improve on. Read more

  • Ann Trudo - Jefferson, South Dakota

    October 01, 2019

    Kelly was wonderful and so aware of my needs and very patient in explaining my options. Also Brian was very helpful as was his assistants. Read more

  • Donald Olsen - Sioux City, Iowa

    October 01, 2019

    All was done with respect and kindness. Read more

  • A. P. - Sioux City, Iowa

    October 01, 2019

    All the staff was professional, courteous, and punctual. We liked the selection and service. Brian, Dana, and Melissa were very good at communication by phone and email. Read more

  • H. Y. - Minnesota

    October 01, 2019

    Trying to coordinate a service and burial in two different states, Brian Fritz made it much easier for me. He did an exceptional job coordinating the service and honoring my wishes. I greatly appreciate their ability, helpfulness, and flexibility in making this difficult process easier, even though it wasn't their normal type service. Read more

  • J.H. - Sioux City, IA

    October 01, 2019

    The staff made this sad day so much better. We didn't have to worry about a thing! Read more

  • J.T - Sioux City

    August 26, 2019

    Dana was exceptional in his attention to our needs. Read more

  • J. B. -

    August 13, 2019

    Brian was very good! Read more

  • D. M.

    Would absolutely recommend this funeral home to anyone. Dan and his staff are caring and fantastic to work with. They made such a difficult time so easy on my family made us feel like we were the only ones in their care, even though I know they were very busy. Read more

  • W. D. - Sioux City

    July 16, 2019

    Everyone went out of their way to serve my family. Read more

  • E. P. - Spencer, Iowa

    February 20, 2019

    I was so thankful my mother's funeral was prearranged. The staff at Christy-Smith were so helpful during that difficult time. If I lived in the area I would most definitely contact them to help me again. Read more

  • F.K. - Nebraska

    February 15, 2019

    The staff was amazing and so helpful and considerate. We worked with Brian and everything was handled beautifully. We would use this funeral home again because of how great the staff was. Read more

  • B. W. - Hawarden, IA

    November 30, 2018

    Dan and his staff are phenomenal. Over the years I have dealt with with funeral homes due to the passing of other family members in another town- Christy-Smith Morningside Chapel went above and beyond, met all our needs and more - exceeded our expectations. Read more

  • N. P. - Sioux City, Iowa

    October 30, 2018

    Brian Fritz was exceptional. He was so professional and sensitive. He was a tremendous help and guided through the process. Read more

  • Andrea Kjos

    October 30, 2018

    Mr. Eckhoff and support staff outstanding service. They exceeded all expectations and made accommodations. Everything was pristine, clean, seamless, reverent. Mr. Eckhoff's attention to details- always prepared- kept me calm and going above and beyond. Thank you! So grateful! Mr. Eckhoff, Mrs. Eckhoff, the staff were all incredibly supportive, creative, kind, understanding, and knowledgeable. Read more

  • H. C - Sioux City, Iowa

    September 28, 2018

    I was concerned because my husband has been very ill and I chose an open casket. But the funeral home did an excellent job and my husband looked very peaceful. Nathan Jenkins did a very good job at going over and explaining everything and answering all questions. Read more

  • S. W - Sioux City, Iowa

    September 28, 2018

    The staff us very kind and caring while attending to our needs and taking care of our loved one who passed. Everything was great - especially helpful after the service by answering questions and helping with insurance issues. Read more

  • Tammy Carmassi - El Donado Hills, CA

    August 27, 2018

    All aspects were perfect. Brian Fritz did a fantastic job - cannot recommend him enough. He made the whole process simple and was so accommodating - he is a wonderful man. Read more

  • K.B. - Sioux City

    August 27, 2018

    Dan was over the top accommodating on everything we wanted. Read more

  • D. H - Sioux City

    August 27, 2018

    Friendly atmosphere, helpful - Brian and Nathan were wonderful. Read more

  • Bruce Kelly - Dakota Dunes, SD

    August 27, 2018

    Extremely professional staff - owner made several personal visits beyond my expectations. In my opinion this is the most professional funeral home in Sioux City area. Appreciated the empathy of director and staff. All necessary business was conducted with sincerity. Read more

  • D. R - Sioux City

    August 27, 2018

    The hostess at the visitation was outstanding - Brian was also phenomenal. Very happy with the appearance of [our loved one]. We were happy with everything. Read more

  • L. H. - Sioux City

    August 27, 2018

    Brian Fritz was very helpful Read more

  • M. V. - Sioux City, IA

    May 21, 2018

    Daniel Eckhoff was patient and very professional. Read more

  • Brenda Olsen - Kingsley, Iowa

    May 21, 2018

    I was more than pleased with the way everything was handled. From the moment I talked with the funeral director the night of my husband's passing, I was treated with compassion, caring, understanding by everyone - Great staff! The are amazing. They make a tough situation better. Dan and Kelly Eckhoff are the greatest! Read more

  • O. F. - Sergeant Bluff, IA

    May 10, 2018

    Everything was very organized and very timely in getting things done. Christy-Smith has a very caring and thoughtful staff! Brian Fritz was very compassionate and wonderful to work with. I cannot think of anything that could have be improved. Read more

  • S. L. - South Sioux City, NE

    May 10, 2018

    I usually do not participate in surveys but Christy-Smith did a great job for us. My son and daughter and myself were very please in the way everything was handled. Read more

  • S.K. - Sioux City, Iowa

    May 10, 2018

    Very Satisfied Read more

  • Jeannie Kiley - Springfield, MO

    May 10, 2018

    Dana and Nathan were very helpful. Everyone was pleasant and professional. Read more

  • D.M. - Sioux City, Iowa

    May 08, 2018

    Brian was very easy to work with and didn't pressure us. Read more

  • G. H. - Sioux City, Iowa

    May 08, 2018

    Funeral director was so nice and helpful. Read more

  • David Postello - Sioux City

    May 08, 2018

    Everything went very well. Dan and staff were also very helpful with post-funeral paperwork. Mom looked at peace and pain free. Nathan did a great job. Organization was great [and they were] caring for our disabled sister. Read more

  • LeAnn Kuester

    May 01, 2018

    I am happy with the way everything turned out. I was just the way my mom would have wanted it to be. Nathan was very helpful to our family. He was always available to answer my questions. I really appreciated everything he did. Read more

  • K. B. - Sioux City, Iowa

    April 23, 2018

    [The most memorable thing about our experience was] the staff was there for us - helpful and friendly. Read more

  • J.M. - Sioux City

    April 18, 2018

    Want to thank [Christy-Smith] so much. It was a very stressful time but the staff was so helpful in answering any and all questions. They were very patient even going over it again when asked. [They] all made me feel it was going to be ok. I was very uninformed - they made it easy to understand. Read more

  • S. K. - Sioux City

    April 09, 2018

    Everything was perfect. Read more

  • S. W. - Sioux City, IA

    April 02, 2018

    [The most memorable thing about my experience was] how caring the people were and the military honors. Read more

  • Pam McNaughton - Sioux City, Iowa

    March 23, 2018

    Dana was amazing! We had no pre-arrangements for our father's service. Dana explained every detail and assisted with any questions we had day and night. The entire staff was so supportive allowing us to focus on family. [They are] a professional staff - Everyone was very attentive and wiling to assist. Top notch service! Thank you, Dana! ~ Art Houchins' daughters, Pam and Kristin Read more

  • W.R. - Sioux City, Iowa

    March 23, 2018

    Brian - Top notch guy! Read more

  • K.D - Sioux City, Iowa

    March 23, 2018

    The staff was very friendly and helpful. Read more

  • J. B.

    March 23, 2018

    Staff was not only courteous but very professional. [Our loved one] was picked up from our home- the staff was sensitive to our concerns and questions. The DVD/CD they created was EXCELLENT! All staff were wonderful. Read more

  • Patrick and Jane Loving - Sioux City, Iowa

    March 23, 2018

    Very good to work with - caring and thoughtful but also very professional. Kept the service on schedule and moving along. Brian was excellent but all the staff were very professional. Read more

  • T.R. - Sioux City

    March 23, 2018

    Staff was genuine and sincere, very helpful and gave it a personal feeling. Read more

  • Terry and Shirley Weldon - Sioux City

    February 20, 2018

    Their caring attitude was very appreciated. There were all very nice and professional yet caring. Read more

  • N.H. - Sioux City

    February 20, 2018

    Brian Fritz was excellent and well prepared. Read more

  • J.D. - Sac City

    January 15, 2018

    People were just so good to work with. My whole family was very pleased. Dan is great to work with - I really enjoyed working with him. Read more

  • L.B. - SIoux City, Iowa

    January 09, 2018

    [The most memorable thing about my experience was] the feeling of comfort while making the arrangements. Read more

  • Lori Ann Morehead

    January 03, 2018

    Their attention to detail was great. [DVD] that was created was excellent. Dan Eckhoff was caring and compassionate and made everything understandable for me. I am grateful to him. 100% satisfied Read more

  • J. B - Sioux City, Iowa

    December 21, 2017

    My family has used Christy's for as long as I can remember. I never even contacted another facility. I think the funeral went smoothly. Brian Fritz was very helpful. Frank Ostrihonsky is a long time friend. Read more

  • M. L. - Sioux City, Iowa

    December 21, 2017

    The staff and director were absolutely the best. [The most meaningful part of my experience] was the empathy and willing to go the extra mile with all aspects of the funeral. Dan and Kelly Eckhoff, Director/Owner, went above and beyond. Read more

  • Emily Frady

    November 30, 2017

    The preparation and appearance of my husband was wonderful. Better than I could have imagined. My husband donated his corneas and skin. It was a surprise when I found out how many miles he would travel. I was a little hesitant and I think Dana knew. He started again explaining every detail and told me they would call when they had Jim back. Dana explained why Jim had plastic wraps under his shirt. All questions were answered. At the funeral, because we were at our own church, I was picking up and putting up items and Dana very kindly touched my shoulders and in so many ways said "You don't need to do this today." The evening before our daughter fell down the basement steps and her leg was badly hurt. The day of the funeral she was on crutches plus she had a concussion. Dana helped to see she was taken care of and comfortable. The staff at the funeral home were equally kind and helpful before and after the services. Read more

  • D. S. - SIoux City, Iowa

    October 01, 2017

    [The most memorable thing about my experience was] the facilities and preparation of Mom. Read more

  • Debra McNaughton

    September 01, 2017

    Especially pleased with the care with Dad's appearance. He looked so peaceful. The compassion and support of your staff was truly appreciated. Read more

  • Beth Heck

    October 02, 2017

    Personal, yet professional. Staff providing exemplary care were Nathan and Dana. Melissa was great help with proofing documents. Read more

  • R. M. - North Sioux City, SD

    [the most memorable thing about my experience was] the caring and kindness of all staff at Christy-Smith!!! Read more

  • M.T - Mattoon, IL

    [the most memorable thing about my experience was] how great mom looked. Wonderful final memory of her. Thank you! Read more

  • A.A. - Sergeant Bluff, Iowa

    Brian Fritz could not have been more helpful or nice - Very Satified! Mr. Fritz has a special personality for that kind of job. He was so helpful and [had]so much patience - made everyone feel at ease. Read more

  • D.M. - Sioux City, Iowa

    Dan and Kelly took such special care in my dad's appearance. Read more

  • Reynolds Family - Sioux City, Iowa

    The care that Dan and staff gave was outstanding - from the poem insert to the programs to the urns bought for the grandchildren and necklaces - everything desired was answered; Wishes were followed to a T . I was on crutches and the care they showed was tremendous. Also received several notes to see if things were going well. Read more

  • L. W. - Sioux City, Iowa

    The hostesses were very nice and helpful. Read more

  • M.M. - SIoux City, Iowa

    My mothers had pre-planned her funeral and everything was honored as planned. Pre-planning made the process much easier on our whole family. Read more

  • H.D. - Sioux City, IA

    "The most memorable things about our family's experience were the service we received and the staff." Read more

  • M.H.

    Brian was very patient in helping us design our father's memorial marker. It made the experience so much better. Christy-Smith is a great place to work with Read more

  • J. S. - South Sioux City, SD

    "Our family was very satisfied" Read more

  • R.Y. - Nebraksa

    "All very pleasant & helpful" Read more

  • Gordon Korinke - Sioux City, IA

    "Brian was great to work with. Exemplary Care- Their willingness to work with you and try to help you - Brian was awesome Read more

  • Lori Thornton - Sioux City, IA

    "Allison Ingenthron - very knowledgeable, friendly, and caring." Read more

  • F. A. - Minnesota

    "Funeral director, Allison, was exceptional, detail-oriented, concise, totally professional." Read more

  • M. N. - Sioux City, Iowa

    "Whatever we asked for we received. Dan and the funeral attendants were like family." Read more

  • P. T. - California

    "Having worked luncheons at church I [feel] I have become your friend. We were impressed with Allison's ability and efficiency and sensitivity to our preferences." Read more

  • Diana Wilson - Sioux City, Iowa

    "I wanted to make changes as her family hadn't contacted her in years, Brian was so very helpful, relieved all my fears.... I remember as a kid one man saying to my mom 'now this is the man that will take all your money' I hated Harry Christy Funeral Home. But dealing with Brian changed my opinion.... I think Brian did an awesome job. Brian did so much for me....very caring and considerate." Read more

  • K.R - Sioux City, Iowa

    I cannot tell how great the staff was to accommodate our requests. They went over and above!! Willing to arrange, work with, everything! The personal care for the family - they made us feel at home, did additional printing and anything asked. Dan was especially helpful - he worked closely with Brian on several things, but everyone was great to deal with. Read more

  • S.M. - Sergeant Bluff, Iowa

    Allison was a true asset to your business. She was professional, kind, and straight forward - just the prefect combination for our family during a very sad and difficult time. I have no regrets on any of the decisions made with her help. Read more

  • K.M. - Windsor, CO

    Brian was very helpful and supportive - loved working with him. Read more

  • R.B - Queen Creek, AZ

    How professionally the first call was handled - The death was in a far away state; everything was handled in a timely manner without wondering what was happening. Read more

  • D.K. - Sioux City, Iowa

    Cremation was new to our family. We have always used Christy-Smith Funeral Homes. I need to thank them for the "one stop shop" at the Resource Center to see the urns, the keepsakes, the necklaces, the granite markers... everything we needed. Read more

  • C. M. - Sioux City, Iowa

    A HUGE thank you to Brian Fritz - He was knowledgeable, professional and most of all kind and compassionate as he helped us create a personal memorial marker for our mom. It was made easy with the program at the Christy-Smith Resource Center to design a final memorial for her. Read more

  • R.R. - North Sioux City, South Dakota

    I had no idea we could celebrate my father's life with a beautiful memorial service if we chose cremation. What we received from Christy-Smith Larkin Chapel was a wonderful way to remember our father with a Memorial Service and still honor his wishes of being cremated. Our whole family was appreciative of having the closure. Read more

  • B.N. - Sergeant Bluff, Iowa

    What was the most memorable thing about your experience? "How my husband looked – was more than I expected. Read more

  • P.G. - Sioux City, Iowa

    Everyone hard to make sure all details were taken care of. Very nice group of people. I thank them so much. Read more

  • T.A. - Sioux City, Iowa

    It was a very hard time, very unexpected – It was handled very well and appreciated this – Would recommend to anyone else needing this service. Read more

  • L.W. - South Sioux City, Nebraska

    Words cannot express our thanks to the wonderful staff at Christy-Smith. Your continued concern for us during this difficult loss will never be forgotten. All of you have your own special professionalism, making your business look like it is running smoothly! Thanks to each of you! Read more