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P.O. Box 1548
Gaylord, MI 49734
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 Nelson Testimonials

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. 

Dear Staff of Nelson Funeral Home,

Thank you for your sponsorship for Art in Motion Color Race. Thank you for help making this event possible.

Abby C. - Otsego Conservation District (August 2017)


Dear Jan,

Thanks so much for spending time with us today in this difficult time. Your demeanor is compassionate, professional, and friendly.   Rick D. (July 2017)

Dear Chuck, 

Thank you for being with us is to give a proper send off.  Your words and your presence always comfort those mourning a loved one.   You are truly a man of God who respects those you serve and our family appreciates what you did for us.  Sincerely, Dorothy B. (January 2017)

Dear Ryan and Staff,

A note to thank you and your staff for your help and service to me and especially honoring the contract made with your organization several years ago. Life will be different but I have some pretty special memories.  Sincerely,  Carolyn J.  (January 2017)



Dear Pat & Chuck,

You and your business have been a true god-send to this community. May God shower you with abundant graces. Sincerely, The Daughters of Isabella- Circle 611 (Dec. 2016)


Dear Mr. Nelson & Jan,

I have no words other than Thank You to tell you both how wonderful you are and how much I apprecaite your kindness and speical treatment you gave us.

Rosie (Sept. 2016)


Your compassion, professionalism and organization made a stressful situation bearable. There aren't enough words to describe how much we appreciate all that you did for our family. Even though we had never met any of you prior to our loss, you seem like family. Thank you!

Amie P. (Sept. 2015)


Mr. Nelson & the Staff at Nelson's Funeral Home,

 We cant say enough thanks to you, Kelly Carroll, & everyone at Nelson's. Dads service was just so nice, he would have been pleased. Thank you for taking such good care of us. Kelly is so kind and wonderful.


Darryl & Billie P.  (July 2015)


Thank you verymuch for being so helpful and thoughtful during the stressful time. You all seemed like special friends.

Thanks so much,

Beth W. & Family


Chuck & All the Staff at Nelson Funeral Home,

Thank you so much for the wonderful job you did with my sister's service, viewing, and even during the funeral itself. I feel blessed that my sister got the appropriate farewell. Your establishment is FIRST CLASS, COMPASSIONATE, CARING and all other positive words out there! Thanks doesn't even cover it! You are beautiful, first class, caring individuals.

Carla W. (May 2015)


Nelson Funeral Home,

We can never thank you enough for the thoughts and prayers that you provided our family during this difficult time. I know that my Mom is in heaven celebrating with angels! The comfort and peace that your provided for my mom can never be repaid. God bless you and your families.

~Mary & Jon V. and Randy C. (Apr. 2015)


 Nelson Funeral Home,

You all did a great job. Thank you so much.

Rose B. (3/19/15)


Dear Jennifer,

Thank you for your personal responses, and for ensuring that the family will receive their card. It means a lot receiving your professional kindness; you've been most helpful!

Most Sincerely,
Margaret & Ray K. 

Dear Nelson's Funeral Home Staff:

Your entire staff went the extra mile during a time of sorrow and stress. You put us at ease, showed compassion and we really apprecaite all you do.

Kind Regards,

Linda D. (1/4/15)


Dear Pat, Kelly, Jan & staff at Nelson's Funeral Home:

We wish to express how thankful and grateful we are for the compassion, concern and the consideration you gave to us. You truly went out of your way to help us in every detail. Your thoughtfulness and professionalism made this most difficult time more comfortable for us.  We are so blessed to have chosen Nelson's Funeral Home and the kindness you showed to us.

Fern M. (12/17/14)


To the Staff of Nelson's Funeral Home:

I want to thank all of you from the bottom of my soul for all the help that each of you gave to me, my brother and sister. You made the passing of our mother so much easier. I want to especially thank Pat for all the help and kindness he gave during this time. Again, everyone at Nelson's, thank you so very much.


Robert N. 


Dear Mr. Nelson, Pat Carroll and staff;

Words cannot express how grateful we are for all the concern and consideration you have given us during our daughter's death and burial. The visitation at the funeral home was very consoling. Being able to visit with friends and relatives and reminiscence will be a memory we will hold forever.

The gathering and service at the church was very beautiful. We have had several people comment on the service and how wonderful it was. I thought everything went perfectly.

The burial, too, was very special. My mother (age 92) commented that the graveside service was one of the nciest she had ever been to. I have to agree with her.

A HUGE thank you to all of you for making this experience of buring a loved one more understandable and peaceful.

God Bless all of you,

Mike and Julie K. and families



Jan Lake and Staff,

Thank you again and again.  You made this difficult time in my life alot easier with your help and concern.  THANKS.

Eva H.


Dear staff of Nelson Funeral Home,

McReynolds Hall would like to thank you for all you did to make the first Remembrance Tea so special.  The heartwarming presentation by Sheila was both comforting and inspriational. Chuck's words of kindness and appreciation are very much appreciated.  Jan's baked homemade cookies were delicious the refreshing punch was tasty!  The event was well organized.  Pat, thank you for the tablecloths and for offering support. You all have an important ministry. God Bless You!

Theresa Wood




I just wanted to say a big thank you. As I heard from a little "birdie" the day of my mom's funeral was your birthday! You directed over moms services, she would be so happy after 93 years in the  Gaylord community she got the "top guy" to work for her, and even on his B-day! I can hear her laughing.  In all seriousness, it was a very good experience because of you and your staff.  It was so organized and we were always treated with such kindness and professionally.  Your direction and seeing you there just helped get us through and we felt a lot less stress, less lost, because of you.  Hopefully you will have many Happy Birthdays all the way to 93 years old too!  God Bless you!

Mary, Joe, Andrea, Dar, & Sheri V.


Thank you so much for everything you did to make Jim's viewing and service so special for us!  Sincerely, L.O.


We cannont thank you enough for your kindness, thoughtfulness, and professionalism during the planning, and memorial service for our wife and mother.  You made one of the most difficult times so comfortable for our family. We are so blessed by each of you.  The family of  R.T. (March 2014)

We so appreciate your help at mom's memorial service at First United Methodist Church in Jan.  Wow, What a big help, I never realized how much direction etc. there would be making a service run smoothly. That was an ingenious and blessed thing you did for our family and Reverend Naile.  God loves you and so do we!     The family of A.S.

Can't thank you enough for being so nice.  Thank you for all your help dealing the detail surrounding mom's death.

...I would like to send a note of sincere thanks and gratitude , I met you only briefly, but your genuine kindness & compassion was felt. So again, I say thank you for being such a valuable, integral part in the transition of my Aunt.

Fondly - Jeanine T.  5/2013


I don't know where to begin to thank you for all your kindness & compassion in handling the arrangements for my mom. Jack and Jan welcomed our family without an appointment on one of the busiest weekends of the year and just made everything so easy for us amidst all our confusion.  The visitation and funeral were handled beautifully- with every detail taken care of so we could spend time receiving family and friends. You went above and beyond your duties assisting me when I needed help with situations that had nothing to do with the funeral. I'm so overwhelmed with all of your kindness. Gaylord is a very lucky communtiy to have such wonderful people to help them begin their journey of healing. May God Bless you all!

Karen P.  6/2013


Thank you for all that you did to make this go so smoothly.

Linda, Roy Jr. and Randy S.    6/2013


Jack, I'm a little slow in sending you my thanks, but better late than never!  You were so gracious and kind to us during our loss- We won't forget you and all you did for me and my family.  God Bless.

Maureen M.   6/2013


On behalf of my deceased aunt.....I wish to express my most sincere thank you to yourself and your truly remarkable staff. The professionalism and genuine concern exemplified by everyone, especially Kelly, were heartwarming and greatly appreciated.  You and your staff have been involved in the life ending function of so many members of both the immediate and extended family.  On every occasion you have mitigated the degree of loss and enabled our family to process the situation and proceed with dignity.  You have done so for a period of decades.  I am extremely grateful. 

Sincerely,     William C.  6/2013


 Our family would like to thank you for everything you did to make this difficult time easier on all of us. Taking care of our mom and the total process of transporting her and all that was involved is greatly appreciated. She looked lovely and the casket was beautiful. It's a comfort to know your kindness and generosity helps ease the pain of our loss. Thank you again for everything.

      -  Steve, Elaine, Donovan & Shannon C. – 3/2013
This note is so long over-due but at this time of year it caused me to reflect on a few things. One is I was very thankful for all of your help and support when my mom passed away in September. It was a very difficult time but all of you made it less painful. I hope all of you enjoy this holiday season with your families and loved ones. 
      -  Sue C. – 12/2012
Kelly, Mr. Nelson and the rest of your staff have been most helpful and supportive. The Holiday memorial was very comforting and I have shared with the family “A Blessing of Permission.” 
      -  Marilyn H. – 12/2012
Thanks so much for everything you did for us during the death of my dad. You went above and beyond!...coming to our house, the slide show, making copies, the beautiful card (allowing us to be personal with the photos) and so much more. Thanks! You’re great at your job…
      -  Colleen C. – 11/2012
On behalf of the family, we want to thank you for all that you did to help make the service as special as it was. Thanks to Kelly, Pat, Jack and all of the work and planning “behind the scenes”. The service was beautiful. We appreciate the challenges you are faced with and we applaud you for making things all come together as you did! We enjoyed working with you and will have good memories of the service, thanks to you.
      -  Gerry & Mary K. & Family – 10/2012

Over twenty five years ago on Thanksgiving morning I found myself, along with my family, at the Nelson Funeral Home making arrangements for my dad who had passed away the night before. I remember Jack Weston sitting with us and helping us along in a process that we had never experienced before.  His attention to detail along with his caring heart gave us guidance in making the necessary decisions that were before us.

      -  Jan L. - 6/3/2012