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.

  • Susan Plowman

    September 04, 2020

    Gary, thank you for all the support and help. You are so kind! Ellen, thank you so much for all your help and kindness! Take care and God bless. Read more

  • Dr. Steve Hamon

    August 03, 2020

    A note to thank you so much for the excellent care we received, not to mention helpful guidance, at the tragic passing of my brother Dennis. Though I realize you were doing what you were trained to do, you did it with such care and balance by being present and also allowing alone time. Thank you so much for your excellence, Gary. We're very grateful to Howard for recommending your service. PS. Also please thank Ellen again for her kindness and help! Read more

  • Donna and Russ Vroman

    July 24, 2020

    We want to thank you for all your help and your patience as we dealt with making a decision about our cemetery stone. We are hoping all is okay for us and for you. Our thanks also to Ellen, she has been so kind to me. Blessings! Read more

  • Susan Tolly

    July 02, 2020

    Gary and Ellen, Thank you for handling my mother’s cremation. You were both very helpful, yet professional. You made a difficult experience seem effortless - even though it was in the covid 19 isolation period. I will highly recommend your services to others. Read more

  • Angela Tramel

    June 08, 2020

    My grandma Martin looked beautiful the day of her funeral. Thank you for capturing her beauty! We loved the DVD! Read more

  • The Family of Imogene Donaldson

    April 16, 2020

    We want to thank you all for making our moms service so memorable for us. From beginning to end you helped us through a very sad time. We appreciated all of your kindness! Read more

  • Krys Bush

    April 16, 2020

    Gary, Our family would like to thank you for your efforts in moving the marker plate for my sister. I did check on it yesterday and was very happy. Read more

  • The Family of Gloria Graves

    December 06, 2019

    Ellen, Thank you for being so caring. You definitely went over and above what we would have expected. We truly appreciate your kindness. Gloria would have loved you! The Graves Family Read more

  • The Family of Donald L. Kirby, Sr.

    November 27, 2019

    Thank you for helping us navigate the funeral arrangements for our dad's service. We appreciate all the help and guidance. Read more

  • Marsha Streicher

    March 13, 2019

    Gary Deiters funeral home in East Peoria was very helpful, calming and professional before, during and after my husbands recent service. I did not feel pressured to make hasty or costly decisions. They included my family members in the decision process which was greatly appreciated. They also recommended Becks florist who did a wonderful job, the flowers were beautiful. Read more

  • Diane & Crystal Hill

    February 18, 2019

    Thank you for being such a wonderful assistance in helping our family! Read more

  • Mark & Karen Hutchison

    December 06, 2018

    Dear Gary, Madison & Carol, Thank you so much for your compassion & kindness shown to our family & friends during Margaret's Homegoing. All of you played an important part in walking us through our grief & in the planning & carrying out of her services. We so appreciate all of you! Sincerely, Mark & Karen Hutchison Read more

  • Ty, Jamie, Lynn and Elizabeth

    February 28, 2018

    Dear Gary, I would like to sincerely thank you for all that you did to make Ray's visitation and funeral a memorable and comforting experience for our family and friends. The preparation of Ray for the service exceeded our expectations - he looked the way he had looked 10 years earlier! Thank you for your patience in dealing with FOUR Sanders women in the final planning. I'm glad Ray and I did pre-planning - that helped to keep us on track. My brother said of the services and I quote "Best funeral I ever attended." You did a great job! With appreciation for your kindness and professional excellence. Ty, Jamie, Lynn and Elizabeth Read more

  • Cindy Gullett Guthrie

    February 17, 2018

    Gary Deiters and Deiters Funeral Home could not have been more gracious and caring when our mom, Betty Gullett died on August 30, 2017. From the moment that we called the funeral home, to the moment mom was buried, we were treated with gentle respect and guidance, while we grieved for our mom, during the most difficult time of our lives. This was not our first family loss, but Gary still made the entire experience somewhat tolerable. We would highly recommend Gary Deiters Funeral Home and Cremation Services to any family. Read more

  • Kari Wheeler

    October 16, 2017

    Gary and staff were incredible. The loss of my Dad is still unbearable and the compassion, thoughtfulness, and allowing us to mindlessly go through the motions while you made sure everything was perfect will forever be appreciated. Our family will forever be grateful to you . Read more

  • Sally Muller

    September 10, 2017

    We can't say enough about the service you and your staff provided, you really made the process so much easier for us. We also know that you did everything exactly how mom would have wanted it done and so are very appreciative of that too. Thank you again for your professionalism and care. Read more

  • Joyce Moore

    August 20, 2017

    My family and I found Gary Deiters Services to be professional , caring, sensitive to our needs, and extremely attentive to sometimes forgotten details. The entire staff was very warm, yet highly respectful of our family. Mr. Deiters and his group was a true comfort during our time of grief and loss. Read more