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  • The loving and respectful way they were with us through the entire process left me feeling like they were family. I can't imagine their professionalism and kindness being any better during this most difficult time in our life
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  • "A heartfelt thank you to everyone at the Nelson-Hillestad Funeral Home of Redwood. You all are amazing and made a difficult time so much easier for the family. For that we are so very grateful."
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  • "Al was so genuine and supportive and really helped make for a lovely service, even on a limited budget."
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  • "Our experience with Alan Hillestad was nothing but perfection in every area. From the moment we walked in to get a quote until the day after the service when we came to retrieve our articles. His kindness and personal concern were wonderful."
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  • "Al was so accommodating meeting with the family in the evening. He explained everything clearly and gave us many options to stay within the pre-paid funeral amount. We were very pleased with his help."
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  • "To all the staff at Nelson-Hillestad. We would like to again thank you for everything you have done for our family to make this difficult time a little less stressful."
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  • "Thanks so much for kind words and the great care you gave my brother, and this is from the whole family. You did it just right."
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  • "I knew Al would take care of everything and he did not disappoint us. Thank you for everything".
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  • "We had numerous comments/compliments on the programs. So many said they were the nicest ones they'd ever seen."
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  • "Excellent wake and funeral service for dad, thank you so much for all you did to lighten our hearts."
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  • "I will refer this funeral home to all my friends & relatives."
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  • "The staff was amazing, they made you feel like this was the only funeral they were handling."
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Celebrate Life

It's important to take the time to acknowledge the uniqueness of the deceased: the individuality of their personality, and the uniqueness of their life's path. Not just for them, but for you; it affirms the relationship, and leads to healing after loss. Honoring their life is truly an act of love - for the both of you.

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Grief Support

With our online grief support you're assured of our commitment to helping you through this difficult time. You can access online counseling services, join in group grief support, or watch our interactive videos, anytime: 24/7. No matter how you feel at this moment, you have our commitment - you're never alone.

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Community Events

We give every family in our community unique opportunities to learn, share, and remember. Each of our educational, grief support or remembrance events is designed to appeal to a wide age range, including adults and children. It is our intention to enrich lives, educate minds, and ease sorrows.

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Funeral Etiquette

The accepted customs of dress and behavior in a funeral have changed over time, but courtesy never goes out of style. Here's what we'd like you to know about funeral etiquette.

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