We receive many letters from the families we've served, thanking us for our empathetic, compassionate and 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.

  • The Hackel Family

    January 11, 2019

    At the memorial service at the Wise Funeral Home for a family member, our Dad suffered a heart attack and shortly after being transported to the hospital in Hastings, he passed away. Our family in shock, Mike and Mary guided us through those terrible days in 2009 with sincere concern, compassion, and care for our lost loved ones as well as for those of us grieving. In 2017, Wise Family Funeral Home helped us celebrate our Mom's life with an Irish wake to honor our Irish Mother and, again, guided us through those days with kindness, concern, and compassion. In difficult times, Mr. Rogers told us to always look for the helpers. Mary and Mike, you are the helpers we look to when our lives have been thrown upside down with grief. And, even years later, your kindness during those terrible days resonates with our family, and will never be forgotten. From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you. Read more

  • A.L.

    March 23, 2018

    Thank you so much for taking such great care of my Dad after he passed away. We so appreciate your love, compassion, and dignity that were shown to not only our Dad but to each of us. Putting our trust in your, helped us to get through the process much easier. I never knew that death could be so beautiful before, as I have never lost someone so close to me. I am thankful that we were never rushed through the process, we were able to make our decisions with all of the information we needed. Thank you for treating all of us like family, it just made a really tough thing easier for us to get through. God Bless You. ~A.L. Read more

  • J.R.

    February 28, 2018

    So, so many thanks for all you have done for our family to help us prepare for a very special visitation and funeral. It was everything we hoped for. From the honor and respect you showed when you came for his body, to the details and decision guidance, the papers to be signed, etc. to the finality of his funeral. You all were so helpful. Thank you tons! J.R. and J, E, H Read more

  • D.M.

    March 23, 2018

    thank you for your caring way your treated Dad from the moment he passed to the burial. It was really nice to get to know you all. You are great Christians. Keep up the great work. God Bless. ~ D.M. Read more

  • Moseman Family

    April 09, 2018

    I wanted to personally thank you, your wife, and your staff for the great care that you have shown during the preparation and funeral for Roger. Your efforts made a difficult day be less of a stress on myself and my family. Please thank your wife and staff. Bruce Moseman Read more

  • Lang Family

    November 17, 2017

    I've been through my husband's funeral this past year at Wise Funeral Home. It could not be any nicer. Everything worked well! Thank you for everything. Read more

  • T.P. and Family

    October 15, 2017

    I never could have imagined how very hard this process was. We wanted to express to you our many heartfelt thank yous for helping to make the funeral planning process a little easier. Your sincere empathy and professionalism shown to all of our family and friends will eternally be appreciated. Read more

  • Laumeyer Family

    September 28, 2017

    Mike, Mary & Sarah, Thank you for helping us get through a very difficult time. Your caring, loving and professionalism was greatly appreciated. You are blessed with a special gift of caring. God bless you. The Laumeyer Family Read more

  • Raske Family

    September 23, 2017

    Mike & Mary, I just wanted to thank you one more time. Your care and attention to detail made us feel that we were long time friends. The food and flower services were also beyond our expectations. Thank You, The Raske Family Read more

  • Sharon from Hastings

    September 14, 2017

    Thank you Mike, Sarah and Melissa, The event today was great! I have to say both events that I have attended have been very informative and helpful. ( Now it's time to talk in depth with parents and get my own act together!) Looking forward to attending more in the future. I can't say enough on how great you and every one on your staff is! You all give out such a loving and caring feeling that words can't express. Thanks for being fantastic at what you do. I truly do love working with Wise Family Funeral Home! Sincerely, Sharon Read more

  • Brian R

    Mike Wise and his team are professional, ethical, and very respectful. They make dealing with the loss of a loved one as easy as can be. I recommend them to anyone dealing with a family loss. Read more

  • Josh Fox

    During the worst few days of my life the Wise Family Funeral Team took care of everything. They supported my family and my wishes and helped us honor my father's life as he would wanted. I would recommend their team of professionals to anyone. Read more

  • Jim & Jodi Olson

    I would like to take a moment to thank the Wise Family Funeral Home. Thank you to Mike, Mary, Sarah and all involved with the funeral home. Two of the darkest days in my life were made much easier thanks to Michael and Mary and their staff. My mothers and my nephews passing left a huge whole in our lives. Thanks to the compassion and genuine feeling of love displayed by these people who went well above and beyond what anyone could expect our loss was made much less painful. Mike does everthing in his power to make this dire situation seem peaceful. From the minute we walked in the door to their beautiful establishment until the end of the after funeal meal the wise family felt like members of our family. So if you are in need of a professional, caring and loving funeral home. The Wise Family Funeral Home is the best group of people i have met in many years and treat your loved ones like their own. Thanks Mike and Mary! God Bless you Jim and Jodi and family Read more

  • Lori Stellick

    It's difficult to find the words that adequately describe my gratitude to Mike and Mary Wise. They are such compassionate and caring people and it shows through in all they do. They helped me through every detail when planning my husbands service. They went above and beyond to help me and my children during a very difficult time. The service was beautiful and they were there for us throughout the entire process. Thank you so much Mike and Mary for all you did for our family! 💗 Read more

  • C.C.

    Losing Chase was devastating. Circumstances that no one prepares for. My hope is anyone communicating with Mike and his family only do so to prepare for what is inevitable late in life. That all being said. I can NOT imagine this situation being handled with such compassion, professionalism, and attention at any other funeral home. The Wise Family TRULY is just that. It felt like my family was handling the details. They are amazing people doing unbelievably difficult work. They were 100% accessible at almost ANY hour. It would be unthinkable to make your arrangements any place else. Thanks again to the Wise Family for making a painful experience less stressful with this part of it. Read more

  • Michelle Forbes

    I highly recommend using the Wise Family Funeral & Cremation Services for any pre-planning or unexpected arrangements due to their expertise; ensuring every need, want and wish is executed with the highest level of dignity & professionalism. From the minute you walk through the doors, you are made to feel as though you are walking into a friends home. Greeted warmly, you're made to feel comfortable, you are not rushed or made to feel as though you are just another business transaction to them. Their entire staffs dedication to making a stressful situation as stress free as possible is made to look effortlessly by their ability to ask questions or suggest ideas when they can tell you are feeling a bit overwhelmed. Dealing with them in the planning stage, their execution and coordination with the church went smoothly. Left us without a worry that everything discussed would not be executed exactly the way we had intended it to go. We took advantage of the ability to have them take care of all the memorial folders, thank you cards and in addition, had them do a memorial video set to music, which was the best decision we made. All were beautifully done and with little to no effort on our part, exactly the way they wanted it to be. Clearly, they are guided by faith and a deep desire to help others in their darkest hour. Something that not everyone can pull off so easily. Their thoughtfulness didn't just end during the planning and execution of the service, their extensive materials dealing with grief as well as their seminars they offer to the public is just another commitment they have to their craft. My family and I cannot thank them enough for navigating us through the most difficult time in our lives. May God continue to bless each of them in the gift they share and offer to others in the community. Sincerely, The Forbes Family Read more

  • Troy Freiermuth

    My experience with the Wise Family Funeral Home is one I will never forget. Well beyond the professionalism of taking care of every detail seamlessly, it is the genuine care and support they showed our family throughout the process and beyond. As the years have past I cannot envision how we could have honored the life of my father while supporting the ones he loved any better than efforts the Wise Family provided for us. We are truly grateful. Thank you Michael and Mary Wise. I could say so much more about how you inspired my healing and how much I value you both. I am happy to personally recommend the Wise Family to anyone. You are amazing people! Read more

  • Julie Yager

    Thank you so much for the excellent service and experience that was provided to our family during a very difficult time. The staff at Wise Family Funeral Home is highly professional, understanding and accommodating. The planning, visitation, funeral and burial went extremely well. My mother-in-law had a beautiful service. We received many, many, many compliments on how beautiful she looked and she did! A huge compliment to Michael Wise. We cannot thank you enough! God bless! Read more

  • Kristen Capel

    As a pastor who works with many funeral homes and families who are grieving, I chose Wise for my own Mother's funeral because they are simply the best. They honor people's grief, care deeply about each person and walk with people through the most difficult times with incredible grace. For the Wise family this business is a true calling from God. Read more

  • T.F., NP, & LG

    August 04, 2017

    We wanted to pass along our appreciation for a wonderful funeral preparation and your help at the service. Thank you! Read more

  • NHR

    August 05, 2017

    Dear Mike, Mary & Sarah, Thank you so much for your attentive care in planning and implementing the services for our mother's funeral and burial. You assisted with compassion and understanding during a difficult time. You handled every aspect with professional attention to detail, making the process all happen seamlessly. We appreciate the personal and heartfelt touch that Wise Family Funeral Services provided. ~N.H.R. Read more

  • John Martinson

    March 10, 2017

    The Wise family was absolutely the most professional funeral home I've ever dealt with. They gave my Mother some information on funeral planning about 2 years before she passed. Then about a year before she passed Mike and Mary took the time to drive to South Minneapolis to meet with her and myself in her living room to review all her paperwork/planning. They assisted in the prepay and assured her that us every wish would be followed. It gave her great peace of mind to know that her family would have no problems with her funeral arrangements once she passed. Once my Mother passed, Mike, Mary, and Sarah were there to assist the family in any way possible and there professionalism was noted by many, many people attending the services. Lastly. as I was watching Mike throughout this process I could not believe just how professional he was in any/all interactions with the family and all in attendance. His mannerisms and actions were the essence of professionalism, leaving me with a profound peace of mind throughout the process. Highly recommend the Wise Family Funeral Home to anybody. You will not be disappointed. Read more

  • J.S.

    Thank you so much for all the planning and support for my husband's funeral. You took care of all the details and made things so easy for us. We appreciate your kindness. Read more

  • T.B.

    Mike- I can't tell you how much I appreciate your assistance and generosity while I was making burial arrangements for my brother. I will not forget your efforts during a difficult time for our family. You are a true gentleman and a credit to your profession! Thank you! Read more

  • G.C & A.V.

    The challenging part of taking care of mom once she passed was made so much easier with the help of Wise Family Funeral Home. They truly went above and beyond in working with us. They are NOT just in a business but a ministry of helping people at a challenging time! I cannot recommend them highly enough. Even though mom had chosen to be cremated, Mike fixed mom up for us to see her one final time. What an incredible place with compassionate people. Read more

  • R.L. and family

    On behalf of our family, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to you and to those who assisted our family with our recent loss. It was a journey that none of us expected to take so soon, and we appreciate that you made yourselves so readily available to help us put one foot in front of the other at a time when we seemed to be stumbling. Your service was stellar- heartfelt, sensitive to the complex issues surrounding our situation, and above all, genuine. We appreciate how much time you took to help us sort out the many details involved in getting Mom "home". In short, you were the very hands and fee to Jesus for us. If there is anything we can do to endorse your service, we would be happy to do so. With grateful hearts we remain. Read more

  • J.W. and family

    Thanks again for everything you did for us in our time of need and sadness. The work you all did made this trying time a whole lot easier on all of us. I speak for our whole family when I say we all appreciated everything. You and your entire staff do an outstanding job. Also, thank you for being a friend to mom, we know she thought so highly of you! Read more

  • P.M.

    After all has settled and we are back to our everyday lives, we want to take a moment to tell you just how much we appreciated everything you did to help our family through our mom's passing, which was a difficult and poignant time for all of us. We were all touched by your truly sincere sense of caring. Even though Mom's funeral was pre-planned, there were still some decisions to be made and many details to handle- all at a time when we were distracted by our sadness and found it difficult to focus. You walked us through this process with sensitivity and professionalism. Much of what you did was behind the scenes, from making arrangements with Fort Snelling National Cemetery to coordinating the pastor and musicians, and putting together a wonderful, photographic presentation of Mom's life. Making the extra effort to find the out of production urn that she had chosen touched us deeply. Your comforting approach allowed us to see past our grief and concentrate on celebrating our mother's life. Thank you so much for all you did. Read more

  • L.S.

    I do not have the words to express how grateful I am for all you have done for us during this difficult time. You are truly amazing people. I am so thankful God placed you in our lives. I will never forget your kindness. Bless you all! Read more

  • V.W. and family

    We would like to thank you for all the help and support you have provided for us during this difficult time. You made the transition easier. Thank you for the wonderful job you did preparing us and mom for her next journey. You are truly a blessing! Read more

  • J.L.

    On behalf of our whole family, I would like to thank you for the wonderful services you provided for my mother's funeral and visitation. You were so thoughtful in all your transactions. My mom would have been so pleased! Read more

  • M.W. and family

    Just wanted to say a million thank you for all you've done to help us get through this difficult time. My family deeply thanks you for everything. The DVD tribute was so awesome and everything was well done. Read more

  • J.A.

    I was thinking about my mother's gathering and funeral the other day and in particular, how it was handled. I want to sincerely thank you for and commend you on how all the arrangements and the gathering and funeral were dealt with by you with such respect, dignity and compassion. As you well know, at such a time, those left behind are overwhelmed and emotional. You were wonderful and I wanted you to know how much we all appreciated you. Read more

  • D.M.

    On behalf of my whole family, I want to express my gratitude to you, as well as your staff. My husband's memorials service was wonderful and that, in no small part, was thanks to you. We will always be grateful to you. Read more

  • T.S.

    Thank you. You made the death of my dad bearable. You treated my mother with such compassion and kindness that it would make your mother proud. You set up the visitation area at the church with such class. And you knew just what flowers to place in just the right spots. It felt like you were part of our family during that week and that gave us much comfort. Be proud of what you do. Read more

  • C.M.

    Thank you for the beautiful visitation and funeral you provided for our beloved PaPa. You added your special ray of sunshine to an otherwise unbearable time. We're all very grateful. May God Bless! Read more

  • M. O.

    Thank you for the beautiful funeral. We were all so impressed with your involvement. We get comments every day and your name always appears first! It was a pleasure getting to know you and if any of us can be of any service or help to or for you, please call. My only regret is that my husband didn't get to know you. Thanks again. Read more

  • S.T.

    How can we ever thank you for the incredible job that you've done with Dad and all of us! You are such a kind, gentle, caring person. We would have ever been able to get through this difficult time without you! You should be so proud of yourself Mike! You are excellent at what you do. You made us feel so comfortable and supported. You felt like a family member to all of us. Again HUGE THANKS! You will always be remembered and special to our family. Read more

  • J. H.

    Thank you for your excellent work on my mom's funeral. I was impressed with your business and approach from our first meeting several years ago. Read more

  • B. L.

    Our community and our church have been blessed by your presence. Thank you for the kindness and comfort you have given the family. My prayers for your family will continue with love. Read more

  • C.M

    Your staff did a wonderful job with the entire process, start to finish, when my grandpa died. Everything was handled with first class demeanor and a very gentle hand during that difficult period. And I want to thank you for the gift of the memorial DVD- what a priceless gift to cherish forever. Thank you again for everything. Blessing! Read more

  • J.H.

    On behalf of my family I would like to sincerely thank you for everything you did to make our dad's/husband's service so memorable. Your guidance, kindness and attention to every detail were greatly appreciated. We received many compliments, not only on the service itself, but on how beautiful, comfortable and homey the funeral home was. It truly was which is so very important at a difficult time like that. Everything was absolutely perfect and we couldn't have been happier with how things turned out. We will gladly recommend your caring facility to a family and friends when the need arises! Forever Grateful Read more

  • T. G.

    We want to express our gratitude for the care and compassion you expressed toward our family this past week. You made a difficult and overwhelming time manageable with your guidance. We appreciate you taking care of all things we may not have even thought of. Your gift of the memorial video added a beautiful touch to the day and will continue to touch us. Your presence gave us a sense of calm which allowed us to focus on our grief and not have to worry about anything. We truly believe it takes a special person to be in your profession and you are all very special in our eyes. Thank you and God bless. Read more

  • M. H.

    Thank you for all your help in making all the arrangements for my husband. You have been such a joy to work with and made this whole process so easy. We are grateful and very appreciate. Read more

  • P. G.

    Thank you all for your kindness and thoughtfulness throughout the funeral planning and service for my husband. The family members were all pleased and satisfied with all the arrangements. My gratitude to you all. Read more