Why We Care
Genandt Funeral Home has been serving the Winnebago and German Valley, Illinois communities for over 30 years. We are proud of our commitment to personalized, professional and respectful service. Throughout the communities we serve, we are known for our caring and willingness to go the extra mile.
Because we are a family owned and operated business, we understand, quite thoroughly, the needs and wishes of the families we serve. We feel that our familial ties are an integral part of our philosophy.
We excel in helping families with the selection process. Most people are unaware of how many choices they need to make when faced with a funeral. Not only do we provide the services necessary, but we pride ourselves in assisting families make decisions. Knowing what a difficult time a passing can be for family members, we aid in decision making and planning in order to help alleviate your stress.
From the first call, to the service itself, Devonne Getzelman, our licensed funeral director and second generation of Genandt, will interact with each family asking for our services. Each family has their own specific requirements and needs. Devonne is able to assist in many ways. At Genandt Funeral Home, each family is carefully nurtured and given all the attention they want and need.
Because we are in an area where transportation or the means of transport are not always readily available, we often go to the family, should circumstances keep them from coming to us. Recently, we worked with a family in the preparation of services for a family member who was hospitalized. No one in the family wanted to leave the hospital room and because we understood that, Devonne went to the family at the hospital to ensure that all needs were met and all questions were answered. This is just one more component of our philosophy of service that states that every family is unique, as are their needs, and will be treated as such.
Within our communities, we work to maintain the strength of our roots. Through charitable donations, participation in local organizations and support of local schools, we are involved in the community. Being involved allows us to provide more personalized and sensitive services to each family.