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What Our Families Are Saying...

I want to just say how thankful I am for Frank and his staff with my brother Vince's services. They were so patient and caring with me that it helped on one of my most difficult days. Essling Chaple has been there for our family for many years and especially over the last 5. Words really can't express the gratitude I have for them, thank you.

Misty Wurster-Dotson


I want to just say how thankful I am for Frank and his staff with my brother Vince's services. They were so patient and caring with me that it helped on one of my most difficult days. Essling Chaple has been there for our family for many years and especially over the last 5. Words really can't express the gratitude I have for them, thank you.

Misty Wurster-Dotson
August 3, 2021

Frank and Staff-

Thank you so much for all of your help during this difficult time. We especially appreciated all of your help facilitating all of the services at the LaPorte Missionary Church. Everyone we encountered was so kind and helpful.

Much Thanks!

Sarah Rinkel
March 16, 2020

Dear Frank, Thank you for arranging the visitation, funeral and burial of my husband Pete Backer. Your expertise in caring for his body was greatly appreciated. This is a very sad time for our family but you made it easier.

Barbara Backer
February 20, 2020

To the entire staff of Frank Keszei Funeral Home we wish to express our deepest appreciation for the kindness and sensitivity shown to our family during our difficult time. We had heard of your amazing reputation, and based upon feedback from others we made the very important decision of choosing you. From the time we began making plans to the time your team came to our Dad's home after his passing every experience was remarkable. Thank you so very much!

The Hunter Family
December 21, 2019

Frank, I will be forever grateful for the help and compassion you and your entire staff provided for both my brother Daniel and especially my wife. I will most definitely recommend Frank Keszei Funeral Home to anyone who asks me.

Thank you once again!

Richard Barker

Frank and Staff were great! I tell everyone about the great experience our family had.

The Dunlap Family

Orlando Dunlap

Our family was very pleased with your care and attention to detail.
Thank you so much!

Steve C

Everyone was very helpful and personable. They made a very difficult time much easier!

Kathleen Y

The people that I dealt with could not have been nicer. They were very professional with everything and made the entire process very easy. They were very caring and made it easy for me and for my family.
Thanks again Frank

Van R

Extremely happy with everything, very professional service.

Andrew McGuire

Thank you to Frank and Lori for all your help in taking care of dad's services. Also, a special thank you to Rip Ludlow for the many years of caring and helping with our dad. Everything went very well. We couldn't ask for anything more.

Thanks You!

Jan W

Thank you so much during this difficult time. Planning and caring was exceptional!

Robert P

Everyone was Great!!

Glen S

Our family was treated with respect and informed of all that was needed to make us comfortable with the funeral.
Thank You!

Rose S

I felt totally at ease with Frank and his total staff. My husbands funeral was above and beyond what I expected. It was beautiful, their attention to detail was amazing. I will use them in the future when the time comes. It takes special people to do this job and they do it with the utmost care.

Dorinda H

Frank, Rip, Lori, and Pat
Thank all of you for such a wonderful service and all of you for your support to our family during the loss of Jim. Your Professionalism (as usual) you are a great team. We couldn't have asked for more. Your still and always will be the best in La Porte County! Love to you all.

The Keene Family

Thank you so much for assisting us - It meant a lot.

Gary and Chris

Frank and Staff,
Thank you so much for making this difficult time easier. The boys and I appreciate all your help and taking care of everything.

Laura, Alex and Eli Wood

Thank you for your care to help us say goodbye to our mother, grandmother and aunt. We appreciated the gentle guidance during a tough time.

Thanks, Karen

Lottie, Lori, Cooper, Karen, Becky, and Shawn

Frank and Team,
Thank you all so much for helping us make this difficult time so easy. The job isn't an easy one, and everyone there is so helpful. Thank you a million time over!

Barb, Amber Stacy and Paula

The Reuben Klein Family

Dear Mr. Keszei and the Funeral Staff,
We were touched by the gorgeous floral arrangement you sent to our husband's/father's service. We understand how Judy found you all so special to work with!
Our gratitude and appreciation for the many ways you showed us compassion and support. Everything was wonderful! Dad would have loved his celebration!

Sincerely the Keene Family:
Jeanene Keene
Joy Keene and John Moore and family
Jeffrey and Barbara Keene and family
Jon and Judy Keene , Tami and Bob

The Keene Family

Dear Frank and Staff, We want to thank you for all that you did for Mom's funeral. We were very pleased how things went and Mom would have been very happy with the service you provided. Everyone was very caring and accommodating. We are so glad we chose your funeral home for the care of Mom.

The Family of Mary Hooper

Cheryl G

Dear Frank,
We cannot thank you and your staff enough for your kindness and support during this time for our family. Your attention to detail and assistance in preparing the arrangement for our father was comforting to us. You are a special man and Esslings chose a wonderful successor! Best wishes to you and your family.

Brian, Linda, Janet and Carol

The John Schultz Family

Thank you all so much for all of your help, support and comfort during such a difficult time. You made planning my husband Mike's funeral a little easier because of your concern and compassion.
Amy and Lauren Wolffe

Amy and Lauren Wolfe

I thought this article was so much deserved. My family will never forget your kindness and help when my wonderful husband Richard E. Lewis passed away. Couldn't have done it without you getting all the things done for me. It was so great having the State Police Troopers there. No one had ever been so impressed. Thanks you so much! We won't forget. Congratulations!
Shirley A. Lewis

Mrs. Shirley A. Lewis

Dear Team Keszei,
Thank you for your care and compassion during the loss of my brother, Gerald Dean Danial Banks. Your support and professionalism made a challenging time easier.
Diane J. Noe

Diane J Noe

Mr. Keszei,
Just wanted to thank you again for everything you did before, during and after mom's funeral. You couldn't have been more helpful or generous. You and your staff made what is understandably a difficult time as easy as possible. Your kindness will not soon be forgotten.

Thanks again
Jan Schultz and the Family of Beulah Pych

Jan Schultz

Everyone at Essling,

Thank you for your help and guidance. Everything you did for our family made it easier during this difficult time.

The Szawara Family

The Szawara Family

Dear Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home,

Just a note to let you know we appreciated the fine way that you carried out mom's funeral arrangements. She looked very nice. We appreciate the extra things your staff did like playing a polish song at the end and driving by and stopping by her home on the way to the cemetery and of course the extra help we needed carrying her casket.

Thank you!
Annette Lashinis Family

Annette Lashinis Family

Dear Mr. Frank L. Keszei,
Thank you for the wonderful funeral service for my sister-in-law Helen Zawada March 10-11. She was "special" to me as well! I know my brother Frank was overwhelmed with the tragic event. He has a large circle of friends who are supporting him.

Henry Zawada

Frank and Staff,
Words can't express how much we appreciated your respect, kindness and guidance during the difficult time of John's passing. I have sung your praises over the past few weeks. Because of your graciousness as we navigated through the visitation and funeral! Thank you and your staff for their professionalism.

Karen Yates and Family

Karen Yates and Family

Thank you for caring and making a difficult time bearable. You are truly Gods right hand. Thank you for your kindness and preparation of our Shawn Klipinger.
The Klipinger Family

Renee, Shaun II, Naomi Klipinger

Frank and Staff,
Where do I begin to thank all you wonderful people for all the things you have done for me and my family? The "limo" was the neatest plus the driver. It made the pain a lot easier to handle. My extended family is just priceless to say the least. Thank you to Rip for driving Ron past our house one more time. Ron wanted to come home and Rip full-filled his request.
Love to All,

Judy Harenza

We just wanted to thank you for helping us during this difficult time. Your thoughtful ways made this time easier to get through.
The Family of Agnes Hannon

Agnes Hannon Family

Frank and Staff,
Thank you for all the support during the time of our loss of Vicky. Everyone made things go smoothly. This has been one of the hardest things my daughter and I have had to do. Thanks again and God Bless all of you.
Frank and Stephanie Hostetler

Frank and Stephanie Hostetler

Dear Frank and Staff,
We would like to extend our gratitude and appreciation for everything you did for our family. Your caring and concern was very genuine and it made things easier to get through a difficult time.
The Burke Family

The Burke Family

I know my family and I have thanked you many times for making Dick's funeral arrangements so easy for us. We honestly will never forget your kindness. The State Police watching the casket and Doug Carter were so amazing. I had 177 emails about the funeral so I needed to say thank you again and let you know how impressive it was to everyone. Our oldest daughter Patti is staying with me and she and her husband are taking me to Knoxville, TN in June to see my brother who I haven't seen for two years.

Shirley Lewis

Thank you to you and your staff for all you have done to make the passing of my mom, Connie Miller, easier. I think you made Mark Essling proud.

Gina Eckert

Thank you and your staff for taking such wonderful care of my Dad and our family. God bless all of you. Gena

Family of Eugene Ford, Theresa and Family, Sheri and Family, Gena and Family

Dear Frank and Staff,
Thank you for your assistance done with much love and caring in preparation for my mom's visitation and funeral. You have made what is most certainly an emotional and sad time much easier. God Bless you all!


To you and your wonderful staff thank you so much for all of your guidance and support for our family in this difficult time. We were in the best hands!

Mary Howe and Family of Richard Lewis

Thanks for all your help making mom's "going home" beautiful. God Bless

Billy Barabas

Frank, Judy, Rip and Staff,
Thank you so much for helping me and my family over the passing of my mother, Julia Collard. It meant so much to have things go so smoothly and all of you being so thoughtful. Please have pizza carry in someday from us.

Jim and Nancy Hannon

Dear Frank,
I just wanted to thank you so much for all your thoughtfulness and kindness during Terry's funeral. Everything was just perfect! Thank you also for letting my little dog Buddy come into the funeral home, he was a good boy. My very best wishes to you and your family. I know you all have been going through a lot, and I will keep your son and your family in my prayers. I will contact you in the next few weeks when I can plan to comp up and arrange to bury Terry's ashes. Thanks again for everything!

Kathy Martin

All of you treated me like I was your family. You will always be my new family of friends. Thank you so much for everything, it was beautiful. All of you will always be in my prayers, thoughts and my heart.

Sherry and Family

Dear All,
Thank you so much for making everything special for my mother with your compassion and personal touch. We were very pleased with your services. We had very special parents and they deserved the best.
Thanks again, in friendship and appreciation.

Susan Ebert and daughters; Mark Swanson Family, Debbie Swanson

Dear Mr. Keszei and Staff,
Thank you for your great presentation and luncheon at the Activity Center. We appreciate you sharing your time and information. Everyone had positive response! Thank you again.

Bonnie Quigley

Frank, You & your staff are the best. Kind & Compassionate during a difficult time-
Thank you for everything you did for my family.
The family of Anita Lebo


Dearest Frank, We wanted to thank you and your staff for all you did for us during the funeral of our beloved Joanne. Your compassion and professionalism during this difficult time is greatly appreciated.
With kind regards, The Ellinger Family


Thank you for everything. You and your staff did an outstanding job! I will continue to pray for Adam and your entire family.


To the Staff of Essling Funeral Home,
Thank you for your comfort, care, and concern when taking care of Irene. We are all so very grateful!

The Family of Irene V. Surowiec

Frank and Staff,
Thank you so much for everything during our time of sorrow. We really appreciate all that you did. It made getting through these hard times bearable.

The Larn Family

Dear Frank,
Can I tell you how comforting you and your staff were at the time of Ken's passing. Everyone absolutely was accommodating; gave us the run of your facility. What a wonderful atmosphere you helped make for a memorable tribute to Ken. I thank you and our children thank you.


Dear Frank and staff,
We deeply appreciate your kindness and professionalism after the death of my father. I will always be grateful to all of you for the gracious and compassionate way you handled every detail and for your patience in dealing with the long distance aspects. Thank you so very much. God Bless you.

The Family of Bill Robertson

Frank and Essling Staff,
The Czanderna family have been going to Esslings since the death of our Father 50 years ago. Thank you for carrying on the care and concern we always felt during our sorrow.

The Family of Rose Luginbill

Frank and staff,
Thank you for all you've done in making mom's visitation and funeral meaningful. Frank, you made this easy for us and we appreciate your kindness. Thank you to Rip for transporting and holding mom until my sister arrived from Florida. You're the best! Frank, I will pray for your family and son during this difficult time. He sounds like an amazing young man.


My husband and I just want to tell you how graciously and helpful everyone there was for Joe Vath's wake and funeral. From helping with pictures and posters, to taking coats from everyone, you all did a marvelous job! We just wanted to give a big "Thank You" for your thoughtfulness through all our sorrows and grief.

John and Penny

Thank you Frank,
I was very pleased with how well everything went for my mother's funeral.
Have a blessed 2015.


Thank you so much for all your help.

Mary & Arkie Pisello, Sr.

Mary & Arkie Pisello, Sr.

We would like to thank you so much for the excellent care and personalized service you gave my mother-Sophia Wegiel on Saturday, October 18th.-We are all so grateful. I know my mom would have been happy-
God Bless you and your work-Terry Campos

Terry Campos

Frank, We really appreciate all you did during our worst days. You did a wonderful job preparing him for burial.
You treated us like family-not clients. We will never forget your help and can certainly recommend your services to others.

E.J.'s Family

The Family of E.J. Rogers

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