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We are always interested in hearing from the families that we serve.  Please take a moment to let us know how well we served you in your time of need. We very much appreciate your feedback.

Dear Frank, Rip and Essling Staff,
We can’t thank you enough for your caring and support for our family. Our mom looked beautiful which was such a comfort. Each one of you put our needs first and made a difficult time much better.
Everything was beautiful and all we had hoped for. We appreciated your professionalism of course, but you all made everything so personal.
The family of Eleanor Reinert

Reinert Family
January 20, 2024

Frank has been a great director for 3 of our family members. Our son in April 2023, September 2023 for my mother. We also had Frank and his staff take care of my dad 4 years ago Nvember 2019. The staff all go above and beyond.

Dwight Ames
November 30, 2023

Thank you very much for helping us get through this difficult time. The staff made us feel like family. You honored our mother the way we wanted. We cannot express our gratitude for all you did.
Love the family
Larry J. Bragg Sr.

Larry J. Bragg Sr.
October 30, 2023

Essling Funeral Home,
Thank You for taking such great care of our mom, Carol Ames and the rest of family in our time of need. You truly are a blessing.
Sincerely,
Freddie Ames, Jr., Dwight Ames, Stephen Ames Sr., Patrick Ames, and Karen Mullins

Carol Ames Family
October 30, 2023

Frank and Staff,
Thank you very much for your help in this most difficult time of loosing our father. On behalf of our family we wish to thank you for your professional services during our difficult time. We appreciate your kindness and thoughtful service. We look forward to a lasting friendship,
God Bless you All!
John Noversoski family

John Noveroski Family
October 30, 2023

Outstanding service in all areas of the experience.

The family of Mary Ann Sudrovech
July 13, 2023

My family and I were very pleased with the ease of the arrangement process. Frank and his staff were very professional and thorough. Can't thank them enough for everything.

The family of Harliss Collins
July 13, 2023

Dear Frank and Staff,
On behalf of the Avery family, please accept our deep thanks and profound gratitude for your outstanding professional and personal care in the celebration of the life of our mother, Arlene. Your attention to detail was second to none. That level of service is such a gift when making final arrangements.
A special shout out to Rip and Pam! Thanks!
Gratefully,
Mark Avery

Mark Avery
April 27, 2023

Thank you for your kindness and hard work. Everything was beautiful.

Eggert Family
April 27, 2023

The staff was very nice, respectful and helpful.

Mary Ulry
April 6, 2023

Thank you so much for all of the help you have given to my family, from the pre-planning, to the on going communication with Kris, to the "police discount' you gave us because of our niece Jenn Hasbrook. Every detail of our mom's visitation and funeral was absolutely prefect. Your warmth and organization and that of your staff was outstanding. Our family knew the Esslings personally and it is so gratifying to experience your carrying on their legacy so well. We cannot thank you enough!!
Sincerely,
Judy Taylor and the Family of
Mary Ann Sudrovech

Judy Taylor
March 10, 2023

Frank provided expedient support and care - excellent!
If I lived in La Porte, I would have pre-arranged services with Keszei. I recommend Keszei to those I know in and around La Porte County. My impaired sister, Elizabeth Banic's funeral arrangements are with Keszei.

Kathleen Love
March 2, 2023

Frank and his staff were very helpful and made everything easy. Very caring and understanding and listened to us. Thank you for taking care of my mom and dad.

Dana Stoewer
March 2, 2023

Very happy with your service! Thank you!

Brenda Miller
March 2, 2023

I am very appreciative of how kind and accommodating everyone was...made the planning so easy. The minister they chose couldn't have been more perfect!

Sandy Patterson
March 2, 2023

Everything was planned or arranged wonderfully. For being so stressed about things, Frank made us very comfortable and feel secure! I would recommend highly.

Janyl Pinkepank
March 2, 2023

Frank and his staff were very helpful and made everything easy. Very caring and understanding and listened to us. Thank you for taking care of my mom and dad.

Dana Stoewer
February 2, 2023

Everyone I worked with here were absolutely amazing. I lost my sweet baby boy who was stillborn and I felt so much compassion and empathy from everyone involved. Thank you Frank and everyone at Essling Funeral Home for everything you did. You made such a difficult time for me go so smoothly and I'm so grateful to you all for that.

Kasey Mansker
January 28, 2023

Thank you so much for the beautiful job you did for my husband Stanley!
He was the love of my life, and it was such an easy process in such a very difficult time. Thank you for your care and respect!

Teresa Mrozinski
January 25, 2023

Thank you for all of your help with our dad, Jim Cleaton. You have made this process a little easier and lighter for us. We will be forever grateful!
Thank you for your kindness and compassion!

Jeff, Steph, Jon and Ariana
January 16, 2023

The visit to make arrangements was quick and easy because of Frank's knowledge with this process. We were above and beyond happy with the plans for my mom's funeral. With the short period of time and the things that needed to be done he was always a call away. Frank has one of the kindest hearts I know!

Janyl Pinkepank
October 8, 2022

I was very pleased with everything and Frank was so helpful and made a hard day very special.

Tammy Sneed
September 15, 2022

All staff was helpful, caring and welcoming to all family and friends. Frank helped with remembering the little things and much patience. Kip is also very helpful. Generations have had such warming experiences with Esslings and so thankful Frank continues with the same professional and warming care for families.

Mary Sheppard
September 14, 2022

Our family was very pleased with the kindness and professionalism of Frank and the entire team!

Thank you!!

Pam Kukla
September 14, 2022

Frank Keszei is wonderful, caring, thought of everything and more. He became a friend quickly, helping me through a very sad, stressful time. I can't complement enough.

Kathy Gufca
September 14, 2022

We were very pleased with understanding advice and suggestions. Certainly recommend Keszei to friends. I was really impressed the evening Gene passed, how patient and kind you were - letting me take my time with goodbyes. Beautiful funeral.
God Bless

Marilyn O'Connor
September 14, 2022

Dear Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel

On behalf of my father, brother, and myself, thank you for all of your dedication, time, and care preparing services for my mother, Carey. Your care for her and my family is very appreciated. Your staff and facility were very comforting.
Thank you again!

Katelyn Johnson and Family
September 14, 2022

Thank you for your kind, compassionate service upon the death of our mom. We appreciate all you did to make her passing easier.

Sue Spicer
September 1, 2022

Frank was absolutely wonderful from the beginning to end. Usually, I need to follow up and check on things. Thank God Frank and his team had it covered because I have been in a fog since he came to my house to get my husband. Frank was extremely professional, Kind, understanding, etc.....

Kelle Cartwright
June 30, 2022

To Mr Frank Keszei and staff.
Words of thanks seem so little for all you did to ease the pain and confusion during the time of our son's sudden passing. We were 1200 miles from home when the word came to us. I placed a call to my friend Rip Ludlow knowing that he was part of the Keszei Funeral home staff. Within minutes Mr Frank Keszei contacted me, putting my mind at ease and letting me know that he would take good care of our son. God Bless everyone at Keszei Funeral Home

Bob Bline
June 6, 2022

Frank is the most caring person and I'm so happy he is in this town!

Michael Rogers
May 6, 2022

Not enough can be said about Frank and the entire staff. It would be difficult to sum up in one word, however, if I did it would be compassionate. The professionalism and care our family experienced is second to none.

Mike Kellems
May 2, 2022

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

Helped us find the gift that got lost. Thanks, Aileen

Aileen Stiller

The staff was very nice and respectful and helpful.

Mary Ulry

Excellent help and advice to me in my time of need and help. I could not have had any better.

Clyde Alban

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.

Thanks,
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

Frank,
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.
Sincerely,
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.

Love
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.
Sincerely,
Henry

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

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.
Sincerely,
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

Frank,
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!

Nancy

Frank,
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

Frank,
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

Tina

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

Joanne

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

LuAnn

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.

Chris

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.

Mary

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.

Marla

Thank you so much for all your help.

Mary & Arkie Pisello, Sr.

Mary & Arkie Pisello, Sr.

Frank,
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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