Ahrendts Funeral Home

315 1st Street
Deshler, Nebraska 68340
Thayer County
(402) 365-7257

Check with Ahrendts Funeral Home about which type of funeral services and products the funeral home, mortuary or memorial chapel provide at their Deshler, Nebraska location.

Contact the Ahrendts Funeral Home Funeral Director to ensure the services they provide match your personal needs. Call the Funeral Director at (402) 365-7257.

If there is a religious preference, make sure that Ahrendts Funeral Home can accommodate your religious practices before, during and after the funeral ceremony and at any graveside service.



The Ahrendts Funeral Home is one of the funeral homes in Deshler, Nebraska. Listed below are other funeral homes, memorial chapels, mortuaries, and funeral service providers in Deshler, Nebraska and Thayer County.

Deshler, Nebraska Obituaries and News
Louise A. Loontjer July 14, 2015

Louise Anna Loontjer of Deshler, the daughter of John and Katharina (Meinke) Kniep, was born May 18, 1919, in rural Byron. She departed this life Sunday, July 5, 2015, at Parkview Haven Nursing Home in Deshler ... nephews and friends. Funeral services ... (Seward County Independent)

Clarence R. Reinke June 01, 2015

The funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, June 2, at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, rural Byron. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Arrangements by Ahrendts Funeral Home, P.O. Box 400, Deshler, NE 68340. (Salina Journal)

Nebraska Spelling Champ Donates Library to Hometown May 05, 2015

The National Spelling Champ of 1967, Jennifer Reinke, has made a generous donation for a new library in her hometown of Deshler. Reinke’s donation was conditional on some matching funds, which the Library Board has now raised. She also provided an upkeep ... (The Hebron Journal Register)

Death, Ines E. Buntemeyer, Deshler resident, 84 February 18, 2015

No visitation. Cremation, inurnment at Peace Lutheran Cemetery at a later date, memorials in care of family, condolences may be left at www.krollfh.com Deshler Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (York News-Times)

Ines Ella Buntemeyer February 17, 2015

Ines Ella Lillich Buntemeyer ... 1:30 PM in Deshler, NE. Officiant Pastor Cathi Braasch, No visitation, cremation, inurnment at Peace Lutheran Cemetery at later date, memorials in care of family. Deshler Memorial Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (Tulsa World)


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Funeral Home Reviews
Omaha, Nebraska
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Omaha, Nebraska
I have never in my life been so DISGUSTED with a business. Absolute lack of class, dignity, honor, and respect! The proprietor made us feel second class - like we were a burden to his busy schedule, and business - rushing through details like we were in line for a burger and fries! He even made us feel like we were holding him up, like what he was doing was a favor for us. How can anyone remain in business without some empathy at a families time of suffering, and need for compassionate patience is beyond me. If I could rate him lower than 1 I would. And parking was terrible.
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Jacksonville, Florida
I was very impressed with the professional services provided for my family, and the services rendered to my deceased aunt Carolyn Davis on April 5, 2014. The facility is beautiful and the service was excellent ..it made our family transition a lot more comforting during this difficult time. And on behalf of my family I would like to say thank you very much.
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Tyronza, Arkansas
My sister-in-law used this funeral home to handle my brother’s service. First of all their parking is not good most people had to park on the street. Unlike most funeral home there was no direction given when we were getting ready before the service to live the funeral procession. There was no escort to control the traffic on the hwy nor at any intersection it was non-existent. When we arrive at the grave site they were still putting the thing together. I know that the flowers don’t mean anything to these workers but you would have thought that since the family was there watching they would show some respect but all they did was throw them on the ground. Now my sister-in-law got all this respect for a cost of over $7,800.00. So I would advise you to go somewhere besides Wilson Funeral Home Tyronza Ar. PS it would be advisable for this director to be sent somewhere to be Retrained
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Battle Creek, Michigan
My father passed in July. When the funeral home directors came to collect his remains, I informed them that I – as next of kin – should be consulted regarding the arrangements, as opposed to my stepsister. The following day my husband and I went to the funeral home to finalize arrangements for my father’s services. The director assigned to us, Andrew Emerson, told us that my stepsister had the authority, through legal documents, to make all the decisions regarding my father’s services. After having been asked to produce those papers, he consulted with his supervisor and returned with a Durable Power of Attorney appointing my stepsister as my father’s agent. He told us that his supervisor reviewed the document, and the document did NOT apply to the funeral arrangements. (The document includes “However, the POA ceases at the moment of the death of the principal.”) All through the discussion regarding the arrangements, Mr. Emerson kept referring to my stepsister. I told him very clearly that what my stepsister had proposed had no bearing on the matter, and further, that my stepsister’s family should make arrangements for a separate memorial service, because the funeral was to be a quiet remembrance for my father’s biological family and friends. Mr. Emerson offered to contact my stepsister regarding my wishes, and I accepted. The following day I spoke with Mr. Emerson. He told me he had contacted my stepsister and that she understood the arrangements were out of her hands, and that my stepsister said her family would be attending the funeral. I informed Mr. Emerson that attendance was unacceptable, and that I would inform my stepsister personally so that the information would be accurately conveyed. I left a very clear message on my stepsister’s voicemail that the funeral was for my father’s biological family and friends, and suggested that my stepsister’s family conduct a separate memorial service. In that way, she could have total control over the arrangements at her services, and there would not be any drama at my father’s funeral. I know my stepsister received the information, because her niece commented on the matter to my son via Facebook. When the pastor I selected as officiate came to visit, he told me he had visited with my stepsister regarding the services. Why my stepsister was informed of my choice of officiate is beyond my understanding. Throughout our conversation, it became clear that my stepsister had given him information regarding the relationship between her and me that was irrelevant to the situation. In the end, the eulogy revolved around my stepsister’s family, and the pastor stumbled awkwardly over the information I provided to give comfort to my aunts and uncles. This would not have happened had the funeral home not provided information to my stepsister. When my family and I arrived at the funeral home the day of the services, I found the chapel full of items brought by my stepsister. I informed Mr. Emerson that most of those items were to be removed. At that point, Mr. Emerson informed me that my stepsister’s family would be attending the services. Another employee of the funeral home inserted herself into the conversation and told me I could not pick and choose who could attend the funeral, because I didn’t specify that the services were to be private. At no point during the planning stage did anyone at the funeral home advise me of the possibility of making the services private! Next, Mr. Emerson told me three persons would be delivering tributes to my father. This was the first time I had been informed of this decision. At the end of the services, I had planned to announce that friends and family were welcome to attend a dinner in my father’s honor at a local restaurant. Because of all the last minute surprises, I was at a loss for how to make the announcement, and there was confusion on the part of the pastor and Mr. Emerson as to who was to make the announcement. As a result, there were twelve people attending an affair arranged for 40 people. Due to the circumstances, it was necessary for me to pay as though all 40 were in attendance. (The restaurant did give me a slight discount due to the lack of attendees.) The appreciation cards provided for mailing after the services referenced only “friends” – nothing about family. I was not consulted on the selection of sentiments in the card. I believe funeral home put my stepsister’s wishes above mine because the president of the company (although now deceased?) used to be a neighbor of my stepsister, and his daughter, who also works at the company, was a playmate of my stepsister when she was young.
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