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Testimonials & Reviews


Many families reach out after the conclusion of the services to let us know how much our support and guidance meant to them in their time of need, and we’re honored to receive such heartfelt praise. We feel that these messages speak for themselves and we’d like to share them with you.

If you feel we’ve gone above and beyond in supporting you through this difficult time, or would simply like to reach out and say thanks, contact us to share your thoughts or submit a testimonial below. It means the world to us to hear from you and know that we’ve made a difference.

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We were so happy we chose Stewart Baxter. Jacob guided us through all arrangements, which made things much easier for us.

Bette Logan

April 06, 2021

Staff was amazing! Everything was taken care of for us, no worries or concerns about forgetting to do anything. Took care of our family, like family. Thank you!

Coleen Stevenson

March 29, 2021

The staff was very helpful in getting somewhat difficult arrangements made. Very responsive.

Ed Lehner

October 21, 2020

The care and attention to our needs was extremely professional, yet very personal. The staff is marvelous and truthful to their word. Without reserve, Jacob Wittrock is the epitome of what and how a funeral director should present himself to the family. Thanks for all you represent and carry through so unpretentiously.

Karen Swindler

October 07, 2020

Jacob was such an amazing, kind, and caring person, beginning with removing mom from hospice. He allowed me to help move her to the gurney and say my goodbyes without rushing me. At the time we arranged services, he was patient and knowledgeable and allowed us a few minutes to spend with mom for our final viewing. I am extremely happy with how were were treated by Stewart Baxter and I highly recommend using this funeral home.

Rachel Hall

September 29, 2020

The facility and staff were all great. Funeral preparations and service were all performed very well. Thank you for everything.

Daniel Niermeyer

September 02, 2020

They went above and beyond to make sure we were comfortable and taken care of - sweet as the day is long. They made sure we knew our sorrow and grief was okay.

Sandy Downy

February 05, 2020

Everyone we worked with was incredibly understanding, kind, and compassionate. I can't recommend Jacob and staff enough.

Matthew Callanan

November 26, 2019

You guys are the best people in the business by far!

Paula Castro

October 21, 2019

I always research my options and found pre-planning arrangements at Stewart Baxter were best for my family. All of the staff I talked with were respectful and kind.

Patricia Ames

September 10, 2019

Jacob and everyone was very accommodating, helpful, caring, and absolutely AWESOME during such a difficult time. I literally would not have been able to get through this without him!

Andrea Michalicek

July 19, 2019

Emily was wonderful and attentive to our every need during this difficult time.

Joan Ortega

July 11, 2019

Everyone who worked with us from start to finish were kind, caring, compassionate, and very competent. I was impressed and it made a difficult time much easier.

John Braumann

June 04, 2019

Our family had a wonderful experience at a difficult time. We couldn't have asked for a more compassionate, personalized service. Jacob's attention to detail was amazing before, during, and after the funeral. They even arranged for a tree to be planted in mom's name in a national park. This was so meaningful for our family! We will definitely use their services again and recommend to others.

Gene Madson

April 11, 2019

Stewart Baxter met our quick needs very nicely. Spent more than enough time with us. Felt just like family and home. Very pleased.

Rebecca Huebbe

March 15, 2019

Emily was fantastic, caring, concerned, and professional.

Dennis Allard

March 12, 2019

Every time we have needed you , you have been very professional and caring. You make us feel like family.

Donna Michels

February 12, 2019

Emily did a great job helping us through this difficult time. She took care of everything, less stress on the family.

Sandra Estill

February 04, 2019

Jacob and his staff are excellent, they go above and beyond expectations! And you can truly tell they care and want to make everything perfect for the families.

Freddie Lederle

January 21, 2019

Your services were explained and not pushed upon us. This made myself and my kids comfortable with you and your facility.

Suzanne Hunter

December 12, 2018

Stewart Baxter is absolutely the best! Beautifully maintained and the most wonderful staff. Love you all!

Myrna Smith

November 16, 2018

In the last five years, I have lost four family members and Jacob and his staff have gone above and beyond for every single service. I feel that they have made me a part of their family. I am beyond grateful for everything they have done for us. Every service has had its own unique and individual touch given to it. I do not hesitate to recommend them anybody needing their services.

Peggy Wolfe

July 18, 2018

The staff at Stewart Baxter in Cedar Rapids were incredibly kind and accommodating during our difficult time. Jacob responded to my many emails/questions in a very timely manner and with incredible professionalism. Michelle was so patient and kind with us. She understood that we had some unique circumstances and worked with us to make sure everything was handled appropriately. We sincerely appreciate everything they did for us. We'd highly recommend Stewart Baxter!

Darby Winger

July 02, 2018

Michell eased my mind immediately and knew about veteran's benefits - that made it a lot easier.

David Lakose

April 30, 2018

Michell - on behalf of our family, I want to thank you for your counsel and guidance to us in relation to Mom's passing. We also greatly appreciated your compassion, grace, and wit. Thank you and take care.

Brian Regan

January 25, 2018

A five star rating to Stewart Baxter Funeral & Memorial Services. My family and I could not have asked for a more comforting and compassionate experience. Jacob's professionalism, kindness and compassion was above and beyond expectation. Thank you for everything you did to help us with our healing journey.

Stacy Taylor

November 01, 2017

The loss of our son has caused us indescribable pain, but we were comforted in so many ways by Emily Johnson and your staff. Everyone at Stewart Baxter understood what was most important to us with regards to our son. We know that we will always have continued support throughout our grief process.

Jana Dibel

October 11, 2017

Our experience with Michell and all of you was wonderful. Everything was perfect. We so appreciate all of the concern and care we received. We can't say thank you enough. I could go on and on. Thanks so much!

Melissa Dostal

June 14, 2017

Michell, I want to thank you again for everything you did for us. From start to finish we felt nothing but professionalism, care and compassion from you. My sisters, brother, and I truly do appreciate you!

Chris Ruzicka

May 30, 2017

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