Additional Services

Our services never end at the cemetery, church, chapel or crematory.  We have a number of post immediate care services we are proud to offer the families in which we service.  Below are just a few of the many post care services we provide.

Real Estate Services

Michael Ernst has partnered with Century 21 Signature Real Estate out of Urbandale to provide some of the most cutting edge real estate solutions out there today.  Michael is also a Relator licensed in the State of Iowa.  He, along with DeWayne Smith, have partnered up to help provide personalized and extraordinary real estate services and experiences to our clients.  We like to think that we build a unique and deeply caring and personal relationship with every family we serve here at Ernst Funeral & Cremation Services and feel a lot of that personal service can and needs to carry over into real estate services.  Many times after the funeral and immediate care services have subsided; and the family is starting to settle into their "new normal", they may begin the process of wondering what to do now.  Many times they will be in need of having to begin the process of possibly downsizing from their current home or needing to sale a now empty residence.  Our goal is to provide a no obligation and no pressure surrounding to help you and your family understand all your options and what steps might be necessary moving forward.  Contact Michael or DeWayne for more information.

Estate/Tag Sale Services

We are proud to have partnered with John Beard and Witmer House out of Des Moines to offer another amazing service to our families.  John Beard has countless years of experience in antiques, estates, collectibles and tag sales.  John offers in-home, no-obligation consultations to help understand your goals and wishes and can offer his expertise on what option might be right for and your family moving forward.  Contact John today at to find out how he might be able to assist you and your family.

Grief/Emotional Support Groups

We will be listing a number of local grief and emotional support groups soon.  We will try to keep the contact information along with meeting times as current as possible.  Please check back soon to find out more information.


Interested in a Monument or Marker at the Cemetery?  We are pleased to offer a wide range of selections to fit many budgets and needs.  All monuments, markers and benches we are offer are shown below.  Every option can be specifically customized with desired font, material, color, pictures, emblems, appliques, vases, finish and edge.  We serve and install all statewide cemeteries and communities.  Contact DeWayne "Dewey" or Michael today.

Upright Single & Companion Monuments

Beveled and Flat Monuments

Bench Markers