Services We Provide at Ernst Funeral Home

Ernst Funeral & Cremation Services offers distinctive, personal, and affordable services designed to help you honor your loved one in a way that is unique to them and meaningful to you. 

Traditional Services

Whether you choose burial or cremation, a funeral service is an important part of honoring your loved one and starting the healing process. We offer service options that are meaningful and affordable.

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Cremation Services

We offer several service options for families that choose cremation which can include a full service funeral, a memorial service, or something more private, as well as permanent resting place options for the cremated remains.

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Our funeral directors are experts in helping to create meaningful services that are unique and honor your loved one in ways that are special and meaningful.  We offer several ways to personalize a service from tribute videos to keepsakes, to live streaming for family and friends that cannot attend in person.

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Veterans Services

There is no greater honor than serving those who have served our country.  We help you get the benefits and provide a service worthy of a veteran.

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Many times a death can occur suddenly and unexpectedly; and so comes an expense many are not prepared for.  Rest assured at Ernst Funeral & Cremation Services, we offer a number of convenient payment options listed below.

  • Cash
  • Venmo (up to $5,000.00 - no fee)
  • Personal, Certified or Cashier's Checks
  • Credit/Debit Cards (Subject to a 2.95% processing fee)
  • Life Insurance Assignment (Subject to a 3.75%  fee of the total amount assigned will be charged as a processing fee.  Express Funeral Funding will handle all aspects  of the claim and assignment on behalf of the beneficiary.  This process typically expedites the time  frame for a claim to be paid.  By using this  method, NO payment is required prior to any funeral/cremation arrangements.)
  • Financed Payments - We  have partnered with Marine Credit Union to help provide convenient payment options for  funeral arrangements.  The process usually takes  less than 20 minutes to complete and we typically can have an answer within the same day.  Their office is conveniently located in West Des Moines, IA.