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 have had to request Chris' funeral home services twice in less than a year for the final care of family members. We cannot say enough about Chris and his staff. Chris is professional, kind, and caring. He listens and provides helpful insight. During one of the hardest times in a family's life, Chris is there, quickly and quietly, to offer a professional hand and compassionate heart. He is the best in his field.

Lloyd and Carmen Foster

September 02, 2021

We are so very thankful to Chris and his staff for the help that they provided to us at the death of our family member. Chris was kind, caring, and attentive to detail. He made a difficult time easier to arrange. He carefully organized and planned in a short amount of time. We would strongly recommend Chris and the Gibson-Bode staff. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. It meant everything to us.

Lloyd and Carmen Foster

October 03, 2020

The customer service was outstanding. You made sure that you provided your time and attention down to the smallest detail. We so appreciated all that you did to help us through, providing our Dad the send off he deserved. Thank You!!

Teresa Anderson

Originally I chose a different funeral home that was closer to where I was located, even though my Grandmother & Grandfather's funeral services were held here. It was a huge mistake because Chris at Gibson-Bode went above and beyond. He made everything better and gave my mother the cremation and love she deserved to put her at peace. If I ever have to be in charge of a funeral or cremation in the area again, there will be no question who I will go to! Chris was amazing. Thank You.

Dawn Miller-Walker

We were very pleased with how everything went.

Kurt Tempelmann

I would recommend Gibson-Bode Funeral Home to everyone. Very caring and knowledgeable.

Sarah Wiler

Based on my participation in previous visitations and funeral services, I've always said I want Chris Bode to take care of my family when his services are required. We are so blessed that he is here.

Elizabeth Plumb

Chris and his staff were very accommodating and flexible to make everything as nice as it could be during the limitations of coronavirus. We greatly appreciated the recording of the service for all of our relatives who could not be there. Thanks so much!

Dean Arnold

Thank you Chris Bode for your sincere kindness during the loss of my husband during the pandemic. You made us feel comfortable.

Gail Duffey

Gibson-Bode is an excellent funeral home.

Rodney Dye

Chris was very helpful and understanding to what we wanted!! A+

Richard Waldorf

Due to COVID-19, things were not like we as a family would have liked, but Chris made things work out and we are so appreciative!!

Diana Peterson

Thanks to Chris and the staff for all the preparation to make the service so nice, despite the pouring down rain at the cemetery. The addition of the military rites was awesome. Thanks

Joanne Wiklund

Thank you for your kindness and compassion during this difficult time, made even more difficult during the pandemic.

Teresa Pearsall-Kern

Everyone we dealt with couldn't have been nicer. It was greatly appreciated.

Paul Hannis

Chris, you are an angel! Going through two of these within 10 days was devastating, but your abundance of help, calmness, and kindness made it bearable. Thank you for that! I truly believe God picked the perfect person to do what you do.

Angela Thorngren

Chris Bode and his staff did an outstanding job. The most difficult time of my life (and my families too) was a little easier due to Mr.Bode.

Susan Hurley

Having a visitation and funeral service during covid-19 made things different than normal. Chris Bode worked very well with me to make social distancing adjustments. It was a very nice arrangement considering the pandemic!

Gayle Melton

I couldn't have asked for more help and consideration than I received. Was very satisfied.

Sharon Stoudt

Chris Bode made the unexpected planning of my husbands funeral less painful for me. He was very compassionate.

Suzonne Allred

Chris Bode met all my needs. He was wonderful.

Joann Conner

Chris is a very caring person and accommodated our every wish. He is a pleasure to work with and makes things easy in a difficult time. Very pleased.

Shane Mccormick

I have the utmost respect for Chris and everything he did for me and my family. Always caring, always kind. Went out of his way to help me. I cannot thank you enough Chris for everything.

Ginger Blasedell

I appreciate everything that Chris did for us. The arrangements were everything that we asked for and more. He truly made everything as easy for us as possible.

Cathy Frits

I mainly dealt with Chris Bode, but everyone involved with Gibson-Bode Funeral Home are so nice- like they are best friends or family. I have and will continue to recommend this funeral home if the need arises.

Bonnie Benson

Chris and his staff were wonderful! They made a very trying time manageable. Would highly recommend these services. Thank you so much!

Michelle Blackmer

Gibson-Bode made a very difficult time in our lives easier & helped us through this process. We did not do a traditional funeral and Chris did not hesitate on any of our requests. He and his staff were all wonderful to work with. I would recommend them to anyone looking and trying to decide where to go. Anything we needed Chris made it happen!

Tammy Tegeler

We were all very pleased with everything that was taken care of for us! Was so pleased with how Jim looked. Thank You!!

Anne Johnson

We were so pleased with Marvin's funeral. It was just the way he would have wanted it. You did everything you could to make things easier for our family to get through such a terrible loss. Thank You Mr. Bode!

Ruth Klundt

You and your staff made a very difficult time much easier to navigate through. I cannot tell you how much my family appreciates everything you did! Thank You!

Susan Majeski

Chris was amazing! Very caring and helpful. Made great recommendations and direction at a time when it would have been easy for us to miss something. An absolute professional!

Arlan Frels

We were shown so much kindness and thoughtfulness. Our family can never thank them enough for helping us during this difficult time.

Sandra Strickland

Excellent staff and prices for a job well done. Very happy.

Bob Stichter

Chris Bode was very caring and compassionate through the entire process. He explained every step and the process was a smooth one. Prices were fair and he made everything easy for us during our difficult time. We would recommend them to others. Thank You!

Donna Schronick

We used pre-planning for my mother. Chris Bode is a God send. The staff transporting from the nursing home were so patient and kind.

Debra Deines

Chris and Bobbie were outstanding in trying to meet our every need. More than once I contacted Chris with changes and he was great about accommodating. They knew how important the Navy dress blues and memorabilia were and they did an outstanding job!

Victoria Cox

Chris was so wonderful. We asked for almost the impossible and he came through. Made arrangements on Monday, visitation on Tuesday, and funeral on Wednesday. He made it all perfect and special. We thank him from the bottom of our hearts.

Danny Kay - for the funeral of Nancy Kay

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202 N. Main Street, Port Byron, IL 61275

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