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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After having one funeral, we returned for another, and as always, we were welcomed with open, caring arms - it felt like family taking care of us. Every step was treated beautifully. Thanks Kathy! You put the 'home' in Funeral Home.

The extended Bozic Family

July 16, 2018

From our first personal encounter with Kathy, the familiarity was comforting, and each step reassuring. All questions were answered and all requested fulfilled; the transition was smooth and easy. They clearly cared and were constantly ready for anything that needed attention. Thank you BGS for your overwhelming kindness and attention to detail. My father always liked "Blackburn".

The Tarizzo Family

July 16, 2018

To Kathy and staff, We would like to thank you for all your assistance for the smooth and organized preparation, wake services up to the funeral mass of my sister Maria. In behalf of my brother-in-law , my nephews and the rest of my siblings, & extended families our heartfelt appreciation especially at this difficult time. Great job!

Rochet Mauulon Dones

August 11, 2016

Kathy, Thank you so very much for all the help with arrangements. We appreciate your patience with us and flexibility dealing with our family members and their requests. We learned a lot and hopefilly will be more prepared next time.


May 08, 2015

Dear Kathy, Thank you for your many kindnesses following the death of our mother. Your firm has provided wonderful assistance for three generations of our family and we are very grateful.


February 20, 2015

Dear Kathy and Rayna, Thank you for all of your help in arranging our Aunt Shirley's funeral services. We had never planned a funeral before, and you made it as easy as possible. We were very happy with your services and will gladly recommend your funeral home to our family and friends. Thank you again. Sincerely, Len and Mary

Len and Mary

January 26, 2015

Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home- We are very happy with the way we were treated at B.G.S Funeral Home. Your professionalism and sensitivity have been a real plus during this difficult time. Thank you once again. Love,


Blackburn-Giegerich-Sonntag Funeral Home Dear Kathy, Thank you so much for your assistance and your honesty in dealing with the funeral arrangements of my mother. Your kindness meant so much to all of us in this time of saying goodbye.


To all Staff- Thank you for your compassion and special service for my Mom. Everything was so beautiful!


Dear Kathy and Ed, Thank you so much for the personal attention you gave to my mother and my family during this sad time in our lives. Losing a loved one is always difficult but you helped to make it as pleasant as possible. Mom looked very nice and her service and flowers were beautiful. You do exceptional work, Kathy. Ed, thanks for rescuing me at the hospital.


Thank you for the care and concern you showed in all you did. You made the day easier to get through than we expected.


Kathy, Thank you so much for all you did for us to make a difficult time somewhat easier. The arrangements were wonderful. Dad looked just like himself. We appreciate all that you did. Sincerely,


Kathy and Barb, Thank you for your support during this difficult time and for helping ease the process. Take Care.


Kathy, Thank you for the beautiful funeral arrangements. I can't think of one detail that wasn't perfect.


Kathy, My family and I want to thank you for your kindness when making the arrangements for my husbands funeral. Everything went smoothly, and he would have given his "OK." He probably would have never waited in a line that long at his wake. what a wonderful tribute from many friends. It was very gratifying!


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Phone: (815) 744-4444
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