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Our Services

The Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home is a locally owned, independent funeral home. Our staff is committed to meeting the needs of Oelwein and it’s surrounding communities by providing dignified and affordable funeral and cremation services in a comfortable homelike atmosphere.

We are confident that if given the opportunity to serve your family at the time of need, you will be pleased with the way you are treated and will be impressed with our beautiful funeral home, its spacious interior, and its peaceful surroundings.

We at the Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home continually look for new and better ways to serve our families and respond to changing needs and individual concerns, while maintaining the traditional values we have always upheld. We offer many personalized services and facilities, including a children’s play room, a family kitchen, and a large banquet facility, all of which are handicap accessible.

We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and friendship. It is our desire to personalize your funeral service and to meet the needs of you and your family.

If you have questions regarding our services or if we can help you, please give us a call. Better yet, stop by and see our funeral home and meet our staff.  

Traditional Funeral

A traditional funeral is a service generally preceded by a visitation and viewing, followed by a funeral service and burial, entombment, or cremation.  Traditions vary according to religious or ethnic origin.  Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home caters to all faiths.  Funeral services are tailored to meet the preferences and expectations of that special person's family and friends, as well as, the preordained desires of the deceased.  They can be as personalized and unique as those for whom the service is arranged.

Funeral Directors on-call 24 hours a day

We, as funeral directors, are available 24-hours a day to answer a call to serve, whether it is at home or in a health care facility.

Cremation Options

Cremation services include several choices and options for personalization and memorialization.  These services may either precede or follow the actual cremation and often assist friends and relatives with the grieving process by providing them opportunity to pay their final respects.  Services often include the following options:

  • Traditional visitation and services at the funeral home or other location, such as a church, with the cremation following.
  • Private family viewing followed by religious or contemporary services and cremation
  • Private cremation and memorial services
  • Direct cremation without services

After Care

Our services extend to providing our families assistance with regard to filing for Veteran's, Social Security, and life insurance benefits.  Additionally, we provide helpful check lists on support services available, things that need to be accomplished after the funeral, etc.

Geilenfeld-Buehner Funeral Home

309 1st Avenue NE  |  Oelwein, IA  50662  |  Phone:  319.283.4653

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