Unique personalities deserve extra-special memorial tributes. At Ankeny Funeral Home and Crematory in Ankeny, Iowa, our goal is to create a beautiful occasion where you and your guests always feel welcome.
Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
Flexible chapel space
Our chapel can be used for hosting your religious events
- Large capacity chapel up to 250
- Piano/organ on site
- Coffee lounge
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
- Onsite crematory
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Cremation viewing suite
- Option for home delivery of ashes
- Scattering assistance
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Catered events
White glove service
Locations offering the highest level of service and care
- Large reception area
Services available to support planning events
Options to have your personalized celebrations on outdoors on our property
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
- Live music available
- Popular music selections
- Intimate reception area
Space available for corporate and organization meetings
- Overnight visitations
Services available to coordinate visitation or viewing at a private residence
- White limousines
- Police escort available
- Cemetery flower delivery
Religious & Cultural
- Multicultural funerals
- Latin music selections
- Catholic cemetery section
- Incense burning
- Shomer available
- Ritual washing
- Kosher catering
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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Funerals that celebrate life
We see funeral and memorial services as an opportunity to reflect, appreciate and celebrate a lifetime. Envision an exhibition featuring local artists in a one-night-only event held in honor of an art aficionado. Or, imagine a hiker’s final adventure in a ceremony highlighting her most memorable adventures, with monogrammed keepsake compasses to be passed down for generations. Whether you choose a traditional religious ceremony, funeral with military honors or a contemporary celebration that's upbeat in mood, our expert funeral directors at Ankeny Funeral Home and Crematory excel in mastering every final detail.
Let us help you explore the range of options available, so you can create an ideal tribute. Our interfaith chapel warmly welcomes celebrants from all traditions of faith. We also have a flexible reception space that adapts to your needs, whether you invite a reunion of friends or an intimate gathering of immediate family. Leave the catering to us—with family favorites prepared and served by our professional team—so you can spend more time with those who matter most.
Not everyone knows that there are many cremation options. If you are interested in cremation, the funeral home team can explain the process and different options. From a direct cremation without a memorial service or a witness cremation to a full funeral service before or after the cremation and more, we help you understand this increasingly common choice—and handle all of the cremation arrangements.
We honor veterans
Ankeny Funeral Home and Crematory understands the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level One Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, our staff is knowledgeable in the benefits available to veterans and their families. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran's memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.
We’re here to help
Ankeny Funeral Home and Crematory serves families from Alleman, Bondurant, Des Moines, Elkhart, Polk City and surrounding areas in a tradition dating back to 1973. Please contact us, day or night, if we may assist with funeral arrangements or if you’d simply like to arrange a guided tour of our chapel with a team member who can answer all your questions.
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