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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.

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.

Cremation services

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.

WHV 2020 - Level 1 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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Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Express your sympathy with flowers & gifts

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our Washelli locations.

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Remember the one you love

Honor the memory of your loved one with cemetery flower placement. You choose the flowers. You choose the months. We do the rest.

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Unable to find an obituary?

Not finding what you are looking for? Search for your loved one's obituary across any of our other locations.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"Hannah was amazing."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation Customer

November 2021

"The entire staff was concerned about our experience in honoring Mom's life and our dealing with her passing. They treated Mom with respect and care. And at 89 she liked more like 70 and at peace."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Cremation Customer

June 2021

"The staff and the service that was provided at this most difficult time was wonderful and very grateful for their help very kind and considerate at this time."

jd-power-verified-checkmark Verified Burial Customer

June 2021

"Hannah has been very helpful, kind and compassionate. She made the process, which can be very overwhelming and painful, go very smoothly."

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April 2021

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