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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.

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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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.

"Madison Deschamp and the entire staff at Ankeny Funeral Home and Crematory made our experience as comfortable as possible. Madison was wonderful to work with."

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September 2020

"I would 10/10 recommend the Ankeny Funeral home to anyone who asks! And I would tell them that they need to work with Tiffany! She was absolutely the most wonderful person to work with and she made my Dad's non-traditional visitation and service come to life! She helped us plan something that was so very fitting for my dad and paid tribute to his unique interests. We never felt like she pressured us into anything and was very easy to work with! The other staff was amazing as well. Every single one of them created us with a smile and were so lovely to all of the guests. My brother and I will forever appreciate everything that they did for us!"

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July 2020

"This was my first experience working with a funeral home. From the very first conversation, everything was handled very professionally and Staci helped our family ensure my mother's wishes were honored."

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July 2020

"The entire staff was exceptional!"

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March 2020

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