I think Webster's dictionary should have a picture of John Roetker next to the word professional. John has a calm and reassuring manner that immediately puts you at ease from the moment you meet him. We were presented with many different options for services and all pricing was presented to us up front, John has a great knack for making the deceased look very natural. Their facilities are warm welcoming and homelike. There were many details that had to be worked out due to distances involved but John handled them all with dignity and efficiency. Top notch service from top notch people!
"I am absolutely thrilled with the compassionate care and service John and his team provided our family, for my dad’s funeral. John calm and kind demeanor helped our overwhelmed minds simplify the decisions. He also made all of the details simple and clear, while being available for questions and requests we had along the way. As someone who manages details for a living, I was VERY impressed by their attention to everything, from the smallest to the largest aspects, it was all clear and accounted for. John and his team amazingly made it all easy, which was such a gift to us after a month of hospitals and hospice care (we were exhausted). The actual wake and funeral was absolutely beautiful at every turn! They went out of their way to make it all come together wonderfully! Thank you for everything!” Kim Kotecki, Sheboygan, WI
John & the Staff of Gladfelter/Roetker Funeral Home: I would like to personally thank you for the professionalism, compassion and comfort you recently showed to our family while preparing the services for our cousin, Bill. We deeply appreciate your care and concern.
My father in law passed away and while my wife was tending to the needs of my mother in law I had the difficult task of trying to complete the funeral arrangements and services. I went to Gladfelter-Roetker funeral home and met with John Roetker and from the very first meeting, Mr. Roetker was one of the most kind and compassionate individuals I have ever encountered. He spent countless hours helping me to make decisions on every aspect of the services.
I unfortunately learned after the initial arrangements were made that my father in law did not have a life insurance policy that could cover the arrangements. Mr. Roetker was so understanding and helpful and he assisted me in obtaining a loan to cover the reduced cost of the arrangements. He truly was remarkable and so helpful every step of the process.
On the dates of the viewing and the actual funeral service he attended to every need that our family had without question immediately. I can not begin to adequately describe how grateful an impressed I was with the Roetker family. After the funeral he provided even more help and compassion as he provided information regarding grave markers and head stones. My interaction with Mr. Roetker was such a blessing, I made prearranged funeral services for my mother in law so if something happens to her, Mr. Roetker and his staff will be handling all the services.
Mr. Roetker and his staff have a very special place in our hearts and we are eternally grateful for everything he did to help us get through this difficult time. Thank you John and God Bless you for what you do.
Thank you so much for being there for my family when John passed away four years ago and now my daughter Debbie Martin this week. It was a beautiful service for both and everyone was so kind and helpful with everything. Thank you from my family
Sincere thanks to Jordan and John for your assistance throughout our services, and the planning process. Your responsiveness and prompt communication was especially appreciated. Friendly, professional and knowledgeable support. Enjoyed getting to know you both and chatting about Dad during the DVD production meeting. Loved the personal connection with John's involvement in the Masonic rites as well. Thanks a million for everything!
Even three weeks after my mother's passing, I am blown away with the level of care and commitment John and his staff demonstrated to my family. I am grateful that we chose them to take care of my mother. They are available, they care, and they do phenomenal work. Although we will always miss our mom, having John and the Gladfelter-Roetker staff there has helped all of us immensely.
Words can not express the gratitude and appreciation we have for all the kindness you have shown us during this stressful and confusing time. I have nothing but good things to say about John and staff. John and his wife are so gentle and kind, so helpful and patient. The work you do is a special calling that I think would be so difficult but, you make such a difference in the lives of the families you take care of. Thank you again.
Freddie, June, Jimmy and our family
I can't thank you enough for everything you did to make Tom's visitation and funeral so special. It made a very difficult time for us a little easier to get thru.
Ginger Govero and family
John and Staff-
Thank you so much for your professionalism and great care for our loved one - Gloria Maltas. Your hard work did not go unnoticed.
Carol Maltas and the family
Thank you all for taking care of my mother so well. She looked beautiful and so at peace. Everything was taken care of so well. The picture was amazing. It is in our family home in the living room, with us all the time.
Ralph, Dianne, Dave, and Ralph Jr.
"Thank you so much for handling all of the details of Dean's visitation and memorial service. It was comforting to know that I did not need to worry about anything! John - thank you for sitting with us as we went through the hardest day of our lives! Your sweet spirit and reassurance helped us get through it! You guys did a wonderful job!"
Gloria, Kayla, Dale & Kelsey
Dear John and Vicki,
Many, many thanks for your kindness and thoughtfulness towards our family. It takes special people to do the work you are doing, and you both do it so well.
Brenda Plesek, a grandaughter
--- Brenda Plesek, granddaughter of George Chiavario
We appreciate the caring concern shown by you and your staff throughout the planning, visitation, Mass of Christian Burial, and the grave-site services. It was a comfort to all of us.
Please express on behalf of my family all our thanks to your staff for such outstanding service and support.
--- Richard Z. Wagner
Thank you for the Christmas Remembrance Ornament. My family was pleased to get one. You are truly special people who go over and above any other place in this area. You can be proud of the work you do...Caring is sharing and you certainly share more of your time to see that needs are met, and we all thank you for that.
Steve & Becky & Kim
Kathy, Randy, Billy & Michael
Cindy, Bob, Steven & Jason
Jim, Kel, Candi, Mathew & Colton
--- The Family of Roy Wagner
The family of Roy Wagner would like to thank you for everything you did for our family to make everything so beautiful. Your facility is the best one in town. I wish you could hear the compliments on the beauty of your facility. Thank you again.
Margaret, Steve, Kathy and Cindy
--- The Family of Roy Wagner
Thank you and everyone at Gladfelter's Funeral Home for your compassion, professionalism and personalization of our father's funeral.
Words will never be enough to describe our sincerest appreciation.
The Foltynewicz Family
--- Gary Foltynewicz
Thank you so very much.
The family of Christina Lynn Smith
Randy and Donna Smith
--- Randy and Donna Smith
We would like to thank you for your kindness and support during a very difficult time for our family. It gave us all much comfort that we did not have to ask for anything because you or someone on your staff had already taken care of it - right down to the last detail. We cannot say enough for all you did and the manner in which you did it. Our family would never hesitate to recommend your funeral home to anyone. The professionalism and courtesy extended by you and your staff was greatly appreciated by all. Your attention to detail and assistance in virtually all aspects of the funeral home, while maintaining the very highest standards of dignity and respect, is a quality that is all too often missing from our lives today. You also provided a distinguished and loving final tribute to our daughter. We take great comfort in the fact that a better service could not have been arranged and that our daughter, Christina, would be happy and proud in the ways her service had been conducted. We have dealt with other funeral homes in the past, but none has worked to coordinate the service so seamlessly and without stress to our family. You were always there with compassion, in the time of need, just as though you were part of our family. Your tireless efforts will always be remembered and appreciated at such a difficult time for our family.
Thank you once again for the myriad of ways you helped my family through my Dad's passing away. You have a gentle way of making sure things are done - and going beyond expectations in your care. Thank you and God bless!
--- Kathy Smiley, daughter of David Snook
Thank you for all your support for the care packages we send to the soldiers.
--- Patty Hart
We are always interested in hearing from the families that we serve. Please take a moment to let us know how well we served you in your time of need. We very much appreciate your feedback.