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Good Morning! I wanted to thank you for an amazing job yesterday. Nellie would have been pleased! Thank you for including my grand children! This was their first funeral. They spent many days with Nellie even after we admitted her to hospice. I feel you helped give them a very positive approach to what comes next. Eleanor melted our hearts when you lowered her down and she stated, “bye bye grandma, don’t be scared.”
Thank you again! Joel and Julie Retcher

Joel and Julie Retcher
June 8, 2022

We were truly blessed to have you as our funeral director! Thank you for everything you did, to make sure that all the details went smoothly! Your expertise made the process feel not so overwhelming. Your organization, patience, guidance & kindness, was greatly appreciated & I am forever grateful!! Big Hugs to you Ryan, thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Karen Raatz (Paul Verhoff)
May 12, 2022

Just wanted to send a sincere Thank You! for all of your efforts in making dads funeral arrangements just right! We are grateful to have had the chance to work with you, and appreciate your flexibility and extra touches to make it a very meaningful good-bye (I'll keep the toothpick always!) Thanks for everything! Karen (Cliff Crumrine family)

Karen Okuley
January 19, 2022

Ryan Zachrich is the best, he is kind & patient, to our family & visitor's. He goes out of his way to be of service. Highly recommend this funeral home. It's not like the cold funeral homes in Defiance, Ohio. Wish Zachrich's would start one in Defiance.

Joyce Heil. Daughter of June Bostelman
December 2, 2021

Ryan and Stephanie you did a awesome job with my fathers service and grave side service today. Thankyou for all your service and care it was very helpful and appreciated. You both are loved so much! I would recommend you to all my friends.Thank you again!

Marsha Fritz
December 15, 2020

Ryan, Stephanie and staff, we want to thank you for the care you provided to our family at the time of the loss of Jim's mom, Wilma Rettig. During these difficult times with the pandemic, you have had to change many aspects of the services you provide to families in need. You have done everything in a manner to provide safety to the families, and yet provide a meaningful service. Everything you did to care for Wilma and the family is greatly appreciated.

Jim and Chris Rettig
November 25, 2020

Ryan, When my brothers and I were sitting there in your office discussing a firemen's tribute for our Dad James Kesselmayer, you said that you would see that our wishes were granted. There isn't a word out there that explains our gratitude! The red casket with his rank and name on it, the firefighters putting him up on the firetruck, the firetruck parade passing under the flag suspended from the ladder trucks, the very special tribute at the cemetery! You truly put your heart and soul into each and every person's service. A huge thank you to you and your staff! Dad wanted to go out with a bang!

Toni Clark
November 22, 2020

Our family cannot begin to thank you for all the time and thoughtfulness you put into Dad's (Darrell Curtis) funeral. From meeting with us,keeping us so informed and all the extras you put into his funeral. You went the extra mile in so many ways.In such a difficult time both with his death and Covid you made it a very easy to to get through. I will always turn to your business when needed.

Christina Nickels
August 12, 2020

Ryan, I want to take the time and Thank You for all your support and for making my Dad's (William Grau) funeral so beautiful,he would of loved it. Thank you for being so patient, caring we couldn't have done this without your help.
Thanks Again

Michelle Thacker
July 4, 2020

Ryan, I wanted to thank you again for helping us with my father's service on Monday. Thank you kindly, and God bless you and your family.

Kelly Thelen
July 2, 2020

Thank you again for the amazing service you did for mom and everything you did the day of her service. You truly went out of your way for our family and it was greatly appreciated by us all.
Again, Thank You
Renee Long (Jerrie Ricker's daughter)

Renee Long
June 29, 2020

Dear Ryan and Staff;
Words cannot express our family's sincere gratitude for your personal guidance and professional advice during this difficult time of grief. Thank you for your extra attention to detail, and making your "funeral" home feel like our "family" home for the day. You guided a difficult long distance transition into a peaceful and healing destination. Thank you for being our caption on this journey. Mike and Tina Geno

The Angelina Family
November 14, 2018

Thank You very much for all you do ,especially for our family when we lost our dad, Jim Schortgen. Your compassion was nothing but top of the line. Guiding us through this tough time was made easy with your direction. From our family, Thank You!

Tim Schortgen
August 22, 2018

On behalf of the family of Felipe Alvarado, Jr. I would like to express sincerest thanks to you for your compassion and grace while assisting us with Dad's arrangements and memorial service. While it was such a difficult and emotional time for us, your professionalism and guidance with the process was excellent.

Jerry Alvarado
August 15, 2018

Everything about funerals conducted with the help of Zachrich Funeral Home is really a ministry. Ryan and Stephanie are compassionate, gentle, godly people who do all that can be done to bring comfort and healing to those who grieve. It is such a pleasure and a privilege to co-labor with them in this ministry.

Pastor Susan St. Peter

On behalf of the family of Felipe Alvarado, Jr. I would like to express sincerest thanks to you for your compassion and grace while assisting us with Dad's arrangements and memorial service. While it was such a difficult and emotional time for us, your professionalism and guidance with the process was excellent.

Jerry Alvarado

Dear Zachrich Family,
A job well done, your services to perfection. Thanks for taking care of the Gladwell & Casteel families.

Don & Donna Pfister

Dear Ryan,
Thank you so much for the idea, organization and time you invested in the safe driving assembly for our HS students. It was informative and emotionally impactful. I pray that our students took it to heart. We've received positive feedback from students & staff. Hopefully this can be a regular event for our kids. It's a vitally important message.

With gratitude, Kelly Meyers

Ryan, thank you from Pastor & I for the caring and professionalism you put in Dad's service. We are forever grateful to you. May God bless you & your family.

Pastor Douglas and Catherine DeWitt

Dear Ryan,
Words cannot express our gratefulness for your guidance at the time of Walt's death & throughout the planning process for his memorial service. We appreciate all of your advice and assistance! Sincerely, Florence Dielman

The Family of Walter Junge

These past few months were so difficult. It's hard to think and make decisions when your body is screaming SLEEP. At the same time, our hearts were breaking. Ryan your expertise and precision planning certainly made everything better. I don't know how you do it, but the entire experience seemed flawless. As my dad always replied - "Thanks and thanks again."

Sandy Shoup

Thank you for doing a wonderful job with Vic. You were a wonderful help.

The Family of Victor Cohrs

Ryan & Family-
Thank you so much for the beautiful funeral. Dad looked so good and peaceful! Thank you for being you!! (and doing what you do!)
Brandy and Family

The Matthews Family

Last Saturday I attended my uncle Ray Ohlrich's funeral. Although my mom (Elnora Hohenbrink) had told me about the dove ceremony I had forgot about it in the "crazy days" that surround the death of a loved one. WOW....was I blown away! That was amazing! Thank you so much for the personal touch that was extended by you and your staff. It definitely made for lasting positive memories of Uncle Ray. THANK YOU AGAIN!

Lois Ewald

Thank you so much for your help with Grief Group on Tuesday night!

Teri Fraker, Hospice of Henry County

Thank you so much for all that you did. It was greatly appreciated.

Chuck and Becky Ellis

We want to thank you once again for all you did to make Susan's funeral a comforting time for all. The Bill Schwab Family

Bill Schwab

Ryan thank you for making this so easy to get through. Thanks again!

Kathy Pedraza

Ryan & Stephanie-
For The Second Time You Have Surpassed Our Expectations- Thank You

Jeff Stober

Dear Ryan:
We were very pleased with how the service was handled. We thank you for being so helpful and everything was just the way Betty wanted. Thank you for your excellent service.

Jim and Donna Swary, Paul and Mary Meyer, Judith A. Meyer and Judy Lockwood

Dear Mr. Zachrich,
Just wanted to thank you for the excellent service you gave for my sister-in-law's Hilda Rettig, funeral. When you gave us a lap robe at the cemetery it was a great comfort from the cold wind and made us feel cared for.

Rosemary Thomas

Ryan & Stephanie
Thank you again for all you have done for mom & my dad... I can't begin to express how pleased we were with all of the arrangements... Just wanted again to let you know you both will hold a special place in my heart...

Becky Williams

I just wanted to thank you for the wonderful care you gave Aunt Janette and her family. Everything was just beautiful, especially loved the end when you said the passage from the Bible and released the dove. I have never seen this before at a funeral. It was just awesome. Thank-you!

Pat Zachrich

I and Lloyd's family want to thank you for the services you provided for us. Lloyd looked just as if he were sleeping & had just a tiny smile as he so often had.

Mrs. Lloyd Cooper & family

Wonderful service and very emotional and touching service at the cemetery. Thanks so much for everything you did for us and Lori.

Nancy Montgomery

Ryan & Steph:
Deb, Mom, & I want to extend an overwhelming thank you to both of you for the wonderful job you did with Dad's arrangements. Your attention to detail was astounding & you made us feel at home there. It certainly helped ease the pain of a very difficult time. You certainly have more than a business; you are the proud owner of a ministry. We were very blessed by you.

Ruth Wagner, Deb and Diane

My brothers and I would like to thank you very much for how you took care of our brother! Also for showing his friends and family that this wasn't just a business, that you did care, even for someone you didn't know.

Larry, John and Rick Bauman

My brothers and I would like to thank you very much for how you took care of our brother! Also for showing his friends and family that this wasn't just a business, that you did care, even for someone you didn't know.

Larry, John and Rick Bauman

Have a great day Ryan and family. You do a Super job! Your kindness is appreciated.

Peggy and James Miller

Ryan & Stephanie thank you so much for bringing mom home...back to Salem. It was so reassuring that you took care of her in such a loving way. We appreciate all you have provided and your professionalism.

Phyllis DeCrow Kloos

I wanted to thank you again for your hospitality through this troublesome time - your kindness and understanding made it a lot easier on my mom and we both were very pleased with your services, you went above and beyond. Thank you again.

Megan Courtney-Angus

You did a fantastic job, my brothers and I were satisfied every minute we were there.

Joseph Schwartzengraber

You and Stephanie have been a real blessing.

Nancy Anderson

Dear Ryan,
Words cannot express well enough the gratitude we feel for what you did for Desiree, Matt and Marley. Giving so freely of yourself and your time and asking nothing in return speaks volumes about your character. You are a caring person who is a blessing to our community.

Ernie & Linda Casillas

Aunt Pauline loved the dove being released as if Uncle Ray's spirit had and has been released and gone up.

Lana Lee Warner

I wanted to thank you again for doing a great job with my Mom's (Winifred Schwiebert) arrangements. It is so good to know that there are still people out there who truly care.

Nancy Haase

Words can never tell you how thankful & grateful we are for all the help you gave Danielle & Brent. That's something no family should have to go through but you helped them so much. You are a special person & "thanks" just doesn't seem enough to say.

Wayne & Ila Wolf

Thank you for making Addison's funeral so beautiful. I couldn't have asked for a better person.

Danielle Burns

Ryan and Stephanie,
Just a note to thank you for the kindness and professionalism shown to our family during the loss of Mom. She surely made the right decision when she chose Zachrich Funeral Home. And besides that you have the cutest little kids.

John and Mary Dale

The staff at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center would like to extend our appreciation for the compassionate, professional service Ryan provided for Hazel Cummins.

Mandy, Valerie, Tiffany and Deb

I just wanted to send you a short note to thank you for your kindness towards Mom during the recent death of Dad. I thought the dove touch was very special... Have never seen that done before. Again, thanks for all your special touches & detail to things in such a sad time in our lives.

Vicki Trietsch

Just wanted to send you a special "thank you" for all your kind works during Mom's (Rita Gerschutz) viewing and funeral. You did such a wonderful job which made it easier on our whole family. We wish you continued success in Holgate!

Barb Thompson

The children of Erna Bockelman appreciated your patience and help in the preparation of our mother's funeral arrangements. We were very pleased with your facility and how well you prepared our Mother for viewing; she looked so peaceful. You reflect what is so very important at the loss of a loved one; genuine care to the family. We received many compliments on the dove service.

Delmer, Marlene & Larry Bockelman

Never have I seen a more touching ending to a service as I did with the ceremonial dove release at the graveside service for my Aunt Donnie. I will think of Donnie each time I reflect on this touching event.

Jennifer Taylor

I really appreciate everything you did to help us at such a terrible time in our lives. You are such a kind, thoughtful man and I can see why Dad loved you so much.

Denise Johnston

We would personally like to thank you for all that you did for Dad's funeral. All the personal touches, going out of your way to do things, meant so much to us and to others that knew him. Your Christian caring manor during those times meant so much.

Linda & Norbert Sonnenberg

Hi Ryan, I just wanted you to know how much I have heard about your professionalism since I became a staff nurse at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center. Everyone has said you are very professional in your conduct and care of the deceased patient. Just know that my family will trust you with our care.

Chris Rettig

Ryan and Stephanie,
There are no words to describe the gratitude we feel. Everything was so perfect and so special. The love, concern and compassion you have shown seem unending. Dad truly knew how special the two of you are (he told me often).

Eldon & Deb Bostelman

We cannot express how much our family appreciated all that you did for us. Your magic work was incredible.

Mary Kay Altman

I hope you never lose your sensitivity and compassion. Your extra effort is a comfort at a difficult time. Thanks for being patient & kind.

Arlene Mapes

You and your staff completed our celebration of Marvin's life with dignity and his earthly duties; and that included his spiritual life, family and his daily living (Embarq). I will continue to relish this experience.

Jane Rosenbaur & children

Ryan & Stephanie,
Thank you so much. Even though this was an unimaginable tragedy & loss, you made it easier than it could have been. Our family appreciates it greatly.

Scott and Liz Giesige

Ryan and Stephanie,
I just want to write and share that you both did a beautiful job at Dinah's service. Your hearts are so evident in what you do. It is truly evident that you care about the families you serve...and such a beautiful gift during such difficult times of sorrow. This was a beautiful day remembering a beautiful, amazing woman...and I'm so grateful for your part in that.

Kelly Gerken, Sufficient Grace Ministries for Women

On behalf of the entire Robert Helberg Family, we would like to thank you again for the wonderful services you gave for our father. Your care and compassion is unmatched! The grave side dove release was overwelming. It touched our Mother more than words can say! Again, thank you for everything. You are a truly amazing person!

Cara, and the Helberg Family

We would like to thank you & your family for helping us to celebrate dad's life and giving him such a wonderful farewell. He was surrounded by the people & things he loved. We cant thank you enough. We've been letting others know what a wonderful job you did also.

Peg, Marty & Marc Family of Marvin Eis

Dear Ryan, Thank you so much for everything you did for my mother upon her death. She looked as though she was sleeping. You made me feel at ease through out the day. The funeral I felt ran very, very smoothly. It was truly a great way to honor her memory.

Linda Young

Dear Ryan, Thank you for the excellent job you did in getting Paul ready for viewing. Everything was arranged so well at the funeral home. I'm glad you thought of Paul's coffin being taken to the cemetery on a flat bed wagon and pulled by a John Deere tractor.

Rosemary Pfau

We want to say a very heartfelt & sincere thank you for all you've done for our family. You made this very sad experience much more bearable than we thought possible. You took time, effort and thought to put just the right touch to personalize mom's life & faith.

Carlton Bauer and Family

Ryan and Stephanie- We would like to thank you both for everything!! You two really show sincerity for people in such a sad moment. You treated Ben and I with such respect. You made the planning easy for us. You hit all the details right on. Everything was better than we imagined. The surprise ending to the ceremony touched our hearts in such a way, that you will never know!! Thank you again for being such wonderful people!!

Jacqueline & Ben Thomas

Hello. You took care of my mom, Betty Burkhart back in April 2011. I couldn't believe what a beautiful job you did from beginning to end. I said thank you and told you then wow... You are amazing. Well, December 29 we lost my husbands mom, up here in Alpena, MI. I tried not to compare the services... There was NO comparision! Every last detail you put into my mom is even more appreciated. God knew what he was doing by putting You in this tough job. Keep it up kiddo! May God bless you and your family!

Ann Robbins & Jeff & family

With much appreciation, A thank you from the bottom of my heart for your wonderful services and deep caring thoughts for my mother & family, "Okuleys".

Joyce Poulson

Ryan & Stephanie, Henry County and the surrounding area were blessed the day you started Zachrich Funeral Home. The two of you are amazing. The love and compassion you gave to Mom and us are above and beyond expectations. Mom was so beautiful and her final earthly journey was perfect. Memories were made that day...Thank you both.

Eldie & Deb Bostelman

Appreciate your web site; so easy to negotiation and handy for out of state folks to check in.
Keep up what you're doing in service to the community & The Lord.

Nelda Muntz Davis

Hello Ryan: Wanted to thank you again for your professionalism in the handling of my father. There are many relatives who are to sick, or getting up in age to make the trip from around the country. They are all grateful about being able to view the services online. You are doing a great job of using all of the technology available since in todays society, people are all over the country and beyond and are not able to attend. I know this is my first time of hearing about webcast services. Along with the website itself, is really showing the love you have for your profession. Best move you ever did when you left the corporate style. Wishing you continued great success.

Mr. & Mrs. Roy & Laura Adcock & family.

Thank you so much for everything you did for me and my family. I wasn't able to articulate it at the time, but her ceremony was everything I wanted for Aly. You went above any expectations I had, and have nothing but good memories of that day. The balloon release helped with beginning my grief journey and I truly felt you took care of us as if Aly was apart of your family. Thank you so much, I am forever grateful.

Kara Gerken

Ryan, I wanted you to know what a wonderful job you did conveying who dad was...very personalized. You were sensitive to our wishes and you made suggestions when we were too numb to think. Your caring way was much appreciated and will never be forgotten.

Jenny (Giesige) Quitero

Rhonda, Andrea & I feel we couldn't have gotten more service anywhere in our area. Ryan & Stephanie are truely great, caring people. And Mr. Wolf & Mr. Rettig were so kind also. Thank you for making this journey so much easier for us.

Pamela Ordway

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