The Sharing of Experience

Read testimonials from people who have planned and experienced services here.

Oftentimes the best way to get a sense of how you’ll feel is to hear directly from families that have held services for loved ones at Van Orsdel Funeral & Cremation Services. We invite you to read and explore a range of testimonials and get the best sense possible of what your experience can be. Please ask us any questions, any time. We want nothing more than to help you through a difficult time with ease, peace and healing.

Need immediate assistance or have questions?


“En momentos tan dolorosos, Van Orsdel ofreció un excelente, cálido y rápido servicio. Su personal, en especial Akeem fue muy atento, considerado y nos mantuvo siempre informados del proceso. Mi mas sincero agradecimiento.”

Luigi Annese G June 19, 2022

“Our meeting with Henry Ketzle was a very pleasant one. He's very professional and knowledgeable. Reviewed all my paperwork, explained everything very clearly and answered all my question. My daughter and I were very pleased and satisfied with his professionalism. I've been with Van Orsdel since 1989 and several of my family members have been viewed there. I can I've been very pleased with all their services. Thank you”

Nydia Soto July 13, 2021

“Everyone was so kind and compassionate. The answered all of my questions and went over and above to make this difficult time easier.”

Karen T. July 23, 2019

“There are no words to explain how one is affected when a loved one passed. In our case, when my Father just passed away a few days ago, it makes me so happy and gives me and my Family inner comfort to know someone so amazing like Monica Vazquez is on the other end of the phone when you have to make this difficult call to make arrangements. She has gone above and beyond to make this experience at a hard time easier and take time to explain in detail the whole process carefully and with such a loving demeanor. Monica has been such an influential person in this time of our lives that we consider her an ANGEL Heaven sent to make this situation more bearable. She made us feel like family. We wish everyone had a Monica at a time like this ..Van Orsdel is Blessed to have her on their team me and my whole family are grateful. Thank you. God Bless.”

The Rodriguez Family October 08, 2019

“I was very pleased from my first phone call to the final service. If I lived in the area of Miami again, I would certainly choose Van Orsdel again!”

Pauline September 13, 2012

“I would recommend Van Orsdel Family Funeral Chapels to friends and family.”

Craig May 02, 2012

“Van Orsdel is the Best in Miami. Used them twice in seven years. Super staff and facilities. Thank you!”

Nelson March 29, 2012

“They were great - we have used them for over 35 years. From the 1st call I put out to them till the end.”

Chirstine January 09, 2012

“The staff made the arrangements very smooth! A very competent and well run establishment!”

Kathy September 09, 2011

“I and my family want to express our heartfelt thanks to Van Orsdel and their staff (specifically Alexandra, Liz and others) on their professionalism, comfort and understanding. They did a wonderful job helping our family with every detail of our mother's funeral services. They exceeded my expectations. Thank you during this time of healing for our family.”

Jeffrey Burns June 02, 2022

“Van Orsdel conducted my brother and fathers services with respect and dignity. They were a great support for us while handling the services and after.”

Jeannette C. August 13, 2019

“They have been so helpful, professional and understanding. We are very grateful that we have chosen their services during these difficult times. Needless to say the facility itself is very pleasant and beautifully decorated.”

Maria V

“When our mother passed, my sisters and I did not know the process. The staff at Van Orsdel walked us through everything and were very helpful. We had a slight delay with the doctor’s signature, but they were able to resolve it quickly and have everything ready in time for her service. We especially liked the fingerprint jewelry that they offer. My sisters and I each got one and it is very special to us.”

Ricky June 18, 2019

“Van Orsdel was terrific - I cannot say enough great things about them. They were helpful, thoughtful and considerate. They walked us through the process, followed up with us and my mother looked like herself. I would recommend highly and without any reservation.”

Kara May 16, 2012

“All of the personnel at Van Orsdel were attentive to every detail and treated us with the utmost of professionalism and care at such a difficult time. The funeral director was a pleasure to deal with, was knowledgeable, responsive and extremely caring. He definitely made a world of a difference at such a trying time.”

Celia April 17, 2012

“The video was outstanding. It was beautifully done and many people commented on it. Everyone at Van Orsdel was extremely kind and helpful and I was completely satisfied with all of the arrangements. Also, the rooms where our gathering was held are very attractive and provided a pleasant atmosphere, which is what we wanted.”

Amita March 06, 2012

“Thank you for your professionalism, warmth and attentive assistance in my time of need.”

Myrta December 13, 2011