Wallin Funeral Home was a good choice

Editor,

Your recent article about Burley and Visser Funeral Homes closing prompts me to write about my personal experience with Wallin Funeral Home and Cremation in Oak Harbor.

The need for a funeral home comes to all, sooner or later. I faced it before I was prepared. My choice of Wallin was based on a recommendation by my friend who is a parishioner at St. Hubert. She heard Father Rick comment that Wallin was good. So when the hospice nurse asked me to choose, I chose Wallin.

That proved to be an excellent decision. From the first contact, I was impressed by Wallin’s caring, accommodating manner. They were careful, thoughtful and gentle handling my husband’s body. They spoke gently and compassionately with me, leaving unnecessary questions for later when I would be better prepared.

I specifically thank Funeral Director Jerome Barber, Intern Madeline, and Martha Wallin, the three people we have personally interacted with. Their assistance continues. Mr. Barber is now helping us select a memorial grave marker.

For those who face this sad choice in the future, I highly recommend Wallin Funeral Home in Oak Harbor, a Whidbey Island family-owned company.

Sincerely,

NORMA HANSSON

Freeland

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