COVID-19 Update

To Our Iowa and Wisconsin Communities,

Assisting families and friends with loss is our privilege and honor as funeral directors. Given the reality of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is important to know that funeral directors throughout Iowa and Wisconsin are taking precautions to limit exposure to the coronavirus. We are still operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week making certain that those entrusted to our care and the families we serve are receiving uninterrupted service and attention, regardless of the cause of death.

In the last days and weeks, the Iowa Funeral Directors Association has been in regular contact with numerous state and federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and the Iowa Department of Public Health, ensuring that the information our member funeral homes receive is as current as possible. Funeral homes are in regular contact with local officials ensuring that public welfare is a primary concern. In addition, as part of our annual license renewal, we participate in public health and safety training.

As health officials have indicated, one way to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus is through limiting public gatherings. As of March 16, 2020, the governor of Iowa has limited gatherings to 10 people or less at least through April 30, 2020.

Our sympathies go out to anyone who has the additional burden of grief and loss during this time, and we are here to guide each family with their particular needs on an individual basis. We encourage bereaved families to work with their funeral director to create meaningful services that fall within the governor’s emergency order of limiting large public gatherings.

By now, you are aware that another way to limit the spread of the virus is to refrain from going out in public if you have symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell. Please stay home to not only speed your recovery and prevent spreading illness, but to also protect those in high-risk groups. If you are experiencing a cough, fever, or shortness of breath, we encourage you to not attend funeral services. Reach out to the funeral home handling services and they will be willing to share your sympathies with the family of the deceased and they may also offer some other options to let the bereaved know that you support and care for them during this difficult time.

We are your neighbors and friends. Funeral directors live and work in your communities and we take the impact of this pandemic seriously.

Please know that above all, we are committed to the families we serve. We remain focused on maintaining high standards and ethical practices as we serve the dead and bereaved with the health and well-being of our communities in mind as we move forward together in the coming weeks and months.

Sincerely,
Joshua C. Grau, President, Grau Funeral Homes, Inc.
On Behalf of the Members of the Iowa Funeral Directors Association

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Grau Funeral Homes, Inc.
Doing Business As
Grau Funeral Homes and Cremation Services
and:  

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Schutte – Grau Funeral Home

And Cremation Service

316 Mill Street
Clermont, Iowa 52135
563-423-7250

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Schmitz – Grau Funeral Home

And Cremation Service

125 W Main
Ossian, Iowa 52161
563-532-9424

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Thornburg – Grau Funeral Home

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625 Main St
McGregor, Iowa 52157
563-873-3551

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Leonard – Grau Funeral Home

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200 Clermont Street
Elgin, Iowa 52141
563-426-5321

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Leonard – Grau Funeral Home

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500 W. Center St.
Monona, Iowa 52159
563-539-2170

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Leonard – Grau Funeral Home

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405 N. 1st St.
Elkader, IA 52043
563-245-1113

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118 N Wacouta
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
608-326-8524

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Schutte – Grau Funeral Home

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214 E. Tilden Street
Postville, Iowa 52162
563-864-7252

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Burnham – Wood – Grau
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212 East Elm Street
West Union, IA 521755
563-422-3615

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490 Main St
Lansing, IA 52151
563-538-4141

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