Testimonials | Dakan Funeral Chapel & Cremations
Dakan Funeral Home in Caldwell, ID

Dear Valden,
There are no words that aptly describe my thanks to you and Dakan for the care you've taken with the funeral of my beloved Mother.
I am grateful for every small and every large detail. Thank you so very much.

Sheri B.
April 23, 2024

Thank you for your sincere support and time. We are truly grateful for all your help.

Toni S
April 9, 2024

Thank you for your kindness is warmed my heart. Please accept this as a token of my appreciation.

John S.
April 8, 2024

It is not possible to express in words our thanks and gratitude to you and all others who cared for Anthony after his body was brought to your chapel. You guided us, advised us and held us up with your comfort and understanding. In our shock and grief we were incapable of making even the most basic of plans. Thank you for making him look like the beloved man we love and for making all the plans to bring him safely home. We will never forget.

Cathy N.
April 1, 2024

Thank you for helping me and my family with the funeral arrangements for Tony. This was the first time. I was at the helm of so many important decisions, healthcare, funeral and estate arrangements. Praise God. He surrounded me with a few good people for advice and support you were one of them. I will always remember your kindness and patience. Thank you.

Sandy N.
March 5, 2024

Dear Dakan and Valden,
We are so appreciative for the services rendered and the kind attention from the staff at Dakan Funeral. Everything was done as requested, services were provided as promised, and fees were charged as agreed upon. We were able to focus on our dear mother and wife and to lay her to rest peacefully. Thank you so much.

Carol Blaisdell Family
February 28, 2024

Dear Titus,
Our family is deeply grateful for the reverent care you provided for our Mom. Your guidance and attention to detail for her service made it easier for our family to get through this difficult time. With much appreciation. Thank you.

Carol O.
February 14, 2024

Dear Dakan Family,
Words fail me when I try to express what my heart feels. I and my family were shocked at your generous act of kindness concerning our step- mom. From the bottom of our hearts we say thank you. Your act of caring will not be forgotten.

Nicki W.
January 3, 2024

Thank you so much for everything you did for my family. This was not an easy or fun process but you handled it with so much love and care. I appreciate you going above and beyond and even checking in to make sure my family made it here safely. Because of you, this tough situation was much easier to bear. We were so blessed to have been able to work with you.

November 10, 2023

Dear Chantele,
Seems like we have been friends forever! Thank you so much for ALL that you do. You have no idea how much you have helped me. Your friendship means so much to me! Love you a ton!

Ann R.
November 7, 2023

You were so amazing! We appreciation all you did to make Dad's memorial and the whole process go so smoothly. You went above and beyond and every detail was so appreciated. Thank you for the flower arrangement you got for us too, it was one of our favorites. Thankful for you!

Becky, Mandy & Keisha
November 6, 2023

Valden and Staff,
Thank you for helping us make Jeff's celebration of life special. You helped make one of the most difficult times in our life a bit easier.
A special thanks for the tree your staff planted in memory of our sweet husband and father. Jeff truly would have loved knowing that a tree was planted in his memory as part of a restoration project. He was the happiest when he was in the mountains amongst the trees.
Becky, Mandi, Meg and families

The Marler Family
October 21, 2023

Dear Valden,
Thank you for being such a blessing to me and my family. You were such a help and comfort the night Rob passed away, also when making his arrangements. I'm so thankful for years of friendship with you. God's blessings and you and your family.

Rhonda W.
September 25, 2023

Thank you for the great service for my grandma, Carol Haymes and for accommodating my last minute bracelet request the day of burial. Please also pass along my thanks to the attendants as well.

M. Meade
September 20, 2023

Titus and Chantele,
It was truly an honor working with you both during this difficult time of our lives. We will never forget you!
Love and Blessings!

Pastor Jesse
August 7, 2023

Dear Titus and Dakan Staff,
We wanted to thank you for helping to make Kurt English's funeral such a heartwarming and smooth experience. We weren't sure how having him shipped from Austin, TX to Boise, ID would go, but thanks to you it worked out fine. We really appreciate you helping to take care of all the details via telephone calls from out of state. Everything was set up beautifully and ran so smoothly. Words can't express how much we appreciate all you did. Thank you! Also, it was so nice and thoughtful of you to share the USB with us with his slideshow on it! We truly appreciate that too!
Much appreciation!

The English Family
July 9, 2023

We can't thank you enough for all the guidance and care that you provided to us during the grieving process. You are so kind and thoughtful helping us muddle our way through arranging the memorial service and graveside services to honor our dad. We are so grateful!

Tonya D.
June 23, 2023

Words cannot express our appreciation and love for you all especially in regards to you for the care of Dad and Mom (14 years ago). Each of you stepped up to the plate and delivered. Valden, Alan, Chantele, Nikki and all those behind the scenes did an amazing job. We appreciate you all so much! Blessings to all!

Kurt H.
June 1, 2023

On behalf of the Hardenbrook family, I want to thank you all for your kindness and gentle manner in serving our needs. You all did a wonderful job in helping us through this time of grieving.
Thank you so much for the CD of the pictures. I watched it soon after it was given to me.
May God richly bless you all as you minister His love to those who are grieving.

Jo H.
May 31, 2023

Dear Valden,
How I appreciate you! Thank you for singing with me, praying with me and helping me do the best I could for Mom. I know it was a different situation.
I honestly believe God chose you to get me through this: there are no coincidences or accidents-when it comes to Jesus.
I am glad Caldwell has been restored by the light. You are a kind man. Thank you very much.

Hester K.
April 25, 2023

Valden & Dakan Funeral Chapel,

We sincerely appreciate everything you did for us. Many blessings to you and your business.

Glenda Z.
April 20, 2023

Thank you for for all the years of support and generous donations towards youth and families in Caldwell!

Caldwell YMCA
April 14, 2023

Dear Dakan Staff,
On behalf of the Robinson family I would like to express our gratitude for your thoughtfulness and care in assisting us through this sad time. Thank you!

Sylvia R.
March 16, 2023

Thank you for assisting me and making the whole process run so smoothly!

Marianne P.
March 6, 2023

Dear Titus,
It is not possible to express in words our thanks and gratitude to you and all others who cared for Anthony after his body was brought to your chapel. You guided us, advised us and held us up with your comfort and understanding. In our shock and grief we were incapable of making even the most basic of plans. Thank you for making him look like the beloved man we love and for making all the plans to bring him home safely. We will never forget.

Cathy, Nick and Meagan M.
January 26, 2023

Thank you for your support!

Caldwell Lions Club
December 5, 2022

Caldwell Soroptimist wishes to thank you for your generous donation. We made over $7000 in the "Paddle Up" event at our spaghetti dinner fundraiser. We really appreciate your support that enables us to help women, girls and our community projects.
Thank you again,
Caldwell Soroptimists Club

Caldwell Soroptimist
December 1, 2022

On behalf of my sister and myself, we are truly grateful for Dakan Funeral Home, especially Alan Kerrick. Alan's empathy and compassionate care went above and beyond in every aspect of our needs during such a difficult time in making final arrangements for our Mom and Dad. We thank you,

Donna Lohrey and Brenda Story
November 17, 2022

Thank you for your caring and immediate action on behalf of our family!! We appreciate you placing a temporary marker on our moms grave while the monument is being built and daily updates and photo after it was complete.

Sharon A.
October 26, 2022

God has a plan. God is good. The is what enters my thoughts when I think about Dakan. Valden has been there supporting and comforting us through rough tim s. We met several years back and have always had pleasant conversations. When I am not sure what to do they take time to allow yourself to grieve. With patience and kindness they walk you through the process and treat you like family. Thank you for your wisdom. 🙏

September 25, 2022

Dear Person in Charge of the Dakan Community Center,
A big THANK YOU for letting "Caldwell Meals on Wheels" use the Dakan Community Building for our luncheon. It was an excellent place to use.

Louisa C. & Caldwell Meals on Wheels Board
September 15, 2022

Dear Valden and Staff at Dakan's,
On behalf of our entire family thank you so much for your kind and professional assistance in planning and finalizing our loved ones service. We appreciate the caring and kind manner in which you interacted, helping to take much of the stress away so we could focus on the necessary tasks.
The online information and tributes carry a special touch and we look forward to the video tribute. We've heard many comments on how lovely the online tribute is. Your heart is truly in your work.

Linda D.
September 14, 2022

I cannot thank you enough for the love and caring that you have given me. You are a "jewel".

Jerry B.
September 13, 2022

Dakan Funeral Chapel,
Your patience, kindness and compassion made this very difficult situation not weigh as heavily. Sincere Thanks!

Francisca E.
September 1, 2022

Dear Dakan Funeral Chapel,
Thank you for your very generous donation to our son's 6th birthday service celebration. You made a huge difference in what we were able to do for the teachers and I am so grateful for all of you! Thank you for taking such wonderful care of our son. Making a difficult time just a little easier for us.
We love and appreciate each of you! Thank you!

Kathryn T.
August 5, 2022

Titus Fay and your Associates,
My children and I would like to sincerely thank you for everything you guys were doing for us.
I know it's your job but you really took our worries away, we really didn't know what to do.
We thank you very much. You and Chantele are very good people.

Gerald S.
July 21, 2022

Thank you for the countless time of listening to me and letting me vent. We are so grateful for everything!

Kim M.
June 16, 2022

I can't begin to tell you how pleased I am with all the preparations that you have done to make our loved ones day special. Thank you for all of us!

Vicky P.
June 15, 2022

Alan, Lisa, and the entire Dakan team have provided compassionate, high-quality care to our family and friends for many years. The professionalism and human touch in the most difficult times are what makes Dakan’s stand apart from all the rest.

Joe Milligan
May 9, 2022

Everyone at Dakan’s has been wonderful they all show such compassion. I would like to say Titus, Chantelle and Ruth are totally amazing . If the ratings were higher than 5 I would have gave them a 10 star. Thank you for all you do.

Sheila Hensen
March 28, 2022

Chantele thank you so much for all your help and making everything stress free for us as we planned the funeral. We so appreciate you and will never forget your kindness and love.

March 7, 2022

I did not know what to do when my wife Anne passed away due to Covid. Valden helped my children and I through the process as we chose the options available. Chantelle also was very helpful while we worked through the paperwork and completed our tasks. The beautiful room we were provided met all our family and friends needs for the service and the video recorded of the service has been a blessing as we've reviewed who was there. God bless this wonderful team and their compassion with those who have suffered loss.

Secondo "Butch" Mazza
November 11, 2021

To our fellow "laborers"
No one sees more than us how you are the "front lines" for our community and how hard all of you have been working. We just wanted to give you a little reminder that there are people along side you who are impressed with your professionalism while seeing the hurting around you. Here's a little salt and sugar to get you perked up! Many thanks to all of you.

Deer Flat Church
September 20, 2021

I want to extend my gratitude to Valden and the staff for the warm welcome and love you showed a single mother with limited resources. Not once was I pressured to do anything above my budget. You all made this difficult time losing my son very comfortable and with sincere kindness. You went above and beyond what I was expecting and I will be forever thankful. In just a short few days, yiu became family, God bless you all.

Cindy Stratton
April 28, 2021

We greatly appreciate Mr Valden & staff. Valden did such a good job on helping us make the arrangements. This was all new to us & he made it a smooth process. Kept us informed thru the process. Treated everyone with such kindness and compassion. Thank you for all your help.

Norma Herrera on behalf of Marquez Family
January 6, 2021

A little bit about the man I called Daddy:
My father was a stubborn man with deep Mexican roots whom believed that Pre funeral arrangement were an invitation for death to come knocking at your door. Even at 84 years old he forbid us to even mention any type of arrangements; we did finally have to say good-bye to the man whom shaped all his 7 children to always work hard and be kind human beings.
Like they did with my Grandmother and Uncle before my father; Dakan took us in and made us part of their family. Dakan immediately went to work on a funeral package that would fit our budget and not once were we pressured to choose out of our budget goal.
Thank you Dakan Family for all you did for us during our difficult time in making sure our father was well taken care of.
Julie Rodriguez (In Behalf of my father Carmen J. Rodriguez)

Julie Rodriguez
April 17, 2017

Want to extend our most heart warning thank you to Valden and all the staff at Dakan. You made our most difficult day warming and full of memories of our beloved father. There was no request denied and gave our mother the reassurance she needed.
Thank you and God Bless from all of Carmen J. Rodriguez children and wife.

Julie Rodriguez
January 31, 2017

Thank you so much for everything! You were GREAT to work with. I love your sense of humor even at a time of sorrow.
You gave us a sense of peace knowing you understand our belief of the after/life. Keep smiling.


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Dakan Funeral Chapel
504 South Kimball Avenue
| Caldwell, ID 83605
Tel: 208-459-3629
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