To our valued families... We at O'Leary Funeral & Cremation Services want you everyone to know that we are here and will continue to be of service at a moments notice.  We are available 24 hours a day / 7 days a week by calling (515) 981-0700.  

We are offering limited viewing hours for those wishing to have viewings of their loved one; where family and friends may enter and leave the funeral home building (with no more than 10 people present inside at any one time).  We also offer live-streaming Funeral/Celebration of Life Services where family and friends may still attend via video in the comfort of their home.  

For those choosing to have a viewing and/or video streaming service we will also include [for no additional cost] an additional Memorial Gathering/Service at later date when our everyday lives return to normal.  

For your immediate need or if you have any questions please call us at (515) 981-0700.  Together we will get through this difficult time; yet we will still celebrate and honor the lives of those we love the most.

Welcome to where

"Your Family is treated like Our Family"

Central Location... One Stop Convenience... and Helping Your Family...

by providing Comfort, Care, Compassion, and being Cost Consciousness

In August 2019 we are celebrating our building being open to the public for 5 years. Since we have started serving central Iowa nearly 500 families have given us the opportunity to  to care for their loved ones.  During this time the owner and founder, Eric O'Leary has set a new standard of care families have come to appreciate and trust.  "O'Leary's Standard" is exceptionally high compared to most other businesses of this type.  From the moment you contact us you'll be assured by a personal member of our staff that you will be our first priority and that your loved one will be received into our care with the utmost respect and dignity they deserve.

As we continue our high level of service be assured that at O'Leary's your family will become an extended member of our family.  We treat those we receive into our care as though they could be our parent, spouse, grandparent, sibling, child, relative or friend.  We truly care about every family we come into contact with, and we try diligently to develop a special bond with everyone.  We want your family to rely upon us; and for you to know that down the road [5, 10 or 20 plus years from now] that we will be there for you.

At O'Leary's we will guide and explain the benefits along with the different levels of professional services available.  From the initial contact with one of our professional staff members, if you wish, we can do everything to help coordinate, schedule and care for your family and loved one to well after the first anniversary of the death.  We are here to help and to arrange a meaningful service that best meets individual, emotional, and financial needs; and strive to conduct desired services with dignity, respect, personalization and professionalism.

Please browse our website to learn more us, the different levels and types of services we offer, the products we sell at a much lower cost (compared to other funeral providers), and our warm, comfortable, and home-like facilities. 

We can be reached every day of the year 24 hours a day. Do not hesitate to call us at (515) 981-0700 in your time of need, to arrange a time to visit, or if you have questions. Your are also more than welcome to stop by and email us at

Respectfully Yours,

Eric  O'Leary

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O'Leary Funeral & Cremation Services
1020 Main Street
| Norwalk, IA 50211
Tel: 1-515-981-0700
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What Our Families Are Saying...

My niece had pick this place [O'Leary's] out for her dad. I am so glad she did. Eric O’Leary went above and beyond my expectation. I have dealt with lots of other funeral places in my lifetime and no place comes near what O’Leary did for us and would do for your loved ones. If you have any kind of issues or concerns [financially or special customs], talk to them. I guarantee that they will work with you. The impossible, they make it possible [allowing us the opportunity to view and say goodbye]. I have a big family and I know they all called them [on the phone with special request], instead of [O'Leary] getting frustrated, they tended to all their [individual] needs. Thank you Eric O’Leary and O'Leary Funeral Services for doing a wonderful job in helping us to have closure during this difficult time.

Jeanmoy Seu

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