Three Ways to Support Someone Who is Grieving in Isolation

Posted on September 15, 2022 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Grief is difficult in perfectly normal times. However, when a global pandemic has us isolated, we lose two important comfort and coping mechanisms. Hugs are very hard to come by these days. In normal times the physical touch of a hug fills the vacuum when a person who loves another is at a loss for […]

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Planning a Funeral for Someone in Hospice Care

Posted on September 1, 2022 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Funeral Service

Having a family member in hospice care is not easy. There is no denying death is near.  Sometimes the care is difficult, especially when the illness is painful. Life is coming to an end.   Sometimes the funeral is something that the person who is dying wants to talk about.  They open the discussion. They […]

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Burial Vault: What’s the Point?

Posted on August 18, 2022 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Historically speaking, burial vaults were conceived as a means of protection from grave robbers. They were designed and intended to make it difficult to get into the coffin and remove valuables or even the body itself from the grave. Early vaults were made of wood and were called a “rough box” because they were rustic […]

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Memorializing an Avid Gardener

Posted on August 4, 2022 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Celebration of Life, Funeral Service

When a life ends, we remember. We remember the love, the bonds, and the passions of the person who died. A well put-together funeral that honors the life, faith, and relationships of the deceased is the first foothold on the path of healing for survivors.   Funerals that reflect a person’s interests can be powerful. […]

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Should I Go to the Funeral?

Posted on July 21, 2022 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Why should you attend a funeral? The presence of family and friends at the funeral is appreciated. We gather to acknowledge a life that was lived. We gather to comfort those for whom life has just been forever changed by the death of someone they loved.   If you care for one or more of […]

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