When is it too late to have a funeral service?

Posted on November 26, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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  The amount of time that has passed since the death should not be the deciding factor when considering scheduling a service of remembrance for someone you loved. Especially now, when so many people have been required to postpone or eliminate celebrating a loved one’s life because of the pandemic. Instead of time, let your […]

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Leaving Something in the Casket

Posted on November 12, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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The practice of sending a deceased loved one off with objects from this earthly life is as old as mankind. Ancient Egyptians believed when a person died, they passed into “the afterlife.” Burial goods paralleled objects used in life because it was believed these same objects would be needed in the afterlife. Burial goods included […]

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Cheap Funeral Homes

Posted on October 29, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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The thing about cheap funeral homes is the business model works for them and may not necessarily work for you. You, the person who has just lost someone you love. You, the person who needs the services of a funeral home.   Cheap funeral homes hang their hat on volume. They are playing the numbers. […]

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Nice Looking Funeral Home Doesn’t Mean Expensive

Posted on October 15, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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It’s not unusual for your local hometown funeral home to look better than your own home. However, that neatly mowed lawn and manicured landscape doesn’t mean expensive or out of reach. What it does mean is the people who work there pay attention to details, they care about the quality of their work, and they […]

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Cemeteries – A final resting place

Posted on October 1, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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If you are of a certain age you may have grown up as a “free range child”. Children born after the second world war, mid-century modern kids, were very likely to participate in unorganized free play. Meaning, they roamed a geographic territory, outlined by their parents, unfettered. They played with other neighbor children until the […]

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