Flowers and Funerals

Flowers and Funerals

Posted on May 7, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Funeral

What’s the story behind flowers at a funeral? Well, back in the day before funeral directors perfected the art and science of embalming, flowers were used to mask the odor of the body. In modern times flowers are no longer needed to mask unpleasant odors but they have come to be a part of the […]

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What to Give Mom for Mother’s Day

What to Give Mom for Mother’s Day

Posted on April 30, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Holidays

What a word! What a concept! What a job! Mother can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adjective. The female parent of a child or children is a mother. A mother can be a leader of a religious group, or even a term used to designate an elder or senior woman. To […]

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Five “to dos” when you hit 70

Five “to dos” when you hit 70

Posted on April 16, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Advance funeral planning / preplanning

Life from age 70 to 75 is interesting. It might not be a mid-life crisis but nearly everyone finds it is a period of real-life adjustments. In moving from being a 69-year-old to 70-year-old it’s easy to say, so what? Going in, 70 might feel like the new 50. Especially if a person is healthy […]

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Why do we have eggs and chocolate rabbits at Easter?

Why do we have eggs and chocolate rabbits at Easter?

Posted on April 2, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Holidays

How did rabbits and colored eggs come to be associated with Easter, the most significant holy day of the year for Christians? To get the answer to that question one needs to go back in time. Imagine yourself on earth before digital, before refractory lenses, before watches. Go way back to when people watched nature […]

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Losing a Spouse Three to Six months after loss

Losing a Spouse Three to Six months after loss

Posted on March 19, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Grief

By now most of the big stuff is probably done. The thank you notes have been written and mailed. The marker or head stone has been placed or you’ve found a place for the urn. You’ve probably filed for the life insurance, and perhaps you’ve even begun to clean out his closet. You may be wondering, […]

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