How to get the funeral you want

How to get the funeral you want

Posted on June 11, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Advance funeral planning / preplanning

Don’t be afraid to ask the funeral director your question or to speak up and say what you want. Some events only happen once in a lifetime. Graduations, weddings, and funerals are a few of these one-time occasions. That means the way the event is marked makes a lasting impression. If the cake at the […]

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Choosing the Right Funeral Service: 10 Steps to help you get it right

Choosing the Right Funeral Service: 10 Steps to help you get it right

Posted on May 28, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Who gets to decide what is included in a funeral service? Each state has laws that govern who has control over the body of a person who has died. In most states if the individual was married, the spouse will be responsible for taking care of the disposition (what happens to the body) and funeral […]

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Celebrating Grads and Grands

Celebrating Grads and Grands

Posted on May 14, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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According to the National Center for Education Statistics, more than three million high school students will graduate this year. There will be parties, balloons, cakes and speeches. Many of these young people will receive the gift of a wonderful little book written at 87 years of age by Dr. Seuss. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! […]

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Flowers and Funerals

Flowers and Funerals

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