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
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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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How should I prepare for my funeral preplanning meeting?

How should I prepare for my funeral preplanning meeting?

Posted on March 5, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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First, relax. Talking about your funeral plans might make you a little uncomfortable at first but making a plan doesn’t mean you will be using it anytime soon. Your funeral director or advance planner will remotely guide you through the process. Most people get very comfortable in just a few minutes. Do allow enough time. […]

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Thinking about skipping the funeral?

Thinking about skipping the funeral?

Posted on February 19, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Are you considering going to a funeral? Will you be a guest or, are you the survivor in charge and deciding if there will even be a funeral? Either way, before you just skip the funeral perhaps you should consider how elephants behave when one of their species dies. Perhaps we have something to learn from Dumbo. First of […]

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