Choosing the Right Funeral Service: 10 Steps to Help You Get it Right

Posted on August 7, 2022 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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Memorializing an Avid Gardener

Posted on August 4, 2022 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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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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Why Children Should Be Included in a Funeral.

Posted on July 7, 2022 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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When a child falls and scuffs a knee, we kiss the boo-boo. A boo-boo kiss doesn’t really make the injury “all better” but, it is an important first step. It acknowledges the injury. The child is comforted that an adult is in charge. They know they are not alone. The hurt knee might need stitches, or […]

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Planning a Memorial Service: Do it Yourself or Call the Funeral Director?

Posted on June 23, 2022 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Who fixes the toilet at your house? The self-appointed plumber or the professional plumber? Some call the professional before the not-so-handy handy person takes the lid off the tank. We know, from experience, what happens once that lid hits the floor and the tools come out. It all starts out calm, cool and collected. The […]

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