How Often Do I Need to Change the Furnace Filter?

Posted on February 16, 2024 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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When there is a breakup, illness, or death and the person in the household who took care of the household necessities is no longer available, it isn’t long before you know you need help. Finding someone to do these little jobs can be difficult. It’s a good idea to be prepared to learn how to […]

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Routine is a Life Saver

Posted on February 2, 2024 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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In times of stress routine is a life saver. In times of stress, loss, and change, the most important coping skill is taking control of your time. You must establish a routine. Picture a fish out of water. That’s how a person feels in the midst of grief, loss, or any major life change. Without […]

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What to Expect When Your Catholic Friend Dies

Posted on January 20, 2024 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Roman Catholic refers to a religious body that acknowledges the pope as its authority and the Vatican as the center of ecclesiastical unity. The Catholic Church’s position on death is as follows … From the General Introduction of the Order of Christian Funerals: “The Church intercedes on behalf of the deceased because of its confident […]

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After the Funeral…What to Look Forward to

Posted on January 6, 2024 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Sometimes the future feels bleak. For those struggling with a recent death in their family or just beaten down by the news, it can be difficult to look forward, to anticipate, to feel hopeful. Most of us are removed from the rituals of spring. The tilling of the earth, getting our hands in the compost, […]

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Do I Need a “Final Resting Place”?

Posted on December 21, 2023 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Let’s face it everyone will have one, a final resting place that is. The questions you should be asking are where is it? Can it be found in the future should a family member want to do so? Is the final resting place protected? Is it hallowed ground? Will the place endure? Most of us […]

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