Who Becomes a Funeral Director?

Posted on August 17, 2023 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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The funeral director is often the son or daughter of a funeral director. They grew up understanding the contribution the job brings to the community. Funeral directors are helpers. It’s more than just being understanding and compassionate. Funeral directors know what to do. They can guide a family that is in disarray due to a […]

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What Does the Embalming Room Look Like?

Posted on August 3, 2023 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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What happens during the embalming process? What are the benefits of embalming? What are the options if I do not want my loved one embalmed? Embalming takes place in a designated area of the funeral home. This space is off-limits to all but the professional staff members. Similar to a surgical suite in a hospital, […]

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Three Things to Include in Your Funeral Plan

Posted on July 20, 2023 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Many people plan their own funeral in advance. They keep their plan on file at the funeral home of their choice so that everyone in their family knows exactly what to do when they die. Others choose a more informal route and just tell their kids what they would like to have done. In either […]

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Top Three Priorities for Those Who are Grieving

Posted on July 6, 2023 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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When a person is in the midst of grief, taking care of themselves can get lost in the mayhem. There really are so many things to do. Eating well, exercise, and even sleep just don’t seem that important. The reality is that grief takes a lot of energy. Self-care might just be the most important […]

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Trouble Sleeping After A Loss

Posted on June 22, 2023 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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“The darkest hour is just before dawn,” or “Things will look better in the morning,” both are old sayings that could be interpreted in different ways. One theory holds those sayings refer to “night dreads”. Night dreads are when sleep is interrupted abruptly with anxious feelings of dread. You wake after just a few hours […]

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