3 Things You Need to Know About Veterans Cemeteries

Posted on November 10, 2022 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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There’s lot of information out there about veterans cemeteries: what they’re for, who is allowed to be buried in them, what is allowed to take place in them, etc. Often, this information conflicts or is purely anecdotal, so how can you know what’s true? Much of it depends on the circumstances, but we’ll share a […]

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Grief is Real

Posted on October 27, 2022 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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According to the Mayo Clinic, grief is “the natural reaction to loss. Grief is both a universal and a personal experience. Individual experiences of grief vary and are influenced by the nature of the loss.”   There is a lot in the sentence above. Take a moment and let it all sink in. Grief is […]

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My Spouse Died: Do I Really Need to Wait a Year to Move?

Posted on October 13, 2022 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Nearly all experts say to wait at least six months to a year after a death or divorce before making big lifestyle changes like moving. Sometimes it is just not possible to allow yourself that much time. When that is the case, understanding the thinking behind this advice may help one avoid the pitfalls of […]

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What Is the Purpose of the Register Book?

Posted on September 29, 2022 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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There are a lot of little things that make a funeral special. And one thing that you’ll find at most funerals is a register book. Although it might feel strange to “sign in” to a funeral, register books serve multiple, essential functions. So, what exactly is the purpose of a register book? What is a […]

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Three Ways to Support Someone Who is Grieving in Isolation

Posted on September 15, 2022 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Grief is difficult in perfectly normal times. However, when a global pandemic has us isolated, we lose two important comfort and coping mechanisms. Hugs are very hard to come by these days. In normal times the physical touch of a hug fills the vacuum when a person who loves another is at a loss for […]

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