Planning a Funeral for Someone in Hospice Care

Posted on September 1, 2022 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Having a family member in hospice care is not easy. There is no denying death is near.  Sometimes the care is difficult, especially when the illness is painful. Life is coming to an end.   Sometimes the funeral is something that the person who is dying wants to talk about.  They open the discussion. They […]

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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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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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Why Using a Family Owned Funeral Home Matters

Posted on February 4, 2022 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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If you are like most Americans you are probably shopping local, but maybe you have not stopped to think about why you are drawn to working with local businesses. Researchers tell us local businesses are more likely to utilize other local businesses, making our communities stronger. For every $100 you spend at a local business […]

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