Who Will Take Care of My Funeral Plans?

Posted on January 24, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Advance funeral planning / preplanning, Funeral, Funeral Service

It is not uncommon for people to ask themselves, “Since I never had any children, who will take care of my funeral plans?” That is all the more reason to preplan your own Each state has laws that say who will “own” your body when you die.  The “owner” is responsible for making and paying […]

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Get Your Family Involved in Funeral Planning

Posted on January 10, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Burial, Celebration of Life, Cremation, Funeral, Funeral Service, Memorial Service, Visitation, Visitation

When death is near or has just occurred, there are so many things to do and yet there is nothing you can do. You feel helpless. You can’t make the person well or bring them back.  But you know you will, very soon, need to make many decisions about the service, the final resting place, […]

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Food and funerals

Posted on October 4, 2019 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Funeral, Funeral Service

Why is food such a fundamental part of any funeral? Food provides comfort and strength. A gift of food shows that we care. It’s natural to connect food with the healing process of a funeral. When should you give food? What’s helpful without being overwhelming?  How do you accept food graciously without having to buy […]

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Funerals are for Saints and Sinners

Posted on August 23, 2019 by Sytsema Funeral Home | 1 Comment
Posted under Burial, Celebration of Life, Cremation, Funeral, Funeral Service, Memorial Service, Visitation, Visitation

These days we’re hearing a lot about life celebrations. A funeral is a ceremony for someone who has died and the survivors. A celebration of life is a funeral with a celebratory feel and it may or may not have a faith-based component. Celebrating the life of the accomplished, the kind, and the generous feels […]

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How to Dress for a Funeral

Posted on August 1, 2019 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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First, understand that what you wear to the funeral is much less important than actually going to the funeral or gathering.  Don’t underestimate the value of your presence. Your kind words, shared stories, or even just a hug will mean a great deal to friends and family when there has been a death. Don’t let […]

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