What to Expect When you Expect to be Cremated

What to Expect When you Expect to be Cremated

Posted on August 7, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Cremation has been around for thousands of years. It is required by some faiths and forbidden by others. Governments, charged with protection of the public health and aesthetic of the community, have laws governing both cremation and burial practices.  One way to view burial and cremation is to look at each as a means to […]

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Cremation or Burial … is That the Question?

Cremation or Burial … is That the Question?

Posted on July 10, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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When a family member dies or when a person is planning their own funeral in advance, one of the first questions that will be asked is, “Do you want burial or cremation?” The burial or cremation question is a starting point for a number of choices that must be made. It’s a place to start. […]

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Do I really need to attend the funeral?

Do I really need to attend the funeral?

Posted on June 26, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Your support is important. When a child is born, it is a life changing event for the parents, siblings, and grandparents at the very least. It may also be a life changing event for the kindergarten teacher five years in the future. Bottom line, life matters.      When a life ends, it is also a […]

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How to personalize a funeral

How to personalize a funeral

Posted on March 20, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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A “personalized” funeral is not just for the rich and famous. When someone we love dies, we want to remember that person. We want to celebrate the life that was lived. A life story does not have to have a dramatic plot twist or culminate in fame and riches to be worthy of remembrance. So, […]

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Make Family the Foundation for Funeral Planning

Posted on February 7, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Advance funeral planning / preplanning, Funeral, Funeral Service

There are two ways to take care of funeral planning: 1) you can plan your own funeral in advance or 2) your survivors can plan your funeral for you after your death. Regardless of when or who plans the funeral, the planning needs to begin from the inside out. It needs to start with your […]

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