Core Values and Funeral Decisions

Core Values and Funeral Decisions

Posted on June 25, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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From Birth to Funeral … The Best Decisions are Based on a Person’s Individual Values. There are lots of labels out there. There are categories we are placed in by others or designations we choose on our own. We are male or female, brown, black, or white, boomers or millennials, Baptist, Methodist, Lutheran, republican or […]

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Choosing the Right Funeral Service: 10 Steps to help you get it right

Choosing the Right Funeral Service: 10 Steps to help you get it right

Posted on May 28, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Who gets to decide what is included in a funeral service? Each state has laws that govern who has control over the body of a person who has died. In most states if the individual was married, the spouse will be responsible for taking care of the disposition (what happens to the body) and funeral […]

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Flowers and Funerals

Flowers and Funerals

Posted on May 7, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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What’s the story behind flowers at a funeral? Well, back in the day before funeral directors perfected the art and science of embalming, flowers were used to mask the odor of the body. In modern times flowers are no longer needed to mask unpleasant odors but they have come to be a part of the […]

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Thinking about skipping the funeral?

Thinking about skipping the funeral?

Posted on February 19, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Are you considering going to a funeral? Will you be a guest or, are you the survivor in charge and deciding if there will even be a funeral? Either way, before you just skip the funeral perhaps you should consider how elephants behave when one of their species dies. Perhaps we have something to learn from Dumbo. First of […]

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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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