How to personalize a funeral

How to personalize a funeral

Posted on March 20, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Funeral

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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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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