Deciding Between Burial and Cremation

Posted on March 10, 2022 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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First, take a deep breath, there is no wrong decision. Burial and cremation are just different means to the same end. The end is decomposition of the human body. The shell that for a lifetime housed a soul. One is quick – cremation. The other is slow – burial. Aside from religious dictates, your choice […]

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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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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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What to Expect at a Funeral

Posted on June 22, 2019 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Burial, Celebration of Life, Cremation, Funeral, Funeral Home, Funeral Service, Memorial Service, Visitation

We’ve all been there. Going to a funeral can be a little daunting, especially if it’s your first or if it’s been awhile since you attended one. Let’s talk a little bit about some of the terms you will hear and what you can expect in general.

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