How should I prepare for my funeral preplanning meeting?

How should I prepare for my funeral preplanning meeting?

Posted on March 5, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Advance funeral planning / preplanning

First, relax. Talking about your funeral plans might make you a little uncomfortable at first but making a plan doesn’t mean you will be using it anytime soon. Your funeral director or advance planner will remotely guide you through the process. Most people get very comfortable in just a few minutes. Do allow enough time. […]

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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
Posted under Funeral

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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How did St. Valentine’s Day get started?

How did St. Valentine’s Day get started?

Posted on February 5, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Holidays

Hearts, flowers, chocolate, the feast day of a Saint, just what is Valentine’s Day? Some tell us it is a holiday created to brighten the cold dark winter month of February. The holiday goes all the way back to the Romans. The Roman Festival of Lupercalia held in mid-February to celebrate the coming of Spring […]

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Taps. There is nothing like the sound of those patriotic notes.

Honoring Military Service

Posted on January 22, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Veterans

Taps. There is nothing like the sound of those patriotic notes. It grabs your heart, it makes you cry. It honors the service and risk a man or woman took for our safety and the safety of our country. Public law provides military burial benefits for all who served and were honorably discharged from any of the five branches […]

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Our dog died and my family wants to get a new one. Why?

Our dog died and my family wants to get a new one. Why?

Posted on January 8, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Grief

When a beloved pet dies, the death leaves a void in its human owner’s life. There will be no jumping, wagging greeting waiting for them when they come home. Every pet owner knows there are days when the walk, or cleaning the litter, is more dreaded than enjoyed. But when the chore is gone, they […]

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