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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The Loneliness in Losing a Life Partner

Posted on March 3, 2022 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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To say one “feels lonely” after losing their life partner is an understatement, especially if you have been happily married for many years. In time, however, you may find yourself at a crossroads. On one hand you can’t imagine life with another partner while on the other you hand you can’t bear this loneliness. You […]

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What is Direct Disposition?

Posted on February 17, 2022 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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What is direct disposition? Who can provide this service? When does direct disposition make sense? Direct disposition is a term used to describe burial or cremation that takes place directly following death. The deceased is removed from the place of death and taken directly to be either buried or cremated. There is no preparation of […]

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Why Using a Family Owned Funeral Home Matters

Posted on February 4, 2022 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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If you are like most Americans you are probably shopping local, but maybe you have not stopped to think about why you are drawn to working with local businesses. Researchers tell us local businesses are more likely to utilize other local businesses, making our communities stronger. For every $100 you spend at a local business […]

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Thinking of your own mortality

Posted on January 20, 2022 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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According to the Center for Disease Control, the average life expectancy for a person living in the United States is 78.6 years. Women on average live slightly longer than men. Our own mortality is not something most people think about on a daily basis. However, it is something that bubbles up in our consciousness from […]

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