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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Celebrating Grads and Grands

Celebrating Grads and Grands

Posted on May 14, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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According to the National Center for Education Statistics, more than three million high school students will graduate this year. There will be parties, balloons, cakes and speeches. Many of these young people will receive the gift of a wonderful little book written at 87 years of age by Dr. Seuss. Oh, the Places You’ll Go! […]

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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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What to Give Mom for Mother’s Day

What to Give Mom for Mother’s Day

Posted on April 30, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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What a word! What a concept! What a job! Mother can be used as a noun, a verb, or an adjective. The female parent of a child or children is a mother. A mother can be a leader of a religious group, or even a term used to designate an elder or senior woman. To […]

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Five “to dos” when you hit 70

Five “to dos” when you hit 70

Posted on April 16, 2021 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Life from age 70 to 75 is interesting. It might not be a mid-life crisis but nearly everyone finds it is a period of real-life adjustments. In moving from being a 69-year-old to 70-year-old it’s easy to say, so what? Going in, 70 might feel like the new 50. Especially if a person is healthy […]

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