How Can We Use Pictures at a Funeral?

Posted on September 28, 2023 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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Saying good-bye to someone you love is hard. Using pictures at the funeral of the person who died is a wonderful way to help tell a life story. There are a variety of ways to use photos. Using photos that span the entire life of a person—Mom as a little girl on the farm, as […]

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Cooking for One …The Perfect Egg

Posted on September 14, 2023 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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The Wednesday before Thanksgiving, standing in the checkout line at the local market, a woman looked up and saw a man gazing longingly at her cart which was full of food.  As he looked at the food, he said, “I should learn to cook.” As the conversation progressed, he shared that his wife had died […]

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Choosing Music for a Funeral

Posted on August 31, 2023 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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If it is given some thought, music can say everything about a loved one. Too often the power of including music as a part of a funeral service is overlooked. There is a lot to think about when planning a funeral so it is easy to see how music can get lost. There are many […]

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Who Becomes a Funeral Director?

Posted on August 17, 2023 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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The funeral director is often the son or daughter of a funeral director. They grew up understanding the contribution the job brings to the community. Funeral directors are helpers. It’s more than just being understanding and compassionate. Funeral directors know what to do. They can guide a family that is in disarray due to a […]

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What Does the Embalming Room Look Like?

Posted on August 3, 2023 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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What happens during the embalming process? What are the benefits of embalming? What are the options if I do not want my loved one embalmed? Embalming takes place in a designated area of the funeral home. This space is off-limits to all but the professional staff members. Similar to a surgical suite in a hospital, […]

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