Food and funerals

Posted on October 4, 2019 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Funeral, Funeral Service

Why is food such a fundamental part of any funeral? Food provides comfort and strength. A gift of food shows that we care. It’s natural to connect food with the healing process of a funeral. When should you give food? What’s helpful without being overwhelming?  How do you accept food graciously without having to buy […]

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Remembering a rabid football fan

Posted on September 20, 2019 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Celebration of Life, Funeral Service

Football, the American kind played with a spheroid shaped ball called a pig skin, is the be all end all Fall activity for millions of Americans. Fans purchase large screen televisions just to watch the game. Others set up multiple televisions in their game day viewing rooms. All manner of hats, shirts, blankets, sweaters, jackets, […]

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How Much Do Funerals Cost?

Posted on September 6, 2019 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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For most of us, one of the first questions think of when we think we need a funeral home soon is, “How much will it cost?”  It’s understandable that everyone wants a simple answer to this question. Unfortunately, there is no one simple answer. Think of the last time you bought a pair of shoes. […]

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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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Control Funeral Costs by Planning Ahead

Posted on August 9, 2019 by Sytsema Funeral Home | 1 Comment
Posted under Advance funeral planning / preplanning

How does planning for your funeral in advance save you money? Doesn’t it just let the funeral home make money on your money? How big a part should emotion play in your funeral selections? First, let’s be honest. Emotion is not a bad thing. Some life events should move us emotionally. Marriage, birth, and death […]

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