Mother’s Day

Posted on May 1, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Holidays

Mothers come in all shapes, colors, and sizes. There are tall moms, short moms, thin moms, and moms with soft edges. There are single moms, moms with partners and moms with husbands. Moms are an indispensable part of our existence. They literally keep the human species from becoming extinct. Hooray for Moms! Today is their […]

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Where should I send my condolences?

Where should I send my condolences?

Posted on April 17, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under Dealing with Loss

Condolences do matter and timing is important.   Do not put off contacting your friend to express your sympathy. Options and opportunities may have changes over the decades, but the importance of reaching out to those suffering a loss has not. A call or a written note is always just right. Social media is just […]

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Social Distancing, Weddings and Funerals

Social Distancing, Weddings and Funerals

Posted on April 3, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
Posted under General

Does it take losing something to make us see its real value? Suddenly we find ourselves in a world where weddings and funerals may not happen. Just a few weeks ago people might have questioned the need for these kinds of gatherings. Now, we begin to feel what we have lost. Albeit a temporary loss, […]

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Age-Associated Financial Vulnerability

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Read this blog even though you don’t want to. Especially if you or your parent is over 65 or living alone. Age Associated Financial Vulnerability is a real thing and it affects intelligent independent people. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau puts the cost of elder financial exploitation as high as $36 billion a year. If […]

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How to personalize a funeral

How to personalize a funeral

Posted on March 20, 2020 by Sytsema Funeral Home | Leave a comment
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A “personalized” funeral is not just for the rich and famous. When someone we love dies, we want to remember that person. We want to celebrate the life that was lived. A life story does not have to have a dramatic plot twist or culminate in fame and riches to be worthy of remembrance. So, […]

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