Obituaries

Roger Veenstra
B: 1931-10-25
D: 2018-08-15
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Veenstra, Roger
Jane Kishbaugh
B: 1932-11-21
D: 2018-08-14
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Kishbaugh, Jane
Carolyn Vogel
B: 1946-11-17
D: 2018-08-10
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Vogel, Carolyn
John Hoogerhyde
B: 1927-04-07
D: 2018-08-05
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Hoogerhyde, John
John Jones
B: 1939-08-30
D: 2018-08-03
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Jones, John
Sydney Jacobs
B: 1922-11-22
D: 2018-07-29
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Jacobs, Sydney
Josephine Bosloper
B: 1922-06-05
D: 2018-07-28
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Bosloper, Josephine
Americo Consolatore
B: 1923-06-01
D: 2018-07-24
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Consolatore, Americo
Dennis Peters
B: 1951-03-19
D: 2018-07-24
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Peters, Dennis
David Laauwe
B: 1975-07-22
D: 2018-07-21
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Laauwe, David
Cynthia Phillips
B: 1928-08-24
D: 2018-07-21
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Phillips, Cynthia
Anna Kellmann
B: 1919-10-07
D: 2018-07-18
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Kellmann, Anna
Rebecca Santiago
B: 1984-03-10
D: 2018-07-18
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Santiago, Rebecca
Nanette Swordsma
B: 1953-11-10
D: 2018-07-16
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Swordsma, Nanette
Stephen Brandt
B: 1929-03-17
D: 2018-07-16
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Brandt, Stephen
Dennis Epperly
D: 2018-07-13
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Epperly, Dennis
Kandy Vermeulen
B: 1946-09-16
D: 2018-07-11
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Vermeulen, Kandy
Lillian Orr
B: 1934-10-13
D: 2018-07-08
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Orr, Lillian
Dorothy Johnson
B: 1920-12-30
D: 2018-06-19
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Johnson, Dorothy
Eleanor Dykstra
B: 1923-11-04
D: 2018-06-18
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Dykstra, Eleanor
Elizabeth Heffernan
B: 1933-06-22
D: 2018-06-18
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Heffernan, Elizabeth

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Components of a Burial Service

graveside service plantAt Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home, we want to make sure that you are well informed about our different types of direct burial arrangements in Franklin Lakes NJ. We think that this is important so that you can make the right choice about how to say goodbye to a loved one, or pre-plan your own funeral.

First of all - what is a funeral and a burial service? That might seem like a trivial question, but we find that even now there are people that come to us and do not know how a funeral is structured, or what it’s true purpose is. Please click below and take a look - just in case there is something you don’t already know. If you are considering a burial service or funeral service for either yourself or a loved one, it is important that you read our burial service page. This page covers the different direct burial arrangements that Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home offers and gives you a breakdown of the various options for each.

Planning a Burial Service

Once you decide what kind of burial service you want the next step is to plan it. Our ‘how to plan a burial’ page is a great reference if you’ve never planned a burial service before. Please take some time to read through and make sure that a graveside service is the best choice for your loved one and your family. Do you know what elements are included in a traditional funeral service? If not, then take a look at the ‘traditional funeral services’ page. This page will help you decide if you are looking for something traditional - or if something more modern will be a better choice for the deceased, or yourself.

Funeral Services
Turning to the social sciences for a more holistic idea of what makes a funeral, we learn the common features of funeral services around the world. You'll learn all funeral services are rites of passage, transforming status and reaffirming social ties.
How to Plan a Burial Service
A simple burial service is a preferred custom in many societies and faiths. Read more about our burial services so you can best decide if a burial service is the right option for you and your loved ones.
Frequently Asked Questions About Burial Services
Wondering if a burial service is right for you? This section answers some of the most common questions people have about burials and the elements surrounding them.

Want to learn about the heritage of our funeral home? Visit our Simple Funeral Service page. Looking for information on memorial services? visit our affordable memorial services & memorial page. If you are looking for information on cremation, please visit our affordable cremation service page.

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