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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Funeral Service Trends

The needs and expectations of our families are changing and we've responded with funeral service options tailored to these new expectations.

Two generations ago, traditional funerals (visitation, funeral service and service at the cemetery) were common. It was what everyone expected.

But, as the demand for cremation services increased, there has been a shift in the types of services available. Many more families are choosing cremation and holding a memorial service afterwards. Family members and friends still came together to pay their respects to the deceased and find emotional support but they did so in less formal ways.

Today, another funeral service option, the celebration-of-life service, has become quite popular because there are no limits to the how, where, and when the life of a loved one can be celebrated. 

Thinking about Your Funeral Service Options

The arrangements you make will be influenced by the lifestyle of your deceased family member; the time of year, your budget, and the number of people in attendance. But you don't have to think about it all on your own; we're here to help. That's what we do; it's our passion to help families celebrate the life of their loved one. Just reach out to us; let us know what you'd like, and we'll tell you how we can assist you. 

How We Help

Although there are many decisions you may have to make, we assure you that we will guide you through the entire process every step of the way. We promise to help you:

Design the most fitting memorial or funeral service to honor their memory and pay tribute to their life achievements and experiences.

Select the most appropriate products, including a casket, burial vault, cremation urn, cemetery or mausoleum, to fit your budget and suit your needs and desires.

Write a fitting obituary to honor your loved one’s life experiences and social connections.

Assist in the publication of the obituary in the newspapers of your choice.

Create a Book of Memories™, a beautiful, permanent online memorial, where you and your friends can build a legacy of memories by archiving treasured photos and memories.

Welcome your family and friends to our funeral home for your planned services, including a viewing, visitation, funeral or memorial service.

Make all arrangements with regard to the services whether they are held at your place of worship, our funeral home, cemetery, or alternate gathering place.

Provide you with beautiful funeral print materials, including memorial folders, prayer cards and book marks. We also offer personalized note cards for you to acknowledge the emotional support you received from friends, co-workers and community members.

Provide an elegant hearse and funeral cars, as well as arrange for escorts.

Help in the selection and on-site arrangement of floral tributes.

Provide access to grief education and support materials, and referrals to counseling services.

Prepare all paperwork, including vital record statistics, permits, filing and obtaining death certificates, and assistance with life insurance, veteran’s benefits and Social Security claims.

We hope you will turn to us for compassionate care and impeccable service. Our pledge is to honor your loved one and family with dignity, respect and personal attention to every detail.

Contact us today to explore the wide variety of choices available to you and your family. Also check out our obits page for current and past services. 

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Today, more and more people have come to realize the value in planning ahead for life's major milestones. In this section, you'll discover why funeral pre-planning is important, how it works, and exactly what's involved in pre-need funeral planning.
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