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How to Plan a Funeral
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.
Online Funeral Planning Services
At Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home we offer online funeral planning for your convenience. You can get a head start on the funeral process by completing as much of the necessary details as possible in the comfort of your own home. We recognize you may not know everything right at this moment, but what you do know will be invaluable to your Funeral Director and using this form will surely expedite the funeral arrangement process. If you are looking to pre-arrange your services, our online pre-planning tool can walk you through the process. If you have lost a loved one and are looking to get a head-start on the process of providing us with the necessary information, our Immediate Need form will help.