Obituaries

Lucille Debiak
B: 1938-02-11
D: 2017-10-08
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Debiak, Lucille
Rainer Reitz
B: 1944-11-30
D: 2017-09-28
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Reitz, Rainer
Catherine Ziegler
B: 1920-04-16
D: 2017-09-26
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Ziegler, Catherine
Ellen Cundari
B: 1956-06-30
D: 2017-09-15
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Cundari, Ellen
Irene Riekens
B: 1932-01-19
D: 2017-09-12
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Riekens, Irene
Rosann Brandt
B: 1923-02-28
D: 2017-09-12
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Brandt, Rosann
Rogelio Leon
B: 1958-07-26
D: 2017-09-02
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Leon, Rogelio
Herbert Soodsma
B: 1922-11-14
D: 2017-08-31
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Soodsma, Herbert
Bertha Weiss
B: 1923-03-09
D: 2017-08-30
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Weiss, Bertha
Gerda White
B: 1942-09-13
D: 2017-08-29
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White, Gerda
Mary Posch
B: 1928-07-31
D: 2017-08-20
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Posch, Mary
George Knapp
B: 1931-09-06
D: 2017-08-19
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Knapp, George
Otto Schifferdecker
B: 1923-03-09
D: 2017-08-19
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Schifferdecker, Otto
Emily Abdy
B: 1924-04-28
D: 2017-08-18
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Abdy, Emily
Albertus Bysterbusch
B: 1932-08-14
D: 2017-08-14
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Bysterbusch, Albertus
Verna Kling
B: 1922-03-06
D: 2017-08-09
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Kling, Verna
Edward Darella
B: 1932-12-14
D: 2017-08-08
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Darella, Edward
Paul Beverly
B: 1953-05-21
D: 2017-08-01
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Beverly, Paul
Claude Verduin
D: 2017-07-30
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Verduin, Claude
Lorraine Gentile
B: 1933-03-28
D: 2017-07-25
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Gentile, Lorraine
Norma Tarantino
B: 1929-10-26
D: 2017-07-25
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Tarantino, Norma

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Letting go of a loved one is usually a very difficult process. In order to provide your family peace-of-mind, Vander Plaat-Vermeulen Memorial Home offers complete care, so you can focus on comforting each other as you prepare to say goodbye to someone dear to you.

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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.

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