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A funeral represents an opportunity to gather, grieve, reflect and celebrate a loved one’s life. There is no such thing as a proper funeral service. It is a time for human sharing in its deepest sense. You and the ones you love are at the very center of the process, and the choices you make will determine its significance for you. As you participate in the planning of the funeral service, you help create a meaningful experience for everyone.

Most families choose to have some form of celebration of their loved one’s life.  They may choose to have a traditional service with visitation followed by a church or chapel service, ending with burial or cremation as a final disposition.   Families may choose to have a memorial service at church, in our chapel, or another favorite family gathering location followed by a reception at our funeral home, or at a favorite restaurant or other facility.

The Celebration of Life often includes a liturgical minister, spiritual leader, celebrant, priest or family member to lead the service.  In planning, many families choose to have music and favorite songs, photo collages, and programs as well as favorite mementos that reflect a loved one’s life.  To learn more about personalization options, please visit our Design Your Service page.  

How Your Funeral Director Can Serve You

When a death occurs, your primary responsibility is to yourself and the ones you love. There are a number of things that require attention. Regardless of the day or hour, we are always prepared to respond to your needs quickly and competently. The funeral director's main function is to assist you with the necessary details of the funeral process.

  • Below is a list of the services that your funeral directors will provide:
  • Coordinating and assisting family with funeral plans
  • Securing necessary permits and death certificates
  • Care and custody of the body
  • Coordinating all details with the clergy
  • Arranging for the music you have selected
  • Placing obituary and funeral notices in newspapers
  • Assisting in arranging for burial or cremation
  • Assisting in coordinating arrangements for cemetery space, and ordering flowers and monuments
  • Arranging transportation for you and the members of your family prior to, during, and after the funeral
  • Supervision of the funeral or memorial service
  • All necessary arrangements for transportation, if the deceased is to be sent to a distant location assisting with consulate and airline requirements if needed.

For more information about our Funeral and Burial Services, please contact us.  We're here to help.

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