Obituaries

Mae Burchman
D: 2020-04-04
View Details
Burchman, Mae
Mary Paustian
B: 1938-07-19
D: 2020-04-03
View Details
Paustian, Mary
James Smith
B: 1935-12-25
D: 2020-04-02
View Details
Smith, James
J.C. Turner
B: 1932-11-27
D: 2020-04-01
View Details
Turner, J.C.
Ruby Singel
B: 1924-01-09
D: 2020-03-27
View Details
Singel, Ruby
Charles Richardson
B: 1936-09-27
D: 2020-03-27
View Details
Richardson, Charles
Larry Muehlbrandt
B: 1943-11-30
D: 2020-03-23
View Details
Muehlbrandt, Larry
Emily Smith
B: 2008-08-30
D: 2020-03-23
View Details
Smith, Emily
Matthew Paruszkiewicz
B: 1977-06-22
D: 2020-03-18
View Details
Paruszkiewicz, Matthew
Norene Johnson
D: 2020-03-15
View Details
Johnson, Norene
Marjie Eckhout
B: 1925-06-25
D: 2020-03-14
View Details
Eckhout, Marjie
Carol Eikhoff
B: 1929-07-15
D: 2020-03-12
View Details
Eikhoff, Carol
James Synod
B: 1957-04-14
D: 2020-03-10
View Details
Synod, James
Amber Hembree
B: 1989-07-14
D: 2020-03-10
View Details
Hembree, Amber
Nye Rodriguez
B: 1992-10-29
D: 2020-03-09
View Details
Rodriguez, Nye
Lisa Akner
B: 1963-09-16
D: 2020-03-07
View Details
Akner, Lisa
William Hertel
B: 1942-09-30
D: 2020-03-01
View Details
Hertel, William
Rosella Rankine
B: 1920-09-15
D: 2020-02-24
View Details
Rankine, Rosella
William Lasure
B: 1954-05-24
D: 2020-02-24
View Details
Lasure, William
Denise Anglin
B: 1952-12-29
D: 2020-02-23
View Details
Anglin, Denise
Richard Miller
B: 1981-02-02
D: 2020-02-23
View Details
Miller, Richard

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
32814 Utica Road
Fraser, MI 48026
Phone: (586) 293-3390
Fax: (586) 293-5837

Why a Memorial Service?

Rather than opting to do things "the same old way", many families today want to celebrate the life of a loved one. Many funeral service professionals see this change as one of the many contributions to social change made by 'Baby Boomers'. The National Funeral Directors Association notes, "As baby boomers age and find themselves having to plan funerals for loved ones and themselves, they are making funeral choices based on values that are different than previous generations. Baby boomers see funerals as a valuable part of the grieving process and are seeking ways to make them meaningful." If you too desire to make the funeral for a loved one more engaging and personally meaningful, a celebration-of-life may be the perfect concept to build on.

How Does a Celebration-of-Life Differ from a Traditional Funeral?

As mentioned in the page Traditional Funeral Services, there are four basic components which make up the conventional approach to funerals:

  1.  A Visitation
  2. The Funeral Service
  3. A Committal Service
  4. The Funeral Reception

A traditional funeral then is a series of events; it's a ritualized process where the deceased, and the attendees, pass from one social status to another; a process where the torn fabric of a family and community is repaired. According to the online article "Six Characteristics of Helpful Ceremonies", by William Hoy, Director of Grief Connect, this is done by including:

  1. Symbols of shared significance intended to communicate beyond words
  2. Ritual actions shared by a group of individuals
  3. Gathered people providing comfort to one another
  4. Connection to heritage through recognized readings
  5. Increased physical contact between attendees provide comfort
  6. Witnessing the transition of the body through burial or cremation

In knowing these characteristics, you can design a celebration-of-life–as unique as the life of your loved. Learn how to create a Celebration of Life.