Make Family the Foundation for Funeral Planning

Make Family the Foundation for Funeral Planning

Posted on July 23, 2021 by Reynolds-Jonkhoff | Leave a comment
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There are two ways to take care of funeral planning: 1) you can plan your own funeral in advance or 2) your survivors can plan your funeral for you after your death. Regardless of when it is planned, or who plans the funeral, the planning needs to start with your family. Your family should be […]

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Flowers and Funerals

Flowers and Funerals

Posted on May 7, 2021 by Reynolds-Jonkhoff | Leave a comment
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What’s the story behind flowers at a funeral? Well, back in the day before funeral directors perfected the art and science of embalming, flowers were used to mask the odor of the body. In modern times flowers are no longer needed to mask unpleasant odors but they have come to be a part of the […]

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Making the Funeral About the one who Died

Making the Funeral About the one who Died

Posted on February 5, 2021 by Reynolds-Jonkhoff | Leave a comment
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A “personalized” funeral is not just for the rich and famous. When someone we love dies, we want to remember that person. We want to celebrate the life that was lived. A life story does not have to have a dramatic plot twist or culminate in fame and riches to be worthy of remembrance. So, […]

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Why don’t we celebrate life while the person is alive?

Why don’t we celebrate life while the person is alive?

Posted on January 22, 2021 by Reynolds-Jonkhoff | Leave a comment
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Interesting question, isn’t it? The person asking the question had recently attended what he described as a “fabulous funeral.” Turns out the funeral was billed as a celebration of life. Our questioner, Mark, attended because the person who died was the mother of a co-worker he had worked with for more than 30 years. Mark […]

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What to expect at a funeral

What to expect at a funeral

Posted on September 25, 2020 by Reynolds-Jonkhoff | Leave a comment
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We’ve all been there. Going to a funeral can be a little daunting, especially if it’s your first or if it’s been awhile since you attended one. Let’s talk a little bit about some of the terms you will hear and what you can expect in general. There’s a great deal of variety in funeral […]

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