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Bruss-Heinter Boutique!

Bruss-Heinter Boutique!

We have converted our front office into a boutique! Many of the items we have to offer have been locally crafted or upcycled. We have beatiful home decor, soaps, candles,...

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Trappist Caskets

Trappist Caskets

Trappist Caskets   Trappist Caskets, started in 1999, is the work of the Trappist monks of The New Melleray Abbey in Peosta, IA. The monks follow the ancient monastic Rule of St. Benedict....

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Bell of Honor

Bell of Honor

"Ask not for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee." Ernest Hemingway The Bell of Honor is a beautiful, 3080 lb bell, forged in 1910. In 2010, the bell was purchased...

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Ask the Undertaker

Look for our new article "Ask the  Undertaker" in the Courier Sentinel. Every week Sue and Mara will answer a reader's question regarding death or funeral service. If you have...

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Personalization

Personalization

It's so important to personalize a funeral service for a loved one, and it can go far beyond picture boards and photo albums!  It's little unique details that seem to...

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It's so important to personalize a funeral service for a loved one, and it can go far beyond picture boards and photo albums!  It's little unique details that seem to bring the most comfort to family members. It can be something as small as having a dish of their favorite candy out by the register book during the visitation, or picking their favoirite hymns for the service. Sights, sounds, smells and tastes are what trigger memories and offer a brief moment of peace and joy during an otherwise very stressful time.

Earlier this fall, we had a visitation for Howie Brandt of Minnesota Lake, who was an antique car collector, and a past president and member of the Maple Valley Classic Car Club.  His family honored his memory by having a few of his antique cars parked in front of the funeral home.000 H Brandt000 H Brandt01000 H Brandt02We have also arranged to utilize a tractor instead of our hearse in the procession to the cemetery, including most recently Gerald Groskreutz.  His last ride was in an antique John Deere, driven by his good friend Russell Bathke.000 G GroskreutzThere are so many ways to personalize a funeral service. While we pride ourselves on our creativity and ability to think outside the box, it is most often the families who have the best ideas on how to really tailor the service to suit the life of their loved one.  Whatever idea you may have, even if you think it is not feasible or too "out there," we are always ready and willing to make it happen.

Here are just a few ways to personalize a funeral service:

  • Serve a favorite dessert or food at the luncheon
  • Play music they loved during the visitation
  • Provide the funeral director with a perfume or favorite shade of lipstick
  •  Bring in personal memorabilia to dislpay at the visitation: a fishing pole, knitting needles, military uniforms, tropies and certificates, baking pan and rolling pin, etc.
  • Involve friends, grandchildren or other family members in the service. They can serve as pallbearers, be involved with the music, read a verse during the service, or give a eulogy.
  • At the visitation display something they have created: quilts, needlwork, woodworking, paintings, etc.

 These are just a few of the things you can do, and we can help you facilitate.  The ideas are truly endless.



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