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Caledonia, Michigan Funeral Homes
616 East Main Street South East
Caledonia, Michigan 49316
(616) 891-8155
Caledonia, Michigan Obituaries and News
HELEN ISABELLE OLSON February 02, 2017

She attended one-room schools in Caledonia Township (MacDonald School ... In the 1970s, she went back to school and earned a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan. She lived in Ann Arbor from 1967 until her death. She was employed by the ... (Alpena News)

Carol Maat December 05, 2016

MI, and Janet and John Ten Elshof of Caledonia MI; in laws, Delores and Jim Sprick and Karen and Bruce Weener of Holland; Many nephews nieces and cousins. Funeral services will be 12 p.m. Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Calvary Reformed Church, 995 E. (legacy.com)

Carol Louise Maat December 01, 2016

MI, and Janet and John Ten Elshof of Caledonia MI; in laws, Delores and Jim Sprick and Karen and Bruce Weener of Holland; Many nephews nieces and cousins. Funeral services will be 12 noon Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Calvary Reformed Church, 995 E. (obits.dignitymemorial.com)

Funeral services set for Caledonia teen killed in crash October 29, 2016

CALEDONIA, MI -- Funeral services are Wednesday for a 16-year-old Caledonia ... She was the only person in the vehicle. In her obituary, family described her as a "gifted athlete and fierce competitor" and someone who "loved to sing and dance, and spend ... (MLive)

Sue Zimmerman October 25, 2016

A memorial will be held Thursday, November 3, 2016, at Cornerstone United Methodist Church (1675 84th St SE, Caledonia, MI), at 11 a.m. Those wishing to offer expressions of sympathy are encouraged making a memorial contribution to Gift of Life ... (legacy.com)


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Funeral Home Reviews
Detroit, Michigan
DIRECTOR AND STAFF ARE PERSONABLE, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND CONCERNED FOR YOUR NEEDS AND SPIRITUAL COMFORT. EXCELLENT SERVICES PROVIDED.
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Battle Creek, Michigan
My father passed in July. When the funeral home directors came to collect his remains, I informed them that I – as next of kin – should be consulted regarding the arrangements, as opposed to my stepsister. The following day my husband and I went to the funeral home to finalize arrangements for my father’s services. The director assigned to us, Andrew Emerson, told us that my stepsister had the authority, through legal documents, to make all the decisions regarding my father’s services. After having been asked to produce those papers, he consulted with his supervisor and returned with a Durable Power of Attorney appointing my stepsister as my father’s agent. He told us that his supervisor reviewed the document, and the document did NOT apply to the funeral arrangements. (The document includes “However, the POA ceases at the moment of the death of the principal.”) All through the discussion regarding the arrangements, Mr. Emerson kept referring to my stepsister. I told him very clearly that what my stepsister had proposed had no bearing on the matter, and further, that my stepsister’s family should make arrangements for a separate memorial service, because the funeral was to be a quiet remembrance for my father’s biological family and friends. Mr. Emerson offered to contact my stepsister regarding my wishes, and I accepted. The following day I spoke with Mr. Emerson. He told me he had contacted my stepsister and that she understood the arrangements were out of her hands, and that my stepsister said her family would be attending the funeral. I informed Mr. Emerson that attendance was unacceptable, and that I would inform my stepsister personally so that the information would be accurately conveyed. I left a very clear message on my stepsister’s voicemail that the funeral was for my father’s biological family and friends, and suggested that my stepsister’s family conduct a separate memorial service. In that way, she could have total control over the arrangements at her services, and there would not be any drama at my father’s funeral. I know my stepsister received the information, because her niece commented on the matter to my son via Facebook. When the pastor I selected as officiate came to visit, he told me he had visited with my stepsister regarding the services. Why my stepsister was informed of my choice of officiate is beyond my understanding. Throughout our conversation, it became clear that my stepsister had given him information regarding the relationship between her and me that was irrelevant to the situation. In the end, the eulogy revolved around my stepsister’s family, and the pastor stumbled awkwardly over the information I provided to give comfort to my aunts and uncles. This would not have happened had the funeral home not provided information to my stepsister. When my family and I arrived at the funeral home the day of the services, I found the chapel full of items brought by my stepsister. I informed Mr. Emerson that most of those items were to be removed. At that point, Mr. Emerson informed me that my stepsister’s family would be attending the services. Another employee of the funeral home inserted herself into the conversation and told me I could not pick and choose who could attend the funeral, because I didn’t specify that the services were to be private. At no point during the planning stage did anyone at the funeral home advise me of the possibility of making the services private! Next, Mr. Emerson told me three persons would be delivering tributes to my father. This was the first time I had been informed of this decision. At the end of the services, I had planned to announce that friends and family were welcome to attend a dinner in my father’s honor at a local restaurant. Because of all the last minute surprises, I was at a loss for how to make the announcement, and there was confusion on the part of the pastor and Mr. Emerson as to who was to make the announcement. As a result, there were twelve people attending an affair arranged for 40 people. Due to the circumstances, it was necessary for me to pay as though all 40 were in attendance. (The restaurant did give me a slight discount due to the lack of attendees.) The appreciation cards provided for mailing after the services referenced only “friends” – nothing about family. I was not consulted on the selection of sentiments in the card. I believe funeral home put my stepsister’s wishes above mine because the president of the company (although now deceased?) used to be a neighbor of my stepsister, and his daughter, who also works at the company, was a playmate of my stepsister when she was young.
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Walled Lake, Michigan
what wonderful people i can't say enough about the wonderful service and care they provided our family at the passing of our wonderful Leah
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Saginaw, Michigan
We have been to many funeral in the past few years in Saginaw and this place has the most caring people I have ever met. The place was clean and comfortable, no steps or stairs, pleasant rooms.
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Detroit, Michigan
OUTSTANDING SERVICE & TRULY FANTASTIC WORKMANSHIP
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