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Trenton, Michigan Funeral Homes
2272 W Jefferson Ave
Trenton, Michigan 48183
(734) 676-4545
3200 West Rd
Trenton, Michigan 48183
(734) 671-5400
Trenton, Michigan Obituaries and News
Longtime beloved Trenton swim coach Jim Lawrence dies at 67 February 19, 2017

In 2013, Lawrence was inducted into the Michigan High School Coaches’ Association Hall of Fame. Up to that point he had a combined overall record as head swimming and diving coach of 520-168. Starting in 1984 at Trenton, “Coach Jim” went 489-148 with ... (The News-Herald)

Man’s Savage Obituary Chronicles Life Of Womanizing And Abuse February 16, 2017

GALVESTON, TX — Obituaries are often meant to provide a sense of closure and can also be viewed as something of a final tribute to those who die and leave an indelible impression on our lives. Leslie Ray "Popeye" Charping, who died at the end of January ... (Patch)

Willard P. ‘Will’ Heddles February 15, 2017

Willard P. “Will” Heddles, 74, of Tiffin, died Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, at Beaumont Hospital in Trenton, Michigan, after sustaining life-threatening injuries due to a car accident. He was born Feb. 20, 1942, in Delta, Colorado, to Willard F. and Mary ... (The Advertiser-Tribune)

Janet Kope February 15, 2017

Born on January 29, 1949, in Hudson, Michigan, Janet was the daughter of the late Russell ... Sara and Shane (Alyson); and great-grandson, Trenton James. She was preceded in death by her daughter, Debbie Brentner. A memorial service for Janet will be ... (The Cresent News)

Arline Green February 13, 2017

Arline is survived by her husband, Eugene of Beaver Dam; her children, Laurie (Corey) Pfaffe of Watertown, Susan (Greg) Pfaffe of Anchorage, Alaska, Scott (Debbie) Green of Anchorage, Alaska, Patricia (Don) Hunter of Byron, Michigan, and Thomas (Robyn ... (WisNews)


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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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Iron Mountain, Michigan
Thank you for caring for my brother Dwight Henley I will miss him, he was far away from alabama. Nancy Henley is a nice wife to Dwight, Peace be to Nancy & Dwight. Happy holidays to eveyone. thank you
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Lansing, Michigan
Dear Sarah Jensen and the Palmer Bush Jensen Delta Chapel Team: Thank you so much for your assistance in preparing the arrangements for the funeral and the burial of my husband and our father. Excellent and compassionate special touches helped us deal with his passing. Our family is very happy and pleased with all services and had complete understanding of each one. We will be recommending Palmer Bush Jensen Delta Chapel to other family members and friends when the need arises. Thank you again, The Proseus family
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Niles, Michigan
Couldn't have been cared for better
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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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