Eternal Rest Funeral Home

Helps take the Challenges out of planning a funeral.

Rites of Passage

Death is not seen as a one time event but rather as a process or transition from the land of the living to the land of the dead and this process is illustrated by rituals (Leming & Dickinson, 2011). Eternal Rest Funeral Home is here to help plan a meaningful rituals for you and your loved ones. Let us take the challenges out of planning a funeral.

Gathering with friends and family gives everyone the opportunity to share memories, express emotions, and find comforting support (Sytsema Funeral Home, 2015). Whether you choose burial or cremation; whether you select a formal funeral or a more relaxed memorial service, the need for acknowledgment of the loss with family and friends is ever present (Sytsema Funeral Home, 2015). Eternal Rest Funeral Home can help you create a unique meaningful ceremony to express the genuine individuality of your loved one.

Our Promise

Eternal Rest Funeral Homes examines how to assist others with the challenges when faced with planning a funeral, including consideration of individual, family, cultural, and economic, preferences and factors. In addition, a Funeral Checklist link, State-By-State Guideline link, as well as grief support resource links are included.

Role of Funeral Director: caretaker, caregiver, and gatekeeper (Leming & Dickinson, 2011).

The funeral director serves families by determining their needs and responding to them, this includes but not limited to, the funeral or its alternative in which the director and the family plan and implement together (Leming & Dickinson, 2011).

The funeral director also serves as a liaison with other professionals, working with the family's medical personnel, clergy, lawyers, cemetery personnel, and when necessary law enforcement officials (Leming & Dickinson, 2011).


A funeral should be as unique as your life. Eternal Rest Funeral Homes helps you and your loved ones plan the perfect personalized service.

You can have your service anywhere, and any way, you want. Your choices include the place of celebration, day of the week, and time of day; the musical selection, what prayers will be said or songs you’d like sung, and we can arrange to have doves, butterflies, or balloons released at the close of the service (Sytsema Funeral Home, 2015). Keepsake gifts of wildflower seeds or a tree seedling can also be given (Sytsema Funeral Home, 2015).

At Eternal Rest Funeral Home, in addition to making your arrangements personal, we offer a plan ahead option. Pre-planning your funeral should be a natural part of life, because it provides you with time to make end-of-life decisions in a calm and rational atmosphere (Sytsema Funeral Home, 2015). Start the online planning process now, or meet with one of Eternal Rest Funeral Home pre-planning advisors.


When it comes time to focus on choosing between burial and cremation, usually, people are clear on this point, your loved one may have told you or someone else, exactly how they wish to be cared for (Sytsema Funeral Homes, 2015). But it can be a hard decision for some families, especially when the wishes of the deceased were never clearly stated, if that's the case, please know Eternal Rest Funeral Home is able to help you come to the perfect decision for your loved one (Sytsema Funeral Home, 2015).

By offering the process of personalization, family members may deliver eulogies and create memorial tables consisting of pictures, artifacts, and mementos of the loved one (Leming & Dickinson, 2011).

Eternal Rest Funeral Homes understands grief resolution is important for family, so we are happy to provide a network of support to help cope with the loss (Leming & Dickinson, 2011). At a time when emotions are strong, it's important that human interaction and social support become high priorities (Leming & Dickinson, 2011). "A funeral provides a conductive social environment for mourning" (Leming & Dickinson, 2011, p. 380). During our funerals, wakes, shivah, or visitation with the bereaved family is where everyone has the opportunity to express their condolences and sympathy comfortably (Leming & Dickinson, 2011).


Nearly every religion has specific and meaningful traditions and customs around death (Everplans, 2014). From protocols for cleaning and dressing the body to features of the funeral service to memorial events, the structure that religion provides around dealing with a death both fulfills religious obligations and offers guidance to grieving survivors (Everplans, 2014).

Eternal Rest Funeral Home offers information on the funeral traditions of the following religions and faiths:





Eastern Orthodox






Latter-day Saints/Mormon



Economic Preference and Factors

Charges made by a funeral home ordinarily are for the services of the professional staff, the use of the funeral home facilities, equipment used, transportation, and/or casket or container (Leming & Dickinson, 2011). In addition, Eternal Rest Funeral Home provides burial vaults and other ancillary items may be purchased as well such as clothing, register books, acknowledgment cards, and cultural and/or religious symbols (Leming & Dickinson, 2011). Other charges that could be endured are cemetery charge, purchase of cemetery property, for mausoleum space, or for space in a columbarium, crematory cost, musician fees, obituary notices, additional transportation, flowers, as well as a monument or marker to identify grave or final disposition (Leming & Dickinson, 2011).

Total cost of average adult funeral $6, 200. Eternal Rest Funeral Home would like to help lessen the burdens of financial affairs by offering services to help with your final affairs, pre-planning services, as well as explore life insurance options.

Furthermore, we have unit methods of pricing with our bundle service packages, otherwise you may personalize the services even more with our itemization of each and every item of service, facility, transportation, etc... shown as a separate item together with its cost (Leming & Dickinson, 2011). This will give the family members greater flexibility in arranging a funeral and controlling the costs (Leming & Dickinson, 2011). The advantage to offering an itemized list is the individual or family can obtain the most adequate services at the best price (Leming & Dickinson, 2011).

Eternal Rest Funeral Home also allows customers to provide many of their own products while they are purchasing services from our establishment (Leming & Dickinson, 2011). For instance, an individual or family member can provide their own flowers, casket, and/or urn.

Services Provided

Eternal Rest allows individuals to personalize funeral rituals and work with professional funeral directors to create meaningful rituals that both reflect and celebrate the unique life of the person who transitions on (Leming & Dickinson, 2011).

1) Preparing the Body: cleaning, decorating, and clothing the body

2) Organ or Medical Science Donation

3) Green Embalming and Cosmetic Procedures

4) Cremation

5) Cultural and/or Religious Beliefs, Customs, Traditions, and Rituals Honored. Also familiar with cross-cultural death customs.

6) Grief Support Services and Resources

7) Eternal Rest Cemetery

8) Alternatives to the traditional funeral

9) Itemized Funeral Options

10) Prearrange and Prefund Programs

11) Life Insurance Options/Referrals

12) Flowers & Gifts

13) Green Burial Services


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Leming, Michael R. & George E. Dickinson. (2011). Understanding Dying, Death, and Bereavement; seventh edition. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage learning.

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