Celebration of Life

Personal and meaningful

We believe in honoring your loved one through a celebration that is personal and provides a healing experience to family and friends. Celebrations of life can be held for burial or cremation to help celebrate a life well lived.

From traditional ceremonies to unique celebrations, we pride ourselves on our service helping you plan the perfect event.

boydove


Balloon Release

Thoughts for your loved one, in the form of balloons, float into the sky together.

Golfing Outing

Join together with friends to do the activity your loved one enjoyed most.

Tree Planting

A gift for generation, plant a tree to honor your loved one.
 

Final Salute

Give your veteran loved one the respect deserved with veteran funeral benefits.

 

Personalizing a Celebration

The purpose of a funeral is to provide a way of commemorating a life and bringing together friends and family. We aim for our celebrations to be a time to share memories and remember your loved one through music, stories, and capturing the nature of their spirit.

The most important thing to keep in mind when creating a celebration is that it should be reflective of your loved one. While religious elements may play a part, it should also include stories about the person’s life that help everyone recapture and revisit their own memories. Sometimes this is best accomplished by having friends or family members share their reflections as part of the service. Some people personalize the service with special music (which may be religious or non-religious). Others bring in pictures to have at the service. Sometimes favorite things that belonged to the deceased are integrated into the ceremony such as wood carvings, golf clubs or even a motorcycle.

The goal is to give a true sense of who this person was. There is nothing wrong with telling funny stories about the person who died: a funeral recognizes the sad event of a death, but can include humor. Unique celebrations include a patio tailgate party where everyone wears their loved one’s favorite team jersey, decorating to display their passion project, offering unique food, signature cocktail or wine from their personal cellar, or bringing in your loved one’s private art collection to be on display.

stationary
Stationery
We can create personalized stationery for your loved one.
webcasting
Webcasting
Long-distant family and friends can watch a webcast of the funeral.
dvdtribute
DVD Tribute
Let us create a touching DVD helping friends and family relive special memories.

Baxter
107 East Fox Ave., Baxter, IA 50028
1-641-227-2622
Polk City
302 South 2nd Street, Polk City, IA 50226
1-515-984-7000
Zearing
310 North Center Street, Zearing, IA 50278
1-641-487-7500