All of our services can be customized to meet a family’s needs or wishes. Increasingly, we find individuals want to create a memorial that reflects a more personalized and meaningful tribute. Our staff is always available to help you plan and design a memorial that fully reflects your wishes.
Every funeral service should be a memorable, warm reflection of the person who has died. Many families believe costs may restrict them from planning a fitting tribute, however, photographs, a special song, a quilt or even golf clubs, can be incorporated into the funeral service to make it more meaningful. You tell us what it is that made your loved one so special and we’ll give you ideas for personalizing the service.
For all families from whom we can obtain an array of pictures, Gunderson Funeral Home staff creates a DVD which combines music, scenery, and pictures representative of important or moving moments in the life of the deceased. This DVD can be played on a repeating basis during visitation prior to the service. The original DVD is provided to the family free of charge. The DVD can become a cherished treasure that can keep the memories of their loved one alive for future generations.
Personalized Service Folders & Acknowledgement Cards
Gunderson’s is proud to offer options such as personalized service folders and acknowledgement cards. Families have the option to choose from a variety of backgrounds or we can help with customizing a one of a kind folder. What made your loved one special can be reflected in personalized folders and thank-you notes.
Picture Board Display
Most families use picture board displays simply because they reflect the happier times in life. This collage of memories becomes a “topic for discussion” during a visitation as people learn things that they did not know about the person.
Gunderson Funeral Home offers a wide array of caskets and cremation urns. We have more than 20 embroidered insert head panels to choose from to reflect the deceased’s interests and lifestyle. Special insert panels can be ordered overnight.
Customize the Visitation
No two funerals are alike. A well planned, personalized, customized funeral service is a proper celebration of a life that has been lived. We encourage families to plan the type of service that will reflect the individual’s lifestyle, taste and wishes. Everyone reacts to death differently. Personalization can offer loved ones a great deal of comfort and the opportunity for everyone to participate in this meaningful event.
Once the farewell services have been completed, memories continue. Some of mankind’s most cherished works of art and architecture have been conceived as a tribute to a cherished life. Other memorials as simple as a tree planted in someone’s name stand as a testament to love and devotion.
Benefits, foundations and scholarships are other ways to honor and recognize the impact of a person who has touched us. Gifts and charitable bequests are not only a means of expressing grief, but can be an important gift to society and an enduring tribute to a life well lived.