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When it comes to your final arrangements, shouldn’t you make the decisions? The arrangements you make will reflect your exact wishes and desires. Pre-arranging your own service will help to ease the burden of your loved ones. It will also alleviate any questions, problems or differences, which can occur among family members.

Pre-payment will protect you from the rising cost of prices, and it will not be a financial burden on your loved ones. When you plan ahead you know that your wishes will be fulfilled.

Arrangements can be made in the comfort of your own home by clicking the button below. Fill in as much as you are comfortable with and we’d be pleased to meet with you to discuss further. See the form below for details.

Pre-arranging is one of the most thoughtful things you can do for your family. The pre-planning of your funeral, cremation or memorial service not only gives you the opportunity to say a final farewell to those you love, but it also allows you to arrange a flexible payment schedule to relieve the burden of funeral costs at an already difficult time.

Meet with one of our pre-arranging specialists today to discuss your wishes, or simply fill out the following form so that the funeral home will have it on file when the time comes to make arrangements.

i.e. Grand Rapids, MI

Grief is a burden that’s meant to be shared. Until you’re ready to move on, we’re here to lend a hand. After the services have ended, our concern for you does not. Our Aftercare team will provide the following continued services:

  • Grief Support Group is currently not meeting on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7pm at MKD Reception & Event Center on Chicago Drive in Grandville
  • Helpful booklets and brochures mailed to your home throughout the year following your loss
  • Many resources provided for your family and friends which give helpful insights into managing the journey through grief

MKD Grief Support Group is currently meeting on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7pm in the MKD Reception & Event Center, 4145 Chicago Drive SW.

Gene Pearson leads our group with compassion and kindness. He has a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling; is a Licensed Professional Counselor by the State of Michigan; and is a certified Professional Empowerment Coach.

Please call Marilyn @ 616-534-5417 for more information.

Online Resources

Starlight Ministries

In addition to their personal aftercare support, you’ll find there are many online community groups who are also available to offer advice and assistance.

Starlight is a Christ-centered ministry that provides hope, healing and support for those who are grieving the death of a loved one.

Widowed Persons Service

Widowed Persons Service is organized exclusively for the purpose of offering supportive services to those individuals in the greater Grand Rapids area who have suffered the loss of a spouse through death. They provide grieving widowed men and women a safe and healthy environment in which to process their grief, resulting in an enriching life as a single person. WPS offers each grieving individual peer-to-peer support based on the belief that a widowed person is best helped along his/her grief journey with the help of others who have had similar experiences.

Gilda’s Club

Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids provides free emotional healthcare to children, adults, families, and friends on any kind of cancer journey or those grieving the death of someone in their life due to any cause.

Faith Hospice

Faith Hospice offers support groups and limited in-person grief support regarding death and dying.

Ele’s Place

Ele’s Place West Michigan is dedicated solely to helping children and teens work with and through grief.


Offers “365 Daily e-mails” that guide through the grieving process for a year. A six- week personal study for your journey from mourning to joy is available. Also included is a list of West Michigan area churches that are currently holding Grief Share support group meetings.