Have the Talk of a LifetimeSM was developed
by FAMIC to help people in your community understand the value of
talking with loved ones about life, the things that matter most to
them and how they want to be remembered when they die. Have the
Talk of a Lifetime will help people see the value in remembering
and honoring the unique lives of the people who matter most to
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The purpose of the
Helps confirm the
reality and finality of death.
Provides a climate of mourning and the expression of grief.
Allows the sorrows of one to become the sorrows of all.
It is the only time when love is given and not expected in
It is a vehicle for the community to pay its respects.
Encourages the affirmation of religious faith.
It is a declaration that a life has been lived, as well as a
sociolgical statement that a death has occurred.
Allows people to remember and honor their loved one in a special
Serves as a gathering place for family and friends to give
emotional support to one another.
It helps survivors to better cope with their grief and enables
them to move forward in their lives.
It encourages mourners to face the pain of their loss and express
their thoughts and feelings, openly.
It initiates the grieving process while bringing closure to the
We invite you to browse through our site
and learn about our firm and what services we can offer to you and
your family. We are very proud of our tradition, our facilities,
and the services that we provide. Please feel free to visit our
website often, and if a question arises, do not hesitate to call on
us. We are on Pistakee Lake.
An Introduction to the Care
of Your Loved One
Every family that experiences the death of
a loved one will have a very important decision to make. That
decision is whether or not to see their loved one prior to either
burial or cremation. This decision should not be taken lightly as
it cannot be done over if it is regretted later. Viewing the
deceased can be done for just the family or for family and friends.
The preparation of the deceased for viewing is a sacred trust that
is taken on by the funeral home and their staff. The desire for the
family and friends to see the deceased one last time is not a new
concept or idea. It began here in the United States during the
Civil War when families would travel
to battlefields to locate their loved ones and bring them
home. The Union Army had "Embalming
Surgeons" in the battlefield that would prepare the remains,place
them in a coffin and send back to the family by train or horse and
buggy. With the funeral of President
Abraham Lincoln which took his remains through this country from Washington D.C. to his home in
Springfield, Illinois over 19 days
with stops along the way for viewing by the public, the public was
made aware of this new