Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.
The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
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Bob Rieckmann died October 17, 2010, at Hospice House of Holland. Bob was born in Chicago and grew up in Oak Park, IL. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II as a waist- gunner on a B17. After the war, he attended Hope College and graduated from the University of Illinois. He worked for many years at Shaw Walker in Muskegon where he raised his family. An avid jazz fan, he could identify the musicians in any given song. He loved his family, a good laugh, music and a Manhattan, and, most of all, his dear wife. He was a lifetime member of Elks Lodge # 1315, a member of American Legion Charles A. Conklin Post # 28 and attended Grace Episcopal Church.
Bob is survived by his wife, Donna; sister, Dorothea Kroll of St. Augustine, FL; four children, Chris St. John and Bill Rhodes of Holland; R. Scott Rieckmann and Deb Lee of North Carolina and their daughter, Kinzie of Atlanta, GA; Blair Rieckmann and Elizabeth Brandt of Holland; Dana Rieckmann and fiancée, Katie Frym of California; and stepdaughter, Lonnie and John Hansen and their children, Tiffany and Tyler of Ohio. He was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Jack Kroll.
Cremation has taken place. A family memorial service will be held at a future date. In lieu of flow¬ers, contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
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