Ordering through the funeral home helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship with. Through this service, you will be able to leave a longer message of support to the family via a card with the picture of your selection that will be included with your thoughtful gesture. As well as a photo of your arrangement and message will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes â€śSmart Selectâ€ť whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender, allowing you the opportunity to choose a different arrangement if you wish.
The price of these selections also include the funeral home caring for the flowers after the funeral and delivering them to the family, or various care facilities 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 todayâ€™s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, â€śHonoring a Lifeâ€ť 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.
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Dr. George J. Zibilich Sr., 85, of Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, March 12, 2006 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids following a brief illness. Mass of the Resurrection will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, March 15, 2006 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lone Tree. Burial will be at the Lone Tree Cemetery in Lone Tree with military rites by the combined units of the Cedar Rapids V.F.W. Post 788 and the Lone Tree American Legion Post 457. Following committal services at the cemetery a time of food and fellowship will be held at the Lone Tree American Legion. Visitation for Dr. Zibilich will be held on Tuesday, March 14, 2006 from 4:00 - 7:00 P.M. with a 7:00 P.M. rosary at the Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Lone Tree. Memorials may be directed to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lone Tree in memory of Dr. Zibilich. Sympathy notes may be left for the Zibilich family at www.lewisfuneralhomes.com. George J. Zibilich was born on September 8, 1920 in New Orleans, Louisiana the son of Dominic and Cecile (Kron) Zibilich. George attended college at Loyola of the South at the age of 14 and then graduated from LSU Medical School at the age of 22. On July 4, 1946, George was united in marriage to Gladys Cook in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Zibilich served with the United States Army during WWII and the Korean Conflict. Dr Zibilich practiced medicine from 1946 - 1949 in New Orleans; 1953 - 1974 in Lone Tree; 1975 - 1976 in Indio, California; 1976 - 1992 in the Mercy Hospital Emergency Department, Mercy Care North and in Tipton, retiring in 1992. He was a member of the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids and a past member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lone Tree. Dr. Zibilich was also a member of the Cedar Rapids Elks, Cedar Rapids V.F.W. Post 788 and the Lone Tree American Legion Post 457. He enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, playing cards and board games, watching sporting events and game shows, but most of all, Dr. Zibilich dearly loved to spend time with his family and friends. Dr. Zibilich will be deeply missed by his loving wife of 59 years, Gladys of Cedar Rapids; one son, George Zibilich, Jr. and his wife, Marilyn, of Eureka, CA; two daughters, Gloria Zibilich-Queen and her husband, Roger, of Smethport, PA and Debbie Yakish and her husband, Rick, of Thornton, CO; seven grandchildren; one brother, Leo Zibilich of Baton Rouge, LA; one sister, Mary Blanco and her husband, Arthur, of New Orleans and one sister-in-law, Berneda Schnoebelen of Lone Tree. Dr. Zibilich was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Roberta; five brothers, James, Robert, Michael, William and Dominic and one sister, Elizabeth.
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