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 “Smart Select” 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 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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Robert B. Whitbeck, 87, of Kenosha, passed away Tuesday, December 20th, 2005, at Hospice House in Pleasant Prairie. Born in Kenosha on August 2, 1918, he was the son of the late Burr O. and Anna (Koehn) Whitbeck. He was a resident of Kenosha, but resided in Iowa for a short time. He was educated in local schools. He was in the United States Navy. He entered the service on May 18, 1944, and was honorably discharged December 23, 1945. On July 31, 1938, in Kenosha, he married Alice Madsen. She passed away July 26, 1997. He had been employed by Ace Hardware as general manager for 20 years, retiring in 1983. He was a member of the Elk's Club and the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed golfing and liked most sports. He was a Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs fan. Surviving are two sons, Gerald (Jill) Whitbeck and James (Peggy) Whitbeck, both of Kenosha; a daughter, Judy (Wayne) Anderson of Sacramento, CA; six grandchildren, Denise (Keith) Baley, Corey Whitbeck, Kristen Whitbeck, Bobbi (Tim) Brau, Jodie Williams and Mark (Sabrina) Anderson; and five great-grandchildren, Dante Whitbeck, Morgan Baley, Max Williams, Jill Williams and Brandon Brau. He was preceded in death by a grandson, Robert (Robbie) Anderson in 1984; and a granddaughter, Penny Whitbeck in 1980. Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 23rd, at Proko Funeral Home at 12:00 noon. Interment to follow at Sunset Ridge Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Friday at Proko Funeral Home from 10:00 am until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Hospice Alliance would be appreciated by the family. Proko Funeral Home & Crematory 5111-60th Street Kenosha, WI 53144 Phone: (262) 654-3533 www.prokofuneralhome.com
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