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.
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Anna M. Biel, age 91, of Beaver Dam, died on Friday, September 1, 2006 at the UW Hospital in Madison. Visitation for Anna M. Biel will be held on Wednesday, Sept 6, 2006 at the Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM and again at the church on Thursday from 10 AM until the time of Mass. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 7, 2006 at 11:00 AM at St. Katharine Drexel Parish, 511 South Spring St, Beaver Dam. Father John Schreiter will officiate. Burial will be in St. Peter's Cemetery. The former Anna Mary Hartl was born on December 22, 1914 in Beaver Dam, the daughter of Mike and Clara (Neis) Hartl. On November 29, 1946, she was united in marriage to Mike Biel at St. Jerome's Catholic Church in Columbus. Anna was a graduate of the Beaver Dam High School. She and her husband owned and operated the Vet's Bar in Columbus for many years. She also was the founder and operator of Ann's Truck Stop in Columbus for 13 years. She and her husband then moved to Beaver Dam and together they owned and operated the Ranch Tavern, later known as John's and now Bogey's. She was a longtime member of the Columbus American Legion Auxiliary. She was an active member of the St. Katharine Drexel Parish of Beaver Dam. Survivors include her children, David (Jan) Biel of Medina, OH, John Biel of Beaver Dam, Mary Hartl Biel (Ed Lippert) of Madison and Robert (Shelly) Biel of Beaver Dam; her seven grandchildren, Michael, Jason, Nathan, Colin, Jennifer, Zachary and Mataia; her seven great grandchildren, Anna, Claire, Ella, Benjamin, Madeline, Wesley and Emily; her brother, Michael (Rosemary) Hartl of Beaver Dam, her brother-in-law, Lester Hafenstein of Beaver Dam, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Mike in 1978 and her sisters Agnes Hafenstein and Frances Radke. The family suggests that memorials be made in Anna Biel's name to St. Katharine Drexel Parish School or the charity of one's choice. The Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is serving the family. 920-885-6600 www.MurrayFH.com
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