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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Michael Blaine Modrow, 41, of 508 3rd Ave. SW, died Tuesday, June 12, 2007, near Waterloo, from injuries sustained in an accident. Memorial Service: 10 a.m. Monday, June18, 2007, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Marion. The family will greet friends immediately following the service at the funeral home. Inurnment: Veterans National Cemetery in Keokuk at a later date. Survivors include his children, Matthew Blaine Modrow, Christopher James Modrow, and Shawna Lynn Modrow, all of Cedar Rapids; his parents, Marlan and Linda Modrow of Outing, Minnesota; his grandmothers, Dorothy Miller of Rugby, North Dakota and Naomi Modrow of Devil’s Lake, North Dakota; his sister, Raeyna Longtin and husband Shane of Cottage Grove, Minnesota; and a niece, Jordan Longtin of Cottage Grove, Minnesota. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Glenn Miller and Marvin Modrow. Michael was born October, 20, 1965, the son of Marlan and Linda (Miller) Modrow in Cedar Rapids. He married Ruth Ann Richardson on November 15, 1986, in Marion. Michael served in the U.S. Air Force for eight years. He worked for fifteen years as a computer technician, most recently at Technisource in Cedar Rapids. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to: Raeyna Longtin, 6940 74th St. South, Cottage Grove, MN, 55016, to benefit Michael’s children.
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