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.
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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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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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Doreen M. Duggan, 87, of 4525 Vardy Rd. NE, Cedar Rapids, died Sunday, October 5, 2008, following a short illness. Funeral Mass: 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 8, 2008, St. Matthews Catholic Church, 2310 1st Ave. NE, Cedar Rapids, by Rev. Mark Osterhaus. The family will greet friends from 4 - 8 p.m., Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Marion, with a Vigil Service to begin at 7:00 p.m. Burial: Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Survivors include her children, Marjorie (Gerald) Geers of Marion; Michael (Jackie) Duggan of Cedar Rapids; 6 grandchildren, Mike (Taliegha) Steger, Donna Steger, Angie Steger, Matt Geers, Mark (Amy) Duggan, and Corey (Cherie) Duggan; 9 great-grandchildren, Will & Ruby Steger, Jacob Iossi, McKenna Hemminger, Carson Byrnes, Colby, Josh, Mallory, and Riley Duggan; sisters-in-law, Dorothy O’Brien and Patricia Duggan; and one brother-in-law, Bernard Duggan.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lawrence; a grandson, Shawn Michael Geers and a brother, Dorrance O’Brien.
Doreen was born August 11, 1921, the daughter of Dorrance and Flora O’Brien, in Ryan, Iowa. She married Lawrence V. Duggan on May 1, 1946. He died on May 6, 1985. Doreen was a member of St. Matthews Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. She loved all of her family, especially her grandchildren. Doreen loved all of the holidays, but especially St. Patrick’s Day and Christmas.
Memorials may be made to St. Luke’s Hospice, St. Luke’s Hospital, 1026 A Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, 52406-3026 in Doreen’s memory.
A special Thank You to St. Luke’s Hospice for all of the loving care to our mom and grandma, especially Amber, Jessie, and Jeremy.
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