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.
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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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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Lorraine Melendy, 68, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away of cancer Sunday, March 29, 2009, in Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, Hiawatha. Services: 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 2, 2009, at Trinity Lutheran Church, Cedar Rapids, by the Rev. Jonathon Oft. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2009, at Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids. There will be a private family burial at a later date.
Lorraine was born April 1, 1940, in Caledonia, Minnesota, to Elmer and Bernice (Kuecker) Horn. She was a Cedar Rapids resident since 1959. Lorraine worked at Rockwell Collins for 29 years retiring in 1995. She was a member of IBEW 1362 for 28 years.
Lorraine was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church where she did volunteer work. She enjoyed traveling with her husband when they retired, reading, crossword puzzles, watching sports and tending to her flower gardens.
Lorraine is survived by her daughter, Teri (Bart) Hemesath; granddaughter, Erica McDaniel and fiancé Ryan Bascom, her “other” granddaughters, Cortnee Hemesath and Andrea (Adam) Fish; great grandchildren, Reece Hemesath and Gracie Fish. She is also survived by her sisters, Gerry (Norman) Oseth and LaVonne (Richard) Oitzman of Caledonia, Minnesota and Janice (Arlen) Doely of Spring Grove, Minnesota; two brothers, Dale (Carol) Horn of Caledonia, Minnesota and Wayne (Cathy) Horn of LaCrosse, Wisconsin; sister-in-law, Cel Horn of LaCrescent, Minnesota; brother-in-law, Ray Snell of Cedar Rapids; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Robert Melendy in 2006; her parents; three brothers, Wilmer and two as infants; and one sister, Beverly Snell.
Memorials may be directed to Mercy Hospice, Trinity Lutheran Church and Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy.
The family would like to thank friends, Brook of Mercy Hospice, and Wendy, Brandi and Linda and all the other wonderful staff and volunteers at the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy and for their assistance during her illness.
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