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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THOMAS “TOMMY” RAY MESTER, 24, of Cass City died unexpectedly Tuesday, May 10, 2011 near his mother’s home. He was born June 9, 1986 in Cass City to George Ray Mester and Belinda Anderson. Tom previously worked for a dairy farm. Although the work wasn’t his favorite he loved the cows. He currently helped his brother Jason with concrete projects. Tommy truly enjoyed cutting hair and was excellent at it. He enjoyed coon hunting with Jack, who he loved and considered his step dad, and loved the peacefulness of fishing. Tom had a spiritual and creative mind. He put this to use writing song lyrics and singing with friends. Tom is survived by his mother, Belinda (Jack Edwards) Anderson of Cass City; father, George R. (Chrissy Hill) Mester of Deford; fiancé, Kerry Guinther of Cass City; daughter, Jovi Lee Mester; son, due in July; brother, Jason (Amanda) Mester of Cass City; sister, Jessica (Scott Merrsman) Mester of Cass City; step-brother, Jack Edwards III; grandfather, Wayne “Peewee” Anderson of Cass City; aunt, Jeanne (Pete) Murawski of New Haven; uncle, Jim Anderson of Cass City; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his grandmothers: Betty Anderson, Doris Mester; uncles: Johnny Anderson, Bill Mester; aunt, Eileen Mester. Funeral service held 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2011 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City with Brad Speirs of Novesta Church of Christ officiating. Interment will be in Elkland Township Cemetery, Cass City. Pallbearers for Tommy: Jason Mester, Steven Anderson, Bill Seltz, Jerry Michaels, Eric Chippi, Scott Merrsman and Jack Edwards III. Memorials may be made to Family Discretionary Fund. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at www.kranzfuneralhome.com. Visitation: 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011 in Kranz Funeral Home – Cass City 12 to 1 p.m. Friday, May 13, 2011 in Kranz Funeral Home – Cass City Arrangements by Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan Debra L. Kranz (989) 872-2195
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