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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William E. Doederlein was born at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan on December 19, 1977. He was the son born from the union of James Doederlein and JoAnn (Hughes) Doederlein. Will as his friends and family called him graduated from Cornerstone Academy in Riverview in 1996. He married his high school sweetheart the former Alicia Williams at the Heritage Park Chapel in 1998. Will worked as a Rail Loader for Auto Rail Logistics for the past few years. He had attended the Living Water Church. Will had a great sense of humor. He enjoyed being the life of the party and he liked to make others laugh. He especially valued the time that he spent with his four beautiful children, and playing video games or just cuddling with them. Will seemed to get his second wind at night. His family stated he was a “night owl”. In the middle of the night is when he would fish, bake, or cook. He was a talented mechanic and an adept handyman. He had the patience to fix anything, taking the necessary time to figure out what he didn’t know, and the ability to teach others. He enjoyed music and he recently had rejoined a band and the bass guitar. He had an affinity with Superman; he even had the tattoo. William “Will” Ellis Doederlein age 32 of Lincoln Park passed away at his home on Friday, December 25, 2009. He is survived by his loving wife Alicia of Lincoln Park; his mother: JoAnn (Vince) Odom of Gross Ile; father: James Doederlein and his partner (John Knecht) of Taylor; his children: Logan, Aidan, Connor, and Ava all at home; one sister: Audrey (Scott) Schatzer of Lincoln Park; one brother: Joe Doederlein of Lincoln Park. He is also survived by his mother-in-law: Debbie (Bill) McKenzie of Flat Rock; sisters-in-law: Danielle (Chris) Shover of Huron Township, Michele (Jim) Grunow of Woodhaven, Renate McKenzie of Brownstown; and brothers-in-law: Ryan (Sirena) Williams of Woodhaven and Christian McKenzie of Southgate; a dear friend: Adam Coffman of Southgate; and many nieces and nephews. Friends may gather from 12:00pm until 8:00pm, Monday, December 28, 2009 at Merkle Funeral Service, 2442 North Monroe Street (734) 384-5185 where a Celebration of His Life will take place at 11:00am, Tuesday, December 29 with the Rev. Dave McCormer of Living Water Church officiating. Memorial donations are suggested to the Doederlein family. Those desiring to assist the family with a monetary gift have two options: For those desiring to assist Alicia with current financial obligations can make donations payable to Alicia Doederlein. For those wishing to assist the children with future goals; four separate funds have been established through their grandfather James Doederlein: Ava C Doederlein: American Funds PO Box 6007 Indianapolis, IN 46206-6007 Acct #: 83734745 Connor L Doederlein American Funds PO Box 6007 Indianapolis, IN 46206-6007 Acct #: 83734741 Aidan W Doederlein American Funds PO Box 6007 Indianapolis, IN 46206-6007 Acct #: 83734726 Logan E Doederlein Putnam Investment PO Box 8383 Boston, MA 02266-8383 Acct #: 0212-0550339211 These accounts have been established through: Brent E Blackburn Sigma Financial Corporation 20257 Ecorse Rd Taylor, MI 48180-1956 313-388-1810 Online words of inspiration and comfort can be made by visiting www.merklefuneralservice.com; Life Stories page.
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