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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Jeannette Ernestine Lane Luerkens, 83, of Marion, Iowa, formerly of Dubuque, was carried home to her Heavenly Father on Monday, July 16, 2012. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, July 20, 2012 at 9:30 AM at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Marion. Family will greet friends Thursday July 19, 2012 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Marion. Jeannette was born on March 24, 1929, in South English, Iowa, the daughter of Ernest and Marjorie Adams Lane. She attended school in South English. For 2 years, she lived with the Good Shepard Sisters in Dubuque. On March 19, 1945, Jeannette married William “Bill” Luerkens in Cedar Rapids. God blessed their union with 12 children. Jeannette had a varied career. She was a loving day care provider, a waitress at The Ranch Supper Club and drove Taxicab for Yellow Cab, all in the Cedar Rapids area. Jeannette and Bill owned and operated the A-OK Yellow Cab Company in Dubuque from 1972 to 1989 and the Gingerbread House from 1989 to 1993. They moved back to Marion in 1993 to be closer to their children. She is survived by her children: Richard & Bonnie Luerkens, Christine Youngmon & Gary Pantenburg, Brenda Holcomb, David & Koreen Luerkens, Cameron & Debbie Luerkens, Rita & Wayne Reif, Michelle “Mitzi” & Brad Nielson, Natalie McFarlane, Greg & Diane Luerkens, Marilyn & Doug DeVries, Alicia Luerkens; 27 grandchildren; 26 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson; sister Evelyne Barger; sister-in-law Jan Lane. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband William; infant daughter Andrea; brother Richard “Dick” Lane; son-in-law John McFarlane. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family.
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