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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DYERSVILLE, IOWA Isabel “Izzy” M. Westhoff, 90, of Dyersville, and formerly of Earlville, Iowa died Friday, March 26, 2010, at her residence. Friends may call from 2 - 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at the Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville where a parish rosary will be recited at 2 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 31, 2010, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville with committal service at St. Francis Cemetery Chapel and burial at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Earlville. Rev. Phil Kruse will officiate. Isabel Osterhaus was born May 11, 1919, near Worthington, Iowa the daughter of Anton and Mary Ann “Anna” (Kramer) Osterhaus. On January 4, 1941, she married Ambrose Westhoff in Dyersville, Iowa. He preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 1975. Izzy and Ambrose made their home in Earlville for the majority of their married life. Her Catholic faith was the foundation of her life. She was a devoted wife and homemaker, raising 8 children and helping with family business. Izzy worked at the Ertl Company for 17 years until retiring in 1986, though she continued to give tours. Surviving are 7 children: Dennis (Ginny) of Surprise, AZ, Stephen (Marie) of Sun Lakes, AZ, Lola Westhoff of St. Louis, MO, Paul (Joyce) of Pensacola, FL, Luann (Doug) Schrock of Murietta, CA, Amy (Bruce) Goldsmith and Donna (Jeff) Thomas, both of Earlville, IA, a daughter-in-law, Clare Westhoff of Florence, KY, 20 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren, 2 sisters: Sylveria “Sis” Kramer and Anna Jane Mescher, both of Dyersville, 3 sisters-in-law: Sally Wegmann and Catherine Westhoff, both of Dyersville, IA and Mary Westhoff of Manchester, IA. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ambrose, her son, Luke, a grandson, Joshua Westhoff, 7 siblings: Betty Tauke, Julius, Irwin, Clarence “Clay”, and Arthur Osterhaus, Alvina Krapfl and Viola Quint, and many in-laws from the Westhoff family. Memorials are preferred to Beckman High School, St. Joseph Catholic Church in Earlville, St. Francis Xavier Basilica or to the Ellen Kennedy Living Center.
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