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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Sioux City - Elma M. Foster, 78, of Sioux City passed away Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at her residence following a brief illness. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Berkemier Chapel, Christy-Smith Funeral Home, with the Rev. Merrill Muller officiating. Burial will be in at a later date. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. today, with the family present 6 to 8 p.m., at the funeral home. Elma was born on March 16, 1934, in Bloomington, Wis. She grew up and attended school in Bloomington. In 1952, she married Glen Kaufmann. She resided in Bloomington until 1958, when they moved to Sioux City. In 1964, she married Roland Foster in Sioux City. He passed away in 1980 in Sioux City. Elma enjoyed a variety of careers from being a waitress to housekeeping at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center. Her most important job was being a wife and mother. She was a member of Southern Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, and crossword puzzles. She was a former matron of the Silver Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Survivors include her children, Louise and Gene Wilson of Henry, S.D., Ron and Fran Kaufmann of Sioux City, Francene and Mike Delier of Sioux City, Bob and Marilyn Kaufmann of Newalla, Okla., and Cindy and John Zeman of Sioux City; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four sisters; and a brother. She was preceded in death by her parents; and her husbands, Glen Kaufmann and Roland Foster.
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