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.
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ALEXANDRA LEIGH "ALEIGH" KAPPEN, 22, of Cass City, died unexpectedly from injuries sustained in a traffic accident, Saturday, February 9, 2013 near her home. She was born November 26, 1990 in Bad Axe, to John "Jack" William and Susan Marie (Langenburg) Kappen. Aleigh graduated from Cass City High School in 2009 and was a very active athlete during her high school education and continued playing softball now. She attended Kirtland Community College. Aleigh loved animals and hoped to continue her education in a field where she could work with or help care for animals in some way. Aleigh worked on the family dairy farm and began milking cows at the age of 12. She worked for Paramount Dairy Farm, Millenium Industries and currently for McDonald's restaurant and as a waitress at Colwood Bar. She was a member of Sutton Sunshine United Methodist Church. Aleigh was an outgoing, free spirited and fun loving person. She enjoyed taking photographs, listening to country music, going canoeing, sledding, racing dirt bikes and working out among other activities. She loved spending time with her niece and nephews and her many friends. Aleigh loved her horse, Digger and her three dogs, Hank, Jack and Cash. Aleigh had an amazing smile that she loved sharing with everyone. Left to remember and cherish Aleigh's memory are her parents, Jack and Susan Kappen; sister, Erin (Eric) Kappen-Jaenicke of Cass City; brothers: Jacob Kappen of Decker, Tyson (Nicole Borek) Kappen of Kingston, Nick Kappen of Cass City; grandparents, Wally and Shirley Kappen of Cass City; niece, Kennedy; nephews: Parker and Chase. She will also be remembered by her many aunts and uncles: Rita (Robert) Rockwell of Cass City, Barb Langenburg of Livonia, Louie Langenburg of Howell, Sally (Ken) Nicholas of Cass City, Jenny (Karl) Zawilinski of Cass City, Hank (Kelly) Langenburg of Snover, Ann Koosis of Houston, TX, Evelyn (Jeff) Minard of Snover, Brenda (Steve) Reeves of Loveland, OH, Val (Chris) Peters of Cass City, Joseph (Colleen) Langenburg of Cass City, Leigh (Sharon) Langenburg of Ubly, Michael (Heather) Langenburg of Cass City, William (Krista) Langenburg of Holly Springs, NC, Ron (Sue) Kappen of Cass City, Rob (Crystal) Kappen of Cass City, Bonnie Kappen of Caro, Vicki (Ken) Proctor of Akron; many cousins and friends. She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Louie and Jeanette Langenburg; uncle, Chuck Kappen; infant aunt, Katherine. Funeral service held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, February 14, 2013 in Kranz Funeral Home Cass City with Brad Speirs of Novesta Church of Christ officiating. 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 9 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in Kranz Funeral Home – Cass City Arrangements by Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan Debra L. Kranz, 989-872-2195
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