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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Wilma D. Schafer Westphalia, Michigan Age 84, died on Saturday, March 9, 2013 at Sparrow Hospital as a result of complications from hip surgery. She was born on September 14, 1928 in Clinton County, Michigan the daughter of Aloysius and Elizabeth (Fandel) Droste. Wilma was a lifelong resident of Westphalia, a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, and the Christian Mothers' Society. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister and brother-in-law, Georgiana and Charles Clark; brother, Tom Droste; brothers-in-law, Jim Pung and Paul Henning. Surviving are her husband of 61 years, John Schafer of Westphalia; children, Cris of Lansing, and Jack (Liza) of Glastonbury, CT; 2 step-grandchildren, Jennifer (Mike) Ramsey and Tory Carbone; 3 step-great grandchildren, Madyson, Isabella, and Ava; 2 sisters, Alice (Sam) Donahue, and Pat Pung; 1 brother, Richard (Bernadette) Droste; 4 sisters-in-law, Janet Droste, Ruth Henning, Joanne Schafer, and Donna (Jim) Heibeck; many nieces and nephews. Wilma enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, her many card clubs, watching sports on TV, and frequenting casinos. Her zest for life, ability to make everyone feel comfortable and special, and her sense of humor will be greatly missed. She will be in our hearts forever. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Westphalia, with the Rev. James Conlon presiding. The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday at the St. Mary's Funeral Chapel, 210 N. Westphalia Street, Westphalia. A Rosary will be prayed at 8 p.m. on Monday. Rite of Committal will take place at a later date at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Westphalia. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes, Portland. On line condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com.
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