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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LaVern Fredrick Van Vleet was born on July 31, 1928 in Genoa, Nebraska to Vern and Carrie (Dolan) Van Vleet. He grew up in Gibbon and Kearney, where he attended Kearney High School. As a young boy, Vern helped with farm chores and field work. In addition to enjoying the company of his brothers and sisters, he spent a great deal of time hunting and fishing along the Platte River with his brother Don. Vern married Tillie Trompke on December 31, 1948 at the Methodist Church in Minden, Nebraska and to this union four sons were born: Daniel, Ronald, Michael and David. Vern and Tillie came to Omaha shortly after they were married and moved to the acreage near Waterloo in November of 1972. Vern worked for Armour and Company as an electrician for 15 years before starting his own business – Pioneer Lawn and later added a tree nursery. Vern and Tillie became charter members of Elkhorn Hills United Methodist Church. The family enjoyed camping trips and Vern was a master at the Barbeque. Vern was a friendly, caring, understanding man who worked hard all of his life. He would not tolerate tardiness, the boys remembered that “on time” was ten minutes early. He could often be heard saying “If you want it done right, do it yourself” and “If you are going to do it, do it right”. Vern passed away on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at his home in Valley, with his family by his side at the age of 84 years, 11 months and 13 days. He was preceded in death by his parents Vern and Carrie, Brothers Don and Bobbie and grandson Chad. He is survived by his wife Tillie; sons and daughters-in-law Daniel and Denise of Valley, Ronald and Lisa of Ft. Calhoun, NE, Michael and Carrie of Omaha and David of Waterloo, NE; 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; sisters Betty Reeves of Omaha, Bonnie Burton of Pleasanton, NE and Beverly Marlatt of Chadron, NE. Van Vleet, Vern “Hap” age 84 of Valley, NE Survived by wife Tillie; sons and daughters-in-law Daniel and Denise of Valley, Ronald and Lisa of Ft. Calhoun, Michael and Carrie of Omaha and David of Waterloo; 12 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; sisters Betty Reeves of Omaha, Bonnie Burton of Pleasanton, NE and Beverly Marlet of Chadron, NE; Gathering with the family Sunday from 6 to 8 at the funeral home; Memorial Service Monday 10 AM at Elkhorn Hills United Methodist Church. Private interment. Memorials to Methodist Hospice or Camp Fontenelle; Condolences to www.reichmuthfuneralhomes.com Reichmuth Funeral Home 21901 W. Maple Rd. 402-289-2222
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