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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Robert J. Soreng, Sr. "Bob" Age 61. Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center as the result of a heart condition. Born in Chicago, he grew up in River Grove and was a Plainfield resident the past 15 years. A U.S. Army Veteran. He retired from USF Holland and was a member of the Teamsters Union, Local #705. Formerly employed by Be-Mac Transport. Classic cars and drag racing were his passions. Preceded in death by his parents, John and Norine (nee Lennox) Soreng; and one sister, Barbara Westman. Survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Leslie (nee Coffey) Soreng of Plainfield and their children, Robert J. Soreng, Jr. of Plainfield and Jennifer L. Soreng of Cape Coral, FL; son, James R. Soreng and James’ mother, Mary Jo Soreng, both of Park Forest; two grandsons, Deontae and Jamison Smith; two sisters, Arlene Soreng and Deborah (Sam) Marsillo; and one brother, John Soreng of Cape Coral, FL. Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. Funeral Services for Robert J. Soreng, Sr. will be Wednesday, December 9, 2009, 9:45 a.m. from the funeral home chapel to St. Mary Immaculate Catholic Church, Plainfield, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Interment Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at: FRED C. DAMES FUNERAL HOME 3200 Black at Essington Rd., Joliet For information (815) 741-5500 View Memorial Presentation Part 1 View Memorial Presentation Part 2 Memorial Presentations appear in a "pop-up" window for ease of viewing. Should your browser have a "pop-up" blocker, you may need to turn it off in order to view. If you do not have high speed internet, it may not be possible to view the video. Due to the size of the movie, additional time may be required for the movie to load.
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