Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement 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. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice 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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Robert J. Soreng, Sr.
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
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