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 “Bob” Persails, 74, of Tekonsha, passed away on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Hospice Residence in Battle Creek. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 12 Noon at Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater with Pastor David Anderson officiating. The family will receive friends, prior to the service, beginning at 10:00 AM at the funeral home. Robert was born October 24, 1939 in Union City, MI to Carl & Ruby (Tule) Persails. He married Loretta J. (Gaylor) Rose on April 13, 1989 in Ohio. Bob worked at Eaton Corporation in Marshall for 38 years, retiring in 1999. He was a former member of the Eagles in Battle Creek and belonged to the NRA. He was an avid NASCAR racing fan and also enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, reading and traveling. Bob is survived by his wife Loretta, his son Cary (Sharon) Rose of Florida, his daughters Karen Persails of Gainsville, GA, Vicki Marriott of Battle Creek, his brother Harold (Marcia) Persails of Flint, his sisters Sue Persails of Flint, Janice (Fred) Rivera of Albuquerque, New Mexico, 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his son Bobby Persails and his sister Diane Persails. Memorials may be directed to Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice residence or Make-A-Wish Foundation. www.dutcherfh.com.
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