Obituaries

Kenneth Petersen
B: 1925-05-29
D: 2017-06-21
View Details
Petersen, Kenneth
Geraldine Masse
B: 1938-05-16
D: 2017-06-21
View Details
Masse, Geraldine
Edward Kirwan
B: 1934-02-16
D: 2017-06-19
View Details
Kirwan, Edward
Robert Kran Sr
B: 1925-01-30
D: 2017-06-18
View Details
Kran Sr, Robert
Douglas Knudsen
B: 1954-11-23
D: 2017-06-18
View Details
Knudsen, Douglas
Ellsworth Pike
B: 1925-12-06
D: 2017-06-17
View Details
Pike, Ellsworth
Kelly Vlahos
B: 1980-04-25
D: 2017-06-16
View Details
Vlahos, Kelly
James Mortensen
B: 1944-10-22
D: 2017-06-16
View Details
Mortensen, James
Cheryl Noll
B: 1945-02-10
D: 2017-06-16
View Details
Noll, Cheryl
Warren Stege
B: 1925-07-18
D: 2017-06-15
View Details
Stege, Warren
Larry Tyndall
B: 1957-05-19
D: 2017-06-11
View Details
Tyndall, Larry
Robert Meyers
B: 1950-08-11
D: 2017-06-11
View Details
Meyers, Robert
Sally Merrill
B: 1944-05-27
D: 2017-06-10
View Details
Merrill, Sally
Ronald Smith
B: 1947-05-11
D: 2017-06-10
View Details
Smith, Ronald
James Rostick
B: 1948-01-30
D: 2017-06-10
View Details
Rostick, James
Betty Betka
B: 1921-09-10
D: 2017-06-09
View Details
Betka, Betty
Gregory Gilbert
B: 1947-08-20
D: 2017-06-09
View Details
Gilbert, Gregory
Darlene Hahn
B: 1931-10-08
D: 2017-06-07
View Details
Hahn, Darlene
Aaron Mott
B: 1984-04-23
D: 2017-06-07
View Details
Mott, Aaron
Timothy Towns
B: 1958-06-11
D: 2017-06-05
View Details
Towns, Timothy
La Verne Golden
B: 1928-01-23
D: 2017-06-03
View Details
Golden, La Verne

Search

Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
3060 West U.S. Hwy. 10
Ludington, MI 49431
Phone: (231) 845-9898
Fax: (231) 845-0903

Immediate Need

If you have immediate need of our services, we're available for you 24 hours a day.

Obituaries & Tributes

It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.

Order Flowers

Offer a gift of comfort and beauty to a family suffering from loss.

Pre-Arrangement

A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.

The Nature and Purpose of Grief

Someone once said, "Grief is reaching out for someone who's always been there, only to find when you need them the most, one last time, they're gone." We think there is a lot of truth in those words.

The death of a loved one is life's most painful event. People's reactions to death remain one of society's least understood and most "off-limits" topics for discussion. Oftentimes, grievers feel totally alone in dealing with their pain, loneliness, and isolation.

Grief is a natural emotion that follows death of someone dear to you; and to one degree or another, it hurts. It is like an open wound which must heal.

At times, it can seem as if this healing will never happen. But, sometimes the healing process can take much less time than we have been led to believe. Grieving is purely an individual experience.

But It Does Have a Purpose

The ultimate goal of grief and mourning is to take you beyond your initial reactions to the loss. The therapeutic purpose of grief and mourning is to get you to the place where you can live with the loss in a healthy way. To do this, you have to make some necessary changes in your life, including:

1. Changing your relationship with your loved one—recognizing he or she is now gone and developing new ways of relating to him or her. Take comfort in knowing your relationship will continue - it will just be different.

2. Developing a new sense of yourself to reflect the many changes that occurred when you lost your loved one.

3. Taking on physically and mentally healthy new ways of being in the world without your loved one.

4. Finding new people, objects or pursuits in which to put the emotional investment that you once placed in your relationship with the deceased.

The bottom line of this active work of grief and mourning is to help you recognize that your loved one is gone. Then you must make the necessary internal, psychological changes, as well as the necessary external, social changes, to accommodate this reality. And it all takes time.

If you would like additional grief support, please call us. We are here to help you through all the moments after loss.
 

365 Days of Healing

Grieving doesn't always end with the funeral: subscribe to our free daily grief support email program, designed to help you a little bit every day, by filling out the form below.

52 Weeks of Support

It's hard to know what to say when someone experiences loss. Our free weekly newsletter provides insights, quotes and messages on how to help during the first year.