Obituaries

Jeanne Shook
B: 1927-03-09
D: 2019-10-14
View Details
Shook, Jeanne
John Booker, Jr.
B: 1955-01-02
D: 2019-10-06
View Details
Booker, Jr., John
Joyce Broadworth
B: 1930-01-27
D: 2019-10-02
View Details
Broadworth, Joyce
Deborah Crull
B: 1951-08-08
D: 2019-09-29
View Details
Crull, Deborah
Irene Sparks
B: 1921-06-06
D: 2019-09-25
View Details
Sparks, Irene
Donald Sawhill
B: 1922-10-11
D: 2019-09-19
View Details
Sawhill, Donald
Douglas Somero
B: 1940-10-09
D: 2019-09-15
View Details
Somero, Douglas
Ramona Johncock
B: 1937-12-23
D: 2019-09-13
View Details
Johncock, Ramona
Suzann Hersch
B: 1951-11-01
D: 2019-09-10
View Details
Hersch, Suzann
Vera Egeler
B: 1934-12-27
D: 2019-09-09
View Details
Egeler, Vera
Douglas Hanna
B: 1966-09-12
D: 2019-09-09
View Details
Hanna, Douglas
Joyce Ramon
B: 1937-02-23
D: 2019-09-05
View Details
Ramon, Joyce
Jeri Daunis
B: 1952-01-08
D: 2019-09-05
View Details
Daunis, Jeri
Marilyn Malone
B: 1943-01-24
D: 2019-09-04
View Details
Malone, Marilyn
Bailey Riley
B: 1999-08-28
D: 2019-08-30
View Details
Riley, Bailey
Glendon Butler
B: 1980-09-30
D: 2019-08-30
View Details
Butler, Glendon
Timothy Mazeika
B: 1948-01-01
D: 2019-08-28
View Details
Mazeika, Timothy
Michael Johnson
B: 1949-11-06
D: 2019-08-26
View Details
Johnson, Michael
William Cronenwett
B: 1944-04-07
D: 2019-08-20
View Details
Cronenwett, William
Vernita Mowry
B: 1929-04-25
D: 2019-08-17
View Details
Mowry, Vernita
Christopher Fauble
B: 1977-10-12
D: 2019-08-08
View Details
Fauble, Christopher

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
309 W. Parkdale Avenue
Manistee, MI 49660
Phone: (231) 723-1117
Fax: (231) 723-1029

Are You the Responsible Family Member?

We’ve seen it happen time and again. The person making the initial call to our funeral home turns out not to be the one with the legal responsibilities of making decisions related to the care of a loved one.

While they may feel that they should be the one to make these choices, the law doesn’t recognize them as such – and so their voice can become effectively silenced.

If the deceased has not expressed their wishes through a written document such as a Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care, or a Last Will and Testament, where the deceased has designated an agent to fulfill their wishes; then the chain of command, formally called the “order of precedence”, is commonly as follows:

  • Legal Spouse/Partner
  • Surviving Adult Child/Children
  • Surviving Parent
  • Surviving Adult Sibling
  • Ex-Spouse
  • Parent of Minor Child

The person designated as the responsible party, whoever they may be, needs to be present to make decisions, and sign documents. If you are unclear as to who is the responsible person in planning a funeral for your loved one, call us.
 

The Critical Importance of Designating a Representative

If your loved one has yet to specify who they wish to be in control of their funeral service planning, and they are clear-headed enough to do so, now is the perfect time to take care of that task.

This is especially important if they think their relatives will not respect their funeral plans, or if they are on bad terms with them; do not know where they are, or do not have any living relatives.  

And, you might mention that appointing a specific person to arrange their funeral who is not a family member, but is deeply trusted, is a good way to ensure that their final wishes are carried out.

They can designate their choice by completing an Advance Health Care Directive, or the easy-to-read 5 Wishes guide from Aging with Dignity. Should you have questions about doing so, call us, or speak with your family attorney.

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.