What Is Out Of Area Protection and How Does It Work?

When enjoying a vacation the last thing you want to occur is an unexpected death. After an unexpected death occurs transportation of the body to the final resting place can cost thousands and thousands. Luckily there are options available out there to protect yourselves and your loved ones from an unexpected death with Out of […]

Why Having The “Lifetime” Talk Is So Important

How To Have The "Lifetime" Talk After years of having important conversations, the Funeral and Memorial Foundation Council (FAMIC) introduced Have the Talk of a Lifetime to help families talk openly about a persons life story. Many funeral homes across the globe including Gerst having encouraged many families during the pre-arrangement stage of the funeral [...]

Summer Activities Perfect For All Ages

Summer Activities Perfect For All Ages Summer is upon us and there are many fun and interesting activities you can participate in that you can do right here in West Michigan! Whether it's hanging out with the Grandkids or taking Mom to the beach, there are many ways to get outside no matter what age [...]

Visitation and Funeral Etiquette You Need To Know

Visitation and Funeral Etiquette You Need To Know 1. Dress Conservatively It's not always necessary to wear black to a funeral, but dressing to not draw attention to yourself is generally what is required. Funerals and visitations are for the grieving and putting yourself in a negative light on such a sensitive day could very [...]

Thoughtful Mother’s Day Gifts Perfect For Mom’s At Any Age

Thoughtful Mother's Day Gifts Perfect For Mom's At Any Age Mother's Day is just around the corner and you may find yourself stuck on just what to get Mom. She does so much and deserves the world, so what could you possibly get her that shows how much you love her? Here are our 3 [...]

3 Reasons Why Pre-Planning Arrangements Is So Important

3 Reasons Why Pre-Planning Arrangements Are So Important While it may not always be the easiest conversation to have there are many advantages to pre-arranging a funeral. The practice of pre-planning an end of life celebration has become more and more common, especially in the United States. Pre-arranging offers an advantage of making challenging decisions [...]

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