UNIQUE Product Customization

We encourage family to construct picture boards of an individual’s life story as well as bring in important personal items used in that life story (examples are golf clubs, quilts, university flags, medals, etc.).

We also offer customization of the products we offer. Many of the products can have text or symbols engraved. Perhaps you’ll wish to have a military emblem engraved on a casket. Or maybe grandchildren’s names are more appropriate.

A standard design can be ready in a day or two. Special or elaborate designs – the possibilities are endless – can also be ready in a week or two.

Some caskets allow further customization with memory safe drawers. These drawers allow mementos and notes to be left with the deceased. Other caskets feature special Life Symbol corners that allow customization on the casket’s corners.

Above all, Gerst Funeral Homes wish to stress our desire to help in any way to make every funeral more personal and meaningful.

Customization may incur additional costs and add time to your product’s delivery.

We carry Matthews caskets which are made in the USA.


A hero is someone who has given his or her life

to something bigger than oneself.

– Joseph Campbell

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