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 At Klee Funeral Home & Cremation services, we are the experts at helping you tell the story of your loved one’s life. Below are the options available for both traditional burial and cremation services. Contact a member of our staff today for more details.

personalizing a funeral, memorial service or family gathering

Funerals, memorial services and celebrations of life are all about honoring the deceased and celebrating a life well lived. Everyone is different, each with their own unique tastes, hobbies and traits. When it comes time to honor a loved one, everyone wants to make sure that they give their loved one the goodbye they deserve.

If you want to make your loved one’s service extra special, consider making it an experience as unique as they were. We suggest that you work together with a few different members of your family during the planning process. Not only will this help spread the work around, it will help you plan a service that reflects the deceased and the way they lived your life.

Ways to Personalize the Service or gathering

There are many different ways you can honor your loved one at their service. If you’re looking for some different ideas to personalize a service, we have provided you with a few suggestions below.

  • Ask attendees to bring along a story or memory of your loved one to share. Guest’s comfort levels will vary – you may want to provide time for those who would like to publicly share their memory, but also note cards for those who prefer to write down their memory to be shared privately with the family.
  • Create a theme for the celebration. This could be focused around their favorite sports team or their love for hunting or fishing for instance.
  • Music is an integral part of life for many people. During the service, include the type of music that your loved one enjoyed listening to.  Include live music (piano, organ, flute, violin, etc.)
  • If planning for snacks or refreshments, select some of your loved one’s favorite dishes or treats.
  • Display a photo memory board, a memorial table or a memorial DVD of images of your loved one doing what they enjoyed most. Photos, which capture a moment, often spark conversation and bring up forgotten memories.
  • A balloon release is a common feature of a celebration of life ceremony, and a beautiful gesture. However, don’t be afraid to think outside the box to find something to suit your loved one’s personality. Some alternatives that have the same sentiment as a balloon release are to toss wildflower seeds into a field, blow bubbles, fireworks display,  dove release or light luminaries.

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personalization of caskets

Create value through personalization. A funeral that truly captures the spirit and personality of a loved one celebrates the life that has passed and gives comfort to those still living. With the help of a skilled funeral director, a family can create a service that incorporates personalized elements such as memory tables, photo collages, favorite music and other touches.

Because the casket typically serves as a visual and emotional focal point of the funeral service, it also provides an important opportunity for personalization. Through personalization, a casket can be more than just a burial vessel – it can become a reminder of all that made the loved one special. 

here to help you say goodbye

At Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, we want you to know that we are here to help you say a meaningful goodbye. Our staff possesses the expertise and creativity to help in planning personalized funeral services that not only represent a person’s life, but also what they were passionate about and valued most. To learn more about our services, we invite you to browse through our website or contact us to speak directly with a member of our staff.

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