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How Technology Is Keeping Funeral Services Connected

These times are strange. Social distancing has become the temporary normal in everyday life. As funeral homes remain an essential business, we are working to adjust our services to serve our community and provide resources to those who are grieving. Here we’ll discuss how we are utilizing digital resources to continue providing you with West Michigan’s premier funeral and pre-planning services. These are the ways in which technology is keeping us connected through virtual funeral services.

Funeral Live Stream Services

Because of the recent restrictions to in-person interactions, funerals are currently limited in the state of Michigan to no more than 10 members of the family. Here at Gerst, we wanted to think of a way other family members and loved ones could attend a funeral while still practicing social distancing. We are now currently offering free funeral live stream services at this time. These live services will be streamed on our Facebook pages allowing for an unlimited number of people to watch from the comfort of their homes, while still being able to pay their respects.

Virtual Pre-Planning

Considering pre-planning funeral services but don’t know how to do so without in-person social interaction? Gerst Funeral Homes is now scheduling pre-planning service seminars and meetings through phone calls or web chat! We’ll give all the answers you need regarding the challenging decisions that come with pre-arranging funeral services. Call us today to schedule a conversation with one of our experts.

Resources Available At Your Fingertips

Due to current circumstances, it may be difficult to cope with loss without the ability to meet with counselors in person and you may need to turn to online resources to help grieve. Gerst Funeral Homes has an array of grief resources and eBooks available for download and completely free. From helping a coworker who recently lost a loved one to coping with loss around the holidays, our website is full of resources that are easy to download and can be easily stored on any electronic device. You can check out our GriefWords and eBooks here: