Obituaries

Tim Boyce
B: 1964-10-09
D: 2017-11-18
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Boyce, Tim
Dennis Wing
B: 1929-10-22
D: 2017-11-16
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Wing, Dennis
Mary Carlson
B: 1943-06-26
D: 2017-11-14
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Carlson, Mary
Roger Sowles
B: 1944-01-23
D: 2017-11-07
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Sowles, Roger
Brad Busch
B: 1961-12-17
D: 2017-11-04
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Busch, Brad
Troy Petersen
B: 1967-01-19
D: 2017-10-25
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Petersen, Troy
Joyce Tefft
B: 1939-12-28
D: 2017-10-21
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Tefft, Joyce
Gailen Edgerly
B: 1952-06-17
D: 2017-10-19
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Edgerly, Gailen
John Allen
B: 1995-12-20
D: 2017-10-19
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Allen, John
Fannie Miller
B: 1951-09-27
D: 2017-10-19
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Miller, Fannie
Linda Addis
B: 1956-01-27
D: 2017-10-15
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Addis, Linda
Arlene Turner
B: 1925-08-29
D: 2017-10-07
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Turner, Arlene
Travis Moore
B: 1984-11-02
D: 2017-10-05
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Moore, Travis
Greg Coville
B: 1956-04-08
D: 2017-10-02
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Coville, Greg
Donald Vernon
B: 1954-07-16
D: 2017-10-01
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Vernon, Donald
Arlene Greenhoe
B: 1939-03-03
D: 2017-09-27
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Greenhoe, Arlene
Ellen Rule
B: 1929-08-08
D: 2017-09-27
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Rule, Ellen
Mary Ellen Miller
B: 1939-02-12
D: 2017-09-27
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Miller, Mary Ellen
Chris Wilbur
B: 1952-07-06
D: 2017-09-26
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Wilbur, Chris
Stanley Jeffrey
B: 1938-02-18
D: 2017-09-21
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Jeffrey, Stanley
Ronald Brokaw
B: 1934-09-30
D: 2017-09-17
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Brokaw, Ronald

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P.O. Box 168
Sheridan, MI 48884
Phone: (989) 291-3611
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Frequently-Asked-Questions

If you don’t find an answer to a question you have, please e-mail us at bill@simpsonfamilyfuneralhomes.com or call us at either (989) 291-3611 or (989) 831-4000 and we will be glad to help answer your questions.

1. Do you offer cremation services?
 
2. Can someone still have a visitation and funeral if they are going to be cremated?
 
3. I don’t live in the Sheridan or Stanton area; can you still handle my funeral or memorial service?
 
4. What is the difference between a funeral service and memorial service?
 
5. Does a funeral service have to be held in the funeral home?
 
6. We don’t know any ministers, can you help?
 
7. Does a minister have to officiate at all funeral services?
 
8. Can I pre-arrange my funeral service in advance?
 
9. Do you offer headstones and markers?
 
10. What is needed for a veteran to receive a flag and/or a government marker?
 
11. I need a certified copy of a death certificate, where do I go?
 
12. How do I notify Social Security that my loved one has passed away?
 
13. My parents go south in the winter, what should I do if something happens to them while they are out of state?
 
14. If a death occurs in the middle of the night, when should I call you?
 

Question #1Do you offer cremation services?
Answer:Yes.  We can assist families who choose cremation.

Question #2Can someone still have a visitation and funeral if they are going to be cremated?
Answer:Yes.  Cremation is an alternative to burial, so many families choose to have a visitation and funeral service followed by cremation.

Question #3I don’t live in the Sheridan or Stanton area; can you still handle my funeral or memorial service?
Answer:Yes.  While the physical locations of our funeral homes are in Sheridan and Stanton, we can, and have handled many services in the surrounding areas.

Question #4What is the difference between a funeral service and memorial service?
Answer:A funeral service is where the deceased’s body is present at the service.  A memorial service is where the deceased’s body is not present.

Question #5Does a funeral service have to be held in the funeral home?
Answer:No.  A funeral service can take place in most any location; a church, the persons home, a favorite hunting spot, or a park are just a few examples of places a funeral service can be held.

Question #6We don’t know any ministers, can you help?
Answer:Yes.  We have good relationships with many of the local pastors and they are more than willing to help families who don’t have a regular minister.

Question #7Does a minister have to officiate at all funeral services?
Answer:No.  While most families do choose to have a minister, there are no regulations that require one.

Question #8Can I pre-arrange my funeral service in advance?
Answer:Yes.  Actually, we encourage people who are thinking about making pre-arrangements to contact us directly, so we can explain all of the options available to you.

Question #9Do you offer headstones and markers?
Answer:Yes, we have a full line of monuments, markers and headstones available.

Question #10What is needed for a veteran to receive a flag and/or a government marker?
Answer:A copy of their discharge papers, form DD-214.  We have all of the necessary forms at the funeral home and will be happy to fill everything out for you.

Question #11I need a certified copy of a death certificate, where do I go?
Answer:Death Certificates are always filed in the county where the death has occurred.  You can go to the County Clerk’s office to get more certified copies.  Each county charges a fee for certified copies and you should check with them to find out their fee.

Question #12How do I notify Social Security that my loved one has passed away?
Answer:We will do that for you using a form provided to us by the Social Security Administration.

Question #13My parents go south in the winter, what should I do if something happens to them while they are out of state?
Answer:Call us first and DO NOT call a funeral home where they are vacationing.  By calling us first, we are able to coordinate everything from here, saving you hundreds if not thousands of dollars.

Question #14If a death occurs in the middle of the night, when should I call you?
Answer:Call us anytime, day or night.  We are always available 24/7.