Obituaries

Leon Houseman
D: 2017-07-21
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Houseman, Leon
Dorothy Randolph
B: 1934-06-02
D: 2017-07-19
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Randolph, Dorothy
Helen Springsteen
B: 1924-11-21
D: 2017-07-18
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Springsteen, Helen
Bryan Petersen
B: 1963-02-06
D: 2017-07-14
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Petersen, Bryan
Erven Brokaw
B: 1938-07-27
D: 2017-07-10
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Brokaw, Erven
Gaylord Houghton
B: 1930-07-31
D: 2017-07-01
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Houghton, Gaylord
Darlene Fisher
B: 1947-10-19
D: 2017-06-14
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Fisher, Darlene
Pamela Bird
B: 1954-02-26
D: 2017-06-11
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Bird, Pamela
Carolyn Damron
B: 1956-09-27
D: 2017-06-10
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Damron, Carolyn
Myrna Kimball
B: 1940-06-13
D: 2017-06-09
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Kimball, Myrna
Raymond Williams
B: 1933-02-08
D: 2017-06-03
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Williams, Raymond
Carl Healy
B: 1972-01-23
D: 2017-06-03
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Healy, Carl
Jo Ann Regis
B: 1934-03-23
D: 2017-05-28
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Regis, Jo Ann
Jack Clark
B: 1928-06-22
D: 2017-05-22
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Clark, Jack
Roy Watkins
B: 1925-07-04
D: 2017-05-18
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Watkins, Roy
Orland Fisher
B: 1940-07-11
D: 2017-05-10
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Fisher, Orland
Stanley Soules
B: 1959-10-11
D: 2017-05-08
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Soules, Stanley
Mary Ludy
B: 1944-09-11
D: 2017-04-30
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Ludy, Mary
Jessie Betz
B: 1948-04-10
D: 2017-04-25
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Betz, Jessie
Damiynn Enbody
B: 2016-06-24
D: 2017-04-11
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Enbody, Damiynn
Dennis Cooper
B: 1956-11-02
D: 2017-04-03
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Cooper, Dennis

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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.