Free luncheon seminars on pre-planning Feb. 27 and Mar. 13

Posted on February 19th, 2019
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Planning ahead for a funeral can relieve families of financial and emotional burdens at what can be a terrible time in their lives. Representatives from William Sullivan and Son Funeral Directors will conduct free lunch and learn sessions on this topic on Feb. 27 and March 13. On Feb. 27, Steve Privette, an Edward Jones […]

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Jack Clock, William Sullivan & Son Funeral Directors

Meet Jack Clock … and Wrigley

Posted on February 6th, 2019
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At 29, Jack Clock is the youngest funeral director in our company but he brings a lifetime of industry knowledge because five generations of his family have owned funeral homes in western Michigan. “I like everything about this work,” Jack said. “I like meeting with families, learning about the deceased, and helping families honor their […]

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Detroit Free Press: Funeral trends and tips for families

Posted on January 30th, 2019
Posted by under Cremation, Funerals, Our staff
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The Detroit Free Press recently ran two stories with useful information about how to plan and manage costs connected to your funeral. This article reports that 59 percent of families now choose cremation over burial, a trend we see here at Sullivan & Son. The articles quotes our co-owner, Michael Lope, reporting that, even when […]

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Funeral-related images from a trip to Italy

Posted on January 10th, 2019
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Our blog editor visited Italy recently and shared these photos with us. The hearse is a Mercedes Benz and, while we admire its style, we’re going to stick with our American-made Cadillacs! She also visited an Etruscan museum with extensive funerary artifacts, like this crematory urn. These were elaborately decorated, with an often-lifelike portrait of […]

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Generous families bring holiday gifts for kids

Posted on December 14th, 2018
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Every year we collect Toys for Tots in our two lobbies. Often donations come from people who attended our services of remembrance. “People attending the service are surprised to see the collection boxes,” says Co-owner Mike Lope. “But every year our boxes fill up two or three days after the service. People come back and […]

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