Information on Funeral Service during COVID-19

With such a time of uncertainty in the world caused by the spread of COVID-19, we want to let you know what your options are. We at Sytsema Funeral & Cremation Services will always stress the importance of honoring your loved ones. We want to help you do so in a way that does not risk the health and well-being of your friends and family.

Know your options for funeral services:

  • Funeral services are considered an essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic. We will remain open to take care of your family and offer support.

  • We have a web conferencing setup available, so your family and friends don’t have to miss out on honoring your loved one even with gathering limitations.

  • You may also stream the funeral from your phone, with the family’s permission.

  • You may have a gathering for your loved one that follows the safety precautions required by the MDHHS. As of October 9, this includes limiting guest attendance to no more than 20% of max capacity, and kindly asking that guests wear face coverings. 


Ways you can support your family and friends who have lost a loved one:

  • Write a condolence for the family on the funeral home website.

  • Join the live stream and light a candle at home, if the family has chosen this option.

  • More than ever, sign the guestbook online and share memories.

  • Mail a card or letter, sharing great memories with the family.

  • Give them a call, or FaceTime.


Know how to stay safe and healthy:

  • Hold off on handshakes and hugs, but show your condolences and care in other ways.

  • We are taking precautions outlined by the CDC and NFDA to keep your family safe during any planning or funeral service held at our facilities. Please adhere to hygiene and social distancing guidelines to help us in these efforts.