Personalization is a valuable element in today's funerals. The ceremony is often planned to reflect the life and faith of the deceased and to hold special meaning for their family members. There are many ways to personalize a service. Following are just a few ideas which can help families add a personal touch to the ceremonies. There are countless other possibilities, such as serving a favorite food of the deceased at the luncheon, including a special car, truck or tractor in the procession, or having family members write down memories that can be read at the funeral. We encourage you to be creative. Making the service personal can be very rewarding for all those in attendance, and we are willing to assist you in any way.

Tribute Videos

Families are continually looking for new and unique ways to make funeral services more personal and meaningful.

The technology available today has given us the ability to create a video using your family's photographs. This tribute can be used at visitations, and many of the area churches also have the necessary equipment to play the program during the service.

These video tributes are available in DVD format, and additional copies can be made for family members to save.

Memorial Folders

Memorial folders are the one item that most everyone in attendance will take home with them.

With a little creativity, these memorial folders can be a touching and lasting keepsake for those family and friends attending a funeral service. We can combine your old and new photographs with a detailed obituary to tell your loved one's unique life story. You may also want to include a Bible verse or poem that holds special meaning. >>Select a Theme


Memory Tables

Many families gather personal items from the home to be displayed at the visitation and funeral. Old photos, family portraits, handwork, and memorabilia can work together to make an interesting and reflective collage. Families often enjoy organizing these materials, and their presence at the services helps to focus on the celebration of a life lived, as well as stimulate helpful reminiscing.

You may also want to include a table with blank cards, where guests at the ceremonies can record a favorite remembrance of the person who has died. The completed cards can later be placed in an album for future generations to enjoy.

We have numerous tables, cloths, easels, and frames specifically for this purpose.

Oolman Funeral Home - Orange City
Phone: (712) 737-2213
216 Albany Avenue Northeast, Orange City, IA 51041

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Phone: (712) 439-2164
319 Black Forest Road, Hull, IA 51239

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Phone: (712) 752-8123
201 Second Avenue, Hospers, IA 51238

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