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Permanent Memorialization

Permanent Memorialization

This means creating a dedicated place for family and friends to connect and remember your loved one.

Burial of a loved one in a cemetery marked with a headstone or marker provides a meaningful physical symbol to indicate their resting place. Murdoch Funeral Homes can help you create a very personal and meaningful headstone or marker to memorialize your loved one. This can be very simple or personalized to your specific interests. Both granite and bronze headstones or markers are available. 

A Consistent Place of Healing

In our modern society, people aren't given enough time to grieve their losses. The pressures of work, even the simple emotional need to ‘be busy,’ often bring the bereaved back into the ‘real’ world far too soon.

Also, many families are choosing to scatter the cremated remains of their loved one in a favorite place; the ocean, or even in the skies above. While that may seem fitting at the time, it means that you do not have a consistent place to connect with the memories of the person you loved so dearly. Many people find comfort in scattering some of the remains in favorite places and placing a portion in a permanent place. 

Having such permanent place - in a cemetery, mausoleum, or cremation garden - that can be visited regularly by family and friends is an essential part of the time following a death. It becomes a focal point of memorialization, and gives everyone a special place to go to remember your loved one, or to commemorate important occasions. It can help to make a birthday or anniversary less painful.

A permanent place to reflect on your loved one becomes a way of connecting to a family's past. Visiting the resting place of grandparents or great-grandparents may provide children with an anchor to their personal history. It is a connection to the past, to love shared. It truly honors the relationship you still have – and will always have – with that person.

We are here to help.

We can design personalized headstones, bronze markers, granite memorial benches, gravestones or any type of cemetery monuments. We can provide upright markers as well as flat memorials. Our staff of trained professionals will work with you to design a personalized permanent tribute for your loved ones. We can help with everything from simple carvings to laser etched photographs. Colored cameo photographs and floral vases are also available.

 It is very important to understand your cemetery's requirements prior to purchasing any marker or monument. Our staff will work with your cemetery to ensure that all cemetery requirements are followed. We will also coordinate all the details to make sure your marker is properly installed in your cemetery.  

 If you need a final date or additional lettering on an existing marker or monument we can help with that too. Call on us today to schedule a time to meet with one of our staff to design a personal memorial or marker.

           319-364-1549 - Cedar Rapids       |       319-377-1553 - Marion

Find The Option For You

A funeral should be personalized to your loved one. If you have questions about your burial options, let us help. Contact us to select the ideal resting place.