When a Parent Dies: Dealing with the Loss of Your Mother or Father

Posted on May 9th, 2020
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When a parent of an adult dies, there is almost an unspoken expectation that it will not hit you head on. An adult is expected to accept death as a part of life, to handle all sudden losses in an appropriate adult manner. But really, what does that mean? That you should not be sad? […]

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Answering Common Questions About COVID-19 And Funeral Services

Posted on April 30th, 2020
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At Cook Funeral Home and Cremation Services, we remain committed to the health and safety of the families we serve, our employees, and our community. We are following and monitoring the guidelines from the National Funeral Directors Association and the CDC.  The leadership and staff of Cook Funeral Home remain vigilant and available to serve […]

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Ways to express sympathy during COVID-19

Posted on April 4th, 2020
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We find ourselves in such unsettling times when we cannot be with those we love. It is even more challenging when we are wanting to be physically present to support someone who has lost a loved one and who so desperately needs our love and support. Yes, physical presence is the most powerful but how […]

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Brighten A Day: A Collection of Tips from Area Senior Care Facilities

Posted on February 27th, 2019
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Most people feel anxious when visiting a friend or family member for the first time at an Assisted Living Community. Not knowing where to go, what to say, or what you will see when you walk in the door makes many people just not visit at all. We reached out to area facilities to provide […]

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Passage by Jim Herrema

Posted on December 23rd, 2018
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The post below was written by Jim Herrema December 7, 2016. Such a treasure as they remember a wonderful life their mother lived and created for each of her children. We are grateful for Jim’s willingness to share his thoughts.     The old woman reached deep into her lungs for each breath, any of […]

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