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Introduction to Tiffany Funeral Home

Tiffany Funeral Home, located at 3232 W Saginaw St, Lansing, MI, 48917, has been a pillar of the community for many years, providing compassionate and professional funeral services to families in their time of need. With a long history of serving the Lansing area, Tiffany Funeral Home has built a reputation for excellence and dedication to helping families say goodbye to their loved ones with dignity and respect.

A Legacy of Compassion and Care

Tiffany Funeral Home's commitment to families is evident in every aspect of their services. From the moment you walk through their doors, you'll be greeted with warmth and understanding. Their experienced staff takes the time to listen to your needs, offering personalized guidance and support throughout the entire funeral planning process. Whether you're planning a traditional funeral, cremation service, or memorial celebration, Tiffany Funeral Home's team will work tirelessly to ensure that every detail is meticulously attended to.

Tiffany Funeral Home

Address: 3232 W Saginaw St, Lansing, MI, 48917
Phone Number: 517-418-3792
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Carol Ann Lehman - December 23, 1937 - November 16, 2020

Departed: 11/16/2020 (Lansing)
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Robert Schafer Fawcett - August 04, 1942 - November 14, 2020

Departed: 11/14/2020 (Lansing)
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Fredrick George Garza - April 10, 1978 - November 08, 2020

Departed: 11/08/2020 (Lansing)
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Davyon Rose - March 10, 1997 - November 07, 2020

Departed: 11/07/2020 (Lansing)
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Sylvana Hernandez - March 17, 1956 - November 06, 2020

Departed: 11/06/2020 (Lansing)
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Anita Lynne Brown - June 26, 1967 - November 06, 2020

Departed: 11/06/2020 (Lansing)
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Glenn M. Bivins - February 14, 1946 - November 05, 2020

Departed: 11/05/2020 (Lansing)
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Sean Patrick O'Connor - October 31, 1972 - October 31, 2020

Departed: 10/31/2020 (Lansing)
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Patricia A. Fox - October 21, 1925 - October 28, 2020

Departed: 10/28/2020 (Lansing)
Obituary Preview: Patricia A. Fox passed away October 28, 2020 at the age of 95. She was born October 21, 1925 in Lansing, the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Keller) Yeager. Patricia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She cherished time spent with her family.
Surviving are her children, Marianne (Gary), David, Adrian (Mary), Timothy, Jerome, Ron (Chauntelle), and Janette (Bryan); grandchildren, Tom, Shawne, Carrie, Harold, Gabriel, Michael, Jeanne, Elizabeth, Brandon, Maggie, Matt, Andrew, Erin, Justin, Allison, Jacob, Sam, Carly, and Megan; great-grandchildren, Amelia, Tyler, Devin, Griffin, Cooper, Wyatt, Brandon, Alex, Mason, Zoey, Bella, Abigail, and Emily. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Carl Fox; daughters-in-law, Barbara Fox and Lori Fox.
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Charlene May Hornbeck - May 01, 1943 - October 27, 2020

Departed: 10/27/2020 (Lansing)
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Angela Pitchford - October 09, 1981 - October 27, 2020

Departed: 10/27/2020 (Lansing)
Obituary Preview: Angela Pitchford, 39 of Grand Ledge, passed away Tuesday, October 27th, 2020. Always faithful, she loved Jesus. Angela had a personal relationship with Jesus and always looked to God for guidance in everything she pursued. Angela had a beautiful voice and loved to sing for Jesus, truly Heaven has received a new angel. She is so loved and will be greatly missed by her mom and dad, Jim and Pam; and her brothers, Casey and Cody; also her aunts, uncles, cousins, and her many, many friends. Special thanks to life-long best friend, Jaime Bailey.
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Harry Walter Fratzke - May 13, 1960 - October 27, 2020

Departed: 10/27/2020 (Lansing)
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Steven Ray Salisbury - November 26, 1940 - October 26, 2020

Departed: 10/26/2020 (Lansing)
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11/26/1940 - 10/26/2020, he was 79.
Survived by his brother, Randall (Ida) Salisbury; daughter, Sheryl (Jeff) Evans; son, Scott M. Salisbury; granddaughter, Loren (Logan) Mitseff; grandson, Brandon Salisbury. His wife, Carolyn J. (Gossett), passed away in 1993, they had been married 29 yrs.
Steve was born in Lansing, Michigan, graduated from Eastern High School in 1959, and attended Lansing Community College towards an Accounting degree. Steve was so creative and had his own Letter Shop before eventually working at Oldsmobile for 29 years, retiring in 1992.
But Steve wasn't all work and no play, at one time in the early 60's, he raced a Corvair and owned a motorcycle. He and Carolyn enjoyed camping, fishing and boating with family and friends and it became a regular summer activity for the whole family. Steve learned about Amateur Radio from his father-in-law and eventually got his own license, joined local clubs and enjoyed talking to people from all around the world. Steve's creativity was something he loved to share. He enjoyed being the Awards Chairman for his son's Cub Scout Pack and helped with awards for his daughter's Girl Scout Troop. He always had his "work shop" in the basement and plenty of home projects and crafts began there. Later on, his favorite pastime was crafting wood into jewelry boxes, mini cars, ornaments, toys, calendars, seasonal decor, and many intricate items created with love and detail, much of which he gave away to friends and family. He often carried a few of the mini cars with him when shopping to hand out to small children.
In the last several years Steve found faith and good friends in his church, Gun Lake Community Church. He was part of a group of walkers, he enjoyed being a greeter, and happily volunteered for multiple other tasks when needed.
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Richard Thomas Dalton - June 25, 1950 - October 26, 2020

Departed: 10/26/2020 (Lansing)
Obituary Preview: Richard Thomas Dalton went to be with the Lord on October 26, 2020. He was born on June 25, 1950 in St. Paul, Minnesota to Robert and Sarah (Black) Dalton and was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Jack Dalton; brother-in-law, Jeff Ashley; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Dean and Martha Pope.
Rich was a 1968 graduate of Waverly High School, proudly served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Army in South Korea during the Vietnam War era, and was a graduate of Michigan State University. He was employed by United Parcel Service, retiring in 2005 after 32 years as a Technical Support Group Manager.
After a diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia in 1980, Rich was the second person in the country to receive an experimental autologous bone marrow transplant at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Treatment Center in Seattle, Washington, He was a role model to all that knew him, living his life full of faith, perseverance and optimism. Rich was a member of South Church, and was an avid reader, enjoyed golf, puzzles, wood-working and time spent at the family cottage.
Surviving to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 47 years, Sally; son, Michael (Sarah) Dalton; daughter, Katie (Patrick) Thomas; sister, Patricia Ashley; sisters-in-law, Bonnie Dalton, Susan (Ron) Delp, and Sheila Darnell; grandchildren, Cole, Carter, Caleb, Nora and Ellie; along with many nieces and nephews.
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Frank E. Layman - December 27, 1935 - October 25, 2020

Departed: 10/25/2020 (Lansing)
Obituary Preview: Frank E. Layman passed away October 25, 2020 at the age of 84. He was born in Lansing, MI on December 27, 1935, the son of Lewis and Eleonora (Nieman) Layman. On August 18, 1962 he married Donna (Taylor) Goble, and she preceded him in death. He was a graduate of Eastern High School and served in the United States Army for four years. Following his military service, he worked as an Electrical Estimator for many years.
Surviving are his children, Steve (Connie) Goble, Theresa (Rick) Engler, Tom (Lori) Goble, and Beth (Rob) Patterson; thirteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Donna; grandson Steven Travis Goble.
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Janet Milan - March 04, 1944 - October 24, 2020

Departed: 10/24/2020 (Lansing)
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Janet was born March 4, 1944 in Medford, Oregon to the late Ag and Mel Dravenstatt. She graduated from St. Mary’s High School, Class of 1962. Janet met the love of her life, Tom, at St. Mary’s High School and they were married June 27, 1964. The love affair between Tom and Janet has no ending, reflecting their eternal devotion to each other.
Janet’s life was one of giving and love for her family and friends. Tom and Janet treasured their time together and enjoyed it up to the end. They loved to camp and spend time in Florida. Surviving are her husband, Tom, of 56 years; children, Melinda (Bruce) Gaukel, Debbie Milan; grandchildren, Chelsea (Justin) Wynn, Nicole (Zachary Ly) Gaukel, and Zachary Gaukel; brother, James (Karen) Dravenstatt-Moceri; sister, Julie (Norm) Spalding; brother, Jeffrey Dravenstatt; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
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Patricia M. "Patti" Hughes - December 20, 1935 - October 23, 2020

Departed: 10/23/2020 (Lansing)
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Age 84, born December 20, 1935, passed away October 23, 2020, at her home. Her faith was her guiding light. God saw you were getting tired and a cure was not to be. So He put His arms around you and whispered “Come to me”. A golden heart stopped beating. Hard working hands now rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. Patti was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Patrick Edward “Pat” Hughes; grandson, Matthew Hamelink; her sister and brothers.
Surviving are her daughters, Lori (Scott) Hamelink and Kathi Hughes; son, Rick Hughes; 7 grandchildren Whitni Hughes, Shelbi (Chris) Frayer, Maci Hughes (Fiancé, Ryan Potrykus), Landon Hughes, Kelli (Zach) VanSetters, Alyssa (Evan) Grundner, and Patrick Hamelink; honorary, Federico Careddu; 3 great-grandchildren, Lola Frayer, Levi Frayer, and Zekiel VanSetters and one on the way; brother, Jim Coe; and many other family members and friends.
Patti was an accountant at St. Michael Church in Grand Ledge for many years, and later was the church secretary at St. Gerard Church until her retirement. She founded the Moving on Group, to help support widowed ladies at St. Gerard. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, baking, and playing cards. She loved to go dancing with her husband, and to play bridge. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
Visitation is from 5-8 P.M. Monday with a 7:00 P.M. Rosary Monday in the Tiffany Funeral Home, 3232 W. Saginaw, Lansing. Funeral Liturgy is 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, October 27, at St. Gerard Catholic Church, 4437 W. Willow, Lansing with Fr. John P. Klein presiding. Rite of Committal will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum.
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Henry Clay McMillan, Sr - January 03, 1946 - October 23, 2020

Departed: 10/23/2020 (Lansing)
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Arlene R. Davis - May 31, 1924 - October 22, 2020

Departed: 10/22/2020 (Lansing)
Obituary Preview: Arlene R. Davis, age 96, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 22, 2020. She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 67 years, Marshall E. Davis; her parents, Ernest J. and Irene Tavarozzi; sister, Virginia Bell; and brother, Jay Tavarozzi.
Arlene grew up in Detroit, Michigan and graduated from Cooley High School in 1942. She attended business school and started her administrative career at Federal Mogul where she met Marshall. They lived in the St. Johns area for 10+ years and eventually settled in Lansing. Arlene was a charter member of the St. Gerard Catholic Church parish, an early St. Gerard Guild President, and a member of the Lansing Diocesan Council of Catholic Women. On the Council, she served as Chairman of the Spanish Speaking Committee and the Organization and Development Committee. Arlene was an active volunteer at her children’s schools.
One activity that Arlene thoroughly enjoyed was writing. She acknowledged birthdays and anniversaries by sending over 300 greeting cards annually. Each card included a personal, handwritten message of congratulations. This also led her into collecting Hallmark Ornaments and being a member of the local Hallmark Keepsake Ornament Collectors’ Club, the Spirit of Hallmark.
Arlene is survived by her children, Mary Ann Chartrand (Roy Ellsworth), Beverly (Lyle) Nichols, Mark (Sandra) Davis, Bernadette Russo, and Brazilian daughter, Dr. Lisieux C. Campos and family; grandchildren, Therese (John) Wittkowski, Randy (Kim) Nichols, Robert (Andrea) Nichols, John (Tham Doan) Nichols, Anthony (Katie) Nichols, Daniel (Alise) Nichols, Melissa Davis, Michael (Tressa) Davis, Amanda (Kyle) Dellinger; and many loving great and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins, that will all miss her dearly.
A celebration of Arlene’s life will be held at a later date. Please consider memorial contributions to the International Waldenstrom’s Macroglobulinemia Foundation ( or the Alzheimer’s Association (
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Mary A. "Gig" Patterson - September 03, 1936 - October 21, 2020

Departed: 10/21/2020 (Lansing)
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Age 84, our loving mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother went home to her Lord on October 21, 2020. Born September 3, 1936 in Lansing, MI the daughter of Edward R. and Grace A. (Ambs) Crowley. Mary worked at Ohio Casualty Insurance for 10 years, and later Meridian Insurance as an Underwriter for 27 years until retiring in 1991. She and her husband enjoyed their winters in Myrtle Beach, SC. She liked playing bingo. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
Surviving are her; 4 children, Denny (Shelley) Hagman, and Bryan (Cindy) Hagman, Kevin (Loraine) Patterson, Karen (Todd) Ehman, 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Kathy (Don) Henschell, and Jo Sindall; brother, Jim Crowley; and many other family members and friends. Mary was preceded in death by her husband of 35 years, H.W. “Pat” Patterson, and her parents. Visitation is from 5:00 - 8:00 P.M. Monday, Oct 26th, in the Tiffany Funeral Home, 3232 W. Saginaw, Lansing. Services will be 12:00 P.M. Tuesday, October 27, 2020, at the Delta Center Cemetery, 7301W. St. Joe Hwy., Lansing with Pastor Robert Blanchard officiating. (Masks and Social Distancing Required)
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Alan E. "Big Al" McCool - May 01, 1953 - October 18, 2020

Departed: 10/18/2020 (Lansing)
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Age 67, our dad and grandpa passed away October 18, 2020. Born May 1, 1953 in Lansing, MI. Al or Big Al was the owner and operator of Design Electric, Big A. Electric, and later A.M. Electric throughout his career. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle and going up North. Most of all he loved being with his family and friends, laughing and having a good time.
Surviving are his son, Leason (Jennifer) McCool; daughter, Candra McCool; 8 grandchildren, Mikah, Damoni, Barbara, Taylor, Alexis, Cassandra, Feliziana and Zoey; 2 brothers, Jerry (Linda) McCool, and Randy (Wendy) McCool. Al was preceded in death by his parents, Barbara J. and Leason L. McCool, Jr.
Visitation will be 3:30-5:00 P.M. Saturday, Oct. 24th, in the Tiffany Funeral Home, 3232 W. Saginaw, Lansing, MI.
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Wayne Edward Lesher - August 06, 1923 - October 17, 2020

Departed: 10/17/2020 (Lansing)
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Shirley Elizabeth (Aikin) Millisor - December 19, 1934 - October 17, 2020

Departed: 10/17/2020 (Lansing)
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Shirley Elizabeth (Aikin) Millisor, beloved matriarch and memorable friend to many, entered eternal rest at age 85 on Saturday, October 17, 2020. She passed peacefully in Chattanooga, Tennessee after a seven year battle with Alzheimer’s. Shirley was born December 19, 1934 and the only child to parents Clifton and Dorothy Aikins. She is reunited in heaven with her adoring husband, Donald Smith Millisor, a couple who was never shy to show their love for one another. She was preceded in death also by her grandson, Donald Chase Millisor.
Family was paramount to Shirley, leaving a wake of love and many fond memories. She is survived by her three loving children, Daniel (Barbara) Millisor, David Millisor (Karan Gleason), and Deborah (Thomas) DeWitt. Shirley left an influential mark on her nine living grandchildren, Alexis Zeiler, Damian Millisor, Debra Benson, Danielle Wells, Vanessa Millisor, Shirley Palus, Donovan Millisor, Anastasia Millisor, Olivia Hyde and 13 great-grandchildren. As a young married couple, Shirley and Donald Millisor took over her parent’s gas station in Dimondale, Michigan in 1955 and grew the business into the Windmill Truck Stop and Don’s Restaurant. The business was blessed in its success, expanding into trucking scales, repair services, motel, travel store, and the best breakfast buffet around. Known for their homemade soups and daily specials, Don and Shirley built two additional family restaurants in Lansing, Don’s Other Place and Don’s Landmark Restaurant. Outside of the business, Shirley would spend summer days at the cottage on Morrison Lake and skiing at Boyne in the winter. She was fond of memories and saved every love letter Don ever wrote to her. She enjoyed capturing memories of her family by taking more photos than anyone can count!
In her later years, Shirley spent her summers in Lansing, Michigan and winters in sunny Naples, Florida. Shirley was a member of the Lansing Country Club and Royal Poinciana Golf Club and supported the First Baptist Church of Naples. She hosted Sunday family dinners, spaghetti with her secret recipe sauce, often followed by a game of euchre. Shirley spent her free time reading countless romance novels, playing cards, assembling puzzles, and playing golf. She was fortunate to travel extensively all around the world, collecting elephant figurines and always returning with gifts for the grandchildren. Cruising and Las Vegas were her favorite places, but also cherished the vacations she took with her children and grandchildren.
Shirley was full of life, her passion for the family business and devotion to her family was evident. Shirley will be greatly missed by many friends and business partners. Her family is left with an abundance of happy memories– from her spunky personality, love of Disney and wild animals, to her joyful laugh and exuberant style. Shirley was one of a kind and will be remembered as so.
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Marilyn J. Schultz - February 13, 1928 - October 16, 2020

Departed: 10/16/2020 (Lansing)
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Age 92, our loving mom and grandma was peacefully called home to her Lord on October 16, 2020. Born February 13, 1928 in Chicago, Il. Marilyn loved gardening, sewing, cross stitching, knitting, working puzzle books, and most of all enjoyed eating chocolate and the company of her cats. She was a very active member of the St. Therese Parish since 1956, and sang for 25 years in the Choir. She volunteered for 13 years with the American Red Cross.
Surviving are her; 5 children, Stephen (Leslie) Schultz, Mary (Bill) Hill, Thomas (Marilyn) Schultz, Peter (Debora) Schultz, and Martha (Craig) Smith; 9 grandchildren, Christine (Jacob) Sommer, Melissa (Eric) Rothert, Joel Hill, Matthew (Anita) Schultz, Abegayle Hill, Vincent Parker, Alexander Thompson, Kathleen Thompson, and Anderson Thompson; 7 great-grandchildren; brother, Stephen (Karen) Janus. Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Martin F. Schultz, Jr. and her parents, Florence & Stephen Janus; and sister, Barbara Locke.
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Ruby E. Thorpe - February 25, 1936 - October 14, 2020

Departed: 10/14/2020 (Lansing)
Obituary Preview: Ruby E. Thorpe Age 84, was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend was called home to her Lord on October 14, 2020. Ruby was born February 25, 1936 to the late Rodolfo Harris and Maude Lewis in Colõn, Republic of Panama. She attended and graduated from St. Joseph High School in Panama. After graduating high school she worked as an administrative secretary. In 1986 she moved to the United States with her family. Upon arrival she lived in New York City for a few years. She later moved to Cincinnati Ohio which was home for many years before retiring from the Manufacturing Industry. During retirement she spent her last years in Lansing Michigan, where she became a member of St. Gerard Catholic Church actively attending until her health failed. Ruby was a jewel that never hesitated to open her doors to family and friends. Ruby was
passionate about cooking, reading, working on crossword puzzles, and hosting family gatherings. We will forever cherish the memories that our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and
friend has left in each one of our hearts. Surviving are her husband of 40 years, Benjamin Thorpe; her daughter Sati A. (Ronald) Nichols; her son, Delano A. “Chris” (Ebony) Balter; 2 step-children Benjamin (Veronica) Thorpe and Luzmila (Jorge) Thorbourne; 5 grandchildren, Aaron Nichols, Austin Nichols, Lauren Nichols, Alanah Balter, and Alivia Balter; 3 sisters, Vilma Rodriquez, Marcia Wright, and Camille Harris; and many other family members and friends. Ruby was preceded by her parents, Maude Lewis
and Rodolfo Harris along with her 2 brothers. Visitation is from 9-10 A.M. Tuesday, Oct 20 th , in the Tiffany Funeral Home, 3232 W. Saginaw, Lansing. The Funeral Liturgy will be 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, October 20, 2020, at St. Gerard Catholic Church, 4437 W. Willow, Lansing with Fr. John P. Klein presiding. Rite of committal
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Facilities and Amenities

Tiffany Funeral Home's facility is designed to provide a comfortable and peaceful atmosphere for families to gather and pay their respects. The funeral home features spacious visitation rooms, a chapel for services, and ample parking for guests. In addition, they offer a range of amenities, including audio-visual equipment for memorial slideshows and video tributes, as well as catering services for receptions and gatherings.

Funeral Services Offered

Tiffany Funeral Home provides a comprehensive range of funeral services to meet the unique needs of each family they serve. These services include:

  • Traditional Funerals: Including viewing, visitation, and graveside services
  • Cremation Services: With options for direct cremation, cremation with memorial service, or traditional funeral followed by cremation
  • Memorial Celebrations: Personalized services to honor your loved one's life and legacy
  • Pre-Planning: Expert guidance in planning ahead for your own funeral arrangements

The Importance of Pre-Planning

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While it may seem difficult to think about, pre-planning your funeral arrangements can be a thoughtful and responsible decision. By making your wishes known ahead of time, you can spare your loved ones from having to make difficult decisions during an already emotional time. Tiffany Funeral Home's experienced staff can guide you through the pre-planning process, helping you explore your options and create a plan that reflects your personal preferences and budget.

Supporting Families Through Grief

Losing a loved one is never easy, and the grieving process can be overwhelming. Tiffany Funeral Home understands the importance of supporting families during this difficult time. They offer a range of resources and services to help you cope with your loss, including grief counseling, support groups, and online resources.

Community Involvement

Tiffany Funeral Home is deeply committed to the Lansing community they serve. They participate in local events and charities, working to make a positive impact on the lives of those around them. By choosing Tiffany Funeral Home, you're not only receiving exceptional care for your loved one but also supporting a business that truly cares about its community.

A Legacy That Continues

Tiffany Funeral Home's dedication to excellence and compassion has earned them a reputation as one of the premier funeral homes in the Lansing area. As you navigate the difficult process of saying goodbye to your loved one, know that you can trust Tiffany Funeral Home to provide the highest level of care and support. Their legacy continues through the countless families they've served over the years, and they look forward to continuing to serve generations to come.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an obituary?

An obituary is a written notice that announces the death of a person, typically including biographical information, accomplishments, and details about their life. It's usually published in a newspaper, online, or through other forms of media to inform friends, family, and the community of the person's passing.

What is the purpose of an obituary?

The primary purpose of an obituary is to share the news of a person's death with others, provide information about their life, and offer a way for people to pay their respects and condolences to the family. It also serves as a way to celebrate the person's life and legacy.

Who writes an obituary?

Typically, the family members or close friends of the deceased write the obituary. In some cases, a funeral home or crematorium may assist with writing the obituary or provide a template for the family to use.

What information should be included in an obituary?

A typical obituary includes the person's name, age, date of birth and death, surviving family members, occupation, hobbies, achievements, and any notable accomplishments. It may also include information about funeral services, memorial donations, or other ways to pay tribute to the deceased.

How long should an obituary be?

The length of an obituary can vary depending on the publication and personal preferences. Generally, it's recommended to keep it concise and focused on the most important information. Aim for around 150-200 words.

Can I include photos in an obituary?

Yes, many publications allow you to include one or more photos with the obituary. This can be a great way to personalize the notice and make it more meaningful.

How do I submit an obituary to a newspaper?

Contact the newspaper's obituary department directly to inquire about their submission process and guidelines. They may have specific requirements for formatting, length, and content.

Can I publish an obituary online?

Yes, there are many online platforms and websites that allow you to publish an obituary. These can be shared easily on social media and via email, making it easier to reach a wider audience.

Is it necessary to publish an obituary in a newspaper?

No, it's not necessary to publish an obituary in a newspaper. Many people choose to publish online only or through other forms of media. However, publishing in a newspaper can help reach a broader audience and provide a permanent record of the person's passing.

How much does it cost to publish an obituary?

The cost varies depending on the publication and length of the obituary. Newspaper prices can range from $50 to several hundred dollars, while online platforms may offer free or low-cost options.

Can I edit or update an obituary after it's been published?

This depends on the publication's policies. Some may allow edits or corrections, while others may not. It's essential to review the obituary carefully before submitting it to ensure accuracy.

How long does it take for an obituary to be published?

The timeframe varies depending on the publication's schedule and deadlines. Newspapers often have specific deadlines for submission, while online platforms may publish immediately or within a few hours.

What if I need help writing an obituary?

If you're struggling to write an obituary, consider asking a friend or family member for assistance. You can also seek guidance from a funeral home or crematorium staff, who often have experience with writing obituaries.

Can I include quotes or lyrics in an obituary?

Yes, including quotes or lyrics that were meaningful to the deceased can add a personal touch to the obituary. Just be sure to verify copyright permissions if necessary.

How do I handle sensitive information in an obituary?

If you're unsure about sharing certain information about the deceased, such as cause of death or personal struggles, consider consulting with family members or close friends before publishing.

Can I include humor in an obituary?

Absolutely! Humor can be a great way to celebrate the person's life and personality. Just be respectful and avoid offending anyone who might read it.

What if I want to include multiple photos or mementos in an obituary?

Sometimes it's possible to include additional photos or mementos with an online obituary. Check with the publication or platform for their policies on multimedia content.

Can I write an obituary for someone who has been deceased for a long time?

Yes, you can still write and publish an obituary even if the person passed away years ago. This can be a meaningful way to honor their memory and share their story with others.

How do I find old obituaries?

You can search online archives of newspapers or genealogy websites that specialize in collecting historical records. Local libraries or genealogical societies may also have resources available.

Can I republish an old obituary online?

If you have permission from the original publisher or copyright holder, you may be able to republish an old obituary online. Be sure to verify permissions before sharing.

What if I'm unsure about what to say in an obituary?

Talk to family members, friends, or colleagues who knew the deceased well. They may be able to provide valuable insights and stories that will help you craft a meaningful tribute.

Can I include charitable donations or memorial funds in an obituary?

Absolutely! Including information about charitable donations or memorial funds can provide a meaningful way for others to pay tribute to the deceased.

How do I ensure accuracy when writing an obituary?

What if I need help proofreading an obituary?

Ask someone you trust to review the obituary carefully before submitting it. A fresh set of eyes can catch errors or suggest improvements that will make the final product more polished.

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About Jeffery Isleworth

Jeffery Isleworth is an experienced eulogy and funeral speech writer who has dedicated his career to helping people honor their loved ones in a meaningful way. With a background in writing and public speaking, Jeffery has a keen eye for detail and a talent for crafting heartfelt and authentic tributes that capture the essence of a person's life. Jeffery's passion for writing eulogies and funeral speeches stems from his belief that everyone deserves to be remembered with dignity and respect. He understands that this can be a challenging time for families and friends, and he strives to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. Over the years, Jeffery has helped countless families create beautiful and memorable eulogies and funeral speeches. His clients appreciate his warm and empathetic approach, as well as his ability to capture the essence of their loved one's personality and life story. When he's not writing eulogies and funeral speeches, Jeffery enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and traveling. He believes that life is precious and should be celebrated, and he feels honored to help families do just that through his writing.