Roots, History, Ancestry. We all have our own. And together, one with another, they form the rich fabric of life that we often refer to as our heritage. There's a heritage in everyone's life story, and there's a heritage in the life story of our business, too.
The heritage of our business is about people, the decisions they made, and why they made them. It's a story that knits together the realities of past and future, of dreams and determination, of courage and attitude. It's a story about the beauty of the human connection and how essential we all are, one to another, from generation to generation. People like Fred Hollebeek, Joe Oele, and Lawrence Van Zee. They gave careful thought to the issues of the day, were compassionate professionals, and looked to the future. Before them it was folks like the Van't Hofs, the Van Striens, the Almans, the Alts, and the Derezinskis. Today, all of the characteristics and history associated with these names falls under the care of locally owned Heritage Funeral Service. The strong will, character and kindness of all these people are part of everyone who follows in their footsteps.
Today it's Mart and Matt Hollebeek, Ron and Lee Karelse, Paul Uzarski and the rest of their dedicated staff who listen to the families they're serving, look for new and better ways to serve them, and then make business decisions based on what they feel in their hearts. Funeral service, you see, is all about feelings; guiding people through the loss of someone they love by helping them remember treasured moments and celebrate them.
Every life has a story, just like the story of Heritage Funeral Service. In a world where the pace of life is becoming ever faster, we need things to remind us of what life is really all about. To remind us of the meaning of friendship, of the uniqueness of each individual, that each life makes a difference and deserves to be celebrated.