Van't Hof Chapel Of Heritage Funeral Services Inc

851 Leonard Street North West
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
Kent County
(616) 459-6137

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Contact the Van't Hof Chapel Of Heritage Funeral Services Inc Funeral Director to ensure the services they provide match your personal needs. Call the Funeral Director at (616) 459-6137.

If there is a religious preference, make sure that Van't Hof Chapel Of Heritage Funeral Services Inc can accommodate your religious practices before, during and after the funeral ceremony and at any graveside service.



The Van't Hof Chapel Of Heritage Funeral Services Inc is one of the funeral homes in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Listed below are other funeral homes, memorial chapels, mortuaries, and funeral service providers in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Kent County.

Grand Rapids, Michigan Obituaries and News
Evelyn Jenema May 25, 2014

Relatives and friends are invited to meet with her family on Tuesday May 27 at Heritage Life Story Funeral Home - Van't Hof Chapel, 851 Leonard NW, Grand Rapids, Michigan, from and 6-8pm and on Wednesday from 12:00 to 1:00pm. A graveside service will take ... (MLive)

Obituaries today: John Oomkes arrived in U.S. with $200 in his pocket and $200 in his shoe September 13, 2013

The visitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Heritage Life Story Funeral Homes, Van't Hof Chapel, 851 Leonard St. NW. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Saturday at 7th Reformed Church, 950 Leonard St. NW. (MLive)

George Stocking August 18, 2012

Although he lived most of his life in Grand ... at the Heritage Life Story Funeral Home, Van't Hof Chapel, 851 Leonard St NW from 11AM until the time of the service at 2:30 PM. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Elk Rapids, Michigan. (MLive)

Obituaries Today: 100-year-old Marie DeKorte Steenland December 10, 2011

She is survived by her children, Jon Marc De Korte of Grand Rapids ... may meet the family at the Heritage Lifestory Funeral Homes - Van't Hof Chapel, 851 Leonard NW on Sunday from 2-5 p.m. and for one hour prior to the service at the church. (MLive)

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Funeral Home Reviews
Niles, Michigan
Couldn't have been cared for better
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Saginaw, Michigan
We have been to many funeral in the past few years in Saginaw and this place has the most caring people I have ever met. The place was clean and comfortable, no steps or stairs, pleasant rooms.
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Sparta, Michigan
Nothing like making a difficult time harder. My friend was buried yesterday and Tom, the owner of this funeral home told the deceased's best friend that he was going to hell and that he, as well as myself and other friends and family members were not welcome at the burial per the request of people that did not pay for the services. Later they apologized and said they didn't realize who had paid them but its too late. My friend is in the ground and we did not get to attend the burial.
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Detroit, Michigan
OUTSTANDING SERVICE & TRULY FANTASTIC WORKMANSHIP
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Battle Creek, Michigan
My father passed in July. When the funeral home directors came to collect his remains, I informed them that I – as next of kin – should be consulted regarding the arrangements, as opposed to my stepsister. The following day my husband and I went to the funeral home to finalize arrangements for my father’s services. The director assigned to us, Andrew Emerson, told us that my stepsister had the authority, through legal documents, to make all the decisions regarding my father’s services. After having been asked to produce those papers, he consulted with his supervisor and returned with a Durable Power of Attorney appointing my stepsister as my father’s agent. He told us that his supervisor reviewed the document, and the document did NOT apply to the funeral arrangements. (The document includes “However, the POA ceases at the moment of the death of the principal.”) All through the discussion regarding the arrangements, Mr. Emerson kept referring to my stepsister. I told him very clearly that what my stepsister had proposed had no bearing on the matter, and further, that my stepsister’s family should make arrangements for a separate memorial service, because the funeral was to be a quiet remembrance for my father’s biological family and friends. Mr. Emerson offered to contact my stepsister regarding my wishes, and I accepted. The following day I spoke with Mr. Emerson. He told me he had contacted my stepsister and that she understood the arrangements were out of her hands, and that my stepsister said her family would be attending the funeral. I informed Mr. Emerson that attendance was unacceptable, and that I would inform my stepsister personally so that the information would be accurately conveyed. I left a very clear message on my stepsister’s voicemail that the funeral was for my father’s biological family and friends, and suggested that my stepsister’s family conduct a separate memorial service. In that way, she could have total control over the arrangements at her services, and there would not be any drama at my father’s funeral. I know my stepsister received the information, because her niece commented on the matter to my son via Facebook. When the pastor I selected as officiate came to visit, he told me he had visited with my stepsister regarding the services. Why my stepsister was informed of my choice of officiate is beyond my understanding. Throughout our conversation, it became clear that my stepsister had given him information regarding the relationship between her and me that was irrelevant to the situation. In the end, the eulogy revolved around my stepsister’s family, and the pastor stumbled awkwardly over the information I provided to give comfort to my aunts and uncles. This would not have happened had the funeral home not provided information to my stepsister. When my family and I arrived at the funeral home the day of the services, I found the chapel full of items brought by my stepsister. I informed Mr. Emerson that most of those items were to be removed. At that point, Mr. Emerson informed me that my stepsister’s family would be attending the services. Another employee of the funeral home inserted herself into the conversation and told me I could not pick and choose who could attend the funeral, because I didn’t specify that the services were to be private. At no point during the planning stage did anyone at the funeral home advise me of the possibility of making the services private! Next, Mr. Emerson told me three persons would be delivering tributes to my father. This was the first time I had been informed of this decision. At the end of the services, I had planned to announce that friends and family were welcome to attend a dinner in my father’s honor at a local restaurant. Because of all the last minute surprises, I was at a loss for how to make the announcement, and there was confusion on the part of the pastor and Mr. Emerson as to who was to make the announcement. As a result, there were twelve people attending an affair arranged for 40 people. Due to the circumstances, it was necessary for me to pay as though all 40 were in attendance. (The restaurant did give me a slight discount due to the lack of attendees.) The appreciation cards provided for mailing after the services referenced only “friends” – nothing about family. I was not consulted on the selection of sentiments in the card. I believe funeral home put my stepsister’s wishes above mine because the president of the company (although now deceased?) used to be a neighbor of my stepsister, and his daughter, who also works at the company, was a playmate of my stepsister when she was young.
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