Memorial Alternatives

2432 Fuller Avemue North East
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49505
Kent County
(616) 363-3700

Check with Memorial Alternatives about which type of funeral services and products the funeral home, mortuary or memorial chapel provide at their Grand Rapids, Michigan location.

Contact the Memorial Alternatives Funeral Director to ensure the services they provide match your personal needs. Call the Funeral Director at (616) 363-3700.

If there is a religious preference, make sure that Memorial Alternatives can accommodate your religious practices before, during and after the funeral ceremony and at any graveside service.



The Memorial Alternatives 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
Hundreds of WWII veterans fill MLive hub at 'Michigan Honors' open house August 02, 2014

They included the Southwest Michigan Honor Flight, which provided information about their efforts to bring vets to see the WWII memorial in Washington, D. C. More stories about the event will be published online and in The Grand Rapids Press in coming days. (MLive)

Lois J. Knoor July 31, 2014

Knoor, age 84, of Grand Rapids, passed away peacefully on July ... Lois earned her Bachelor's degree in education from Western Michigan University and a Master's from the University of Michigan. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 16, at ... (MLive)

Kalamazoo and five other cities get Uber July 25, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich and Salem, Ore. — Uber launched in four Michigan cities and two in Oregon late in the week, part of a rapid global expansion by the taxi-service rival. Chris Koens, a freelance graphic designer, was one of the first riders to take ... (USA Today)

Heartwell: Wege ‘true son’ of Grand Rapids July 08, 2014

In 2004, Wege hosted the first “Healing Our Waters” conference in Grand Rapids with the aim to protect the Great Lakes. Since then his efforts have helped to bring in hundreds of millions of dollars to protect the waters that make Michigan so special. (WOOD)

Lightning Strikes Rochester Hills House Causing Fire, Grand Rapids Storms Injure Several People July 07, 2014

Overnight, a severe thunderstorm has left several people injured near Grand Rapids. The National Weather Service confirms ... they should try to make alternative accommodations with family or friends. · During low-voltage conditions – when lights ... (CBS Detroit)


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Funeral Home Reviews
Baldwin, Michigan
Avoid this place if you can. My sister-in-law used this place and wow, they don t know what they are doing. She went in to make arrangements and they took her into the embalming room to look for something!!! Unprofessional. As the funeral ended at the cemetery, the funeral director handed her the bill and went over the charges!! This should have waited. Come on, right after she buried her dad. UNPROFESSIONAL!. Then to top it off, the death certificate was filled out incorrectly. Copies had been made and distributed to several agencies. Then it was discovered the SS number had been her mothers!! WOW talk about incompetence. They need to take a course on dealing with customers and how to run a funeral home. Go to Reed City instead.
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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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Detroit, Michigan
OUTSTANDING SERVICE & TRULY FANTASTIC WORKMANSHIP
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Iron Mountain, Michigan
Thank you for caring for my brother Dwight Henley I will miss him, he was far away from alabama. Nancy Henley is a nice wife to Dwight, Peace be to Nancy & Dwight. Happy holidays to eveyone. thank you
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Walled Lake, Michigan
what wonderful people i can't say enough about the wonderful service and care they provided our family at the passing of our wonderful Leah
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