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
Robert Laurence "Rob" Rosenbach December 10, 2014

S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49506, Rev. Paul Milanowski and Rev. Troy Nevins con-celebrants. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation Friday 2-4:00 p.m. and 6-8:30 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m. Memorial contributions ... (MLive)

Vintage Christmas decorations to debut in downtown Grand Rapids December 09, 2014

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Downtown is getting a blast of nostalgia this weekend ... Afterward, the gathered group will walk to nearby Veteran’s Memorial Park, where a candle lighting will take place — another homage, this one to the giant candle that ... (MLive)

What Can Cities Really Do About Climate Change? December 01, 2014

“The well-defined policy goals have been crucial at the political level,” says Nicholas Occhipinti, policy director for the West Michigan ... of Grand Rapids households recycling by 2013. After six years of promoting transit as a cleaner alternative ... (Governing)

World AIDS Day Memorial, Celebrations at Wealthy Theatre, Fountain Street Church November 28, 2014

It is a non­profit, community service organization supporting individuals and communities in the West Michigan area affected by these infectious diseases and accidental drug overdose. For more information about The Grand Rapids Red Project, please visit ... (The Rapidian)

D-League president ‘listening and learning’ November 27, 2014

FORT WAYNE – Malcolm Turner had been on the job as the D-League’s new president for only four days when he made his first visit to Memorial Coliseum ... moved it to Grand Rapids, Michigan, and transferred their affiliation from Fort Wayne; the New ... (The Journal Gazette)


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Funeral Home Reviews
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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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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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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Niles, Michigan
Couldn't have been cared for better
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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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