Funerals and Memorial Services

First of all if you have suffered the loss of a loved one or that loss is approaching, let me extend my deepest sympathy to you and your family! I know that this is an extremely difficult time and it is my hope that by sharing the burden your load will be lightened. To that end it would be my honor to help you celebrate the life of your loved one.

Whether you are planning a formal service or an intimate gathering, I hope to help to ease the loss by providing an uplifting and inspirational message that focuses on the beauty and uniqueness of the life that was lived and the impact and legacy their life has left behind.

Please feel free to contact me for more information.

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Dear Rev. Susan, The turn out for my granddaughter, Aliza’s, memorial service was very unexpected and was great. The school principal, 4 or 5 counselors and teachers, her many, many, friends, and family and friends filled the house with bursting love and memories. All have said that it was one of the best celebrations/services they have seen or heard.
I can never thank you enough for all you did for us. I know it’s more pleasurable to conduct weddings, but your compassion, kindness, and words of hope and peace clearly were heard during our grief. You have a very special gift. You are a true Blessing, and I’m so honored to have worked with you, meet you, and in sharing your gift.
With much appreciation,

Deb Nelson and Family ~ November 4th, 2018

Dear Rev. Susan,

We are thankful to you for the warm and uplifting funeral of Sandra Katz.  We were glad we could help you with the planning.  Her family and friends were very happy with the service.  People said to us “Sandra would have loved her funeral!”  We’re glad you came to our house afterwards.

Jim and Karen ~ January 23rd, 2018

Thank you for your your presentation at our memorial celebration and the graveside service!! You did an excellent job and it was much more than we expected! Please  feel free to use me as a reference if the need arises. Thanks again,

Bill Sr. ~ November 2015

Dear Susan,
Our family thanks you for supporting us through this difficult time… The burial and memorial services you provided were inspirational… I felt that you truly cared about my brother and our family and it seemed like you knew him even though you didn’t. We can’t thank you enough. Many of those who attended the service told us it was very moving and helped them to feel closer to Rick even though he had been away from Minnesota for a very long time. Some even said it was the best memorial they have ever attended! Thank you once again.

Judy ~ September 2010