The Sliefert Funeral Homes offer a complete line of products
and services to meet your family’s needs.
Many families prefer to choose a traditional worship-oriented
funeral ceremony. A traditional ceremony typically includes:
- Viewing at the place of worship or funeral home, either prior
to the ceremony or the evening before
- The funeral ceremony itself, conducted at the funeral home
or place of worship
- Procession to the cemetery for a final committal service
traditional does not mean being without choice. Each funeral at
Sliefert Funeral Home is tailored to your preferences. Some of
the areas that can reflect your personal choice are:
- The flowers for the ceremony
- Music - can be contemporary, jazz, traditional hymns, etc
- Merchandise - the casket selection, clothing (either purchased
from us or brought in by family members)
- Prayer cards or memorial folders
- A collection of photographs, mementos or remembrances to be
placed in the casket or displayed in their own special section
A Memorial Service is when the deceased is not present. It may
take place at the funeral home, the family's home, a church, or
even outdoors. This is a time to remember your loved one through
fellowship with friends and family. The memorial service can also
be an addition to a traditional funeral service. For example,
having a traditional funeral service here and then a memorial
service back in the deceased’s home town. Or, a memorial
service can be done after a burial or cremation if this meets
the need of the family.
The Committal Service is a brief service at the gravesite after
a traditional funeral service but prior to the burial. This is
where family and friends say their final good-byes at the final
resting place by placing flowers or sometimes sand on the casket.
If the committal service is the only service then it becomes what
we call a Graveside Service and is accompanied by a visitation
the night before. The graveside service is a more lengthy service
consisting of scripture reading, eulogy, poetry, and music.
Funeral Homes is pleased to announce the opening of the Heritage
Cremation Center in Storm Lake. As cremation has become a more
commonplace choice in our area, we saw the need for a local cremation
center. This center will provide assurance for our families who
select cremation that their loved ones will never leave the care
and keeping of the funeral professionals they have come to know
and trust. In addition to this peace of mind, please know that
when you choose cremation, we will assist you in creating a memorial
service that will honor and celebrate the life of your loved ones
in the same caring manner as we do for our families
who choose more traditional funeral and burial options.
It is for these reasons that Sliefert Funeral Homes has partnered
in ownership of this new facility.
We want you and your family to know the facts and be comfortable
with the subject of cremation if you are interested in this alternative.
As with any service we provide, there are many choices to make,
as well as options available for personalization. To learn what
is available, simply call us. We’ll provide straight answers
to all your questions. We pledge to you our continued care as
funeral professionals to provide dignified, compassionate services
to you and your family at all times.
As always, you can put your trust in us.
Cremation, you have all the choices of traditional burial
Visitation or Gathering
A formal or informal gathering for friends at the funeral home
or another location allows everyone to share their condolences
without disturbing the family's privacy at home.
Funeral or Memorial Service
A service honoring the deceased person can be held at a funeral
home or place of worship before or after cremation. Musical selections
and special speakers are important choices in planning.
Permanent Possession, Columbarium Urn Niche Placement or Scattering
While some families keep the remains, most choosing cremation
decide to bury them. Many hold a public or private graveside service
where others can bid their final farewells. If you select columbarium
niche, you may desire a service at the niche. You can also add
a service if scattering the remains.
You will need an urn for the cremated remains. Which one you choose
may depend on the personality of the person who has died, as well
as on the urn's style, color, cost, and workmanship. We offer
you more than 35 urns with distinctive personalities.