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COVID-19 Update
March 24 , 2020

Date:  4/1/20

To our valued customers;

Yes, you may have a public visitation and funeral service for your loved one.

Because of the large square footage of Michigan Memorial Funeral Home we are in a unique position to still host public gatherings at this time.  We also want to assure you that we are complying with state mandated safety regulations to help keep our community safe. 

The health and well-being of our visitors, staff, and families is our top priority. 

During this difficult and challenging time, our experienced team is here for you. Our Funeral Home staff is available by phone 24/7 to answer questions and to help you find the most fitting tribute for your loved one. Click here to  learn more about our adjusted business operations which are in compliance with Executive Order No. 2020-21 or contact us at the number below.

Michigan Memorial Funeral Home: (734) 783-2646

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Date:  3/24/20 

To Our Valued Customers;

Effective at 12:01 AM, March 24, 2020 and through 11:59 PM, April 13, 2020 the Governor of the State of Michigan has issued EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 2020-21 which is the temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or protect life. Within this Executive Order, death care services (funeral, cemetery and crematory) have been designated as essential to the public health. Therefore, Michigan Memorial Funeral Home, Michigan Memorial Park and Michigan Memorial Cremation Company will continue to operate.

Although public visitations, funerals and burial services are capped at 50 persons within one space, they may still be held. During this time at Michigan Memorial Funeral Home, we’ve capped our visitation spaces at 35 at one time and all have been increased to 2,000 square feet (57 sf per person) to accommodate more than the recommended social distancing guidelines. We also have several overflow areas for up to 25 people, per space where the service can be simulcast. We have live-streaming for services, as well. Our lounges have been reduced to a 10-person at one-time limit, family only, one family at a time. Because food-sharing is discouraged, we do ask that you limit the amount of food that you bring to only what is necessary for you and your family during the visitation.

Of course, if you’d rather wait until this Executive Order is lifted to allow you to have a larger visitation, funeral and burial, we can help you with options for that, as well.

Additionally, you’re always welcome to come in and meet in person. We’ve set up large, privatemeeting spaces in which the funeral arrangement conference is held. If you to prefer to meet via phone, that is also an option.

These are very troubling times and we are truly in uncharted territory. Our goal is to work with you during your very difficult time to help you find the most fitting tribute for your loved one.

In compliance with this Executive Order, and for the safety of our employees, we will be cutting back on daily staffing hours and only calling our employees in, as needed. But, rest assured all of our great employees are only a phone call away to help meet your needs. And, our phones are still being answered 24 hours a day.

Please call with questions;

Michigan Memorial Funeral Home (734) 783-2646

Thank you and please stay safe,

Kelly Dwyer, President Michigan Memorial Park
Heidi Umin, Vice-President Michigan Memorial Park
Daniel Dwyer, President Michigan Memorial Funeral Home 

Craig Roe, Vice-President Michigan Memorial Funeral Home

Donations for Children
November 20 , 2018

This Holiday Season, help us make a difference in the lives of local children

We are collecting gloves, hats, and scarves for children in local schools.  We've teamed up with the Rotary Club of Huron Township to collect and distribute these items.Please bring all items by DECEMBER 14, 2018 to:

Michigan Memorial Funeral Home

Where Do The Swans Go in the Winter?
October 30 , 2018

“Where do the swans go in the winter?”
Would you believe this is the most frequently asked question at Michigan Memorial Park? "Read more" for the answer to this question and other fun swan facts!

Annual Fishing Derby hosted by Rotary Club
July 06 , 2017

The annual Fishing Derby was held at Michigan memorial Park for 24 special-needs kids from Southgate Community School District.


Michigan Memorial Park receives Recognition as Monarch Waystation
March 22 , 2017

Monarch Watch awards Michigan Memorial Park certification acknowledging that Michigan Memorial will be an official Monarch Waystation by creating and maintaining a Waystation that contributes to Monach conservation and migration in North America, by providing milkweeds, nectar plants and shelter for Monarchs throughout their annual cycle of reproduction and migration.

Michigan Memorial Funeral Home and Park Featured in Downriver Profile Magazine
November 08 , 2016

Michigan Memorial Funeral Home and Michigan Memorial Park are proud to have been featured in this Summer's edition of The Downriver Profile magazine. Read the article here.

Michigan Memorial Park introduces "Free Little Library"
October 31 , 2016

Michigan Memorial Park is proud to introduce our "Free Little Library" which allows visitors to borrow books with the hope that they will leave a different book in return.  The goal of the library is to promote literacy.

The library works on the honor system and Michigan Memorial hopes that those who come to visit the Park will enjoy this added benefit.

October 31 , 2016

Michigan Memorial Park (MMP) recently celebrated its 90th anniversary by dedicating a new feature honoring founder Judge William (Willie) M. Heston who established the over 300 acre park-like cemetery in 1926. Today, MMP is one of Michigan's largest independent cemeteries and is still owned and operated by the Heston family, with six generations represented at the ceremony.

Michigan Memorial Funeral Home Plans to Expand
June 14 , 2016

Michigan Memorial Funeral Home is planning an 11,000 square foot addition to the funeral home later this year.