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Michigan Memorial Park News & Updates

Stay up to date on the latest news from Michigan Memorial Funeral Home, as well as local updates throughout the Downriver community.

COVID-19 Update
April 09 , 2020

Update: 10/30/2020.

The health and well-being of the families we serve, as well as our friends, neighbors and staff is our top priority. But we also want you to know that you can still have a public visitation and funeral service for your loved one.

Because of the large square footage of Michigan Memorial Funeral Home, we can host your public gathering at this time, while complying with state mandated safety regulations to help keep our community safe.

First and foremost, we at Michigan Memorial Funeral Home and Michigan Memorial Park are ALWAYS available to help you and your family.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has revised and extended its epidemic order to contain the spread of COVID-19, as Michigan continues to see a surge in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.  https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98163-543721--,00.html Licensed funeral homes and cemeteries may conduct funeral services in a funeral home or graveside under the following conditions: 

1. Indoor occupancy is limited to 20 people per 1000 square feet of space, if and only if six feet of physical distancing between households can be achieved. We have installed glass partisans between our Chapels which will allow for up to 40 to attend a service.  We also offer free live streaming services for those who wish to attend online.

2.  No food or beverages can be brought into the Funeral Home at this time. 

3.  Only 10 people per lounge area

4.  Masks are required.

5. Only ceremonies are permitted, and ceremonies must follow all other provisions of the "Religious and Faith-based Organization COVID-19 Requirements."

PLEASE KNOW: This does not affect our ability to serve families in their time of need. We are allowed to host funeral services following the guidelines in the MDHHS epidemic guidelines and the recommendations made by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.  At the Funeral Home we remain available by telephone at 734-783-2646, 24 hours a day.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

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Date: April 9, 2020

To Our Valued Customers;
You may have a visitation and funeral service for your loved one.

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.

EXECUTIVE ORDER No. 2020-42

Section 7(a)(12) on page 4

“To attend a funeral, provided that no more than 10 people are inattendance at the funeral.”

This order takes effect on April 9, 2020 at 11:59 pm and continues through April 30, 2020 at 11:59 pm. When this order takes effect, Executive Order 2020-21 is rescinded. All references to that order in other executive orders, agency rules, letters of understanding, or other legal authorities shall be taken to refer to this order. Consistent with MCL 10.33 and MCL 30.405(3), a willful violation of this order is a misdemeanor.

Although visitations, funerals and burial services are capped at 10 persons within one space, they may still be held. Unfortunately, food will not be allowed during this time.

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’realways welcome to come in and meet in person. We’ve set up large, private meeting spaces inwhich 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

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Date:  4/7/20

To our valued customers;

Yes, you may have a public visitation and funeral service for your loved one. Because the health and well-being of our visitors, staff, and families is our top priority, we have made adjustments to the available memorials and services.   

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 which are in compliance with Executive Order No. 2020-21. Please contact us at Michigan Memorial Funeral Home: (734) 783-2646.

Public visitations, funerals and burial services may still be held. During this time at Michigan Memorial Funeral Home, we’ve capped our visitation spaces at 15 at one time. And, because of our large Funeral Home footprint, we can to accommodate you and your family with more than the recommended social distancing guidelines.  Our lounges have been reduced to a 5-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.

Keep in mind that we now offer state-of-the-art, live-streaming services, as well.                                             

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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 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

 

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October 31 , 2016

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