Unique Funeral Ceremony Options | Michigan Memorial
Unique Funeral Services

Special, Customized Ceremonies at our Michigan Funeral Home

No two funerals are the same. Each family we serve has unique and important needs that we strive to satisfy. By working closely with your family, we can arrange a funeral ceremony that expresses the one-of-a-kind relationship you shared with your loved one and forever cherishes your special memories together.

The unique services we offer differentiates us from other Downriver funeral homes. With our horse and carriage funeral services, motorcycle hearse, memorial banquets, and more – we will do whatever we can to help you and your family honor and celebrate your loved one in a distinct and special way. Please review our offerings below to find the service that is right for you, and contact us today to learn more.

Please note that unique services carry an additional cost

Unique Services Option
Horse-Drawn Coach

There is something majestic about an antique horse-drawn coach convoying the deceased to the cemetery.  Rain, snow, or shine, you can choose between a pair of white team or black team horses to drive the hearse.  Some families even choose to walk behind the horse-drawn hearse through out the cemetery.

Horse-Drawn Military Caisson

Our majestic black or white horses paired with a military-style caisson make for the perfect choice for honoring a veteran. This is the same style caisson as used at Arlington National Cemetery. It is a remarkable way to remember those who served our country.

Motorcycle Hearse

Michigan Memorial Funeral Home offers a service for motorcycle enthusiasts or people looking for a unique way to be sent off on their final journey.  The Motorcycle Hearse is a customized, 2012 Harley Davidson Road King with a custom made casket coach.  It is a tribute that will be remembered and cherished for years to come.  We recommend going for a ride, maybe to a favorite place or to pass by a sentimental spot of the deceased or their loved ones. 

Memorial Reception

Michigan Memorial Funeral Home offers The Celebration of Life Service and Reception to families that want a wonderful, all-inclusive experience.  This unique service is an opportunity to celebrate the life of your loved one in the comfort of our facility with the convenience and ease of having everything in one place.  Our spectacular 22,000 square foot facility can accommodate from 50 to 500 people for a celebration.  Michigan Memorial Funeral Home supplies the caterer, the facility, staff, linens, and table decorations along with our top notch, traditional funeral services. 

Costs for The Celebration of Life are based on a family's wishes and needs.  Please call the Funeral Home for details and planning services at 734-783-2646.

Sunset Service

A Sunset Service is staged at the Michigan Memorial Park location of your choice.  Most commonly requested for Traditional Funerals with Burial and for Traditional Funerals with Cremation, a Sunset Service is truly a unique, one-of-a-kind experience for your family.  The Sunset Service experience begins after 5:00 pm.

Sunday & Holiday Services

Since 2005, Michigan Memorial Park continues to be one of the only cemeteries in the country to offer Sunday and Holiday Services.  For many reasons, a Sunday can often be a desired day to hold a service.  It can be a relaxing day for families to gather and celebrate the life of their loved ones.  For those previously cremated, a holiday can also serve as a special day for burial.  Christmas is the only holiday that we cannot accommodate.