16300 Mack Ave
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
Phone: 313-881-8500
Fax: 313.881.7653

Traditional Funeral Services

funeral service, whether traditional or more modern (memorial service or celebration-of-life), has two functions: to acknowledge the death and lifetime achievements of an individual and to bring grieving family members and friends together in support of one another during this difficult time.

Traditional funeral services consist of 4 main parts:

Visitation: This is often called a viewing or a wake. Guests come to pay their respects to the deceased by viewing their casketed body and spending time with the grieving family. A visitation can occur at any time before the funeral service.

Funeral Service: This event commonly takes place at the funeral home, a church, or at the graveside. It can include music, the reading of literary or religious passages, a eulogy, prayer, and the singing of hymns.

Committal Service: If the family plans to bury the deceased, this stage involves the vehicle procession to the cemetery.

Funeral Reception: Many choose to host this post-service gathering (or repast) at a reception hall. This is considered a time to share memories, laughter, and support.

If you are interested in making funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to call us at 313-881-8500 to begin.


Verheyden's Traditional Church Funeral Service Package

Below, we have detailed what comes with our traditional funeral service package.

  • High-quality casket with choice of color.
  • Transfer from place of death
  • Securing permits and documents
  • Professional services of funeral director and staff
  • Embalming and preparation of the body for “open casket” viewing
  • Funeral service conducted at your church or graveside
  • Visitation held prior to start of service
  • Funeral coach
  • All transportation within 60 miles
  • Guest register book, 100 memorial folders
  • At-need financing available to qualified applicants

If you are interested in making funeral arrangements for a loved one, we invite you to call us at 313-881-8500.

Online Sources:

Rostad, Curtis, "The Basics of Funeral Service", Indiana Funeral Directors Association, 2014