16300 Mack Ave
Grosse Pointe Park, MI 48230
Phone: 313-881-8500
Fax: 313-881-7653

Veteran Funeral Services

Chas. Verheyden Inc. believes the story of every veteran's life deserves to be shared. We are deeply committed to providing families with exceptional veterans services and can assist you in securing military burial benefits. When it comes time for you to make arrangements for the veteran in your life, know that our staff is both qualified and committed to providing them with the military honors they deserve.

It is important that family members tell one of our funeral directors that their loved one used to be apart of the military. Our staff can then contact the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the appropriate Military Service to see if your loved one is eligible to receive military death benefits. Below we have outlined some circumstances where your loved one would be eligible to receive military death benefits:
  • Your loved one was a military member on active duty or was in the Selected Reserve. 
  • Your loved one was a former military member who served on active duty and left the military under honorable conditions.
  • Your loved one completed at least one term of enlistment or a period of initial obligated service in the Selected Reserve and left under honorable conditions.
  • Your loved one was a former military member from the Selected Reserve that was discharged due to a disability incurred or aggravated in the line of duty.
Gaining military death benefits can be a bit complicated, but our funeral directors can take care of the entire process. They will take care of the entire application process and will explain to you the amount of benefits that your loved one can receive.

What Does a Veteran Funeral Include?

At a veteran funeral an honor guard detail of no less than two members from the Armed Forces will be present. One member will be a representative of the parent Service of the deceased veteran. At a minimum the honor detail will perform a ceremony that includes the folding and presenting of the American flag to the next of kin and the playing of Taps.

Veteran Death Benefits 

Below are some veteran death benefits:

  • Burial Flag
  • Headstone or Marker
  • Burial in a National or State Veterans Administration Cemetery
  • Presidential Memorial Certificate


Click here to get a list of Veteran Affair facilities in Michigan. 

Call us at 313-881-8500 to learn how we can work together to pay tribute to your veteran.


Military.com. (2018). Military funeral honors. Retrieved from https://www.military.com/benefits/burial-and-memorial/military-funeral-honors.html