Verheyden Funeral Home, Inc.

Contact Us: 1-800-VERHEYDEN / 1-800-837-4393
Grosse Pointe

16300 Mack Avenue
313-881-8500

Detroit
Risko Chapel

7100 Michigan Avenue
313-841-8284

Don Graham Chapel
313-849-0120

“The Same Always To All”

Warren
Duross – Weitenberner Chapel

28499 Schoenherr Road
586-756-5530

Clinton Township

43300 Garfield Road
586-286-6400

Eastpointe
Schultz Chapel

21705 Gratiot Avenue
586-775-2200

Cantrell Chapel

313-821-9040

Veterans

Proudly serving those who have served

We believe that the men and women who have served in the Armed Forces deserve special consideration. To pay tribute to our fallen heroes, Gardner Funeral Home offers comprehensive veterans burial benefits to those eligible. At Gardner Funeral Home, we handle veteran details for you. We provide all options so you can make an informed decision, in an atmosphere as positive as possible.

Available Veteran Benefits​

  • Inscribed cemetery marker
  • U.S. flag
  • Gun salute
  • Payment
  • Transportation costs
    (some or all of the cost)

Who is eligible​?

Military members on active duty, Military retirees, members and former members of the Selected Reserve, eligible U.S. veterans of any war, other U.S. veterans who served at least one term of enlistment and separated under conditions other than dishonorable.

How are Social Security and Veterans’ benefits handled?

Gardner Funeral Home will notify both agencies. Social Security pays a lump sum death benefit directly to the spouse. Veterans receive cash benefits based on disability or other requirements.

How do I make advance arrangements with Gardner Funeral Home?

Send a copy of your discharge papers (DD214) that we will keep in our permanent files. If you wish, call us and we will handle all details over the phone.

What are veterans honor services?

Retired Military

Military honors are available to all veterans regardless of rank or location of burial. If you are retired military with 20 years or more of service, we will call and request an active duty honor guard from your branch of service. The ceremony will consist of a Chaplain to speak, flag folding and presentation to next of kin, rifle salute and the playing of TAPS.

Honorably Discharged Veterans with less than 20 years

Currently, we call volunteer, local veterans groups for Military Honors requests. Typically these are retired veterans with incredible service histories. The ceremony will consist of a Chaplain to speak, flag folding, presentation and the playing of TAPS. Rifle Salute is not regulation but is often offered. Payment is not required but these groups accept donations.

Wood Flag Cases

The Military provides a wood flag case for any active duty deaths. For all other veterans, we stock wood flag cases.

What are options for Veteran cemeteries?

All veterans, and possibly their spouses and children, are entitled to free cemetery spaces, grave opening/closing, grave liner and headstone at a VA cemetery. We will work with you to get you available options.