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Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home in East Lansing, Michigan has provided funeral and cremation services for more than 115 years. With this rich history, we have created a legacy of care that spans 4 generations.

Communities served in East Lansing

  • Bath
  • Haslett
  • Holt
  • Lansing
  • Okemos

Our East Lansing funeral home

Reception room at Gorsline Runciman Funeral HomesAs a locally operated funeral home, we know the needs of our community. Our funeral and cremation services are created with you and your loved ones in mind. We'll not only offer you comfort and compassion, but also work with you to plan a funeral service that celebrates life and respects your needs.

Our caring team understands this is an emotional and personal experience. That's why we focus on providing high-quality services paired with a range of options that ease the stress of planning. At Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home, you receive the ability to transfer planned funeral services to and from other affiliated providers, access to a grief management library, travel assistance and more custom options.

In addition, our funeral and cremation services can be as traditional or custom as you prefer. No matter what type of service you choose, we welcome groups of all sizes and strive to accommodate all of your wishes.

Cremation services

We specialize in cremation services that honor loved ones in personalized ways, and families love our transparent pricing. With expertise in scattering ashes and a friendly team who pays attention to every detail, we provide service that is second to none.

More and more people are choosing cremation over traditional burial, but most aren’t familiar with the many options:

  • a cremation without a funeral or memorial service of any kind.
  • a funeral with your loved one present, followed by cremation.
  • a cremation followed by a scattering, cemetery memorialization or celebration of life—or all three.

For those who wish for a more momentous memorial, Neptune Memorial Reef is an underwater cremation garden off the coast of Florida. A Celestis Memorial Spaceflight takes ashes into space for a little while or forever.

There are many options for cremation—and they're not all equal. Here's what you can expect when you choose us for your loved one's cremation:

  • Custody of care guaranteed. Our custody-of-care program helps safeguard the identification of your loved one from the time we bring them into our care until the time we return them to your family. We check, cross-check and check again, every step of the way.
  • Exclusive custody of your loved one. We use only crematories owned and operated by Dignity Memorial® providers or trusted partners. Once your loved one is in our custody or that of a trusted partner, they’re in our care until they’re returned to your family.
  • Licensed, certified, conscientious staff. All Dignity Memorial crematory operators are licensed and certified by Cremation Association of North America, or CANA. Only one person at a time is cremated, and the cremation chamber is thoroughly cleaned before the next person is cremated.

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We’re here to serve you

For more than a century, we've remained dedicated to our families and purpose of serving others. Please contact us to learn more about our East Lansing funeral home or if you need immediate assistance.

WHV 2020 - Level 4We honor veterans

At Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, we understand the unique needs of America’s veterans and their families. As a Level Four Founding Community Partner with We Honor Veterans, we are honored to serve our nation’s heroes and take this responsibility seriously. We have taken steps to ensure our staff is knowledgeable of all the benefits available to military veterans and their families.

In addition, we host community events annually in honor of our veterans and work closely with local veterans organizations. With respect, integrity and dignity, we will walk you through the steps of creating a veteran’s memorial service that truly honors the life and sacrifice of your loved one.

History

Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home in East Lansing, Michigan has a long tradition of providing funeral and cremation services. For many years, the name Gorsline Runciman has been considered synonymous with excellence and integrity in the Lansing area. Our funeral home reputation is built upon 4 generations of family commitment to the communities we serve.

Foundation of service

This commitment is deeply rooted in the work ethic of our founders. Floyd A. Gorsline began the business as a combination furniture store and undertaking operation at our Williamston location in 1903. Insistence upon the highest standards of quality and professionalism was the well-known hallmark of F.A. Gorsline and Sons.

With the merging of the Gorsline Runciman Company and the Ball Dunn Funeral Home of Mason in 1972, Ball Dunn’s prestigious tradition was enthusiastically embraced. Angus MacDonald founded the Mason firm in 1868 as a carpentry and undertaking business. Again, the artisan’s sensibilities and craftsman’s meticulous attention to quality formed an exceptional approach to funeral service.

A focus on values

Today, we continue to adhere to the values and principles of our fathers, grandfathers and great-grandfathers. While funeral service has experienced many changes and has evolved over the years, we have found these tenets to still be suited to providing compassionate care to our families.

Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes continues to provide a thoughtful and quality-conscious service, which offers a caring response to the needs and desires of our families.

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Ratings & Reviews

Verified Customer Reviews

Since 2005, many of our customers have taken the time to tell us how we did each year via our Voice of the Customer program. Our star ratings and comments from families come directly from these surveys.

"During the planning process the staff took calls and answered questions through email also. The level of communication was outstanding. Staff during both phases were patient and clear when asking and answering questions."

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July 2022

"This is a very sad moment in life for me, and I can say I was well treated by all staff members, starting with Hank Borden - who was professional yet compassionate towards my situation - and all the staff ladies who were so kind and provided me with heartfelt words and hugs. I am forever grateful for all the support and service provided."

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March 2022

"Our family has used your services for years for a reason. We've always experienced compassion and professionalism. We will continue to use your services."

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March 2022

"I've only been to a few funerals in my life so I didn't know what I was doing at first. They helped me so much and I really appreciated it. Everything from the big things to the little details was done so well and everything went so smoothly. I wanted to honor my husband and I feel that is what happened."

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