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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.

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.

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.

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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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At Dignity Memorial, we take our promises seriously. That’s why we offer a 100% service guarantee. We strive to get every detail right the first time, every time. If for some reason we don’t and you’re dissatisfied with any aspect of your service, we will remedy it quickly and fully. Learn about our Dignity Difference benefits.

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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.

"Please be aware that the experience at the crematory is brutally matter of fact. The deceased is rolled into an incinerator. It is shocking and horrifying. The personnel were kind and helpful but the experience is awful. I don't know how it might be softened. Perhaps there is no way to soften it."

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September 2020

"Good job, especially in this time of Covid-19"

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September 2020

"In times of stress, all members were very helpful and confident."

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September 2020

"The staff was so professional, efficient and compassionate throughout the entire duration of the process. We were so lost as there were no preparations previously made but they were extremely patient with us, started us from the beginning and guided us through the entire process. We couldn't have asked for anything better."

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June 2020

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    Rachel Ann Krish

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    Kenneth L Canady

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