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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.


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.

"Ken and Marty mad a very difficult time with losing our Mom/Grandma just before Christmas much less stressful then we ever imagined it would be. We would strongly recommend working with this team of compassionate professionals."

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January 2021

"Rachel went above and beyond to ensure our experience was positive and smooth during a hard time."

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January 2021

"I grew-up in East Lansing and Okemos. Gorsline Runciman Funeral Home has always been here. My family used Gorsline Runciman for our father's and our mother's funerals. So, I turned to them when my husband passed. They treated me and our children like family. They were so kind, caring, and considerate. Every detail was attended to with great care. I couldn't ask for more and I recommend Gorsline Runciman whole-heartedly. Thank you."

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November 2020

"Yes you can publish it losing my partner 23 years was a wonderful experience to have someone share that experience with us it was just I just never thought I could have a special moment like that from a funeral home was it was just amazing I can't explain it but it was such a jovial moment movie Joyful I felt he was like a king know that you guys treat him so nice and respectful and treated him just like everybody else but he was so wonderful looking down on us so yes that could be shared with your emails or whatever doesn't bother me at all I don't care if he's my name it doesn't bother me thank you very much so people know that regardless what's your sexual preference says there's a place that will take care of your loved ones that's important know that you don't discriminate against anyone Love Is Love"

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November 2020

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