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.
Flexible event space
Facility is available to host your personal events
Celebration of Life center
Facility is designed for personalized funeral celebrations
Flexible chapel space
Our chapel can be used for hosting your religious events
- Piano/organ on site
- Coffee lounge
- Cremation remembrance jewelry
- Option for home delivery of ashes
Option for mail delivery of ashes
Sent through postal mail service, signature required.
Arrangements by phone or email
Complete funeral planning, including electronic signature, without needing a funeral home visit
- Catered events
- Large reception area
Services available to support planning events
Tribute video production
Services available to create a tribute video for the service or obituary from photos and videos.
- Audio and video equipment
- Intimate reception area
Space available for corporate and organization meetings
Free Funeral Planning Resources
Funeral planning can seem overwhelming. These guides can help you every step of the way—from choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on cemetery property or filing for veteran's benefits.
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Our East Lansing funeral home
As 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.
We 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.
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.
"Good job, especially in this time of Covid-19"
Verified Cremation Customer
"In times of stress, all members were very helpful and confident."
Verified Cremation Customer
"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 ..."See More
"The quality of the employees at the G-R funeral home we used, (East Lansing), were excellent. All our needs were met, and they were with us every step of the way."
Verified Cremation & Memorial Service Customer
"We chose Gorsline-Runciman when Rob the director offered to hold my father until we can have a proper Catholic funeral for him at a later date. At this uncertain time with the stay-home order and othe..."See More