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The Dignity Memorial® online obituary search tool gives you access to obituaries from thousands of locations across North America. You can search by first or last name, state and publication date. Once you find the obituary you are looking for, you can get important information about upcoming services, share a favorite photo or memory, and send flowers or gifts to the family.
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08/26/1942 – 10/19/2020
Terry Jay Smith, 78, passed away in his home on October 19, 2020. He lived on Torch Lake, North of Elk Rapids. He was born on August 26, 1942 in Flint Michigan to Violet (Saine) Smith and Kenneth...
John E. Peterson
02/07/1941 – 10/19/2020
John E. Peterson, age 79 of Elk Rapids passed away Oct. 19, 2020 at Cherry Hill Haven in Traverse City with his wife by his side. John was born on Feb. 7, 1941 in Detroit, MI. to Ralph and Dagny...
Marlene Ann Youmans
11/23/1940 – 10/09/2020
Marlene A. Youmans, age 79 of Elk Rapids passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 at her home. Marlene was born Nov. 23, 1940 in Flint, MI. to Edward and Molly (Easley) Youmans. She loved her family and...
Carolyn Shah, 76, of Elk Rapids passed away peacefully at her beloved Wandawood Resort on September 25, 2020 while surrounded by family. She lost her decade long battle with “Al” Zeimers...
Carl William Peterson
01/21/1938 – 09/19/2020
Carl William Peterson, age 82 of Elk Rapids, passed into the loving care of GOD, Sept. 19, 2020 at Munson Medical Center. Carl was born Jan. 21, 1938 in Worcester, Massachusetts to Carl and Arlene...
Elmer Ralph Schultz
09/13/1920 – 09/15/2020
Elmer R. Schultz, of Elk Rapids, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Sept. 15, 2020 just days after celebrating his 100th birthday. Elmer was born in Detroit, MI. on Sept. 13,...
Gregory Stuart Reisig
11/21/1947 – 09/10/2020
Greg was born November 21, 1947, in Chicago, to Ann and Shirl Reisig. His parents brought him as a child to northern Michigan where he fell in love with the majestic trees, blue sky, and clean water...
Charles "Mort" Morton Forster
03/11/1934 – 08/28/2020
Charles "Mort" Forster, 86, of Elk Rapids, Michigan passed away on Friday, August 28, 2020 at his home. Charles was born March 11, 1934 in Berkley, MI. He graduated from Detroit College of Law, and...
Obituaries celebrate and honor unique lives
Today’s obituaries are more than simple funeral announcements and a list of the names of family members. Modern obituaries include treasured memories, funny stories and important details that showcase the joys and moments of a life lived. A great obituary tells a unique story and reflects the personality of the person it commemorates.
Obituaries give visitation, funeral and memorial details
Funeral services that include a viewing or wake are usually held within a few days of a death, but a funeral or memorial service can sometimes take place much later. Some families choose to hold a visitation before the service, while others may prefer a more low-key or private family service. A memorial service can take place at a funeral home, chapel or another location that was meaningful to the loved one. Preferences vary, and an obituary lets friends and family know where to go and when. The online obituary also allows you to sign up for reminders about services to provide assurance that you don't miss an important memorial event.
Send flowers or gifts directly to the service or family's home
Along with words of condolence, sending flowers or a small gift is a wonderful way to show you care. With the Dignity Memorial online obituary, it's simple to order a bouquet or another token of care and have it delivered directly to the funeral service or the family’s home.
Online obituaries let you leave words of support
It's important not to underestimate the power of a simple message or cherished photo to bring support and comfort to those who are grieving. Send a note, share a story or upload a photo. Your condolences and kind words will remain with the obituary and be included in an available printed memory book, providing comfort for the family for years to come.