• Cremation: Your Choices for Permanent Memorialization
    Posted: 01/19/2022

    If there is one thing we’ve learned in our decades of years serving Indianapolis area families, it’s that people in our community want options. And with cremation rates rising every year, we knew in order to stay relevant for area families, we would need to provide as many permanent memorialization options with cremation as with traditional burial.… Read more »

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  • How to Honor a Loved One During the Holiday Season
    Posted: 12/13/2021

    At St. Pierre Family Funeral & Cremation Services, we’ve been helping our neighbors in the Indianapolis area navigate the difficult emotions associated with losing a loved one for more than a century. Over and over again, we’ve witnessed firsthand just how heartbreaking and devastating the aftermath of losing a loved one can be — and we also understand that grief can come and go… Read more »

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  • Who Should Conduct the Funeral?
    Posted: 12/10/2021

    While some  Indianapolis, Greenwood, and Pendleton families who meet with us at St. Pierre Family Funeral & Cremation Services have made funeral arrangements for a loved one in the past, many are new to the planning process. They often have questions about the details involved, including how to make the send-off personal, whether they should have a visitation and reception, and how… Read more »

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  • Top 3 Misconceptions About Funeral Directors
    Posted: 11/08/2021

    When members of our staff here at St. Pierre Family Funeral & Cremation Services meet someone new and mention working at a funeral home, you can imagine there’s a range of reactions. After all, most jobs have their share of stereotypes and common misconceptions. We receive all kinds of questions from our neighbors in Indianapolis, Greenwood,… Read more »

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  • Expressing Gratitude During Difficult Times
    Posted: 11/04/2021

    What we do at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory gives us a unique perspective into how valuable life is – and also how challenging it can be. As we help our neighbors in Indianapolis, Greenwood, and Pendleton plan funerals, visitations, and receptions, we see the overwhelming love people have for each other, as… Read more »

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  • Can We Plan a Memorial for a Loved One Who Died Last Year?
    Posted: 10/18/2021

    For many families in Greenwood, Pendleton, and Indianapolis, the coronavirus outbreak dramatically changed the way they said goodbye to loved ones who died. No more visitations with guests giving one another handshakes and hugs to offer support. No more open, public funerals as loved ones near and far gather to cry and laugh, linger, and… Read more »

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  • What Happens to Social Media Accounts When a Loved One Dies?
    Posted: 10/14/2021

    It’s a question our staff is hearing more and more often these days at St. Pierre Family Funeral & Cremation Services: “My sister/aunt/friend has died, but their social media is still active. What can I do to turn it off?” Others have asked us what will happen to their own posts, photos, and videos after… Read more »

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  • The Physical Effects of Grief
    Posted: 09/13/2021

    When Diane’s mother died after a long battle with cancer and Alzheimer’s, Diane felt both grieved and relieved. For years, she had juggled caregiving for her mother, a demanding job as a nurse, and parenting two teenagers. It was an exhausting combination. Diane figured that after her mother’s death, her life would quickly regain a… Read more »

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  • How to Know You’ve Chosen the Right Funeral Home
    Posted: 09/13/2021

    Talk to anyone who has lost a loved one recently and they’ll likely mention how and why they selected a particular funeral home. Maybe their friend or family member put their own arrangements in place ahead of time, including their preference of funeral home. Maybe generations of families have turned to a certain funeral home… Read more »

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  • 3 Preplanning Mistakes to Avoid
    Posted: 08/09/2021

    Time and time again, we hear from Indianapolis families who’ve had this experience: After attending a funeral for a loved one, they decide it would be a good idea to express their preferences for their own funeral. After all, it’s common to have more opinions about your own end-of-life tribute than you might expect. Opinions… Read more »

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