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  • What Do Funeral Directors Do?
    Posted: 03/17/2022

    When members of our professional staff here at St. Pierre Family Funeral & Cremation Services meet someone new and mention working at a funeral home, you can imagine there are all kinds of reactions – and all kinds of questions. How did we get into this line of work? Do we enjoy it? Does it… Read more »

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  • Creating a Memorial Garden Helps in Healing After a Loss
    Posted: 03/01/2022

    There’s an old Chinese proverb that says, “If you want to be happy for a lifetime, be a gardener.” Our St. Pierre Family Funeral & Cremation Services staff wants to give this sentiment a new twist by saying, “If you want help healing after a loss, be a gardener.” In our own lives and through… Read more »

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  • Funeral Etiquette: What to Do and What Not to Do
    Posted: 02/07/2022

    Learning the ropes of how to behave appropriately at a funeral service can be tricky and possibly even awkward. As you navigate this process, remember that the family of the deceased person comes first. This is their time to show how important their loved one is to them and to express their love and appreciation… Read more »

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  • How Grief Rituals Help on Valentine’s Day
    Posted: 02/03/2022

    Since the Middle Ages, Valentine’s Day has been defined as a day specifically for love and affection. At St. Pierre Family Funeral & Cremation Services, we hear from families in the Indianapolis area who say it’s a tough holiday to face when you’ve recently lost someone special – and it might be especially difficult this… Read more »

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  • To Post or Not to Post After a Loved One’s Death
    Posted: 01/19/2022

    In today’s day and age, it can be difficult to navigate the unwritten rules of social media. And when it comes to sharing news about the death of a loved one, these waters become extra murky. Should you post about the death? If so, when? What details are appropriate to include – and leave out?… Read more »

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  • 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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