the GOOD MOURNING NETWORK...
As you traveled through the greater Green Bay area, you may have noticed the outdoor posters and billboards, or heard the radio spots for the GOOD MOURNING NETWORK.
We invite you to click on the logo / link above, or go to rethinkfunerals.com and look around. You are encouraged to explore this microsite of contemporary information brought to you by the GOOD MOURNING NETWORK, a collaborative group of area funeral directors who have served our local communities for decades.
"Leave Memories, Not Burdens"
We're on Facebook
If you would like timely updates on current services in your Facebook newsfeed, or would like to share memories or stories, click on this Facebook link to our page, and then click LIKE.
We've found a product line that allows us to design personalized
temporary grave markers. They provide a very
nice way to mark the grave of a loved one until the time
a permanent monument can be installed.
you are interested in discussing the purchase of a permanent
cemetery monument, we would be happy to sit down and
talk with you. We can help you design a monument through
our affiliation with Schlaefer-Martin Memorials, of Green
We have been sales agents for
Schlaefer-Martin Memorials for several years and have assisted
many families in the area in selecting affordable memorialization
that reflects their personalities and needs.
We also offer
other personalized mementos, including candles and laminated
copies of the obituary, with several options available
to recognize the lifestyle of your loved one. We
offer Thumbies, a line of
jewelry that casts a fingerprint of your loved one in
a silver or gold locket, or keychain.
We carry cremation urns, and have the ability to help you search for other urns that are not currently in our stock.
addition to the ability to play your cd's on
our music system, the funeral home has a Bose stereo
docking station for your IPod. If you have personal
music selections on
your IPod that you would like to have played
at visitations, you would be able to bring your device
and use our docking station.
We have installed a large, flat screen plasma tv, which families can use for computer photo slide shows or photos/memories in dvd format. We
also have digital photo frames available for use with your digital photo slide-shows. You simply bring in your pictures on a "thumb drive" so that they can be plugged inot our digital frames. You are always welcome to bring your own laptops, or to use our picture boards and easels.
If you are considering personalized video tributes, we can help connect you with professional and affordable vendors.
If you are interested in a dove release, we can connect you with "Memories in Flight," "White Angel Dove Release," or Wings of the Heart." These local companies provide a dove release ... at a local cemetery, church, or at the funeral home.
Trying to be Kind to the Environment Too!
The earth we know is all the earth we have. Resources are limited. We recognize the importance of being cognizant of our carbon footprint. In addition to looking for 'green' cleaning supplies, we
have replaced our "regular" light bulbs
with more energy efficient compact fluorescent bulbs. We
also place a great deal of emphasis on recycling our paper and
glass/plastic/aluminum, and have placed blue recycle bins in appropriate
places throughout our facility.
Our monthly Hope Newsletter is only offered in digital format, via email. As much as possible, we strive to use more technology for sending memos and other assorted forms, and not paper.
Marnocha Funeral Home has used paper hot/cold cups for several
years, and also paper plates. The chemical that is the
primary component of styrofoam has a half-life of approximately
500,000 years. That's a long time for something to be in
the process of breaking down in a landfill. The paper cups
cost a few pennies more, but we feel they are worth the investment
for the future of our planet. Recently one of our area
churches joined us in using those paper hot/cold cups. Thank
you, Assumption B.V.M. Parish, for taking a stand for the environment.
We have also decided to use Equal Exchange coffee for our lounge.
following information can be found on their website, www.equalexchange.com:
Exchange, founded in 1986, is the oldest and largest for-profit
Fair Trade company in the US. We offer organic, gourmet coffee,
tea, sugar, cocoa, and chocolate bars produced by democratically
run farmer co-ops in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
Equal Exchange's mission is to build long-term trade partnerships
that are economically just and environmentally sound, to foster
mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers
and to demonstrate, through our success, the contribution of
worker co-operatives and Fair Trade to a more equitable,
democratic and sustainable world."
Thanks to Pastor Paul Heykes and our friends at St. John Lutheran
Church in Morgan for suggesting we give Equal Exchange a try.
Maggie - who is perhaps not 'quite so new' anymore...
If you happen to stop at the funeral home when we are not in the midst
of a visitation or a funeral service, you just might have the
pleasure of meeting Maggie. Maggie (short for Magdalene Grace)
is a sweet and gentle eight-year-old English Springer Spaniel. For some
inexplicable reason, Maggie spends a good amount of time running
in right-hand circles.
Over the years, we have read about fellow funeral directors who
bring their dogs to the office. They had discovered that
there was something about having a friendly, gentle dog wandering
about, ever ready for a little petting or ear scratching. Good
therapy… a dog offers unconditional love and has a knack
for recognizing sorrow and coming to the rescue.
Over the past several years, Maggie has found ways to bring smiles to the faces of
those grieving families she has met. She and her soggy
stuffed critters have made several young friends. We expect Maggie
to provide lots of comfort in the years to come.