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Stop in and see the changes when you are in the neighborhood…

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Look for the grand opening of Calumet Park Funeral Chapel and Crematory of Hobart and Portage.  Located just south of Route 6 on County Line Road between Hobart and Portage, this facility is now open to serve Hobart and Portage families.  Stop in when passing by and have a free tour of the building.  A complete remodeling of the building will greet families as they pass through the main entrance to the funeral home.

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There is parking for 98 vehicles, and the funeral home has the size and staff to easily serve two families at the same time.  The building is approximately 12,000 square feet and there is a crematory on the premises.

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This is the third funeral home acquired by Calumet Park Cemetery since 2004.  The first funeral home was purchased in 2004 on the site of the original Stilinovich and Wiatrolik funeral home on Taft in Merrillville, and in 2014 a smart investment was made in adding Rendina Funeral Home to serve local families and their funeral needs.  Rendina is just two miles north of the cemetery on Cleveland in Gary.  Calumet Park, started in 1928, is still owned and operated by the same families.  Calumet Park and its affiliates have the funeral home resources to help 500 families a year through one of life’s greatest challenges…the death of a loved one…and the next few days after such a loss.   Already serving over 600 families with their cemetery needs, the addition of funeral homes makes this transition between life and death much easier for the families that suffer a loss.

Call now at 219-940-3791 to find out how the right place with the right people may be just what you are looking for from your cemetery and funeral providers.

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Why have a passion for helping people preplan their funeral and cemetery arrangements…

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Megan Coyle Stamos, from Coyle Funeral Homes in Toledo, Ohio states:  “I want to tell you why I have a passion for helping people plan and pay for their funeral arrangements in advance.  I grew up right behind the funeral home on Reynolds Road and was around often, playing in the parking lot, behind the scenes.  I saw so many families overwhelmed with grief, confused, scared, in shock, because of the loss of a loved one.  I witnessed distress and arguing over who would pay the bill, over what kind of service or casket their mom wanted.  I knew I wanted to help…”

Call us at 219-769-8803 and visit us at calumetparkcemetery.com

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Funerals…as simple or as elaborate as you choose….

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Call us at 219-769-8803 for a personal and private meeting to get your questions on funeral planning answered.  If we knew the day of our death, almost everyone would become involved in the planning of their own funeral.  Luckily, we don’t know the when, but we can do something about what our final goodbye will look like and how much will be spent.

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Is there such a thing as a nice funeral?

   

Recently, a friend’s brother-in-law died.  When I talked to her after the funeral service and burial, she said it was a real nice funeral.  I know what that would mean to me, but I was curious.  She is not in this business, and is not prejudiced

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Eulogies…how will you be remembered?

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Every day on almost every part of the planet, friends and family gather to say their final ‘goodbyes’ to a loved one who has passed away.  Whether a formal eulogy is presented by clergy,  family, or a friend, most funeral services include a eulogy as part of the rite.  Simply put, a eulogy may contain a condensed history of the decedent’s life.  Details about family, friends, interests, achievements and their work are standard fare in most eulogies.  Sometimes

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All you cemetery and funeral people care about is the money….

For some reason that is beyond logical reasoning, many people feel that it is almost sacrilegious to be expected to pay for a funeral.  Oh, they know it will cost something, but when they get a final tally for the selections made to have the funeral service and cemetery property they want for their loved one, they get mad.  Believe it or not,

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What does a funeral director do?

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People often wonder what exactly a funeral director does.  Few people think about it until they need the services of a funeral director, and then are either too emotional or too shy to ask.  So, let us answer the question here, away from sitting down at a time of need, and see if we can help you understand and appreciate just what a funeral director does.

A funeral director takes what is called “the first call” from a hospital or home when a person has passed away, and gets permission for the release of the body to be taken to the funeral home.  If circumstances are such that a need for embalming is established, the funeral director will get the proper legal permission to embalm.

Simply stated, the quicker such permission is granted and the embalming is completed, the better the person will look for a viewing.  Embalming is not required except in certain circumstances – call one of our funeral directors for more details.

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