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Harder Funeral Home

Personalizing Services

Video Tributes

Gather photos of your loved one and we will create a lasting tribute on DVD that can be viewed during visitation or a service.  Additional Copies of the video tribute can be purchased for family and friends.

 

 

Balloon Release

Our Funeral Home will provide your family with a bouquet of environmentally safe balloons in the color of your choice. As the balloons slowly drift gently upward it leaves us with a memory that lasts a lifetime. Our staff will coordinate the balloon release to take place at anytime throughout the service. If you are interested in using this special memory maker, please let a staff member know.

Personalized Printed Material

Whether you wish to have photos included on memorial folders or a family prayer or quotation included on prayer cards the options and choices are yours make.  Many choices of register books, memorial folders, prayer cards and thank you notes are available to customize as you desire.

Bag Piper Musician

Let the enchanting sound of the highland bagpipes be a presence at your funeral service. You may request that the bagpiper escort the casket from the funeral coach to the gravesite or that he play off in the distance before and after services. Arrangements may also be made for the bagpiper to play at chapel, church or memorial services. Please contact our staff about adding a bag pipe musician to your funeral service.

Live Internet Broadcast

A funeral is a time for families to gather for love, support, and remembrance. Unfortunately, not all family members and friends are able to attend the service. Now, they can participate in the commemoration with a live broadcast of the service on the Internet. Our firm has the video technology and expertise to produce a live 'webcast,' so that distant friends and family can share the tribute and emotion online. We arrange for videographers and audio technicians to unobtrusively cover the gatherings and funeral service in our chapel, secure a channel to our Internet server, and 'broadcast' the entire proceedings so that anyone with an Internet connection, anywhere in the world, will be able to see it.


 

Personalizing Caskets

Every funeral presents an opportunity to share a life story. From simple, personalized touches to elaborate themed services, you have unlimited possibilities for creating a meaningful tribute. The casket too can be personalized using commemorative embroidered panels, embroidered overthrows or LifeSymbols® designs. These popular casket enhancements are also used as individual keepsakes for family and friends, and include themes of patriotism, gardening, sports, family relationships, and spirituality.

 

Dove Release

As these beautiful doves fly into the sky with a burst of energy it reminds us of the soul's ascent into the heaven, and the abundant life that blesses each one of us. The Dove Release is most meaningful for graveside services. Our staff would be more than happy to make the Dove Release a part of your meaningful ceremony.

Memorabilia Display Tables

Any special photographs, personal memorabilia and other items will be beautifully displayed to reflect the true personality of your loved one.  In the past, items such as golf clubs, baseball mitts, ballet shoes, artwork and motorcycle helmets have been displayed.

Memorial Markers

Our funeral directors will guide you through the process of selecting the perfect memorial marker/headstone for your loved one.  There are many styles and options to consider and choose from when making this decision.

Military Honors

"Would you like to honor a loved one in your family that was a Veteran? With Military Honors you can." Depending on the branch of service, we can offer that of: color guard, Taps, a gun salute or even pall bearers. We have contacts with all branches of the service to honor your loved one in the most appropriate way. In addition, we can apply for an American Flag and a Bronze Marker through the Veterans Administration as well as a Presidential Certificate honoring the life of your Veteran on behalf of a grateful nation.

Website Obituary 

An on-line obituary is a great way to celebrate a loved ones life. Family and friends can leave guestbook condolences, view photos, and more. The obituary is on-line so it will always be accessible. The obituary can contain all service and memorial information for easy organization and viewing.

Our on-line obituaries also have a link to SharedBook® allowing anyone the ability to create a book filled with the decedents information, guestbook condolences, and pictures. The on-line program gives you the chance to create a custom  book that can be cherished forever. The SharedBook® makes a wonderful gift to remember a loved one.

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18700 W. Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53045
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