Unique Hearse Selections
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Authentic 19th Century Horse-Drawn Hearse
Circa 1880's carriage, fully restored and pulled by a team of white horses. This gorgeous horse-drawn hearse can be used at any cemetery or funeral home in Detroit and Southeast Michigan. There is a three-mile procession limit.
A nice addition to the horse-drawn hearse is to transport the immediate family by horse-drawn carriage, following the hearse, which can hold 5-7 family members.
Tombstone Hearse Company's Harley-Davidson Powered Motorcycle Hearse
A customized 2013 Harley-Davidson Road King with a hand-built casket coach. The coach attaches to the trike using a fifth-wheel type assembly. This unique hearse can be used at any funeral home or cemetery in the United States and Canada.
Unique Music Selection
We think music at funerals is one of the most personal tributes. Often, families make the event even more meaningful with live music at the service, whether it is at the funeral home, cemetery or graveside. We offer the following selections:
- Professional Bagpiper
- Professional Harpist
- Mariachi Band (six member band)
White Bird Release
These elegant white birds leap into the sky in a burst of energy and exuberance, reminding us of the soul's ascent to heaven. This is particularly meaningful for a graveside service or after the committal service at the cemetery.
At this particularly touching ceremony, butterflies are released into the air, creating clouds of fluttering color that ascend toward the heavens. The sight of these delicate creatures taking to the air is quite symbolic, and creates a lasting memory for all who witness it. Butterfly releases are seasonal and include a dozen or more Monarchs or Painted Ladiesin a decorative box. A two-day notice before the service is needed.
Some families choose to go to the graveside for the committal service. Michigan Memorial Park now has this special service that includes a tent with 12 chairs. It is very private with a beautiful outdoor setting.
Something new at Michigan Memorial Park is holding committal services around the beautiful sunset (after 5:00). This allows our families to arrange a special service with their family so everyone can attend after work.
Another new service at Michigan Memorial Park is holiday services. Sometimes holidays are more convenient for families to hold a special service and we are happy to accommodate. The only holiday that we cannot arrange is Christmas.
Another new service at Michigan Memorial Park is Sunday services. Sometimes it is more convenient for families to hold a committal service on a Sunday and again we are happy to accommodate.
Please note that we MUST have at least a 24-hour notice before any of these services can take place.
Weddings at Michigan Memorial Park
On Saturday, August 7, 2010, Michigan Memorial Park had the honor of hosting its third wedding on the grounds. A beautiful reception followed at Michigan Memorial Funeral Home.
At 5:30 in the afternoon, and with more than 100 guests watching her, Shirley Wasilenski walked down a flower festooned aisle and exchanged vows with Mel Bader under the beautiful Arborview Pavilion. The Rev. Mark Raitz officiated and the soloist was Jack Catton, who is also a Michigan Memorial Park employee.