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Service of Remembrance


Robyn J. Plocher, AfterCare Specialist

Abels & French-Hand Funeral Homes
Reinbeck * Dike * Grundy Center * Eldora * Wellsburg 

Contact Info:
319.824.3319 (Office)
319.830.4333 (Cell)


 A Word About AfterCare Services

When you experience the death of a loved one, you are often left unprepared for the overwhelming emotional, physical and spiritual upheaval that follows. At Abels & French-Hand Funeral Homes we understand that our support to you does not end with the funeral service. Rather, our pledge is to continue to serve and care for you in the time following the funeral experience. For this reason, we offer this multi-faceted AfterCare program. 

Throughout the year you will experience special days and times of tradition and the need for a listening ear. It is our honor to be present to you during these times especially. We are privileged to recognize the continued significance of your loved one in your life and the relationship of memory you share with them now. 

 AfterCare Events and Activities 

A Family Resource Guide-includes helps for taking care of final business and helps for taking care of yourself and your family in this time of loss and grief.

Holiday Remembrance Services-held in mid-November, provide a special ritual for remembering loved ones and helps for coping with the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays following the death of a loved one.

Abels & French-Hand Funeral Homes participate in the Miracle on Main Remembrance Tree service and the Grundy Center Festival of Trees as well as offering a special service of remembrance annually. 

Hope Newsletter –published twice annually with news of upcoming AfterCare activities and articles to help you find hope and healing in times of grief. 

Cherish the Child – Walk to Remember – held annually near Memorial Day this very special event is for anyone who wants to honor the memory of a child who has died at any age (miscarriage – adulthood). For more information contact Robyn. 

Scenes from the First Annual Cherish the Child Walk to Remember held May 27, 2010 in Grundy Center, Iowa

Grief, like a river…

…may rise up and overwhelm us with a flood of intense emotions. Sometimes its cold reality leaves us numb. Sometimes grief carries us into quiet pools of despair. It may move us to quiet and soulful places of reflection and remembering. Sometimes it loudly roars and sweeps us along dangerous, rocky rapids. Abels & French-Hand AfterCare Services can help you navigate the strong currents and rough waters of grief.

Funeral Home

905 Edgington
Eldora, IA 50627
Phone: 641-858-2181
Fax: 641-858-3933
Funeral Home

304 North Adams
Wellsburg, IA 50680
Phone: 641-869-3336
Fax: 641-869-5223
Funeral Home

509 4th Street
Grundy Center, IA 50638
Phone: 319-824-3319
Fax: 319-824-5240
Funeral Chapel

680 Main Street
Dike, IA 50624
Phone: 319-824-3319
Fax: 319-824-5240
Funeral Home

409 Clark Street
Reinbeck, IA 50669
Phone: 319-345-2622
Fax: 319-345-2020

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