Funeral Services

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Veterans Services

They served our nation and frequently gave their lives to protect our freedom and way of life. We are aware of the unique requirements of veteran families. We would enjoy the chance to serve you and our country by honoring your loved one, whether it be a straightforward family funeral or a comprehensive military service. 

Please contact us to have one of our caring professionals help guide you through this process.

Military Funeral Honors
The rendering of military funeral honors is a way to show the Nation's deep gratitude to those who, in times of war and peace, have faithfully defended our country. This ceremonial paying of respect is the final demonstration a grateful nation can provide to a veteran's family.

A United States flag is provided, at no cost, to drape the casket or accompany the urn. Generally, the flag is given to the next-of-kin, as a keepsake, after its use during the funeral service.

The Department of Veterans Affairs furnishes upon request, at no charge, a headstone or marker. Flat markers and upright headstones are available and niche markers for columbaria. Alternatively, a medallion that can be affixed to a privately purchased headstone is available.

Families can also receive the Presidential Memorial Certificate (PMC), signed by the current President, to honor the memory of honorably-discharged deceased veterans.

A military funeral can occur at a private cemetery, a state veterans cemetery, or a cemetery that is part of the Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration. For a list of cemeteries, click here.

Veterans from all military branches qualify for a military funeral, regardless of rank or whether they died in combat. They could have been active duty, Reserves, National Guard, retired, or a veteran of military service.

For soldiers who die while on active duty, families may request both a burial and an interment allowance to assist with the cost of the funeral arrangements. For soldiers who die in non-service-related death, partial reimbursements may apply.

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Funeral Services

The Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel is proud of our reputation as one of the leading providers of dignified and personal funeral and cremation services in southeast Nebraska. The purpose of holding a funeral service after a loved one has passed is to allow people to say goodbye, allows people to show support, and allows us to reflect on how amazing and precious life is.

The personal attention and genuine concern that we offer our families is what sets us apart from other funeral and cremation service providers, as well as features:

 - Full Compliment of Traditional and Cremation Service Options
 - Full Range of Reasonable and Affordably Priced Service Plans
 - Personalized Funeral Prearrangement Counseling Services
 - Compassionate, Caring and Competent Staff
 - Many Service Personalization Options, Including A Video Tribute DVD Presentation Commemorating Your Loved One's Life That May Be Shown During Visitation and/or During the Service Which Will Also Make a Great Family Keepsake, And A 13x19 Canvass Portrait Of Their Loved One. Additional Copies Of The Video Tribute And Portraits Are Available At A Reduced Price
 - Beautiful and Modern Facility All On One Level
 - Convenient Location
 - Sound System Throughout Entire Facility
 - Convenient Parking at Front Door or off Street

Cremation Services

The Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel is here to offer support in making hard decisions during an overwhelming time. We are here to help make informed choices when it comes to your loved ones. It's crucial to remember your loved one and honor their spirit when choosing cremation, but it's also important to promote healing by coming together, paying respects, and honoring a life well lived. Our main goal is to give this unique, emotional, and crucial period of healing the highest attention. In order to help you honor the life of your loved one, we are here to offer direction and expertise.

Ceremony Inspires Hope
Personalized memorials and meaningful rituals can be as distinctive as the person being remembered. We'll work with you to create a ceremony that ultimately offers a meaningful experience and promotes healing.

With cremation you can still personalize the memorial service. Many families have expressed an interest in providing multiple memorials, keepsakes and remembrance jewelry for individual family members and friends. These personal memorials are meaningful ways for sharing a tangible remembrance of a loved one. You may include within these personal memorials a small token of your loved one’s cremated remains, crushed flower petals from the service, earth from the burial site, or nothing at all.