FORT DODGE, Iowa (PRWEB) November 16, 2018
A Time For Angels will again be held at St. Olaf Lutheran Church located at 239 North 11th Street in Fort Dodge, Iowa on Sunday, December 2nd at 1:30 pm. This year is the 20th Anniversary of the annually sponsored event by Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Speakers Rev. Leonard Halvorson with St. Olaf Lutheran Church & Monsignor Kevin McCoy with Holy Trinity Parish assist with the program. During the service, names of those being remembered are read and their family are presented with an angel ornament to take home as a keepsake.
This is the 20th year for the annual remembrance service and has grown to over 1,000 angels provided to the families of those remembered. Each year a new angel is specifically designed for the event. A Christmas Tree displaying all 20 years of Angels is on display at Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
An addition this year will be at the beginning of the program with a candle lighting. Lights will be dimmed and everyone attending will be given a candle that they will be asked to light during a special part of the reading and during the opening song.
Phil Gunderson, funeral director and owner of Gunderson Funeral Home, said, “We recognize that grief has no timeline, therefore the event is open to anyone and everyone in the community who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Many times, it takes a year or more for people to feel comfortable attending, so we welcome them at any time. Invitations are sent to the families Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services has served in the past year. However, it is an event open to the community as well."
For all that have lost a loved one and would like to attend, they are encouraged to do so. Additional names to be remembered can be added by registering online on at Gunderson Funeral Home and Cremation Services Facebook page.
Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services has been serving the Fort Dodge community and area for over 50 years. Located at 1615 North 15th Street, Fort Dodge, IA. Additional information is available by calling (515) 576-7128 and visiting http://www.gundersonfuneralhome.com. Follow them on Facebook, Google and LinkedIn