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We Have New Owners

We are excited to share the news that Patten Monument Company in Comstock Park has purchased Superior Monument Company in Muskegon, along with the Grand Haven location and the Swensen Memorials location in Traverse City. We are very happy for Dave and Nancy Sietsema, as they take more time to spend with grandchildren, travel, and hobbies. They wanted to know the company would be in good hands, as it has been their passion growing it since he opened for business in 1986.

Patten Monument celebrated its 100 years in business last year.

It’s our honor to carry the torch that Dave lit in 1986. With the knowledgeable and dedicated staff at Superior, it’s a great opportunity to collaborate and exchange ideas with our new team.

Andrew Bolt, president of Patten Monument

The communities and families we serve can expect the merging of Superior with Patten to ensure a continued commitment to excellence through honesty and exceptional customer service. Our goal is to exceed your expectations. Local craftsmanship will continue by keeping production at the Muskegon facility at 354 Ottawa St., Muskegon.

Visit our About Us page or Patten Monument to read more of the histories of our dedication and investment in our communities.

By |January 29th, 2018|Announcements|0 Comments

Swensen Produces Eye-Catching Stonework

Swensen uses a combination of computer-generated stencils and sand blasting to carve images in stone. Swensen has thousands of designs in computer files and also can work with drawings or photographs supplied by clients.

An image of three evergreen trees has sold most often for home decoration, a classic icon of northern Michigan.

By |October 14th, 2015|Design|0 Comments

To Honor Fallen Heroes – Pellston dedicates memorial to veterans

By |February 6th, 2015|Community|0 Comments

2014 Veterans Memorial Project for Swensen Memorials

After years of planning, one northern Michigan village is putting the finishing touches on a memorial that will honor those who serve our country.

Just in time for Memorial Day, the Kingsley Area Memorial Park is almost complete. Community members say the project has been a long time coming.

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By |January 30th, 2015|Announcements, Community|0 Comments

A Consistent Place of Healing

In our modern society, people aren’t given enough time to grieve their losses. The pressures of work, even the simple emotional need to ‘be busy,’ often bring the bereaved back into the ‘real’ world far too soon.

Also, many families are choosing to scatter the cremated remains of their loved one in a favorite place; the ocean, or even in the skies above. While that may seem fitting at the time, it means that you do not have a consistent place to connect with the memories of the person you loved so dearly.

Having such permanent place – in a cemetery, mausoleum, or cremation garden – that can be visited regularly by family and friends is an essential part of the time following a death. It becomes a focal point of memorialization, and gives everyone a special place to go to remember your loved one, or to commemorate important occasions. It can help to make a birthday or anniversary less painful.

A permanent place to reflect on your loved one becomes a way of connecting to a family’s past. Visiting the resting place of grandparents or great-grandparents may provide children with an anchor to their personal history. It is a connection to the past, to love shared. It truly honors the relationship you still have – and will always have – with that person.

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By |September 25th, 2013|Thoughts|0 Comments