Welcome to the O'Guinn Family Funeral Homes Mobile Website.

We have created this site to help you access information while on your mobile device.

Please call 810-686-5070 or email us, we are available 24 hours per day 7 days a week.

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donoguinn_2.jpgAt O'Guinn Family Funeral Homes we believe that convenience is an important part of quality service. As such, we've created this website to help you learn more about our homes from the comfort of yours. Although I am very proud of our rich history, that dates back to 1899, this website and our staff is focused on what we can do for you and your family today.

You will find our website to have compelling and honest examples of our commitment to service excellence and flexibility. It is our aim to offer client families real value in today's world and to be a true "point of light" in your time of need.

Our facilities are among the nicest you will find anywhere. All three locations are spotless, comfortable, and up to date with the latest technical amenities. All offer well lit parking lots, beautiful food lounges, video monitors, state of the art sound systems and handicapped accessibility.

If you are interested in cremation, you need look no further. With cremations on the rise, you will hear and see a lot of "sales gimmicks" from other funeral homes and third party providers. The old adage that when "something sounds too good to be true..." is sound consumer advice. At O'Guinn's, our pricing is all inclusive and there are no hidden fees. We are also so confident in the quality and cost of our services that we offer a price guarantee. We will meet or beat any written price for comparable services from any other funeral home.

Veterans will find our tribute services to far exceed any other funeral home, bar none. The honor and respect given each and every member of the armed forces, retired or active duty, sets us miles apart from the competition. Every single detail is taken care of and your loved one is given a sendoff befitting their selfless service to our nation. All veterans also receive a "veteran's discount."

And last but not least is our attention to and presentation of your deceased loved one. We take great pride in our preparation skills and for making your loved one look as natural in death as they did in life. I am personally certified in postmortem reconstructive surgery and have a staff of very talented professionals. We believe very strongly in open casket viewing and will dedicate ourselves to helping you say goodbye to your loved one with a comforting memory picture. After all, last impressions count too.

Our client families are our best referral. We have several hundred testimonies and recommendations for your review. You have my personal promise that my staff will treat you like family, care for your every need and far exceed your expectations. They truly are the very best in the business. Here at whatever hour you come you will find help, hope and human kindness.


What to Do when Death Occurs

When a death occurs in your family, you will be faced with important tasks and decision-making during a very difficult time. You may not know what to do or when to begin making arrangements. Bearing the responsibility can be overwhelming. Remember that you are not alone. O'Guinn Family Funeral Homes is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to assist you with the details and offer our guidance. We have compiled the following list to help guide you through the steps you will need to take when a death has occurred. Your funeral director will help coordinate all of the details when you meet for an arrangement conference.

  1. After a death has occurred, notify O'Guinn Family Funeral Homes by calling 810-686-5070. The following are some questions that we may ask when you call:
    • What is the full name of the deceased?
    • What is the location of the deceased (Hospital, Nursing Facility or Residence)?
    • What is your name, address and telephone number?
    • What is the name, address and phone number of the next-of-kin?
    • Is there a pre-arranged funeral plan? (If yes, what is the plan name or number?)

    We will then set an appointment time for you to come to the funeral home to complete the details of the funeral arrangement. We will ask you to bring in some items and information that will be necessary to complete the arrangement. These items will include:

    • Clothing for the deceased
    • Social security number of the deceased
    • The deceased's birth date and city and state of birth
    • The deceased's parents names, including mother's maiden name
    • Information about the deceased's education
    • Marital status of the deceased
    • Veteran's discharge papers or Claim Number
    • A recent photograph of the deceased
    • Pre-arrangement paperwork (if applicable)
    • Cemetery lot information (if applicable)
  2. Contact your clergy. Decide on a time and place for the funeral or memorial service (the services may be held at the funeral home)
  3. The funeral home will assist you in determining the number of copies of the death certificates that you will need and will order them for you
  4. Make a list of family, friends and business colleagues, and notify each by phone. You may wish to use a "branching" system: make a few phone calls to other relatives or friends and ask each of them to make a phone call or two to specific people
  5. Decide on an appropriate charity to which gifts may be made (church, hospice, library, organization, school)
  6. Gather obituary information, including a photo, age, place of birth, cause of death, occupation, college degrees, memberships held, military service, outstanding work and a list of survivors in the immediate family. Include the time and place of the funeral services. The funeral home will usually write the obituary and submit it to the newspaper(s)
  7. Arrange for family members and/or close friends to take turns answering the door or phone. Keeping a careful record of visitors and flower deliveries will make it easier to thank people later on
  8. If Social Security checks are deposited automatically, notify the bank of the death
  9. Coordinate the food supply in your home for the next several days
  10. Delegate special needs of the household, such as cleaning, food preparation, etc., to friends and family who offer their help
  11. Arrange for child care, if necessary
  12. Arrange hospitality for visiting relatives and friends
  13. Select pallbearers and notify the funeral home. (People with heart or back difficulties may be named honorary pallbearers)
  14. Plan for the disposition of flowers after the funeral (to a church, hospital or rest home)
  15. Prepare a list of distant friends and relatives to be notified by letter and/or printed notice
  16. Prepare a list of people to receive acknowledgments of flowers, calls, etc. Send appropriate acknowledgments, which may be a written note, printed acknowledgments, or both. Include "thank yous" to those who have given their time, as well
  17. Notify insurance companies of the death
  18. Locate the will and notify the lawyer and executor
  19. Carefully check all life and casualty insurance and death benefits, including Social Security, credit union, trade union, fraternal, and military. Check on possible income for survivors from these sources
  20. Check promptly on all debts and installment payments, including credit cards. Some may carry insurance clauses that will cancel them. If there is to be a delay in meeting payments, consult with creditors and ask for more time before the payments are due
  21. If the deceased was living alone, notify the utility companies and landlord and tell the post office where to send the mail
  22. Your Funeral Director will prepare the necessary Social Security forms.


O'Guinn Family Funeral Homes

Clio Chapel
503 N. Mill Street
Clio, Michigan 48420
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Montrose Chapel
239 E. Hickory St.
Montrose, Michigan 48457
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Birch Run Chapel
8116 Main Street
Birch Run, Michigan 48415
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Welcome to the O'Guinn Family Funeral Homes Mobile Website.

We have created this site to help you access information while on your mobile device.

Please call 810-686-5070 or email us, we are available 24 hours per day 7 days a week.

Thank you