Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel

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Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel
620 10th Street
Gothenburg, NE 69138
308-537-2313

Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel
317 Center Avenue
Curtis, NE 69025
(308) 367-4177

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About Us

Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel and Blase-Wetzel-Strauser Memorial Chapel are proud to be the area's leading provider of quality funeral service. Through our commitment to outstanding service, genuine concern and personal attention to the families we serve, we have been able to build and will continue to build strong and lasting relationships with the community. We will continue to serve our families with the dignity, respect and compassion that the Blase and Wetzel families did for so many years.

We are a full service funeral home providing the most elaborate funeral service to the simplest graveside ceremony, the most personalized memorial service, to the most basic cremation. Since no two individuals are exactly alike, neither should their funeral ceremony be alike. We are prepared to assist families from every walk of life creating a unique ceremony that reflects a life well lived. Our goal is to listen, suggest, organize and carry out ceremonies that will be comforting and full of meaning.

Thank you for visiting Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapels website.

"Serving Every Family As Our Own"

Tim Strauser
Owner/Manager


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Planning a Funeral

Pre-Planning

Life Choices

Most of us plan ahead in life. We plan for our wedding, our children's education, family vacations, and other significant expected life events. We also plan for the unexpected events of life by purchasing home, auto and medical insurance.

Understanding the benefits of pre-planning has prompted many to take the step to pre-plan their own arrangements.

Please call us at 308-537-2313 to set up an appointment to discuss pre-planning with a caring professional.

Why Pre-Plan?

Peace of Mind
Many who have undergone the emotional strain of arranging a funeral within hours of losing a loved one have made the choice to pre-plan their own funeral. Doing so lifts the burden from their loved ones by relieving decision-making pressure at a time of grief and emotional stress.

Personal Choice
Funeral arrangements are a deeply personal choice. Pre-planning provides you with the time needed to make practical, detailed decisions that reflect your standards, lifestyle, taste and budget. And we assure you and your family that the choices you make will be carried out as planned.

Lower Costs
When you finalize your plan, we can advise you of the total cost. You do not have to set aside funds for your plan, but doing so protects you against escalating funeral costs. By locking in today's funeral costs and ensuring that the necessary funds are set aside, you help relieve yourself of unnecessary future worry and your survivors of an unexpected expense.

Immediate Arrangements

In Time of Need

We understand that making the many decisions which come at a time of loss can be difficult. We offer our support by providing you with options as you consider making immediate arrangements.

Please call us at 308-537-2313 to make arrangements in person with a caring, professional Funeral Director.

Grief Support

Welcome to the Griefwords Online Library

Brought to you by the Center for Loss and Life Transition - Alan Wolfelt, Ph.D., Director

Helping Others with Grief

A friend has experienced the death of someone loved. How can you help? The following articles provide many practical suggestions for helping others with grief:

Helping a Friend in Grief

Helping a Grandparent Who is Grieving

Helping a Grieving Friend in the Workplace

Helping a Suicide Survivor Heal

Helping Your Family When a Member is Dying

Helping Yourself with Grief

Someone you love has died. You are now faced with the difficult, but important, need to mourn. Mourning is the open expression of your thoughts and feelings regarding the death and the person who died.  It is an essential part of healing. The following articles provide many practical suggestions to help you move toward healing in your unique grief journey.

Helping Your Family Heal After Stillbirth

Helping Yourself Heal When an Adult Sibling Dies

Mustering the Courage to Mourn

Love and Grief:
In Communion and Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts

Helping Yourself Heal When Someone Loved Dies

Will I Befriend My Feelings Or Will I Deny, Repress, Or Inhibit Them?

Helping Yourself Heal When Your Spouse Dies

Helping Yourself Heal When Your Child Dies

Helping Yourself Heal When Your Parent Dies

Helping Yourself Heal When a Baby Dies

Helping Yourself Heal During the Holiday Season

For and About Grieving Children and Teenagers

Children and teenagers have special needs following the death of a friend or family member.  The following articles provide wonderful insight in helping children and teens understand and express their grief.

Finding the Right Words: Guidelines on how to talk to grieving children about death

How to Talk to the Children and Teens in Your Life About the Newtown, CT Tragedy

Helping Infants and Toddlers Cope with Grief

Helping Children Cope With Grief

Helping Children with Funerals

Helping Teenagers Cope with Grief

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Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel
620 10th Street
Gothenburg, NE 69138
308-537-2313