Ward VanSlyke Colonial Chapel

101 North 4th Street Clear Lake, IA 50428
Cerro Gordo County   (641) 357-2193



Upcoming Funeral Service Information

Upcoming Funeral information can be obtained by calling   (641) 357-2193

Flowers for Ward VanSlyke Colonial Chapel

For your convenience, sympathy flowers can be ordered online and hand delievered to Ward VanSlyke Colonial Chapel by a local FTD florist.


Faq's @ Ward VanSlyke Colonial Chapel

Questions such as "Which of the rituals should I attend?", "When should I visit?", "What should I say, or not say", "Do I make a phone call?",
are common questions for most Family and Friends during this time.

Understanding terms such as "Funeral Service", "Private Service" or "Memorial Service" can be confusing as well.

"Who creates the Eulogy?", "What is an appropriate dress code?", "Can I, or should I bring my Children?" are common questions as well.
Contact Ward VanSlyke Colonial Chapel in Clear Lake, IA to help answer these questions. You may also find that online funeral resources can be helpful as well.


Funeral Rule @ Ward VanSlyke Colonial Chapel

A funeral can be one of the most expensive purchases one may ever have to make. Having little to no knowledge of the industry, coupled with the added time pressure and emotional duress a person could easily be fooled and taken advantage of. Ward VanSlyke Colonial Chapel must comply with the "Funeral Rule" or face the possibility of federal trade commission complaints being filed.

The "funeral rule" was enacted in 1984 and is designed to ensure that all funeral homes including Ward VanSlyke Colonial Chapel provides consumers adequate information with regards to the products and services they are charged for.

As part of the "Funeral Rule", Ward VanSlyke Colonial Chapel will provide you with a General Price List (GPL) that includes but not limited to, the expenses of funeral service items such as transportation to the cemetery and viewing or visitation services.

A general price list is available free of charge to any person who inquires in person at Ward VanSlyke Colonial Chapel about funeral arrangements, regardless of their intent to purchase funeral services or not.
~ The Funeral Rule




Ward VanSlyke Colonial Chapel Funeral Director

The loss of a loved one is a difficult thing to go through. Funeral home directors at Ward VanSlyke Colonial Chapel understand that this is a trying time for the family and friends of the recently deceased. They attempt to make the grieving process a little easier by providing funeral planning and other services.

Funeral directors will be available at any time a death occurs to transport the deceased to the funeral home from the place of death. They will then perform services regarding the care of the individual as requested by the family. This will often include embalming, washing, dressing, and cosmetology.

Soon after the death, the Ward VanSlyke Colonial Chapel will arrange a meeting with the family to discuss the necessary paperwork and arrange for funeral services. Ward VanSlyke Colonial Chapel will take care of all filing of death certificates, authorizations, and permits. In addition, all other arrangements regarding the cemetery, insurance claims, veteran’s benefits, and similar inquiries will be handled by the funeral director.

Composing an obituary may be a difficult process for the family of the recently deceased. The funeral director endeavors to make this process a little easier by gathering the necessary information and preparing the obituary. The director at Ward VanSlyke Colonial Chapel will then see to posting the obituary on WhoPassedOn, newspapers, and publications requested by the family.

In addition to these basic preparation and planning services, the Ward VanSlyke Colonial Chapel will contact any officiates, clergy members, or other individuals and groups the family requests to participate in the services. They will also provide the necessary or requested memorial items, such as acknowledgement cards, guest book, memorial tributes, or prayer cards. The primary goal of the funeral director at Ward VanSlyke Colonial Chapel is to take as much burden as possible off of the family so that they may appropriately grieve the loss of their loved one.

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