Allred Funeral Home is locally family-owned and operated, having continuously served Berrien Springs and the surrounding area since 1976. Our family lives in this community, we pay taxes and support the schools in this community, and we are involved in this community. And we have a proven commitment of personalized and professional attention to the families we are privileged to assist.
We are dedicated to continuing the high standard of service you have known and come to expect from Allred Funeral Home. Browse through our website. Learn more about us. Feel free to call or come by with any questions you may have. And remember, we are here to help you in any way we can.
Jim graduated from Wayne State University's Mortuary Science program in 1974 and has over 40 years of service as a licensed funeral director in the State of Michigan. He has owned Allred Funeral Home in Berrien Springs since June 1976, and Bowerman Funeral Home in Eau Claire since January 1987.
In selecting the type of funeral, whether it’s traditional or a more unique and personalized reflection and celebration of one's life, we offer many options, along with personal guidance in helping you to choose the service which best reflects your family’s desires for a service to remember and a memory to cherish.Learn More
“Grief is the feeling of reaching out for someone who’s always been there, only to discover when I need her [or him] one more time, she’s no longer there.”
When someone you care about dies, it is one of life’s most painful events….perhaps even the MOST painful event you might experience. Our reaction to death is many faceted and extremely difficult to discuss. In many circumstances, those engulfed in grief are left alone to cope with their pain...especially after the initial couple of weeks have passed.Learn More
During the funeral service, common sense and empathy for those grieving are expected in today’s society. When someone you care about is struck with a death in their family, your natural instinct is to lend your heart and hand in any way. We have put together a guide to help display caring and appropriate behavior, giving you the confidence in knowing your gestures are well received and in good form.Learn More
When death becomes a reality, the details that follow may seem overwhelming. It is a time of extreme emotion, a time when organization and logic are needed.
No one understands this better than the funeral director. And although he encounters similar circumstances throughout the year, he is keenly aware that this is an intensely personal experience for you.
Your funeral director helps you through the decisions that must be made in a logical way. He helps you make choices that are consistent with your beliefs, your personal tastes and wishes, and your financial resources. Your director wants all of the arrangements to reflect what you want expressed.
Sitting down and talking with your director - drawing upon his experience and his resources - will help you make the necessary decisions and plans to carry out your wishes with the least demands on you, freeing your time to meet personal needs.
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