Our family and staff at Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel wish you peace and love this holiday season. We know that the process of adjusting to life without a loved one goes on long after the service is over. We understand the unique and ongoing challenges you might face, and this holiday season is no exception. The world around us is preparing for the holidays, and society encourages us to join in the “Christmas Spirit”. However, this time of year can bring pain and sadness to those of us who are grieving the loss of someone we love.
Due to COVID-19, we are taking precautions and proceeding with our annual Service of Remembrance a little differently. This season, we cordially invite your family to our Virtual Holiday Service of Remembrance on Sunday, December 13, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. This service will be Live-Streamed via our website (www.crawfordosthus.com) and also on FaceBook Live (Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel). This service is designed for families to remember their loved ones in a special way, and to offer comfort, as well as a time for reflection. We will have a brief service in our chapel led by a local minister, special music, and a video tribute honoring those who have passed.
We would, however, like to invite you to our Public Open House on December 13, 2020, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel in Watertown. Our angel tree will be shining bright, each angel representing a loved one lost by our families during this past year. Your family will be gifted one angel ornament with your loved one’s name to take home at this time along with refreshments in our fellowship hall.
It has been requested by families to include an order form for additional angel ornaments ($20.00 each). By ordering in advance, we can ensure that you will take them home at the time of the open house.
Please note that you are the only recipient of this letter and invitation in your family. We kindly ask you to communicate this event with your relatives before mailing back the included postcard by December 4, 2020, to let us know if your family is attending the open house and the number of any additional angel ornaments. Alternatively, you may confirm your attendance by calling (605)882-1516. We hope that you will be able to attend this special event, but if you have a conflict, please inform our staff, and we will make arrangements for you to receive your angel.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of 2020 Service of Remembrance, please visit our floral store.